Welcome To Sustainable Warwick

Sustainable World Book Discussion Group organized by Kathleen Shannon

Third Tuesday of each month. The book for May 17 is Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. Thoughtful advice on avoiding burn-out and remembering why we become active in environmental issues. Wisner Library, 11 a.m. Books available on reserve at the library.

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Recycling/Reusing News

Below are two proposed projects that were enthusiastically received at the Nov. 6 meeting:

Improving Orange County’s Recycling: Elizabeth Knight and Roger Moss made the following presentation. To help with this recycling project, contact Elizabeth or Roger.

Sustainable WarwickSolidWastePresentation Nov 6

What to do with that old athletic equipment or broken printer?

An idea for an innovative recycling/reusing event from Valerie Lacey:

Recycle Your Reusables Presentation

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The Solarize Warwick program has ended, but solar continues to grow in Warwick!

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SW’s petition on plastic bags  –   Sign our petition here.

Why are plastic bags a problem?   plastic bag facts

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See how the Warwick Valley Central School District is working toward greener schools here.

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Check out our new page devoted entirely to GMO information — with updates happening daily! Be part of SW and NYS’  big steps forward!

LABELING ACTION SHEET Be Part of the Solution! 

If you want GMO labeling, please make your voice heard by signing the petitions below. Then, share them with friends, family, and in social media, to spread the word.

SIGN THE PETITIONS:

1. Federal

2. State

There are two NYS petitions. One thing that worked well in VT was bombarding the government with GMO Labeling petitions from many different organizations:

MoveOn.org

Food Democracy Now!

VT, CT, and ME did it…so can NY!

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What is sustainability?

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.  Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have,  the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sustainable Warwick, P.O. Box 1270, Warwick NY 10990

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