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Sustainability Episodes

July 19, 2022

Protecting What You Love: with Author/Angler Stephen Sautner

Stephen Sautner is a lifelong fisherman, environmental activist, and the author of several books on those topics. And while his p…

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July 5, 2022

No Kale, Just Flowers: Crespell's Flower CSA

Anne Hall's addiction to flower growing is a boon to Catskills designers, florists, restaurants, and individuals who want locally…

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Dec. 21, 2021

Is This Recyclable?! "Wishcycling" at UCRRA

Recycling is a great way to reduce the (many) truckloads of trash bound for distant landfills, but "wishcycling," the practice of…

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Nov. 9, 2021

Firewood: Keeping It Local!

As daylight shortens and temperatures fall, many of us in the Catskills turn to our wood stoves to help keep warm. "Chop your own…

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Oct. 12, 2021

Watershed Moments: NYC and the Catskills Past and Present

For more than a century, New York City has relied on the Catskills for its abundant supply of clean, soft drinking water. The Cat…

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Sept. 14, 2021

Talking Bats with Kathy Nolan

This week... it's the only mammal capable of flight. And it can catch 1000 mosquitos in an hour! We're talking bats with Catskill…

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April 13, 2021

Woodstock NY Pollinator Pathway

Honey bees aren't the only species facing serious population declines. Wild bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects,…

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Feb. 16, 2021

Sustainable Catskills part 2

Join us for part two of our behind-the-scenes tour of "Sustainable Catskills," with stops at the nation's first "passive house" l…

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Feb. 2, 2021

Sustainable Catskills part 1

Come along for a behind-the-scenes tour of "Sustainable Catskills," with a stop at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection…

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Jan. 19, 2021

Dean's Beans: Life-changing Coffee

This week, an insightful interview with Dean Cycon, founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company . Hear how coffee is creating …

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Sept. 15, 2020

Remote Work Post-Pandemic

John Lyons is a transportation professional, sustainability leader, solar entrepreneur, and business developer with a passion for…

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Sept. 1, 2020

Climate Change in the Hudson Valley with SHV's Dave Conover

Dave Conover is Program Coordinator at Sustainable Hudson Valley. He grew up in the Catskills and has spent much of his career w…

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Aug. 18, 2020

Cynthia Nikitin on Public Spaces and Resiliency

“People, Places, Possibilities” – A Conversation with Cynthia Nikitin Sustainable Hudson Valley is working to accelerate progress…

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Aug. 4, 2020

People, Places, Possibilities with Sustainable Hudson Valley

There are a many conversations these days about the future, and understandably so. We are in the midst of four distinct crises: a…

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April 28, 2020

Catskill Forests, Trees, Hemlocks

Forest historian Michael Kudish talks trees and forest composition in the Stony Clove, bridging Ulster and Greene Counties. Then,…

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