Let’s rally for clean air & water!

With less than a month before voting starts, Environmental Advocates NY will be bringing together local elected officials and environmental advocates to rally in support of the state constitutional amendment that will be on your ballot (as Proposal #2) this fall that will give all New Yorkers a right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment. Come by to learn more about environmental rights and help spread the word about this important tool to ensure New York’s air, water, and environment are clean and healthy for generations to come!

We need your help to fight off the gas-guzzling crypto industry!

DEC will hold a public hearing on the air emissions from the Greenidge Plant on Oct 13th. In preparation for that hearing, on October 4 at 7:00 pm, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Seneca Lake Guardian, Food & Water Watch and Earthjustice are hosting a webinar, the Climate Consequences of Crypto-Currency: Speaking Out Against the Greenridge Fracked Gas Power Plant. This webinar will provide tips and tools for you to testify at the October 13th, 2021 public hearing on this dangerous project.

PFAS 101 Virtual Teach-in

Join Environmental Advocates NY next Thursday, September 30th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for a PFAS 101 Virtual Teach-in. During this session, you’ll learn all about PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), the push to expand drinking water testing for these cancer-cauing chemicals, and how you can take meaningful action on the issue. 

1000 Conversations – Tompkins County panel on climate

From 12:00PM to 12:45PM on Wednesday, September 22nd, Luis Aguirre-Torres (Director of Sustainability for the City of Ithaca) and Terry Carroll (Chief Sustainability Officer for Tompkins County) will be the first speakers for the 1000 Conversations Wednesday Panel series. Luis and Terry will talk about what sustainability and climate justice mean for our community. Luis and Terry will talk about what sustainability and climate justice mean for Ithaca & Tompkins County. They will discuss strategy, engagement, collaboration and the undeniable sense of urgency. 

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network hiring Executive Director!

Are you passionate about water resources and climate change? Looking for a career advocating for clean water and protecting our watershed? Do you have experience in sustainability, water policy or environmental science? The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network (CLWN) has begun the search for its new Executive Director to lead, administer and build upon its mission during this time of climate crisis. The CLWN is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with offices at Wells College in Aurora, NY.

Artists Invited to Create Wearable Reused Denim Art

SewGreen in Ithaca, NY invites artists and artisans to transform old denim jeans, jackets, or skirts into wearable art and enter them in an art and fashion show. Artists are encouraged to use a variety of media from paint to stitchery. The show will open at SewGreen in November 2021 as part of downtown Ithaca’s gallery night, and will stay up through the end of the year. Entries can be modelled at the opening or displayed as wall art.

Tompkins County Sustainability Department hiring Senior Planner

The Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department is currently seeking a Senior Planner to join our team of eight professional planners who work collaboratively across disciplines on planning as well as policy and program development and implementation. This Senior Planner position will primarily focus on sustainability, energy, and climate change, including overseeing the County’s innovative Business Energy Advisor (BEA) program.

Tell the Senate: No cutting corners on the Green New Deal!

Tuesday, August 3rd, more than 110 green, community, labor and faith groups recently released a letter urging President Biden and Congressional Democrat leaders to fund a 10-year, $42 trillion ecosocialist Green New Deal far larger than the $3.5 trillion stimulus package target pushed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Senator Schumer says he intends to bring his $3.5 trillion economic stimulus package up for an initial vote before the August recess. It will need only 50 votes in the Senate. We need to urge the Democrats to support a much more robust climate investment – this may be our last best chance for game-changing funding, with the GOP likely regaining control of at least one House in 2022 (Note that the House is already in recess and probably will not vote until September. Also, this stimulus is in addition to the bipartisan infrastructure package they have agreed to).

August Calendar of Events

It’s August! This month, you can hit the Ithaca Artist Market, volunteer to harvest blueberries for families in need, learn about hemp with Cornell, rally for fossil fuel divestment, and much more! See the August calendar of events here.