County Works to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Tompkins Weekly, 8-10-2, by Peter Bardaglio) As it has since 2009, the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI) recently issued its annual report on member activities in 2021 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to clean energy. A coalition of activists leaders and concerned citizens, TCCPI meets monthly to discuss and share…

Food System Plan Accepted by Legislature

(Tompkins Weekly, 7-27-22, by Katie Hallas) The Tompkins County Food System Plan: A Roadmap for our Food Future — presented to the County Legislature on July 19 — was enthusiastically supported with all 13 legislators present voting unanimously to accept the plan. The draft plan is available at tompkinsfoodfuture.org/theplan, and community members are encouraged to…

Seed Travels Gives Insight into Agriculture

(Tompkins Weekly, 7-13-2022, by Rebecca Cutter) Seed Travels is a movement that began 16 years ago when a group of Maya Achi farmers traveled from Guatemala to the Southwest to share the story of the amaranth seed. In May, Julian Vasquez Chun, Maya Achi farmer and agroecology program coordinator for The Garden’s Edge, traveled to…