Ten Miles a Pint: How to Make Walking and Biking Part of Your Lifestyle

Jeff-Olson-21-270x270_0.jpgJeff Olson will be leading an open conversation about getting the Plattsburgh Community to the next level of mobility.

His presentation will cover international trends in trails and how people are using them.

Jeff Olson is an architect, planner, and author who has been involved in greenways, open space, active living, and alternative mobility projects for more than 25 years. He has had a diverse career with national, international, and local experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. This experience was recognized in 2014 by the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His unique vision and leadership ability are important assets to projects ranging from regional planning to site-specific projects and programs.

Wednesday, May 10th, at 5pm 

    Community Room, Plattsburgh City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Discover Service

Friends of Saranac River Trail joins with Sunrise Rotary at Discover Plattsburgh/Discover Service where nonprofits showcase their opportunities and endeavors to the public.

We‘ll show the new Utility Smart app as well as the Saranac River Trail app. 

The City of Plattsburgh invites everyone to join us on Saturday, April 22 from 12p.m. – 4p.m. at the City Recreation Center & US Oval for Discover Service & Earth Day Festival.  This is an opportunity for clubs and organizations to recruit new volunteers as well as engage our community in Earth-friendly activities!

But there is more! Outside of the Recreation Center will be Earth Day activities and live music for all to enjoy.  At 12:15, the talented Reggae band, Izland Tonik will perform to be followed by the one and only Roy Hurd at 1:30p.m. The Earth Day festivities will take place just outside of the City Recreation Center in the Oval.  

Saturday, April 22 from 12p.m.-4p.m

  • City Recreation Center on US Oval


Utility Smart App Talks


Utility-Smart-Icon-58x58.jpgUtility Smart is an app developed by Jesse Feiler and Curt Gervich to help raise awareness about the use of utilities in the City of Plattsburgh. This app aims to help people becomes more aware of how our energy choices impact the environment to help us make more green choices.

These talks will give you a better understanding of the app, from the basics of “how do I get this on my phone?” to more advance questions like “why should I use this app when my electric is so cheap?” The app is free to download from the Apple App Store: http://bit.ly/UtilitySmart.

  • Monday, March 27th, at 5:30pm The Champlain Wine Company - 30 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
  • Tuesday, April 11, at 4pm Community Room, Angell College Center  - SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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Funding for the Utility Smart/Plattsburgh Power project came in part through a 2017 Local Heritage Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.


Utility Smart Info


Stay warm with heating and windows settings and sweaters or some combination. This app lets you report on your choices for staying warm -- layers of clothing, turning the heat up or down, and opening or closing windows. 

EcoDiary small_0.pngThe bubbles show the eco-friendliness of your comfort choices as you adjust your windows, heat, and clothing layers.





Sliders small_0.pngUse sliders to set your Current Conditions with the tab at the bottom of the screen.

Tap the Share button in the top left to post the settings and any notes that you want to share to Twitter or eMail. Add comments to your Facebook page. Help increase awareness and promote eco-friendly actions with your favorite communication and social media tools -- all from Utility Smart.

Stay warm... and keep the conversation going about how to stay warm in an eco-friendly manner.