Southampton Town aims to be 100 percent green by 2025

Southampton Town will take several steps this year to move toward its goal of meeting all of the community’s energy consumption needs through renewable sources by 2025.


What Can and Can’t Be Recycled?

A simple guide to what can and can't be recycled

Town of Southampton – Energy & Sustainability

The Office of Energy and Sustainability was created to work with the Sustainability Southampton Advisory Committee to advise the Town, and assist in implementing, environmentally sustainable practices. This is primarily achieved by formulating guidelines for…

Renewable Energy Long Island

Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI), established in 2003, is a membership-based, 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization promoting clean, sustainable energy use and generation on Long Island. reLI is committed to transitioning Long Island to a 100% renewable…


Kelp Could Be Environmental Elixir, And Economic Opportunity

By Michael Wright   06/02/21  
Scientists from Stony Brook University say that a species of seaweed native to the East End coastline may prove to be an important weapon in the fight to overcome pollution problems from decades of overdevelopment…

State Court Overturns Sand Land’s Mining Permit

By Stephen J. Kotz   05/28/21  
A five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court has overturned the sandmining permit issued in 2019 by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to Sand Land, which owns a…

Southampton Town Plans Large Solar Array

By Christopher Walsh   04/28/21  
Southampton Town has issued a request for proposals for what would be Long Island's first community distributed generation solar array, a project made available through the town's community choice aggregation program.

Bill Would Preserve 30% Of Land In N.Y.; Eastern L.I. Might Be Used As A Model

By J.D. Allen   01/04/21  
New legislation proposed in New York would set a state goal of conserving at least 30% of land by 2030.

Getting Closer to Green Power

By Beth Young   01/04/21  
Southampton Town has been leading the charge for the past three years to allow East End municipalities to demand their electricity comes from renewable sources, and has had some success in 2020.

Southampton Seeks Support for Renewable Power Program

By Beth Young   05/11/20  
Southampton Town is seeking support from its residents for a new program called Choice Community Power, which would allow the town to issue a competitive bid to choose renewable energy for its residents, at what…

The Original Long Islanders Fight to Save Their Land From a Rising Sea

By Somini Sengupta and Shola Lawal   03/05/20  
A maritime people who once spanned a large swath of the eastern Long Island shore, the Shinnecock Indians have been hemmed into a 1.5-square-mile patch of land on the edge of a brackish bay. Now,…

Local Residents Rallied For Climate Action On Southampton Town Hall Lawn

By The Southampton Press   05/28/19  
Drawdown East End, a newly formed environmental activism group, held a “climate action rally” in front of Southampton Town Hall on Friday, joining a global climate strike event organized in more than 100 countries that…

What Happens To Our Recycling, Part Three: The Way Forward

By Cailin Riley   12/11/18  
The men and women who work in the recycling industry describe it these days in bleak terms. From a business standpoint, recent market changes have made it much harder for recycling vendors or any entity…

What Happens To Our Recycling, Part Two: The Work Of Recycling

By Cailin Riley   12/04/18  
Mike Vitale saw the writing on the wall, even when no one else did. It was the early 2000s, and single-stream recycling was the newest, hottest trend in the recycling market. Waste Management, the garbage…

Governor Cuomo Recognizes Town of Southampton as Model for Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Build Climate Resiliency

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the town of Southampton as the 16th Certified Climate Smart Community in New York State. With this designation, Southampton is recognized for its actions to strengthen resiliency and…