Active Projects

Fair Food Pricing

Food from small-scale family farms is often more expensive than food at chain grocery stores, putting it out of reach for many Adirondack families. It is also more sustainable, ethical, and better for our local economy. We are working towards a future in which Adirondack farmers can feed the region and local families can afford to buy local food by providing a 30% discount on farm fresh products for qualifying families.

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Reducing Road Salt

Road Salt pollution is threatening Adirondack waters. Studies now show that Adirondack lakes and streams near roads are contaminated and drinking water wells are becoming contaminated at an alarming rate.

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Compost for Good

The goal of the Adirondack Compost for Good project is to help Adirondack communities turn food and other organic “wastes” into high-quality compost. This process keeps nutrients in the community, which builds local resilience, heals soils, and helps reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Adirondack Pollinator Project

We empower people to take individual and collective action to ensure a future where pollinators thrive, native habitat abounds, and Adirondack residents and visitors are engaged pollinator advocates.

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Farmacy

Local food has innumerable benefits, yet not everyone has easy access in our communities. The Farmacy Project works to make local food easier to find, buy, and eat, even when other grocery options are not available.

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Broadband-for-All

Broadband is critical to all aspects of modern life. Rural areas such as the Adirondacks are often underserved, and we are working to ensure that nobody in our region slips through the cracks.

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Student Film Festival

Beyond the Peaks film festival is a red carpet celebration of student creativity and talent that gives Adirondack youth an opportunity to learn filmmaking skills, a platform to have their voices heard, and a chance to win prizes!

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Plein Air Festivals

Plein air (outdoor painting) festivals give artists the chance to sell their work while helping residents to see the beauty of their community through the eyes of talented painters.

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Saranac Lake Whitewater Project

Reviving the Saranac Lake River Walk area is a critical component of community revitalization in Saranac Lake. We are working to bring back the Whitewater Park to create education and recreation opportunities.

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