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Town Wants Your Ideas on Regional Sustainability

North Hempstead takes lead on program to foster smart growth on Long Island.

If you have ideas on regional sustainability, the Town of North Hempstead wants to hear from you as it works on a plan created through the Cleaner, Green Communities Grant. 

The town is serving as the lead agency for a planning grant to create a regional sustainability plan for Long Island. The grant will be awarded through New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). Announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his 2011 State of the State Address, the program provides up to $90 million in funding through a competitive grant process for projects that support the regional sustainability goals identified during the planning phase. 

A meeting for Nassau residents will be held on Monday, March, 4 from 7-9 p.m. at the “Yes We Can” Community Center, at 141 Garden St. in Westbury. Meeting attendees will learn of the plan’s progress and asked to share ideas on issues they would like to see included.

According to the town, the sustainability plan aims to focus on greenhouse gas reduction and job creation in water management, waste management, community development and housing, energy and transportation, as well as land use and livable communities.

A meeting for Suffolk County residents is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, from 7-9 p.m. at Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main Street in Islip. An East End meeting will be held March 6 from 7- 9:00 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Rd, in Southampton.

Serving with the town on the Long Island region steering committee is a mix of professionals from the public and private sector, including Vision Long Island, the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and AECOM.

In September, North Hempstead joined other local municipalities on this initiative at the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College in Farmingdale. More than 150 people attended. The planning process is scheduled to be completed by the end of April 2013.

For more information on the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program, visit the NYSERDA website, or contact the town's call center at 311.

Lynn Borowski March 02, 2013 at 12:35 AM
There are 3 of us, Sadeto. Read about Agenda 21. It is real and it is coming to Long Island. I do not owe allegiance to the UN, but to the Constitution of the United States. Now I await for your snarky reply, because people with your ideology only attack others who think differently than you and never present facts. Have a good weekend.
sadeto March 02, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Hmmm...wait a second while I absorb all of the facts you have presented. There, done. Don't worry, Ms. Borowski, I've read all about Agenda 21 on this internet thing where a small number of incredibly smart people "in the know" seem to have uncovered a conspiracy behind just about everything without the benefit of higher education, credentials, or direct experience doing anything of much import. Wish we'd had this thing back when they faked the moon landing. Have a great weekend yourself and be careful about using your real name. Now we know who you are. Watch out, we're coming (look for the blue helmets).
Rosanne Spinner March 04, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Ah, Sadeto, but we note...You DON'T use YOUR real name...only BULLY tactics toward those who do. What I'm about to suggest wouldn't interest you, but in the interest of those readers who do care, check out the following (thoroughly) and if you STILL don't care, that's your decision: http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_32309.php

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