Star's East Magazine Hosts Eco Panel Discussion

Scott Chaskey of Quail Hill Farm is among the sustainability experts who will speak at an East magazine-East Hampton Star talk on the region's eco-score at Mandala Yoga in Amagansett on Thursday. Gordon Grant

On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., an expert panel of environmentalists and farmers assembled by The East Hampton Star’s East magazine will consider how policymakers and individuals on the South Fork are responding to the challenges of an increasing year-round population and the growing number of summer visitors. The event, rescheduled from Feb. 9, will take place at the Mandala Yoga Center for the Healing Arts in Amagansett Square.

The central questions for the participants are whether the South Fork is a paradise lost and, if it is not quite lost yet, what can be done to save it. On the panel will be Scott Bluedorn and Linda James of the East Hampton Town Energy Sustainability Committee, Scott Chaskey of the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm, Brendan Davison of Good Water Farms in East Hampton, Bill Chaleff, who is an environmental advocate and sustainable design architect, and Bob DeLuca, president of the Group for the East End.

David E. Rattray, the editor of The Star, will be the moderator, with an introduction by Biddle Duke, East’s founding editor. Refreshments will be served.