Kimchi, Kombucha, & Pickles, oh my (…….and dilly beans, and kvass, fireside tonic, and so much more)! Food & Ferments, a Cortland-based company makes naturally-fermented food and drink, and works with local farmers, retailers, & restaurants to help to bridge the gap the processed food era has made. We love it! Visit their Facebook page to keep up with them.
In January, 2021 Climate Solutions Accelerator will host a free, three-part online series of facilitated discussion on Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Antiracist (Wednesday evenings Jan.13, 20, 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm).
Got an apple tree? South Hill Cider wants your apples (and twigs)! The Finger Lakes Apple Tree Project is an effort to preserve species of native apple trees by using old twigs to propogate, and using native apples to create unique new varieties of cider! Cheers to these environmental stewards!
“A coalition of environmental groups (including Food & Water Watch, NYPIRG, and more) is mounting a campaign for a statewide ban on the spreading of brine from oil and gas wells on roads for deicing or dust control”. These products are waste products from fracking and, thanks to a new law, can legally be used for these purposes, despite their poisonous properties.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is now accepting applications for the 2021 CCETC Master Gardener Volunteer Training (MGVT) Program! Applications are due by Wednesday, January 6th. Alternate payment options and scholarships are available!
Considering purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle? Energy Navigator, Stuart Friedman, is committed to helping you find the EV of your dreams! There are two attractive offers out there:
This coming January, a municipal transfer station with on-site organics management (aka composting!), called the Geneva Resource Recovery Park, is coming to Geneva, NY! This center is brought to you by Closed Loop Systems, a local company that designs, builds, operates, and maintains customized resource recovery facilities for municipal, agricultural, industrial, and institutional clients. Their mission is to replenish global topsoil using waste! They also engage in advocacy work and education around healthy soil and the importance of the soil food web.
The Youth Climate Leaders group is leading the fight to have hundreds of millions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies cut from New York’s 2021-22 budget. As the climate crisis intensifies and the budget deficit looms, eliminating non-essential fossil fuel subsidies is indispensable in the fight for environmental and economic justice. Ending fossil fuel subsidies is already widely supported in the legislature – the senate counterpart of A257C passed this past year. Your support will help tip the scales this budget season. Please sign on here no later than Monday, December 28th.
Think you’ve visited all the thrift stores Ithaca has to offer? Think again! The ReUse Trail has a catalog of all the places in Ithaca & Tompkins County to buy secondhand furniture, clothing, books & music, computers & electronics, sports & outdoor equipment, art & sewing materials, and antiques. Check it out!
How do they help the planet? Let us count the ways!
Cornell Small Farms Program is an offshoot of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). They have information GALORE for aspiring and current small farmers, gardeners, beekeepers, livestock producers, and more. Check out their upcoming workshop series on everything under the sun, with tiered pricing based on income level. Their newsletter is also packed with news, funding opportunities, events, and more! Subscribe to keep up with them and take advantage of these resources.
Trumansburg Families Gift Economy is a Facebook group that connects people in and around Trumansburg who want to give or receive goods. Simply like the page, ask for what you need, or tell people what you’re giving away! This helps us save money reduce waste and build community connections. Sharing is caring!
Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse (and also Auburn, Binghamton and Ithaca) offers emergency shelter, meals, supportive permanent housing, employment resources, and spiritual care to those struggling with homelessness and hunger. Listen to their podcast, Drinks From the Well, which opens dialogue and understanding between those who have been homeless and those who wish to know their stories. **VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED** for this awesome organization to deliver meals on Christmas morning – a great way to give back as a family!
Gerri Wiley, the queen of all things energy, has put together another monthly update on utility rates from energy supply companies (ESCOs). Here is her letter to all those interested in navigating their best energy options…….
Need a lift? Here’s the latest good news on climate — lots of it! Credit goes to the NY Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of Citizen’s Climate Education.