Reuse Center Contest

How do you ReUse? Submit a brief video, photos, or quote telling them how you celebrate Earth Day every day through reuse, whether it’s through creative reuse projects or items you reuse in your home or office. Three entries will win a ReUse gift card!

Cafe Dewitt Earth Day Dinner

 Exciting News! Cafe Dewitt is hosting a special Earth Day dinner with all proceeds going to SFLX! Indulge in a delicious meal while supporting our mission to fund sustainable projects across the Finger Lakes. Get your tickets now and spread the word. Let’s enjoy a fantastic evening for an even better cause!  Date: Monday, April…

A stall at the Freeville Farmers' Market, a market founded with support from a Neighborhood Mini-Grant. Photo provided.

Neighborhood Mini-Grants Build Sustainability, Equity, and Resilient Communities

(Tompkins Weekly, 3-13-24, by Sasha Paris) Humans and “the environment” that sustains us are not separate. Environmental damage, economic inequity, and social injustice are interwoven in many ways, and their solutions must be as well. This is the philosophy of Sustainable Finger Lakes, carried out in our work, including our Neighborhood Mini-Grant program. Since 2008,…

League of Women Voters of Tompkins County Presents…

FRACKING WITH CO2: Examining the Plan for the Southern Tier With Irene Weiser.  Retired veterinarian, 3-term town council member, Coordinator of Fossil Free Tompkins, and longtime environmental activist. Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 7 to 8:30 pm by zoom Co-sponsors:   Broome-Tioga, Cortland, and Steuben-Chemung chapters of the League of Women Voters,                         Campaign for Renewable Energy, Fossil…

Neighborhood Mini-Grant Applications Due April 1

Do you have an idea for a project to make our community more sustainable, resilient, or inclusive? Need a little help in covering the costs? Sustainable Finger Lakes is accepting applications for our spring/summer 2024 round of Neighborhood Mini-Grants. The Sustainable Finger Lakes Neighborhood Mini-Grant program supports initiatives building resilience, equity, and environmental stewardship in Tompkins…

Trees, Glorious Trees: Ancient Solutions Coupled with Modern Innovations Make for a Climate Resilient Practice Worth Spreading

(Tompkins Weekly, 2-21-24, by Erika Frenay) Of all the strategies farmers could employ to both sequester carbon AND shield their farms from climate-changed-induced weather chaos, what do you think is at the top of the list? Silvopasture! Livestock + trees + pasture = silvopasture, and it’s ranked by Project Drawdown as the #1 agricultural strategy…