Local Job Opportunity!

There are currently two vacancies for the position of Waste Reduction and Recycling Coordinator in the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management. The successful candidate for one position will manage the County programs and operations associated with food waste reduction and recycling, coordinating residential food scrap drop spots and other types of collection, contracting for compost processing,…

AGAVA

Agava is a farm-to-table restaurant that works to source ingredients from local and regional sources when possible, working with suppliers and farmers to get fresh seasonal ingredients that are incorporated into their in a variety of Southwestern dishes. Their current farms and distributors include: Autumn’s Harvest, Stick and Stone, Plowbreak Farm, Here We Are, Remembrance…

Food Waste & Greenhouse Gas Emissions Zoom Event on May 10th

What: Learn how citizens can help farms and landfills reduce greenhouse gases – while saving money, land area, and natural resources by reducing food waste. 9:00-10:00am — Food Waste: what we know & what we don’tPresented by Dr. Zach Conrad, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Global Research Institute at William & MaryFood waste is an…

Climate Justice Rally – Tomorrow!

Join Sunrise Ithaca for a rally at the Bernie Milton Pavilion TOMORROW, Friday, March 25th at 4:30pm.  This rally is part of a wider Global Climate Strike, with a local goal of drawing attention to the social justice component of the Ithaca Green New Deal.   This will include a call to action for the City to take…

Trees Up Tompkins

Trees Up Tompkins aims to draw down carbon from the atmosphere by planting native trees on available land in Tompkins County, NY. They currently have two main projects. At Lighthouse Point, the organization has cleared almost 7000 sq. ft. of invasive species and planted over 100 native trees! They welcome youths and adults alike to…

Worldwide Teach-In On Climate & Justice

Elmira College is hosting a day-long event dedicated to critical dialogue and interactive demonstrations on practical, just climate solutions. Participants can join virtually or in person.  Some of the activities and presentations offered include: Panel sessions on climate justice & solutions, climate & health, and climate & religion (with one focused on climate solutions at…

Birdskog Farm

Birdskog Organic Farm was established in 2016 by Reuben Granskog & Hannah Birdsall, a husband/wife team. Originally located near Trumansburg, NY, they now operate in Alpine, near Catharine, NY. Birdskog is a no-till, certified organic farm that focuses on high-quality, clean vegetables that are rich in both nutrients and taste! Reuben and Hannah are passionate…

Understanding Extended Producer Responsibility & Advocating for Positive Change

“Extended Producer Responsibility,” sometimes shortened to EPR, is simply, and importantly, holding the producers of various items accountable for what they put out into the world. Rather than corporations being able to make anything – even products that are potentially harmful or polluting – then shift responsibility and blame to consumers/people using the product regarding…

Check Out this Webinar Series

Regional HeatSmart Teams, Renewable Heat Now, and various community partners and guests are offering a webinar series this spring on building electrification. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to heat your home without using fossil fuels? Learn about heat pumps, energy efficiency, and more by attending the following webinars, each one at 7pm on…

Don’t Allow Bitcoin Mining to Expand

Please call Governor Hochul today, and ask her to deny Greenidge’s Title V Air Permit, which would allow for an expansion of Bitcoin mining, and adopt a moratorium on proof of work crypto, which would place a hold on certain cryptocurrency mining operations. You can use this dedicated hotline to make the call: (866) 942-5138!…

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes

Safe Harbors is an organization that is helping to build resilience in the Finger Lakes! Safe Harbors provides free, confidential services for children, adults, and families who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking in Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties. They offer individual counseling, support groups, legal accompaniment, and personal advocacy…

Direct Air Capture: False Climate Solution?

This Thursday, March 10th, The Sanctuary for Independent Media is hosting a Virtual Town Hall about Direct Air Capture, in conjunction with Clean Air Coalition of Greater Ravena Coeymans, Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls, Beyond Plastics, People of Albany United for Safe Energy, Food & Water Watch, Green Education and Legal Fund, and…

Lobby for Extended Producer Responsibility

Be part of a virtual lobby day on March 10th and advocate for strong and effective Extended Producer Responsibility and Bottle Container Deposit laws. Click here to register through Beyond Plastics; they will assign you to a lobby group, and provide talking points and necessary zoom links. Not available on Thursday? Send a letter to…