Home Composting

Tompkins Weekly   10-8-18 By Adam Michaelides Fall is an excellent time of year to compost. Dead leaves are becoming abundant once again. These “brown” materials are just what the outdoor compost needs throughout the year to feed microorganisms, and provide adequate airflow. If you compost outdoors, take the time to squirrel away bags of dry…

Neighborhood Mini-Grant Supports Recycling by the Family Reading Partnership

Sometimes a small investment can have a large impact on an organization or business’s operations, raising efficiency while reducing environmental impacts. The Family Reading Partnership, a Danby-based organization devoted to distributing children’s books throughout Tompkins County, has long taken its recyclables to the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center, a 14-mile round trip made by…

Going Electric

Tompkins Weekly   8-13-18 By Bryan Roy Do you drive a plug-in electric vehicle? Are you planning to in the next year? If not, what’s stopping you? There are over 360 plug-in vehicles in Tompkins County and that number is growing every month. Several factors influence the adoption of electric vehicles (EV), and EVTompkins is working…