Sustainable Hudson Valley Podcasts and Webinars
There are a many conversations these days about the future, and understandably so. We are in the midst of four distinct crises: accelerating climate change, a pandemic, the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, and a wakeup to systemic racism.
Kaatscast is collaborating with Sustainable Hudson Valley on a series called “People, Places, Possibilities,” to explore aspects of this new reality, and––without minimizing the downsides––to consider the opportunities that arise simply from the pace and scale of change.
Sustainable Hudson Valley on Festival of Climate Solutions
September 9th, 2022
Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week, from September 17 to 25, is an effort to focus attention on the climate emergency we are all facing with a series of events throughout the region. Melissa Everett, Executive Director of Sustainable Hudson Valley, discusses the events with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine
SHV is featured on WVOX, Your Community in Action with Arlene Salman
August 12th, 2022
New Repair Cafe Coordinator Suzie Fromer, and Outreach Coordinator Ben Eckstein appear on WVOX 1460, Your Community in Action with Arlene Salman. Here they talk about how Repair Cafe is starting up again all over the Hudson Valley, and about the upcoming Climate Solutions Week
Clean Energy Coaching Webinar
June 29th, 2022
This webinar was a conversation on green solutions for your apartment or home with local energy coaches. Learn from the experiences of other Hudson Valley & Westchester residents to:
- Save money on your energy bills
- Make your home more comfortable, especially in summer and winter
- Reduce unhealthy and polluting GHG emissions to improve your health
Everything you Could Possibly Need to Know about Heat Pumps
June 22nd, 2022
From mini-splits to geothermal systems, come learn about these high-efficiency ways to heat and cool buildings that can be powered by renewable energy.
- Where they make sense;
- How to select a system and contractor;
- Design questions that matter;
- What to look for in a warranty;
- Costs, financing and incentives to save money for your home or business.
Moderated by Marcy Cleveland.
Marbletown 100% Renewable Action Plan: 10 Steps to Your Renewable Future
January 22nd, 2022
Marbletown 100% Renewable Action Plan: EV Charger Installation
September 29, 2021
Watch Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission (ECC) Chair, Tom Konrad, as he walks us through the process of doing an at home EV charger installation.
Marbletown 100% Renewable Action Plan: Honey I Shrunk the Lawn
August 25, 2021
Learn why shrinking your lawn is climate smart, supports biodiversity, and can help reverse the crash in pollinator and bird populations.
Share ideas about growing native plants, shrubs, trees and un-mowed grasses, on any scale, from garden to greenhouse, from lawn to meadow, from field to farm.
Marbletown 100% Renewable Action Plan: COOL IT
July 30, 2021
Save money and energy!
Purchasing new or replacing aging A/C is the biggest environmental decision you’ll make after what house or car you buy. We’ll tell you why and how at our next workshop, where we’re launching a group discount program!
A special thanks to RYCOR HVAC for putting in the time and effort into this.
People, Places, Possibilities with Sustainable Hudson Valley
August 4, 2020
In this episode, we speak with Sustainable Hudson Valley’s Executive Director, Melissa Everett, about the organization’s goals, and where we stand as a region. Stay tuned for future interviews in this special series, right here on Kaatscast!
Thanks also to the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce for their continued support of this podcast.
Cynthia Nikitin on Public Spaces and Resiliency
August 18, 2020
Cynthia Nikitin, a 28-year veteran of the Project for Public Spaces, has managed hundreds of “placemaking” projects around the world, helping people to design downtowns, waterfronts, campuses and more, in ways that enhance sociability, connectivity and usefulness. Right now, Cynthia is excited about the way that communities and businesses are being forced to re-think how space is used, even expanding restaurant space into parking lots and surrounding neighborhoods for safety.
Climate Change in the Hudson Valley
September 1, 2020
Dave Conover is Program Coordinator at Sustainable Hudson Valley. He grew up in the Catskills and has spent much of his career working on environmental issues as an educator and program developer.
Climate change is resulting in obvious changes to our very own ecosystem. Dave connects the dots and offers us a hopeful path for the future. But the time to act is now.
This episode was produced in collaboration with Sustainable Hudson Valley. Thanks also to our sponsor, the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway.
Remote Work Post-Pandemic
September 15, 2020
John Lyons is a transportation professional, sustainability leader, solar entrepreneur, and business developer with a passion for addressing the climate crisis and creating a clean energy future. He’s been incorporating remote work into his career for decades, and he shares his insights on working remotely from both employee and employer perspectives. Plus, suggestions for translating what we’ve learned this year into a post-pandemic strategy for workplace adaptability moving forward.
Thanks to John Lyons, and to our sponsors:
Sustainable Hudson Valley and the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce