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!
What will you do this month? Vote early? Learn about urban farming in Rochester? Make your own jerky? Explore our calendar or events here.
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.
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.
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.
After 20 years of leadership, vision, and rigorous work to monitor and protect our local streams and lakes, CSI’s founding Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Penningroth, is preparing to transition away. The Managing Co-Director position is described, in brief, below and is now open for applications.
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.
On Thursday, September 9th @ 6:30 pm, join the League of Women Voters, Environmental Advocates New York, and VoteEarlyNY for a webinar discussing the five ballot propositions all New York State voters will have the opportunity to vote on in November.
Friday, September 10, 5:30 to 8:30pm. Sheldrake Point Winery 7448 County Road 153, Ovid, NY. Please RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited to 120 people. Please forward widely. The event has several purposes…
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.
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.
Join Community Science Institute for these educational family-friendly events on the lake in August.
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).
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.
The City of Ithaca is accepting applications for Sustainability Specialist, a temporary contract position that will help implement the City’s Green New Deal. Applications are due July 28.