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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…

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Finger Lakes ReUse Receives Conservation Award

(Tompkins Weekly, 6-22-22, By JoAnn Kowalski) Finger Lakes ReUse (FLR) has received the 19th annual Richard B. Fischer Environmental Conservation Award for 2021. The award was established in 2003 by the Town of Ithaca Conservation Board to honor Fischer for his significant efforts to preserve important environmental resources in the town of Ithaca. Members of…

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…

Sustainable Finger Lakes celebrates 18 years

Sustainable Tompkins was launched 18 years ago by a small team of local environmental and social justice activists. Weaving together our knowledge, networks and energy, we helped our community discover and adopt more sustainable patterns of living and working. Through workshops, master classes, monthly potlucks, energy fairs, study circles, Earth Day rallies and multi-day regional…

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,…

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UPCOMING WEBINAR – Finger Lakes Forecast: Reducing Flood Risks for Your Home, 5/25 at Noon! 

Join us on May 25th at Noon for “Finger Lakes Forecast: Reducing Flood Risks for Your Home” to learn how the recent changes to FEMA’s flood maps will affect you and your home. Hear Scott Doyle, formerly of Tompkins County Planning & Sustainability, Sally Hoyt of Tompkins Insurance Agencies, and Alan Springett, hydrologist and flood mitigation specialist, discuss…

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…

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Sustainable Tompkins Puts Sustainability on the Map

The Sustainable Finger Lakes Map created by Sustainable Tompkins provides a visual interface for people interested in learning more about the regional sustainability movement. People are coming together across our region to relocalize the economy, make our systems of local governance more just and democratic, and protect our land, air, and water for future generations. The Map currently has…

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…