Sustainable Rockland

Our Sustainable Rockland initiative brings research-based solutions and sustainable best practices to the community in the form of presentations by industry experts.

Visit our event page to see the currently scheduled programs.

Sustainable Landscapes [2021 series]

About Sustainable Landscapes

Sustainable Landscapes is our current series which will run through 2021. This series is dedicated to actions that residents can take to reduce water consumption at home. This series is funded by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Hudson River Estuary Program, and the NYS Water Resources Institute.

Series Topics (subject to change)

  • What you can do to protect our Rockland water supply
    • April 8 at 7 PM
    • Speaker: Margie Turrin, Director of Educational Field Programs, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Lawns and Turf Management
    • May 12 at 7 PM
    • Dr. Frank Rossi, associate professor, Cornell University, will present on Turf and Lawn Management for those who love their lawns
  • Water-wise Planting to Make Use of Every Drop – Plant Selection for the Homeowner
    • June 17 at 7 PM
    • Dr. Nina Bassuk, Cornell University, will present a workshop on Climate and Water-Wise Plant Selection
  • Additional topics will include soils health, IPM (integrated pest management), back yard rain gardens, invasive species and ground cover alternatives to lawn. All workshops will be offered as virtual presentations on zoom, at 7pm. All are free but you must register to join.

Recordings of Sustainable Landscapes Sessions

Sustainable Suburbia [2020 series]

Sustainable Suburbia was our first series that ran from 2020 to 2021. This series covered many aspects of sustainable suburban life from a municipal perspective. The grant funding was provided by the Toward Sustainability Foundation through Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Recordings of Sustainable Suburbia Sessions

Last updated August 9, 2021