“Signs of Sustainability” Column in Tompkins Weekly

 

Our local sustainability movement is so vibrant and active that we’ve needed our own weekly newspaper column to share all the success stories about our initiatives! The “Signs of Sustainability” column in Tompkins Weekly started in 2007, and features a weekly essay by a local sustainability leader about upcoming events or emerging issues. Find out out how you can submit an essay for the column!

Trees, Glorious Trees: Ancient Solutions Coupled with Modern Innovations Make for a Climate Resilient Practice Worth Spreading

(Tompkins Weekly, 2-21-24, by Erika Frenay) Of all the strategies farmers could employ to both sequester carbon AND shield their farms from climate-changed-induced weather chaos, what do you think is at the top of the list? Silvopasture! Livestock + trees + pasture = silvopasture, and it’s ranked by Project Drawdown as the #1 agricultural strategy…

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Climate Hope

(Tompkins Weekly, 1-3-24, by Miranda Phillips) Like many of us, I’ve struggled with climate despair. This came to a head one winter when, hearing about the death toll of an intense Christmas ice storm, I said to my husband, “How many more people have to die senselessly before we do something.”  My husband replied, “I…

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Sustainable Investing Via Environmental, Social and Governance Risks

(Tompkins Weekly, 9-13-23, by Betsy Keokosky) There is a sustainable investment development gaining momentum recently that is worth keeping an eye on.  It is the practice of analyzing a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, and assessing opportunities for improving them.  Here, Governance means the internal governance of the company itself in areas such…

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TCCPI Report Highlights County Achievements on Climate Action and Clean Energy

(Tompkins Weekly, 8-23-23, by Peter Bardaglio) Once again, as it has since 2009, the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI) issued its annual report earlier this summer on member efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate the transition to clean energy, and build a more resilient, sustainable community. A coalition of activist leaders and concerned citizens, TCCPI…

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Goodbye, Get Your GreenBack: Lessons from the Last Decade

(Tompkins Weekly, 6-14-23, by Karim Beers) Get Your GreenBack Tompkins is saying goodbye. For 12 years, this community-supported initiative led by Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County has engaged and supported households and organizations with local food access, waste reduction, savings on transportation and energy, and carbon emissions reductions. As director of Get Your GreenBack, I…

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Sustainability Science at the Paleontological Research Institution

(Tompkins Weekly, 5-24-23, by Debra Freeman) Whether you are a Finger Lakes native or visitor, if you want to better understand global climate change and see local signs of sustainability, start at the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI). Affiliated with Cornell University, PRI comprises four buildings, 100 acres, and more: laboratories in Palmer Hall; outdoor education…

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Getting to Know the EQIP Program

(Tompkins Weekly, 11-22-23, by Eric Banford) The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has many programs beneficial to farmers, ranchers and forest landowner. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is one such program that we are utilizing for our farm in Danby, NY. We are participating in a cost share incentive program to establish pollinator habitat…

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ProSocial Discussions

(Tompkins Weekly, 3-8-2023, by Cathleen Banford) Recently, some folks met in downtown Ithaca to generate conversations centered on regional biological regeneration. Plans are underway to gather again, bringing local organizations into the conversation. Ithaca was just one stop of several for Joe Brewer and his partner Penny Heiple, who host webinars based on developing regional…

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NY Renews Coalition’s Proposal to Fund New York’s Landmark Climate Law Could Unlock $$ for Ithaca Green New Deal

(Tompkins Weekly, 1-25-23, by Zasu Scott) New York’s hard-fought climate law was a big win for the climate justice movement. The landmark Climate and Community Protection Act (CLCPA or Climate Act) passed in 2019 set ambitious targets for both emission reductions and environmental justice, including a mandate for 40% emissions reduction by 2030. It’s already…

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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,…

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A Case for Agroforestry, Payments for Ecosystem Services

Tompkins Weekly      3-23-22 By Graham Savio It’s heartening to see common threads in recent Signs of Sustainability articles highlighting the triple bottom line of economics, environment and equity in our local agricultural system. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) is engaging with these challenges in a number of ways, one of which is through…

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Resource Programs Promote Conservation

Tompkins Weekly    2-9-22 By Cathleen and Eric Banford Farming is changing at a rapid pace. As we look past the industrial farming model, some of the fast-emerging focuses for small farmers are Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), farm-to-table relationships, healthy lunch school programs and edible food forests. Benefits include added nutritional value, but beyond that, it…

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Discover Cayuga Lake Joins Carbon Offsetting Campaign

