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Upstate New Yorkers Won’t Vote for Gov. Hochul without Cryptomining Action

News from Seneca Lake Guardian: “As Governor Hochul delays any decision around climate-killing cryptomining, local electeds and voters pledge to vote for candidates who prioritize everyday New Yorkers and the climate over crypto billionaires DRESDEN, NY (06/17/2022) (readMedia)– Cryptomining has become a flashpoint for democratic voters, as crypto crashes and Governor Hochul delays any decision around climate-killing…

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Finger Lakes ReUse Receives Conservation Award

(Tompkins Weekly, 6-22-22, By JoAnn Kowalski) Finger Lakes ReUse (FLR) has received the 19th annual Richard B. Fischer Environmental Conservation Award for 2021. The award was established in 2003 by the Town of Ithaca Conservation Board to honor Fischer for his significant efforts to preserve important environmental resources in the town of Ithaca. Members of…

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Neighborhood Mini-Grants Support Innovative New Initiatives

Individuals and small groups can start projects that make a big difference in their community, but some ideas need to be tested before gaining widespread support. In April 2022, Sustainable Finger Lakes (formerly Sustainable Tompkins) awarded $2,475 in seven Neighborhood Mini-Grants to individuals and small organizations in Tompkins County, for new initiatives with the potential…

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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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