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  • Energy Update

    August 10, 2017No comments

    By Lilia Factor, Energy Chair, Long Island Sierra Club At its July 26, 2017 meeting, LIPA’s Board of Trustees approveda Policy on Resource Planning, Energy, Efficiency and Renewable Energy. One of the items commits the agency to: " Procuring cost-effective renewable resources, renewable energ...


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  • Single Stream Recycling A Reality In Suffolk Countyi

    June 28, 2017No comments

    By Lilia Factor, Co-chair of the Environmental/Green Industries Committee. What happens to the paper, plastic and aluminum that you put out on the curb on recycling day? On May 9, 2017, the members of the HIA-LI Environmental/Green Industries Committee learned the answer to this question by going...


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  • Long Island: An Environmental Update for 2016

    March 24, 2017No comments

    A lot happened in 2016 in the environmental field and Long Island is one of the places making news. Below is a summary of the main developments and initiatives. Water Quality A. LINAP Last year saw the launch of the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP),...


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  • NEW FINANCING OPTION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES

    January 19, 2017No comments

    Nassau County has passed a lawcreating a Sustainable Energy Loan Program and the Energize New York Benefit Financing Program. A similar bill was enacted by the Suffolk County Legislature on December 7, 2015 and became effective in April 2016.The County programs implement ...


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  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PESTICIDES ON YOUR LAWN

    January 18, 2017No comments

    Spring is almost here and with it, our thoughts turn to battling weeds. To wage our battles, we often hire landscapers and, after signing the contract, put our trust in these people to ensure that our lawns stay lush green and dandelion-free. However, what many homeowners do not realize is that t...


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  • PHARMACEUTICAL DISPOSAL – A REAL CONCERN

    January 17, 2017No comments

    The disposal of pharmaceuticals is a growing area of concern in our over-medicated society. Nearly 4 billion prescriptions are filled in the US each year, of which about one third or 200,000 pounds are unused. Trace amounts of these drugs enter our surface and ground waters from various sources,...


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