Sporks to reduce waste in Ithaca area schools

(Tompkins Weekly, 11-8-23, by Jaime Cone Hughes) What is the answer to 268,740 problematic plastic utensils thrown away annually at Ithaca’s schools? It’s sporks, of course! Yayoi Koizumi, founder of Zero Waste Ithaca, had been looking for a way to help reduce the amount of plastic waste generated locally by using plastic utensils. Schools seemed…

A Love Story for My Country

(Tompkins Weekly, 11-8-23, by Sargent Joey Diana Gates) Patriotism is defined as love, pride and devotion one feels towards one’s land and country. Environmentalism is to be concerned about and to work for the protection of the environment, i.e. the land, air and water, and hence the health of all beings, to include humans. There…