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OE Testimony on Danskammer Plant 8/23/21 Public Hearing

Michael Edelstein, President Emeritus of Orange Environment Inc testified via written comments at the Danskammer Power Plant virtual hearing on ...

CANCELLED – Sustainable Living Workshops Growing Mushrooms and Rainwater Catchment

Join our hands-on workshops with personal instruction from a Certified Mushroom Instructor and a Master Gardener. Register at http://orangeenvironment.square.site/ ...

Rainforest is Releasing More Carbon Than It Stores

The study, which found greater depletion of carbon storage in the heavily deforested eastern Amazon, confirmed previous research that used ...

Getting More Solar On Rooftops

"In the United States, solar permitting is spread across more than 23,000 separate jurisdictions and 3,000 utilities. This makes for ...

“If You Build It, the Cars (and Pollution) Will Come”

This is a useful piece of analysis apropos to the Rt 17 expansion here in Orange County. It details the ...

Earth Day 2021: A Message From Our Board

Every spring, with Earth Day fast approaching, the media is inundated with either flowery words or dire warnings about protecting ...

Letter to the Orange County Legislature

Synopsis: A letter from President Emeritus to the Orange Count legislature regarding the Dutchess Quarry Caves. Letter from President Emeritus ...

In Memoriam: Sandy Soons

Orange Environment mourns the loss of Sandy Soons, long time board member and former Treasurer of Orange Environment. Sandy was ...