“I believe that small intentional steps at the local level are an important
part of mitigating Global Climate Change. Everyone needs to do their bit.
There will be no vaccine for climate change.”
— Sustainable Ridgewood
This website arose from a wish to transition my family to a more sustainable way of life; a desire to reduce waste, to save energy, and to do what I can, in my own life, to contribute to the global environmental challenges we are facing. To preserve the future of our children and our planet, I believe we need to come together as a community to make these changes.
Sustainable Ridgewood is a place to find practical information, support, community, local knowledge-sharing, and a whole bunch of resources to get you started.
The impetus for Sustainable Ridgewood came from recognizing information on sustainability to be fragmented and broad. With many of us leading busy lives, sifting through all the information out there is time-consuming and low on the priority list. We hope to change this.
This website aims to be a hub of local information and general guides to sustainability around the home, and in the community. All content has been generously provided by generous members of our community here in Ridgewood and Glen Rock. Occasionally, I have hired a professional writer with an environmental science background. I have also added my voice to discuss and share knowledge from my own sustainable journey with my family over the past few years.
To tackle the broader science of climate change and its manifestations, we have partnered with Concern USA, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University), and the Ridgewood Library.