Conserving Long Islands Working Farms and Natural Lands

Green Initiatives For Conservation

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Peconic Land Trust's values and goals reflect our organizations desire to protect our environment and appreciate our natural resources. Over the last several years we have taken steps to minimize our carbon footprint by making our offices more efficient and by integrating "green principles" throughout the organization. We aim to continue making a difference by providing resources to the public and to the land trust community about the positive effects that land preservation has on climate change.

What has become very clear is that our core values and our strategic goals already reflected the current trends toward "Going Green": 

Core Values: Value our resources

More Core Values . . .

Strategic Goals: Become A Regional Leader For The Stewardship Of Land And Natural Resources

More Strategic Goals . . .  

Land conservation has a significant impact on our Ecosystems Services. To learn more about this connection, click here for an essay written by South Fork Land Steward Matt Swain and former Project Manager Sara Gordon. 

We've also spent some time recently looking at our internal operations, and seeing where small changes could make an impact. Here are some of the things we are doing to go Green throughout our organization

Operations: 

Agriculture, Farming:

Sustainable Gardening:

Water Quality:

 

Resources For The General Public

The following are links to programs and services offered to the general public. 

Energy Efficiency and Waste Reduction

LIPA's Efficiency Long Island Program

Long Island Green Guide

Renewable Energy Long Island

New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA)

US EPA & DOE Energy Star Program

Peconic Estuary Program's Homeowner Rewards

 

Town Green Pages 

Brookhaven:Energy and Sustainability

Smithtown:L.I. Green Homes 

Southampton: Office of Energy and Sustainability

A Greener Southampton - Plastic Bag Use Reduction 

FREE energy Audit

Shelter Island: Recycling Tips and Information

 

Resources For Land Trusts

The following are a list of resource links for land trusts -- and individuals interested in the how the work of land trust's can be used to influence the use of green initiatives.

Land Trust Alliance Climate Change Toolkit

LTA's Climate Change Action in Coastal Habitats/Analysis Tools  

Coastal Resilience: Decision-Making Framework/Modeling 

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication 

George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communcation