Entries by Green

Repairing the Hudson Valley

by Andrew Willner Introduction Recently, our friend John Wackman died unexpectedly. His loss is tragic on many levels. He will be missed by his loving family, his many friends, colleagues all over the world, and the thousands of people whose lives he touched through his Repair Café, climate action, ideas and actions for a circular […]

The Purpose of Education

by Scott Beall   Within minutes of entering the building on my first day of grad school I had an exchange with a professor that set the stage for everything to follow. Waiting in line to enter the auditorium for orientation, Ray McDermott approached me, looked straight in my eye, and with an uncanny sense […]

Imagine all CEOs Sharing All the World

by Perry Goldschein (member of the SHV board) This year has been one for the books. And an economics and business book published earlier this year in April, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, is a timely, worthwhile read. It discusses how an evolving capitalism can help solve many of the world’s biggest problems – […]

All Together Now: Making the New Normal Better

by Melissa Everett We are all interconnected. The global pandemic has moved from animals to humans, from China to everywhere, from obscurity to the center of awareness. It has abruptly wrecked economies. It has also unified the human community and brought forth enormous creativity.   We are in it together. Health care and food distribution, […]

Designing the Green New Deal

by Julia Farawell, SHV Communications Coordinator The current political climate seems to parallel the environmental climate: uncomfortable heat, higher stakes, and increased risk of disaster. As the clock ticks towards an uncertain future, the push for a Green New Deal in the United States is abundant. On Friday, September 13th, I attended a conference called “Designing […]

Plugged in to the Sun (and Happy)

by Perry Goldschein, SHV board member I’ve known since law school days that  electric vehicles (EVs) are a critical technology in helping to keep the air clean and mitigate climate change, as well as create economic opportunity and reduce US dependence on fossil fuels.  I was paying attention when President Bill Clinton signed into law the Energy Policy Act […]

Speeding it Up

by Melissa Everett Our mission is to accelerate climate action in ways that make our communities more vibrant and resilient…..We agree with Bill McKibben’s argument in Rolling Stone, that “If we don’t win very quickly…. We will never win. That makes global warming different from every other problem our political systems have faced.”   Winning on […]

In the Marketplace: Action for You

by Melissa Everett Sustainable Hudson Valley works to make it easier to save resources and shift to clean technologies – empowering consumers while building the marketplace for solar power, electric vehicles and more. I’m going to tell you about several opportunities we offer, that you can take advantage of. I’m also going to share one […]

The Genius of the Eco-District

by Melissa Everett   Everything is getting worse and worse, and better and better, faster and faster. That line comes from Tom Atlee, who is a guru on “collective intelligence.” To have a shot at organizing a sufficient response to climate change, we are going to need more than individual action. We are going to […]

Winning the Carbon War

by SCA Solarize Intern Julie Settembrino The first week of my internship with Sustainable Hudson Valley one of my supervisors, Melissa Everett introduced me to Jeremy Leggett’s book The Winning of the Carbon War and it shifted my world. I knew already that the fight against climate change comes in many forms, shapes and strengths; […]