.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…
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!
Plants for sale include organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, trees, evergreens, and specialty perennials.
The Game Changer Intensive is a donation-based, 8-week training program hosted by the Pachamama Alliance that reveals who we need to be and what we need to do in order to make a difference in the world. Learn more about this program here.
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!
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!
In this Zoom gathering, we will listen and learn from each other – and think about ways that we can grow our resilient community together. All participants will be entered into a live drawing for a door prize!
The Greenidge Plant on Seneca Lake will spew, “hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from the plant’s stacks, pump billions of gallons of hot water into a nearby trout stream, and pipe in and burn billions of cubic feet of fracked natural gas.”
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.
Leadership of the NYS Assembly and Senate Agriculture committees have recently announced that they hope to pass the Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act (S4722/AO5386) this session, which ends June 10, 2021. The bill will create a soil health program that will be truly beneficial for New York’s organic farmers and conscious food eaters. Here’s how you can help:
It’s May already! This month, see some democracy-themed art, pick up some free compost, or learn to raise backyard chickens. See the calendar here!
Elderberry Pond is a USDA Certified Organic Farm, fine dining restaurant, & country foods store. Stop by and enjoy dinner at the restaurant made of repurposed materials. It overlooks the orchards, vineyards and 36 acres of seasonal vegetable plantings. Their menu features fresh produce picked daily, pasture raised meats from the farm, organic & biodynamic…
This Saturday, April 30th, the last reactor at the Indian Point nuclear plant will shut down for good. This closure was hard won after decades of activism by dozens of organizations* and thousands of individuals. Indian Point needs to close because it poses a threat to the safety, health, and environment of downstate New York. Here are some events you can attend to celebrate this victory…
With the in-person New York Geothermal Energy Organization conference moved to next spring, organizers decided to convert the 2021 “Electrify with Heat Pumps” conference content into a series of 27 weekly webinars at noon on Tuesdays.
8 BILLION ANGELS weaves together the voices of people around the world as they confront the growing impact of overpopulation on their lives and the planet. It dispels the misperceptions that technology can save us, that reducing consumption is the answer, and that the blame lies solely in the developing world.