Buy Local, Grow Local provides an online resource that promotes businesses in the Capital Region that are locally owned and emphasize sustainability (Buy Local).
The website also provides resources to encourage the growing of food locally by residents and farms (Grow Local).
Goals of the project is to increase local resilience and revenue while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Check out for more information: Buy Local Grow Local
The Hudson-Mohawk Group’s leaders and volunteers focus on a variety of priority projects and campaigns including: curbing climate change, reducing energy demand and increasing renewable energy, reducing air and water pollution and toxic chemicals use, and protecting wetlands and other critical natural areas, wildlife and farmlands and emphasizing smart waste management. We link with our Atlantic Chapter staff and volunteers and organizations and activists at the state and local level to strengthen our efforts. Grassroots conservation actions at the local level are critical to our communities and NYS becoming sustainable.
Conservation Chair: Susan Lawrence -
Within the City of Rensselaer is a dangerous construction landfill called the S. A. Dunn landfill. The permit that allows it to operate expires this year and the Sierra Club’s Hudson Mohawk Group is a major part of the effort to force a thorough environmental review of the landfill and all of its dangers. This issue is probably the top issue that the group has been working on for the past several years. The basic sentiment of local citizens and public officials is that this landfill should be closed.
Contact: Pete Sheehan -
Environmental Justice: Aaron Mair - email@example.com
Membership is led by Steve Davis. He has been associated with the Sierra Club for about 30 years and is looking forward to continue to support its important activities and Mission. He is interested in learning what the Sierra Club Hudson Mohawk Group members want from their club. Please email him with your thoughts and ideas at:
If you are not yet a member, feel free to contact him.
The Hudson Mohawk Group established a Northern Watersheds Committee to extend Sierra Club Hudson Mohawk Group activities to the five far Northern counties of Franklin, St. Lawrence, Essex, Clinton and Hamilton. The committee has been actively involved in clean water issues, particularly those relating to local agriculture. The committee also represents the Hudson Mohawk Group on several state watershed revitalization committees.
Contact: Jim Britell -
Outings Chair: Don Pachner -
The Political Committee makes recommendations for endorsement of candidates in Federal, State, and local elections and works on the races of those selected candidates. The recommendations are made based on a review of the candidates' voting record in office. If the candidate is not currently in office the candidates will complete a questionnaire and attend an interview to provide their position on environmental issues. If the Political Committee decides to begin the endorsement process for a particular race, all candidates will be offered the opportunity to apply.
Political Chair: Steve Redler -
The program committee works to organize speakers at group meetings and events. This committee is currently in hibernation due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we are looking forward to future programs.