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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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Neighborhood Mini-Grant Featured on Spectrum News 1

In October 2023, Sustainable Finger Lakes awarded the Dryden Middle/High School Sustainability Club a Neighborhood Mini-Grant to equip the Dryden Middle School and Dryden High School cafeterias with reusable metal utensils, ending the use and disposal of 5,000 plastic utensils each month. On May 6, 2024, regional news service Spectrum News 1 aired a video…

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Neighborhood Mini-Grants Support Community Initiatives

Be they locally based nonprofit organizations or informal neighborhood groups, people in a community can join forces to improve their home. In April 2024, Sustainable Finger Lakes awarded a total of $1,443.58 in five Neighborhood Mini-Grants to organizations and community groups in Tompkins County. Cayuga Meadows Community Garden, a group of residents at the Conifer…

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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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