Rosie is a grocery delivery service that works with your local grocers to bring you the food you’ve come to trust! They help grow the local economy by supporting and marketing local artisans, growers and producers who in turn hire more local workers, infuse money into the economy and foster strong local cultures. They also accept SNAP benefits, allowing greater access to food.
A fellow artist at the former Spirit and Kitsch gallery once told Corinne Stern, “I love the way you floof things up!” That comment inspired the name of Stern’s new enterprise, Floof Collage pARTy! Headquartered in Stern’s 500 square foot studio on Burleigh Road in Ithaca, the studio offers a mixed-media experience to unlock the inner artist. Decorate with a variety of materials, further embellish with a few more, and add a bit of something else for good measure. Many of her materials are recycled and repurposed!
Finger Lakes Zero Waste Coalition is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting sustainable waste management practices, and to leading the fight to oppose the expansion of landfills for out-of-county and out-of-state garbage. And they need your support! Thank you, FLZWC, for fighting to protect life!
A versatile program in a growing field, the Sustainable Communities program integrates environmental protection, economic vitality and social equity to solve the challenges of communities around the world.
Buy Nothing groups create hyper-local gift economies. Simply join your local Facebook group, ask for what you need, gift what you don’t, and comment to claim! In the process you will get useful things for free, prevent waste, declutter your life, help out your neighbors, and form community connections that foster a spirit of generosity.
Vaughn and Sue Sherman of Jerry Dell Farm have a mission to produce quality, fresh and local foods. They have been certified organic since 2000! Jerry Dell Farm Store, located at the Freeville location, offers certified organic produce (provided by Ithaca Organics), local free-range eggs, and their own Raw Milk Cheddar Cheese – as well as other Artisan raw milk cheeses from around the Finger Lakes.
Rogers Environmental Education Center, also known as Friends of Rogers, in Sherburne, NY, is a place for hiking, birding, and nature-appreciating. They also have programs for adults, camps for kids, and other educational events that make use of 600 acres of protected land.
Want your own rain garden or green roof? You may be eligible for one…..for free! OMG! (The One Million Gallons Community Partnership) is a program of Atlantic States Legal Foundation, with the goal of intercepting 1 million gallons of stormwater from the combined sewer system in Syracuse by 2025. Click here to learn more.
Boss women of “a certain age”, rallying for social justice, a clean environment, and peace through the power of SONG! Go grannies! Visit their Facebook page to hear their ditties.
Kimchi, Kombucha, & Pickles, oh my (…….and dilly beans, and kvass, fireside tonic, and so much more)! Food & Ferments, a Cortland-based company makes naturally-fermented food and drink, and works with local farmers, retailers, & restaurants to help to bridge the gap the processed food era has made. We love it! Visit their Facebook page to keep up with them.
Got an apple tree? South Hill Cider wants your apples (and twigs)! The Finger Lakes Apple Tree Project is an effort to preserve species of native apple trees by using old twigs to propogate, and using native apples to create unique new varieties of cider! Cheers to these environmental stewards!
Think you’ve visited all the thrift stores Ithaca has to offer? Think again! The ReUse Trail has a catalog of all the places in Ithaca & Tompkins County to buy secondhand furniture, clothing, books & music, computers & electronics, sports & outdoor equipment, art & sewing materials, and antiques. Check it out!
How do they help the planet? Let us count the ways!
Cornell Small Farms Program is an offshoot of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). They have information GALORE for aspiring and current small farmers, gardeners, beekeepers, livestock producers, and more. Check out their upcoming workshop series on everything under the sun, with tiered pricing based on income level. Their newsletter is also packed with news, funding opportunities, events, and more! Subscribe to keep up with them and take advantage of these resources.
Trumansburg Families Gift Economy is a Facebook group that connects people in and around Trumansburg who want to give or receive goods. Simply like the page, ask for what you need, or tell people what you’re giving away! This helps us save money reduce waste and build community connections. Sharing is caring!