Tompkins Weekly        12-8-21 By Marisa Lansing This fall, Discover Cayuga Lake, well known for its community eco-cruises, Floating Classroom and even DJ cruises, joined the local business carbon offsetting campaign to battle climate change, Finger Lakes Enterprises for Climate Action (FLECA). With the help of cruise-goers, they offset three years of their boat’s diesel emissions…

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TCCPI 2020 Annual Report Released, Part 2

Tompkins Weekly       8-11-21 By Peter Bardaglio As noted in Part I, the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI) has been compiling reports from coalition members on their annual efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, facilitate the transition to a clean energy economy and strengthen climate resiliency since 2009. The Park Foundation has provided generous…

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New Volunteer Program: Climate Stewards

Tompkins Weekly 2-24-21 By Margaret Royall This March, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) will begin recruiting for the Climate Stewards volunteer training program. Application materials will be available in March on the CCE-Tompkins website at http://ccetompkins.org/environment/climate-stewards-volunteers. Climate Stewards builds upon the successful models of CCE’s existing Master Gardener and Master Composter volunteer programs.…

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Project Documents Sustainable Farming

Tompkins Weekly 2-10-21 By Graham Savio Agriculture is a relatively minor contributor toward greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for 9.9% of total U.S. emissions in 2018 according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Meanwhile, the sector has substantial capacity to contribute toward climate change mitigation efforts by offsetting emissions from other sectors as…

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New Compost Resources, 2020 Composter Training

Tompkins Weekly 1-22-20 By Adam Michaelides Forty-two counties in New York state have “cloned” Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County’s (CCETC) Compost Resources webpage. The many factsheets (and now educational videos) created and updated since the Compost Program’s inception in 1991 are readily available to millions of New Yorkers. For the past two years, Master…

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Transportation for Sustainability: Move People, Not Cars

Tompkins Weekly 11-27-19 By Dawn Montayne Way2Go, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, has a mission to provide information and education that connects people with transportation options and facilitates new community transportation solutions. Way2Go partners on numerous transportation projects providing education and outreach on mobility challenges and solutions in Tompkins County and…

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The Sixth Extinction?

Tompkins Weekly 5-8-19 By Richard W. Franke “We should really thank our lucky stars,” wrote world-famous Alexander Agassiz, Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, the late Stephen Jay Gould, when discussing the K-T mass extinction of the dinosaurs that took place about 66 million years ago. Acknowledging the current theory of a monster asteroid slamming…

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What’s on Your Plate? Full Plate Farm CSA Feeds & Serves Community

Tompkins Weekly 4-9-19 By Sarah Huang Christianne White first started her Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription with The Full Plate Farm Collective because she wanted to maintain a healthier diet and support small farms. “I really wanted to eat food that was produced locally,” she explained. “And I wanted to eat more vegetables.” A couple…

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Community Decision Making: Voice

Tompkins Weekly     12-24-18 By Cathleen Banford In September, I attended the “Local Economic Development Conference,” organized by Veronica Johnson and the Civil Advocacy Project. Guest speaker Bruce Seifer, with the support of Bernie Sanders, began the work of promoting progressive entrepreneurship in Burlington, VT. Small businesses grew in the wake of Seifer’s advocacy.…

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Heat Smart, Cool Smart, and Reap the Benefits!

Tompkins Weekly   8-27-18 By Jonathan Comstock Beneficial electrification needs to become a familiar household concept just like the value of renewable energy. Renewable energy comes from sources that are self-renewing, like solar, wind and hydropower. But merely converting our current electric use to renewably sourced electricity is not enough. We also need to eliminate…

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The Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration & Protection Plan

Tompkins Weekly     2-12-18 By Hilary Lambert It is a challenge to unify the administratively complex Cayuga Lake watershed for restoration, conservation, and protection. This 785-square mile watershed includes: • Three counties on the lakeshore (Cayuga, Seneca, and Tompkins) – and smaller upland portions of three more (Cortland, Tioga, and Schuyler). • 45 municipalities (cities,…

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Resistance Vision

Tompkins Weekly         10-23-17 By Elan Shapiro We’re committed to the Common Good. We hold ourselves and our officials and institutions accountable to future generations. We keep showing up. We put People First and Earth First. We protect our home places and our threatened community members. We’re “connecting the dots,” reaching across our divides, stretching beyond…

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CCE Tompkins’ Green Buildings Open House Sure to Inspire

Tompkins Weekly         9-11-17 By Guillermo Metz It’s back! After taking a couple of years off to focus on other work, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is bringing back the Green Buildings Open House. For one day, Saturday, September 30, you can visit homes throughout Tompkins County that feature the latest and time-honored green building…

