Sustainability Events & Initiatives from Across the Region

Inspiration From a 12-Year-Old

(Tompkins Weekly, 6-12-24, by Leo Walsh) My name is Leo, I am 12 years old, and I am a resident of Ithaca, NY. My idea is to make the Ithaca Festival Parade a fossil fuel-free event, first focusing on clean energy sources for moving through the parade, meaning the parade participants would build their floats…

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Turning the Tide on Global Warming

(Tompkins Weekly, 5-22-24, by Claire Nickell) I came to climate activism late in the game. In 2019 I was in my mid-40s. I had started trying to educate myself on the science of climate change (albedo, radiative forcing, carbon cycle, and so on). I started writing a blog with what I was finding. I wanted…

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Webinar Recording! Hear Expert Testimonies: Sign the Petition and Oppose Cornell’s Plan for Plastic Fields

Greetings webinar registrants, Zero Waste Ithaca’s webinar recording, “The True Costs of Artificial Turf: Experts Discuss Cornell University’s New ‘PFAS-Free’ Project,” is now available!  Watch here. Presenter slides and resources: Available here. 55-page partially annotated bibliography: Read here. Also, here are some Q&A answers: View here. We hope these resources will be useful in your local battle against artificial…

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Cafe Dewitt Earth Day Dinner

 Exciting News! Cafe Dewitt is hosting a special Earth Day dinner with all proceeds going to SFLX! Indulge in a delicious meal while supporting our mission to fund sustainable projects across the Finger Lakes. Get your tickets now and spread the word. Let’s enjoy a fantastic evening for an even better cause!  Date: Monday, April…

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Your Guide To Ithaca’s Green New Deal

Whether you are new to Ithaca or have been a permanent resident, keeping up with the city’s changes is important. Ithaca’s Green New Deal is a hot topic for the city with ambitious goals and difficulties. This document is meant to be your guide to track Ithaca’s green direction from beginning to end. What is…

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Go Finger Lakes Trail Guide

The Finger Lakes region is known for its natural beauty, and there’s no better place to spend time outdoors. Spanning nine counties, 11 lakes, and about 9,000 square miles, there is an endless variety of nature trails to choose from. Go Finger Lakes has a trail guide to help you choose the right one.  Go…

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