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Youth Climate Strikes on LI, beyond send environmental message

By Joan Gralla

Long Island high schoolers alarmed by the rapidity and destructiveness of climate change joined mothers and other activists in Mineola on Friday, one of the numerous Youth Climate Strikes taking place around the country and the world.


Babylon Town completes LED replacement for streetlights

By Rachel O'Brien

The Town of Babylon has replaced its 13,354 streetlights with efficient LED lights, one of the first towns on Long Island to do so. The Town of Southampton completed its streetlight conversion to LED in November, and several other towns, including Hempstead and Brookhaven, have started projects.


The Unexpected Upsides of the Hole in Fire Island

By Dan Garisto

On Long Island, some of the damage done by Superstorm Sandy wound up being an environmental boon. Years later, residents are wondering how to prevent things going back to the way they were.


LED Lights In The Village Of Great Neck

By Dr. C. J. Abraham

Babylon is installing LED lights in all 13,250 of its streetlamps, reflecting a shift across Long Island for energy-efficient lighting. The additional advantage of LEDs in Babylon resulted in making the town safer. The projected annual energy savings is up to $700,000.


Long Island town threatens to sue Fannie & Freddie over clean-energy program

By Jonathan Hiskes

Two years ago, the town of Babylon, N.Y., started Long Island Green Homes, a program that helps residents pay for home-energy improvements through the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) model. It has since enabled some 300 Babylon property owners to invest more than $3 million in retrofits that cut waste — throwing a lifeline to the area’s building contractors in the process.