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HeatSmart Shares Benefits of Fossil-free Heating, Cooling

Tompkins Weekly        3-27-17 By Jonathan Comstock Residents across Tompkins County are discovering that they can make their homes more comfortable year round while simultaneously doing their part to reduce the world-wide-waste, pollution, and climate change impacts associated with fossil fuel based energy use. How is this accomplished? Through electric heat pump systems.…

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Community Solar Opens Door for Everyone

Tompkins Weekly    11-14-16 By Terry Carroll The solar industry has had plenty to celebrate over the past few years: Declining prices and improving technology coupled with government incentives and rebates have seen the solar industry undergo tremendous growth. This past month, a particularly notable event occurred that could help everyday consumers even more. I’m not…

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Making Ithaca’s Streets Come Alive — An Interview with Streets Alive! Director Vikki Armstrong

Tompkins Weekly      9-19-16 By Tom Knipe Streets Alive! is coming up on Sunday, September 25, on Plain Street in Ithaca’s Southside neighborhood. Streets Alive! is this: A stretch of streets is closed to cars for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon where the entire community is invited to walk, bicycle, dance, play…

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Cooling Assistance Program Helps Renters, Homeowners Beat the Heat

Tompkins Weekly      8-1-16 By Frank Howe Given the extraordinary heat wave Tompkins County is currently experiencing, Tompkins Community Action, Inc. (TCAction) is actively participating in Tompkins County’s Cooling Assistance Program offered by the Tompkins County Department of Social Services. This program provides for the purchase and installation of air conditioners or a fan…

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Harvest Dinners Benefit Healthy Food For All

Tompkins Weekly     7-4-16 By Elizabeth Karabinakis Fingerling salt potatoes in lavender butter, field greens with smoke-dried sungold tomatoes drizzled with aged balsamic and herb-infused truffle oil, spit roasted Piggery porchetta stuffed with rosemary, black pepper and garlic served with fennel jus, handmade gnocchi in pesto cream sauce, peach cobbler with vanilla bean creme…

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Why Diversity is Vital in the Fight Against Climate Change

Ithaca Voice       2-8-16 By Margo Hittleman To successfully address climate change, we must shift from pursuing diversity “because we should” and recognize that “If we don’t, we will fail.” Here’s why, along with some ideas for how. The need to “cultivate diversity” is a foundational requirement for those working on ecological sustainability.…

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Do We Have the Courage to Experience Thanksgiving?

Tompkins Weekly 11-23-15 By Eric Clay This Thanksgiving, we need new foods to feed our families. The old comfort foods won’t sustain us in a world of refugees, terror, race and class issues, climate disturbances, and partisanship. Social psychologists and anthropologists have made significant progress in documenting how our prejudice and distrust may be overcome…

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Tune in to Radio-Supported Community

Tompkins Weekly 5-25-15 By Volunteers at WRFI As we say in our station identification, WRFI is volunteer-run, listener-supported, non-commercial local radio. We broadcast at 88.1 fm and live-stream at http://www.wrfi.org/.  Noted in our Mission Statement is our commitment to peace, justice, sustainability, freedom of expression, cultural diversity, integrity, and joy.  What we love about this…

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Cancer Resource Center Contributes to Community Sustainability & Resiliency

Tompkins Weekly 3-30-15 By Fran Spadafora Manzella, LMSW The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRC) is a local non-profit serving people living with or affected by cancer in Tompkins and surrounding counties. We provide a number of services to help preserve the energy and resources of individuals going through and following cancer treatment…

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China Offers Lessons in Sustainable Living

Tompkins Weekly 3-2-15 By George Frantz Perception is a dangerous thing. It’s dangerous because too often perception is misperception, and misperception can distort reality, stifle the imagination, and close doors to solutions. Take for example our misperception of the radical changes taking place in China, and their huge environmental implications. The common American misperception is…

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Hydrilla Management Requires Flexible Solutions

Tompkins Weekly 11-10-14 By James Balyszak Similar to previous years, the 2014 hydrilla treatment season was an active and eventful one. Overall, 2014 herbicide treatments to thwart the growth of the invasive hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) plant were highly successful. Hydrilla tubers, the seeds that allow this invasive water weed to overwinter, are nearly gone from Cayuga…

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Global Warming Theories Confirmed

Tompkins Weekly 9-1-14 By Richard W. Franke “Is the Earth’s climate changing? The answer is unequivocally ‘Yes.’” So wrote the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its 2001 Third Assessment Report. The IPCC’s 2001 report reflected an overwhelming scientific consensus that global warming was occurring and that human activities – in particular the release…

