Take Action: No fracked gas for Bitcoin mining

Companies are flocking to New York to re-open dirty old power plants to generate power for cryptocurrency mining operations.  The kind of cryptocurrency mining used to make Bitcoin, known as “proof of work,” uses thousands of computers to solve complex math equations. These computer farms are extremely energy-intensive. According to the New York Times, this practice consumes…

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,…

Check Out this Webinar Series

Regional HeatSmart Teams, Renewable Heat Now, and various community partners and guests are offering a webinar series this spring on building electrification. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to heat your home without using fossil fuels? Learn about heat pumps, energy efficiency, and more by attending the following webinars, each one at 7pm on…

Direct Air Capture: False Climate Solution?

This Thursday, March 10th, The Sanctuary for Independent Media is hosting a Virtual Town Hall about Direct Air Capture, in conjunction with Clean Air Coalition of Greater Ravena Coeymans, Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls, Beyond Plastics, People of Albany United for Safe Energy, Food & Water Watch, Green Education and Legal Fund, and…

Lobby for Extended Producer Responsibility

Be part of a virtual lobby day on March 10th and advocate for strong and effective Extended Producer Responsibility and Bottle Container Deposit laws. Click here to register through Beyond Plastics; they will assign you to a lobby group, and provide talking points and necessary zoom links. Not available on Thursday? Send a letter to…

Tell Gov. Hochul: Commit to green housing!

Before you unplug for the winter break, please join Renewable Heat Now for two quick actions to keep the pressure on Governor Hochul in advance of her State-of-the-State address on January 5th: 1) Call Governor Hochul at 877-235-6537. We’re asking her to commit to 2 million energy-efficient, all-electric homes by 2030 and a Green Affordable Housing Fund in her State-of-the-State address on January 5th. 2) Sign up to take part in this Twitter action to pressure Governor Hochul. You can participate even if you don’t use Twitter. There is a social media package with guidelines, ideas, and sample tweets to make it easy to participate.

Fossil Free Buildings Virtual Town Hall – Wed. Dec 1st

New York leads the nation in premature deaths resulting from the air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels in buildings for heating, hot water, and cooking, which also contributes to one third of New York’s emissions. The Renewable Heat Now Campaign is organizing to win a package of funding and bills that will get fossil fuels out of our buildings and make renewable alternatives more affordable and equitable. Join our upcoming Town Hall this Wednesday, December 1st, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm to learn how you can get involved in the movement for renewable heat and how we will build our power to win! Speakers will include Sen. Kavanagh and AM Gallagher, who sponsored the All-Electric Building Act, which would ban fossil fuels in new buildings across New York!

Ithaca’s makes history! Let’s discuss…

Join us this Wednesday, November 10th to discuss the City of Ithaca’s electrification program! The fifth installment of the 1000 Conversations: Power Lunches series is this week. The City of Ithaca made history this past Wednesday as the first city to commit to decarbonizing 100% of its building stock – including commercial and residential buildings. From 12:00pm to 12:45pm on Wednesday, November 10th, Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres, Director of Sustainability, will be joined by Donnel Baird, CEO of BlocPower, to talk about the City’s plans to roll out this monumental, first-of-its-kind program.

March Events!

Women, Climate, and more! Catch a climate-action film, learn about the pros and cons of ranked-choice voting, or build your gardening skills! Click through our March calendar to peruse the many ways to participate in the movement.

Apply for a home through Habitat for Humanity!

Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins & Cortland Counties is holding an open application period from January 15th – April 15th 2021. The selected homebuyer family would partner with Habitat and White Hawk Ecovillage Community, Inc in Danby to build a modest, efficient, and ecologically minded home in the White Hawk Community. The family will work alongside TCHFH’s staff and volunteers, including White Hawk members, to build their home.

Tell Ithaca: Let’s do better!

Back in 2017, the City and Town of Ithaca proposed a “green building policy” for new construction and major renovations that was pretty advanced for its time… in 2017. Now, in 2021, the City and Town are proposing to vote on it. However, policy that was advanced in 2017 is not advanced today … they need to strengthen the law before passing it. YOU CAN HELP! Here are 3 easy actions for you to take before the public hearing TOMORROW. It will make a big difference to our representatives to know they have support for this important policy from a broad base of the community.