ECOS was founded 50 years ago, at the dawn of the environmental movement. Now, fifty years later ECOS’ mission, to raise awareness and understanding of our environment is critically important.

We want your photos!

We’re collecting photos to illustrate ECOS events from the last 50 years! Photos will be compiled into a slideshow which will make it’s debut at our Annual Dinner and will later be featured on our website. Please send your photos digitally (in jpeg or pdf format) to [email protected]. Include name, date, and event for each photo submitted. Please send them by 5/26/2022. **If you need help putting your photos into a digital form, contact the office [email protected] and we can arrange for scans to be made of your original photos.

Let’s Celebrate!

Join us June 8 at the River Stone Manor to celebrate ECOS’ Golden Anniversary! Our keynote address will be given by Judith Enck, President of Beyond Plastics. Register today! Registration due by 5/20

We hope that you will join us for an evening of celebration to raise funds for ECOS’s programs. 

Judith Enck is passionate about protecting public health and the environment and has spent her career working for their protection. She has held top influential positions in state and federal government as well as in the non-profit sector.

Locally, she may be best known for her weekly appearances on WAMC’s Roundtable public affairs show.

She is a Senior Fellow and visiting faculty member at Bennington College where she teaches classes on plastic pollution. In 2019 she founded Beyond Plastics, an initiative that works on plastic pollution issues.

Appointed by President Obama in November 2009, she served as the Regional Administer of the EPA, overseeing environment protection for New York and New Jersey as well as eight Indian Nations, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was the longest-serving EPA Region 2 Regional Administrator.

Previously, in Albany, she served as Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the New York Governor’s office and Policy Advisor to the NYS Attorney General.

Judith was a senior Environmental Associate with NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research Group), Executive Director for Environmental Advocates of New York, and is also a past president of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

Judith lives in upstate New York with her husband, where they built their passive solar home with their own hands with lots of support from friends and family.