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Sustainable Long Island moves HQ to Farmingdale

Amy Engel has been appointed executive director of

Amy Engel has been appointed executive director of Sustainable Long Island, a Bethpage nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance economic development, environmental health and social equity on Long Island. She was most recently a senior management analyst in the executive budget office of the Suffolk County executive's office in Hauppauge. She lives in Holtsville. (November 2011) Credit: Handout

The environmental and economic development group Sustainable Long Island said Monday it has moved from Bethpage into downtown Farmingdale, just off Main Street.

Founded in 1998, the group aims to help revitalize downtowns across Long Island. It advises elected officials and helps link communities to sources of funding.

The move by Sustainable Long Island to 399 Conklin St., is its first since 2005, when it moved to Bethpage.

”We couldn’t be happier with our move to such a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere like the Village of Farmingdale,” executive director Amy Engel  said in a news release.

“Symbolically the new space provides sustainability elements that go hand-in-hand with the organization’s mission, such as a walkable downtown and transit oriented development.”

Sustainable Long Island also focuses on the redevelopment of brownfields, which are defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as land where development could be complicated by pollutants or toxins.

Engel was appointed executive director in November.

Photo: Sustainable Long Island executive director Amy Engel.

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