Is it safe to swim in the lake?

This summer, as temperatures rise and nutrient and fertilizer runoff increases in the Finger Lakes, make sure you check the water before you jump in. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has a notification page and interactive map where you can check to see where harmful algal blooms (HABs) have been reported. Since exposure to…

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Upstate New Yorkers Won’t Vote for Gov. Hochul without Cryptomining Action

News from Seneca Lake Guardian: “As Governor Hochul delays any decision around climate-killing cryptomining, local electeds and voters pledge to vote for candidates who prioritize everyday New Yorkers and the climate over crypto billionaires DRESDEN, NY (06/17/2022) (readMedia)– Cryptomining has become a flashpoint for democratic voters, as crypto crashes and Governor Hochul delays any decision around climate-killing…

Alternative Power Solutions of NY, LLC

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rages on and gas prices continue to soar, we are reminded of the political and economic need to shift away from a fossil fuel-based economy – not to mention the environmental implications. Thankfully, alternative energy is becoming increasingly accessible! Alternative Power Solutions in East Syracuse is dedicated to increasing the…

Thrive Seeks a New Project Director

Thrive Ithaca EcoVillage Education Center, the education and outreach arm of EcoVillage at Ithaca, is hiring! Are you a creative, responsible, and articulate professional who enjoys coordinating various tasks and responsibilities associated with running an organization? Thrive’s ideal candidate is someone who supports and is familiar with the mission of the EcoVillage, has project management/coordination…

Stonecat Cafe & Guest House

Stonecat Cafe in Hector, NY is dedicated to providing fresh, regional cuisine and reducing their environmental footprint, while keeping prices affordable and accessible. While looking through the images on their menu, I couldn’t settle on just one to feature – so many of the offerings look delicious! The Cafe recently went through a re-envisioning process…

Roots Cafe

Roots Cafe is a fun and welcoming restaurant that supports local businesses and celebrates Finger Lakes abundance in everything from the organic produce, drinks, and meats that they serve to the flowers on their tables. I happened to be driving by last month, and the vibrant blues and purples of the historic home-turned-restaurant drew me…

Take Action: No fracked gas for Bitcoin mining

Companies are flocking to New York to re-open dirty old power plants to generate power for cryptocurrency mining operations.  The kind of cryptocurrency mining used to make Bitcoin, known as “proof of work,” uses thousands of computers to solve complex math equations. These computer farms are extremely energy-intensive. According to the New York Times, this practice consumes…

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…