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Adrienne Esposito

Adrienne Esposito

Adrienne is Executive Director and a co-founder of CCE, and has worked on numerous environmental campaigns for over 26 years. Adrienne has crafted campaigns to engage the public on environmental protection issues including but not limited to remediation of toxic plumes, stewardship of land and water, support for large scale renewable energy projects, reduced pesticide application, and more. She holds a degree in Geology and Environmental Science from CW Post University.

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Industry Decisions Matter


Industry decisions matter.  So when Ortho, a division of Scotts, voluntarily decided to phase out the controversial class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids (a.k.a. neonics) in order to save bees, we were hopeful that other companies would follow their lead.   Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides that affect the central nervous system of insects, […]

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Shoreham Solar Commons Benefits Long Island’s Air and Water


Over the last decade, New York has seen multiple bad energy proposals, from offshore liquefied natural gas facilities, to hydrofracking, to  providing lifelines to dirty coal plants. Members of the public have time and time again said “no” to these polluting, antiquated fossil fuel projects. We need to move our state in a cleaner, more […]

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Selling Suffolk Land Is a Bad Deal for the Environment


The Suffolk County Legislature recently voted to sell 230 acres of land in Yaphank to the Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT).  BRT, already established on Long Island, has another site situated on 90 acres to the north of this Yaphank land. The company claims the additional 230 acres will allow them to store farm fresh produce […]

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Video Blog Series: “A Day in the Life: LIS Roundtable”


It was a special treat to hang out with U.S. Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Israel  on the beautiful Long Island Sound last week. CCE was thrilled when we were asked to help organize a roundtable with the Senator and Congressman. The goal was to bring together concerned stakeholders to address the needs for restoring and […]

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Wanted: Good People to Speak Up


There I was, at just another evening meeting to participate in a panel discussion on such mainstream topics as sustainability, land preservation, revitalizing our downtowns, and yes, the not so controversial topic of drinking water protection. I thought it would be a normal community meeting with some spirited discussion. After all, deciding how a region […]

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