Sustainable Living

Our Rhinebeck campus is located on 195-acres in New York's historic Hudson Valley. It is a wonderful place to get in touch with nature and discover what sustainable living is all about. Earlier this month, we discovered a bird's nest filled with...

The property Omega purchased for its home had been abandoned after its previous incarnation, Camp Boiberik, had closed in 1979. Boiberik was a Yiddish cultural camp founded by the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization devoted to Jewish...

Omega Instutite's CEO, Skip Backus discusses how Omega decided to handle the problem of water management while reducing our carbon footprint on campus by created the LEED-certified Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL).

The confluence of peak oil, loss of biodiversity, and widespread pollution from carbon-based industries all point to the growing need for an alternative to our way of living. Using natural, scientifically based approaches, the worldwide...

In honor of Earth Day, students from Oakwood Friends School helped out in the garden and took a tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living, one of the greenest buildings in America.

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL). The OCSL is an environmental education center and natural water reclamation facility built to meet the highest standards currently available in sustainable architecture. It is the first green...

Cofounder of the nonprofit organization Seeds of Solidarity, Deb Habib, EdD, demonstrates an urban gardening technique for making soil from cardboard that will feed the bugs in the ground, inhibits weeds, and control moisture. Learn more about...

Are you consuming more than you are producing? Deb Habib, EdD, discusses what it means to live sustainably and how to find a balance that works for you.

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Vegetable farmer and cofounder of the nonprofit organization Seeds of Solidarity, Ricky Baruc shares his thoughts on what sustainability really means--letting go of our preconceived notions of life and returning to the wisdom inherent in our...

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