The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is committed to fostering a healthy and hopeful relationship with water for all. In 2009, we built an Eco Machine™, a natural water reclamation facility, to purify the water used on our campus. We continue to grow collaborative relationships with many local organizations working to clean and protect water in our region.

Learn more and help by signing petitions, writing your local government officials, and commenting on proposed plans. Adding your voice matters.

Hope on the Hudson: Watch two new films

Join us for a free screening of two new films by filmmaker Jon Bowermaster. Restoring the Clearwater, about the renovation of the iconic Sloop Clearwater, will be screened publicly for the first time. That will be followed by City on the Water, which documents efforts to restore waterways around New York City. Bowermaster will be on hand for a post-screening discussion. Both films are part of his Hope on the Hudson series. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on October 23 at the Omega Institute, 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck. 

Limit Oil Barge Anchoring Sites on the Hudson

Learn more from Riverkeeper about the impacts and risks.  Also see for more information about upcoming meetings and more.

No More Bomb Trains on the Hudson

Support Riverkeeper’s call for a moratorium on crude oil transportation through New York State. Check out the New York Times op-doc A Danger on the Rails, and call and/or write Governor Cuomo.

Stop Pollution in the Hudson

Learn more about Riverkeeper's campaign to replace outdated sewer systems with Source Control options.

Learn More about Regenerative Solutions

Visit Omega’s Eco Machine™. Browse our content archives for free online workshop videos from our past conferences, articles, and more. Study with experienced faculty in our on-campus programs and trainings, and watch for announcements about free evening talks and events open to the community.