Our projects make progress 

 

for Adirondack communities

Our innovative projects address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the natural beauty of the Adirondacks for all.

Our Progress in 2021

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Pounds of fresh food provided for free to local families
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Native pollinator plants added to the Adirondack landscape
Pounds of greenhouse gas emissions prevented by composting
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Visitors to our Keeseville Community Arts Festival
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Broadband forums hosted to connect the region

Annual or cumulative progress indicators can be found on our project pages.

Become a Member

Members are the lifeblood of AdkAction, generating ideas, inspiration, passion, and financial support to make our  projects possible. Members pay annual fees that keep our work going, and in return, receive the pride of taking action to improve the Adirondacks for future generations. 

What’s New

Compost for Good

Compost Town Hall

AdkAction’s Compost for Good project hosted a Compost Town Hall on December 16 to kick off a year-long USDA grant project to support organics upcycling

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Compost for Good

What is Natural Organic Reduction?

Compost for Good has composted every type of food waste, animal mortalities, and human urine. Are human remains the next frontier in organics upcycling? John Culpepper of Compost for Good takes a look at the growing practice of Natural Organic Reduction: The issue of how to treat human remains is

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Press Releases

Press Release: AdkAction Seeks a New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of AdkAction announces that, after nearly six successful years of expanding the membership and leading high impact projects in the Adirondack region, AdkAction’s Executive Director, Brittany Christenson, is leaving to take on a challenging new position

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AdkAction in the News

We have a vision to empower people in the Adirondacks – both seasonal and year-round – to create opportunities to help neighbors and leave the Adirondack Park better than we found it. Visit our press page to see the relevance and impact of our work in the region. 

Meet Our Team

Brittany Christenson

Executive Director

Brittany Christenson is a community organizer who is passionate about art, local food, and sustainability. 

Kristina Hartzell

Communications Coordinator

Kristina believes that the Adirondack Park’s balance between the interests of the environment and people is a situation that presents unique challenges and opportunities for both.

Steve Maikowski

Board Chair

Steve has a BA in political science from the University of North Texas, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Jim Carlisle

Vice Chair

Jim holds an Engineering Degree with Honors from Princeton and earned his PhD from Yale in Organizational Behavior and Operations Research. For the past few years, Jim has worked with the Economic Development Committee of the Westport Chamber.

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