Happy Thanksgiving! Vegetarian Inspirations!

Happy Thanksgiving! Over at our Peace Couple website, we focus on kind shopping and sustainability, so we have some vegetarian posts and links there. For Thanksgiving, we wanted to share a few turkey alternatives here, too. Just stumbled upon this interesting site from England with a lot of vegetarian recipes. Thought I would share it […]

Do all these earthquakes mean something?

Update for November 2, 2011: In Oklahoma, earthquakes could be a result of “fracking”, natural gas extraction. Story: here. Info from The US Geological Survey about earthquakes is here. Gives dates, magnitude, and info for recent summer 2011 Virginia and Colorado earthquakes. August, 2011, Earthquake analysis: Did fracking (gas and oil extraction) cause the Virginia […]

Final TRIM hearing 9/20/07

Please help stop the Intermodal Facility (trucking and train hub) proposed for the Brentwood/Deer Park area.  I strongly urge everyone who breathes air or consumes water in Western Suffolk to not only attend the DOT hearing being held on September 20th, 2007 at the Van Nostrand Theatre, located at the West Campus of Suffolk Community […]

Intermodal Rally in Brentwood Mon 9/10/07

Hello all, It’s rally time again!  This time in Brentwood, where the 24/7 truck/train/crane diesel-polluting intermodal would actually be built.   Please pass on, post, spread the word! PLEASE come out and show your solidarity for the people of Brentwood.  Friends of Edgewood Preserve, along with Four Towns Civic Association met over the summer with numerous […]

LI Climate Solutions Network Mon 9/17/07

No Location Yet!! After numerous Phone Calls to Islip Area Venues we still do not have a meeting place for September!! Where can we meet in the Islip/Bayshore/Brentwood Area? (See the attached for where I have called.) Sept. 17th Agenda 1. 7:00 pm Welcome; Announcements, News: National Grid, Offshore Wind, Broadwater, etc. 2. 7:20 pm […]

LI Environmental Notice Bulletin 8/29/07

 from http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/37307.html Region 1: Nassau, Suffolk Counties SEQR and Other Notices SPDES Renewals Completed DEC Applications Facility      Comment Date         Location                            Permits Nassau County No Nassau County Completed Apps Suffolk County Suffolk Hostels Property Sep 14, 2007 Brookhaven Freshwater Wetlands Shoreham Electric Generating Facility Sep 28, 2007 Brookhaven Industrial SPDES – Surface Discharge Savino Property Sep […]

Step It Up Action Alert: No New Coal!

You can help stop mountaintop removal mining President Bush is trying to expand the destructive practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. We’re building a movement to stop him in his tracks. http://stepitup2007.org Dear Friends, We don’t normally send out action alerts like this, but right now something really important is at stake – and we […]

Why LI Offshore Wind failed

Levy seems to get it when it applies a pipeline off Connecticut, but not for offshore windmills off the barrier beaches: “out to make cheap political points for some rich folks who live on the coast. . . .”  I couldn’t have described Babylon Supervisor Bellone’s action better myself.   Come to think it this applies […]

Babylon STOP Day Sat. 10/13/07

S.T.O.P. Collection Day The Town of Babylon is holding a Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) collection day along with the Fall Cleanup Days. This program allows residents to bring household hazardous wastes to the Town of Babylon Residential Recycling Center for safe disposal. Participation in this program is vital to insure safe drinking water and […]

LIPA Breaks Wind

LIPA chief kills wind farm project by MARK HARRINGTON mark.harrington@newsday.com August 22 2007, 6:00 PM EDT Long Island Power Authority Chairman Kevin Law Wednesday said he will “terminate” a controversial project to install 40 wind turbines off the coast of Jones Beach, dealing a fatal blow to a plan alternately portrayed as an environmental necessity […]

Do Green Dry Cleaners Exist?

Contrary to what its name implies, dry cleaning involves washing clothes in a liquid solvent to remove stains. In about 85 percent of dry cleaning shops this solvent is perchloroethylene (or “perc”), a chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers both a health and environmental hazard. Dry cleaning is not always necessary; clothing makers […]

LI Enviro Notice Bulletin 8/16/07

from http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/36910.html#reg1 Region 1: Nassau, Suffolk Counties Nassau County No Nassau County Completed Apps Suffolk County Gmh Properties Aug 31, 2007 Brookhaven Freshwater Wetlands Tidal Wetlands Multiple Counties No Multiple Counties Completed Apps

Suffolk is the worst place in NYS for breathing

 from Daily Freeman: The 2007 [American Lung Association] report, released in May, covers the period of 2003-05 and rates counties nationwide on the number and severity of high-ozone days. Ulster County had three “orange” alert days during the three-year period, meaning the air quality was unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as those with asthma or […]

Why Bellone is full of hot air on LI Offshore Wind