Sustainable Putnam Inc

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Mahopac Falls, NY   |  https://sustainableputnam.org

Mission

Our mission is to develop sustainable communities in Putnam County, NY — ecologically sound, socially equitable, and economically responsible — today and for future generations. Through partnerships with other organizations, businesses, and local governments, Sustainable Putnam works to improve our ecosystems’ health, strengthen community bonds, and build a more vibrant local economy.

Ruling year info

2021

President

Mr. Joseph Montuori

Vice President

Mr. Pete Elder

Main address

PO Box 412

Mahopac Falls, NY 10542 USA

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EIN

84-5125423

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Solarize Putnam

Solarize Putnam is a Sustainable Putnam program assisting our towns and county government in promoting community solar. Solar electricity dramatically reduces our greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, and air pollution that impacts our health and well being.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Work status and occupations

Our 100% Renewable Energy Toolkit guides and assists residents, and business owners in the journey to fight climate change in their homes or businesses. Tools include the 100% Renewable Energy Pledge, the Carbon Calculator, the Go Solar Tool, the Eliminate Greenhouse Gases Guide, and the Free Energy Consultation.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    All residents of Putnam County, including our LMI population. We also serve local government leaders and small businesses.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    One of our community partner organizations recently informed us that the community solar program we have been promoting to Putnam residents required a bank account for sign up. Because many folks in our LMI population do not have bank accounts, we worked with our solar provider to remove that requirement, thus making the savings from community solar available to all our residents.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It’s been a game changer, building additional trust between us, our community partners, and the clients we serve together. Seeking feedback opens the door to conversation and additional information and understanding. It has also encouraged monetary contributions from individual donors. In many ways, the simple step of asking for feedback creates a loop that will help us continually refine and improve our organization’s work.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Sustainable Putnam Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joseph Montuori

Pete Elder

Elder Development Group

Janet Jemmott

Sarah Wilson

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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