Uniting Peconic Landing members and team members for a common good
At Peconic Landing, we believe that meaningful relationships among our members, team and the greater North Fork community nurture a welcoming spirit and a strong sense of unity. As a a not-for-profit organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, we are:
- Dedicated to making a positive, measurable impact and improving the quality of life for those who live and work on the East End
- A vibrant community center and cultural arts hub for the East End, hosting a variety of cultural, educational, and wellness opportunities, available free to the public
- The largest taxpayer and second-largest employer in the Town of Southold
- Home to the Annual John May Mile & 5K Race, raising over $325,000 for the local Greenport Fire Department since inception in 2005
- Home to the Annual Veterans Day Wedding Giveback at Brecknock Hall, offering a free wedding to a military couple each year, made possible through contributions from local businesses and organizations
Educating the Next Generation
To provide inspiration and support for local students, Peconic Landing and its members have developed cooperative programs such as:
- The Dictionary Project – Providing over 400 third graders across the North Fork with their very first dictionary
- Trailblazers and Pathfinders – a program in which members and business leaders from the greater community mentor graduating seniors from across the North Fork
- Tomorrow’s Leaders – Internship opportunities for Nursing Home Administrators in training
- Internship opportunities for local students in human resources, business administration, hospitality and more.
Living sustainably in Greenport
Peconic Landing is united in our commitment to conservation and preservation. Members and team members meet regularly to explore environmentally sustainable practices, and our efforts are ever-changing. From creative pest control management to plant-based menu offerings, we are always exploring innovative ways to be green.
In 2016, the organization received a platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for our newest apartment building. The certification is given to construction projects that aim for sustainability by creating cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. To receive the certification, Peconic Landing demonstrated sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Peconic Landing also received a “green building” certification for construction of the Community Center, and was awarded a ride-share grant of $28,000 resulting in a Long Island Transportation Award for Green Practices.
We continue to meet or exceed LEED standards and have incorporated the following sustainability efforts on our campus:
- Low-flow fixtures and shower heads, which equate to a 20 percent reduction in water usage
- Energy Star washing machines and dishwashers
- Walls are triple-insulated by environmentally sound materials to regulate temperature
- Planting of drought-resistant flowers and shrubs and water-sensing sprinkler systems to keep irrigation at a minimum
- Using green cleaners and detergents to protect local waters
- Guinea hens are introduced to the campus each summer as part of a pesticide reduction plan
- Vegan and vegetarian menu offerings made available in our dining venues