Sustainability Events & Initiatives from Across the Region

County Works to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Tompkins Weekly, 8-10-2, by Peter Bardaglio) As it has since 2009, the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI) recently issued its annual report on member activities in 2021 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to clean energy. A coalition of activists leaders and concerned citizens, TCCPI meets monthly to discuss and share…

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Food System Plan Accepted by Legislature

(Tompkins Weekly, 7-27-22, by Katie Hallas) The Tompkins County Food System Plan: A Roadmap for our Food Future — presented to the County Legislature on July 19 — was enthusiastically supported with all 13 legislators present voting unanimously to accept the plan. The draft plan is available at, and community members are encouraged to…

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Bright Raven Farm & Apiary + The Honeybee Embassy

In celebration of Pollinator Week (June 20th to 26th), we are highlighting a local business that is a friend to pollinators. Located on the western side of Cayuga lake, Bright Raven Farm & Apiary cares for over 80 hives and produces local, raw, varietal honey. They have spent twenty years rejuvenating their land’s soil, and…

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Alternative Power Solutions of NY, LLC

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rages on and gas prices continue to soar, we are reminded of the political and economic need to shift away from a fossil fuel-based economy – not to mention the environmental implications. Thankfully, alternative energy is becoming increasingly accessible! Alternative Power Solutions in East Syracuse is dedicated to increasing the…

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Stonecat Cafe & Guest House

Stonecat Cafe in Hector, NY is dedicated to providing fresh, regional cuisine and reducing their environmental footprint, while keeping prices affordable and accessible. While looking through the images on their menu, I couldn’t settle on just one to feature – so many of the offerings look delicious! The Cafe recently went through a re-envisioning process…

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