Electric Vehicles at the Ellis Hollow Fair this Saturday!

This Saturday, September 11th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, there will be affordable electric vehicles on display at the Ellis Hollow Fair! Swing by and enjoy their sleek design, and see the differences between Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids, and All Battery Electric cars. Speak with an EV commuter, and learn what the world of electric vehicles has to offer – so close at hand! The average American drives less than 40 miles/day, and used EV’s go beyond that before needing a charge. Even without solar panels, EV drivers save an average of 60% on fuel costs and 50% on maintenance costs, compared with gas cars – these savings really add up! NYS is installing hundreds of rapid chargers along the interstate highways, near supermarkets and convenience stores. Come take a look and see if an EV is the right fit for you, or just learn more! More info on the fair can be found here.

Fix-a-Flat-Tire free workshops in Ithaca

Local resident Claire Dehm will offer three free Women at the Wheel bicycle repair workshops at the Ithaca Farmers Market pavilion in summer 2021. These workshops will be open to women and non-binary residents of Tompkins County, and give extensive instruction on fixing flat tires, helping to make bicycling a more viable form of transportation for more local people. A Neighborhood Mini-Grant will cover all costs of the workshops. Read more about recent Mini-Grant awardees here.

Learn to Ride! Or brush up on your bike skills

Do you need a learn to ride session or want to refresh your basic bike skills including your skills for safe riding in traffic? Small group bike skills classes for adults are back for Summer 2021. Each session will be customized to the skills you want to learn. Instructors are equipped to work with a range of abilities.

June Events

How will you support the sustainability movement this month? Will you thrift to fund grassroots initiatives? Take an educational hike to learn about invasive species? Rally with us to fight bitcoin mining? Explore the full calendar of events here.

Like to bike? Become a Bike Mentor!

Mentors will receive extensive training and support to be able to help teach people how to bike, encourage more bicycling this summer with fun activities, and connect folks to all the bicycling resources available in our community. And you may qualify for a $1,200 scholarship!

Win a Tesla!

Yes, you read that right! A lucky winner will go home with a 2020 Tesla Model 3, ($36,000) ARV, in the Friends of Rogers Electric Car Raffle 2021. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $25, 15 for $50, 35 for $100 or 200 for $500 and benefit Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center.

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.

Alliance for a Green Economy is Hiring!

Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) — headquartered in Syracuse, NY within the unceded territory of the Onondaga Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy — works to bring about a just transition to 100% renewable electricity, heating, and transportation. And they’re looking for two new team members: a Deputy Policy Director and an Events and Communications Manager!

Medical Motor Service of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc.

This nonprofit provides more than 475,000 trips per year to over 6,100 children, adults, and seniors with specialized needs in Monroe County. Their transportation solutions are safe, accessible and affordable, and include medical car services, shopping shuttles, senior center and elder care services and individualized contract services. And they’ve been doing this for over 90 years! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Visit their website or Facebook page to learn more about this valuable organization.

Boxy Bikes

Boxy Bikes is an e-bike and bike repair shop in Ithaca, NY. They have electric bikes to rent and buy and can also customize your regular bicycle to have electric assistance, allowing you to climb hills πŸ§—β€β™€οΈ, carry more πŸŽ’, and go fast πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ Open every day by appointment! πŸ“…


Way2Go brings together people, information, resources and leadership to work towards a more equitable and sustainable transportation system in Tompkins County and beyond. Way2Go partners on numerous transportation projects providing education and outreach on mobility challenges and solutions in Tompkins County and beyond. They also share information in person and online through their Facebook page and the Way2Go website, which houses an online directory of every transportation service in Tompkins County for local and regional travel, how-to videos, tips and tools and ways to get involved in community initiatives. Way2Go is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. To learn more about this organization and their partners, read this article.