Submit a 3-5 minute film for chance to win a scholarship or gift certificate!

On Friday, June 11, 2021, at 7:00pm, Ithaca Asian American Association is holding the Perspectives 360 Film Festival. Keeping with the “Virus has no Nationality” campaign (created in response to recent hate-crimes against Asian-Americans), IAAA encourages you to “be bold and brave in challenging issues of racism, sexism, xenophobia, ableism, heterosexism, classism, and all -isms.”

“Getting the Gas Sector’s Energy Transition Underway” Thursday, May 27th @ 12pm

Thanks to states’ decarbonization commitments and the availability of technological alternatives to gas-reliant appliances, the coming decades are likely to see radical reductions in natural gas use in residential and commercial buildings and the adoption of clean alternatives. This Thursday, May 27th @12:00pm, the Institute for Policy Integrity, Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, and NYU School of Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center will bring together officials from some of the states leading the way in this transition and ask them to share their distinct perspectives and insights about the path forward.

Urgent! We need all hands on deck to fight Bitcoin development in the FLX

Will you help us keep the crypto industry at bay? Here’s what to do:
Contact your Senators and Assemblypeople. Here is a list of important people to contact. Please use it to pick a few and call or tweet them! Here is a sample call/email script and sample tweets to make things quick and easy. We want to reach as many reps as possible! Sign on here if you are an individual or sign on here if you are an organization to support Assembly Bill 7389 / Senate Bill 6486, which will establish a moratorium on any new or expanding cryptocurrency mining centers (unless a full EIS is done and it’s found that the center will not adversely affect the state greenhouse gas emission targets outlined in the CLCPA). Call Governor Cuomo at (518)-474-8390. Tell him that unregulated “behind the meter” Bitcoin operations completely evade his Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), and that he must direct his DEC to deny Greenidge’s Title V air permit renewal.

Sponsor Spotlight: Roger Beck

.Thank you to Roger Beck of Beck Equipment for being our sponsor of the Home Page of the Sustainable Finger Lakes website, and the sponsor of the Democracy & Justice page on the Sustainability map. Roger is a long-time donor of Sustainable Tompkins, and has been a member of our Board of Directors for the past 6 years. These most recent sponsorships amount to $5,000, but over the course of his relationship with ST, he has donated over $27,000 in total. Roger is a rockstar! Roger’s company, Beck Equipment, services and rents out construction equipment in the Ithaca area. But Beck Equipment is just one part of Roger’s unique journey to Sustainable Tompkins…

Resources on Heat Pumps

Need help determining the heat pump system that might be best for your home? NYSERDA has developed the Heat Pump Planner tool to help you learn more about heat pump technology, the types available, installation and operation costs, and questions to ask an installer. Check it out!

Find a CCIA rally near you!

We only have until June 10th to pass the CCIA this year. So, NYRenews is having rallies all across the state on Tuesday, May 18th! Now that we are nearing the end of this legislative session, it is crunch time to lift up our champions and build pressure on the major political players left to join us. Find a rally near you!

Like to bike? Become a Bike Mentor!

Mentors will receive extensive training and support to be able to help teach people how to bike, encourage more bicycling this summer with fun activities, and connect folks to all the bicycling resources available in our community. And you may qualify for a $1,200 scholarship!

Become a Climate Steward!

Climate Stewards is a new volunteer program through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County that builds upon the successful models of CCE’s existing Master Gardener and Master Composter volunteer programs. Trainees will learn what is already taking place in Tompkins County to combat climate change, and how, as volunteers, they can help our municipalities implement even more changes.