Dryden’s streambank restoration currently underway

(Full credit goes to Kevin Smith at Tompkins Weekly, Jan 10th 2024) After a few years of developing, planning and applying for grant funding, the town of Dryden’s streambank restoration project has commenced. Known as the Fall Creek streambed and streambank stabilization project, it will involve: The project began last year and is anticipated to conclude…

Bitcoin Mining Used More Water Than New York City Last Year

(Full Credit belongs to Eric Niiler at The Wall Street Journal, December 6th 2023) A water hog is lurking in your crypto wallet.   Bitcoin-mining operations slurp up billions of gallons of water globally each year.  Estimates vary, but the annual footprint is projected to surpass 591 billion gallons of water this year, according to an article published last week in…

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is hiring!

The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network is accepting applications for a Program Associate! The Program Associate has a central role in carrying out our community-based programs and organizational development. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, flexible hours, and a combination of in-person and remote work. The position description and application instructions can be viewed below and…

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Upstate New Yorkers Won’t Vote for Gov. Hochul without Cryptomining Action

News from Seneca Lake Guardian: “As Governor Hochul delays any decision around climate-killing cryptomining, local electeds and voters pledge to vote for candidates who prioritize everyday New Yorkers and the climate over crypto billionaires DRESDEN, NY (06/17/2022) (readMedia)– Cryptomining has become a flashpoint for democratic voters, as crypto crashes and Governor Hochul delays any decision around climate-killing…

Sustainable Finger Lakes celebrates 18 years

(Tompkins Weekly, 5-25-22, by Gay Nicholson) Sustainable Tompkins was launched 18 years ago by a small team of local environmental and social justice activists. Weaving together our knowledge, networks and energy, we helped our community discover and adopt more sustainable patterns of living and working. Through workshops, master classes, monthly potlucks, energy fairs, study circles,…