Webinar Recording! Hear Expert Testimonies: Sign the Petition and Oppose Cornell’s Plan for Plastic Fields

Greetings webinar registrants, Zero Waste Ithaca’s webinar recording, “The True Costs of Artificial Turf: Experts Discuss Cornell University’s New ‘PFAS-Free’ Project,” is now available!  Watch here. Presenter slides and resources: Available here. 55-page partially annotated bibliography: Read here. Also, here are some Q&A answers: View here. We hope these resources will be useful in your local battle against artificial…

Stop Greenidge’s Title V Permit Renewal!

Read more below on how to advocate for the rejection of Greenidge Generating Station’s Air Title V Facility Permit renewal. If the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation approves their permit renewal, this will have dangerous environmental impacts. Public Hearings: Legislative public comment hearings will be held virtually on Monday October 24, 2022, at 1:00 pm…

Urge Gov. Hochul to Stop Subsidizing the Fossil Fuel Industry!

To those representing organizations: The End Fossil Subsidies Coalition has written an organizational sign-on letter to Governor Hochul and Legislative Leadership, urging them to eliminate non-essential tax subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. The Fossil Fuel Subsidy Elimination Act would remove over $300 million of these subsidies. This coalition letter calls for Governor Hochul, Senators,…

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…