Mobile Home Project Featured in Grist

Grist, a nonprofit media organization that publishes environmental justice news, has shared a story about our mobile home project. Read this article by Siri Chilukuri about how with the mobile home project, Holly is doing important work at the intersection of affordable housing and clean energy:

“Bloom” Premiere Tomorrow!

“Bloom,” a film produced by the Finger Lakes Land Trust and WCNY-TV, will be premiering tomorrow at 8:00 pm. The film highlights the threat of toxic algae to the Finger Lakes region. You can watch the trailer here: and tune in to watch the show here: 

Tompkins Community Recovery Fund Grant to Support Mobile Home Pilot Project

Contact: Holly Hutchinson, Project Coordinator, 607-272-1720, ho***@su********************.org 50 low-to-moderate income mobile home owners in Tompkins County will receive support to upgrade their homes with high efficiency heat pumps as part of a Sustainable Finger Lakes pilot program funded by a Tompkins Community Recovery Fund grant. Location: Tompkins County, New York Affordable housing and an equitable…

SUNY-ESF Tests Confirm Seneca Lake Trout Laced With PFAS; State Advisories Protect Anglers’ Habits, Not Their Health

Seneca Lake’s 59th annual National Lake Trout Derby is taking place at the end of this month. Although many contestants will plan to eat their catches, this may not be safe — recent studies have shown that Seneca Lake fish are highly contaminated with PFAS. Read this article by Peter Mantius to learn more:

Hochul Administration Is Projecting Major Expansion of Sewage Sludge Spreading as Fertilizer on Farmland

The draft 2023 New York State Solid Waste Management Plan proposes to increase the recycling rate of sewage sludge, despite growing concerns about pollutants in sludge. Read this article by Peter Mantius for more information:

Earth Day Crowd of Protesters Hears Speakers Call on Gov. Hochul to Require Seneca Meadows to Close by 2025

This past Saturday, on Earth Day, Seneca Lake Guardian organized a protest against plans to expand the Seneca Meadows Inc. landfill, which is the state’s largest municipal landfill. Read this article by Peter Mantius for more information:

OpEd on Greenidge Generation’s Air Permit

Last year, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied Greenidge Generation’s air permit renewal due to the environmental harm of their energy production for Bitcoin mining. However, Greenidge is still operating as they appeal the decision. Read this OpEd by Tony Del Plato about why the DEC must stand their ground: