Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Sustainable Long Island on WPKN 89.5 FM /

Sustainable Long Island  - formerly Sustainable East End - is a monthly series about issues of land use, water and energy resources, transportation and the food industries on Long Island.  

The program is heard on the 3rd Wednesday each month at 7:30 PM and past programs are heard on the 2nd Saturday at 9 am on listener powered WPKN 89.5 FM and streaming live on  

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Change-E-Hampton NY

 A group of East Hampton residents say they are alarmed by global warming and in particular about species collapse. 

They say that our lawn culture is poisoning us and insects in our yards  and killing the planet.

They are calling for habitat restoration and healthy yards, which means

re-imaging our landscape together with our landscapers.

Sustainable Long Island's Francesca Rheannon spoke this week with Gail Pellett of Change-E-Hampton NY, organizer of the group.

 Here is our conversation

Monday, February 14, 2022

Renewable Heat Now Campaign


Renewable Heat Now is a campaign organized by several organizations including the Alliance for a Green Economy, New Yorkers for Clean Power, Earthjustice, and the New York Public Interest Research Group.

 The groups have joined together to accelerate the adoption of ground-source (or geothermal) and air-source heat pumps to reduce the amount of fossil fuels used to heat and cool our homes and workplaces in New York state.

Host Francesca Rheannon talked recently with Billi Roberti of Huntington - an activist with the campaign.

Listen here:

More about the Renewable Heat Now campaign can be found on-line at


Monday, January 17, 2022

New York State Assembllyman Fred Thiele on climate and environment-related legislation

Host Francesca Rheannon talks with New York Assemblyman Fred Thiele about climate and environment-related legislation before the state legislature in the 2022 session.  

Listen here