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On the March for Climate Change Action

Tompkins Weekly 8-11-14 By Richard W. Franke Journalist, author and climate activist Bill McKibben and thousands of others are organizing the largest ever climate justice demonstration to coincide with the United Nations Climate Crisis Summit that will take place starting September 23 at UN headquarters in NYC (http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/). The mass march will be the culmination…

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Ithaca Earth Day: Living Green for More than a Day

Tompkins Weekly 4-28-14 by Susan Anne Weiner and Joey Diana Gates Earth Day’s message of protecting our environment is particularly timely this year, as scientists report increased climate change and predictions of worldwide food shortages, and communities engage in emotional debates over the safety and sanity of hydrofracking. Though reports contain their moments of doom and gloom, Earth…

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Collaborative Team Tackles Big Challenges for the City and Town

Tompkins Weekly 2-10-14 By Noah Demarest Downtown Ithaca has a new home for a group of experienced design professionals sharing space and working to build more sustainable projects, neighborhoods, cities, towns and regions.  STREAM Colab, a new shared co-working space, is home to a bevy of professional consultants including planning firms Whitham Planning & Design…

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Five Ways You Can Help Build Sustainable Transportation in 2014

Tompkins Weekly 2-3-14 By Dwight Mengel & Ferando deAragon Transportation is key to almost all activities that take place within a community. The ability of people to reach needed destinations impacts the viability of businesses, health and human services, economic development, local government, and more. We can “think globally, live locally and act regionally” for…

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Ithaca Children’s Garden integrates permaculture education into programs and site

Tompkins Weekly 04/29/13 By Erin Marteal Permaculture is a word becoming more commonly heard in mainstream conversations these days, particularly around our fair city of Ithaca.  Recent visiting speakers on the subject including Peter Bane and Ben Falk have spoken to packed rooms with standing room only, and people who are just beginning to understand

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Local Permaculture Organizations Team Up to Provide Scholarships

Tompkins Weekly 04/22/2013 By Michael Burns Since 2005, the founding members of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI, pronounced flip-see) articulated a goal to improve access to its intensive Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course held each summer. Eight years and eleven permaculture design courses later, FLPCI has a growing alumni network that is helping this…

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TCAction Gets Your GreenBack

Tompkins Weekly 02/25/2013 By Danielle Harrington Linda Corey and Trixie Skinner have this to say about the weatherization work Tompkins Community Action (TCAction) did on their rental home in Brooktondale:  “Weatherization was like a dream—like we won the lottery. Our home now has better windows, insulation—everything.  The crew was wonderful; they worked well together, they…

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Sustainable Community Still Growing

Tompkins Weekly 01/14/2013 By Jessica Santos The beginning of winter brings festive holidays, time with our families, and warm sweaters – and, of course, the conclusion of another Signs of Sustainability season.  Since 2006, Sustainable Tompkins has coordinated this program to recognize and publicly thank local individuals, organizations, businesses and governments for undertaking sustainable actions…

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Steps to Sustainability Part 11 of a Series: Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic

Tompkins Weekly 12/31/2012 By Richard W. Franke Native American farmers built sustainable practices into their culture. For example, the famous Haudenosaunee “three sisters” farming method (Article 1 in this series) was both a practical way to produce nutritious food and to maintain the resource base. It was also an integral part of the sacred belief…

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Neighborhood Mini-Grant Deadline is December 1st

Tompkins Weekly 11/26/12 By Jake Fitzpatrick Sustainable Tompkins’ Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program is preparing to award more mini-grants to the community as the December 1st application deadline approaches. Shortly thereafter the Neighborhood Mini-grant Council, comprised of local sustainability leaders, will deliberate and award sustainable projects with grants ranging from $150-$750. Mini-grants support resident initiated projects that…

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Sustainability is a Society of Systems Thinkers

Tompkins Weekly 10/08/2012 By Derek Cabrera What is the crisis? My colleagues and I surveyed the faculty of Cornell University to identify how scientists from different disciplines thought about the most pressing crises facing humanity. Respondents brainstormed 116 diverse crises, sorted and ranked them in terms of importance and solvability. We used multidimensional scaling and…

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2nd Annual Food Justice Summit Celebrates Food, Culture and Sustainability with Community Partners

Tompkins Weekly – August 13, 2012 by Alison Fromme Farm fields and foodies flourish in the Finger Lakes, but the abundance of our region is not available to all. “Although Tompkins County is revered as an agriculturally rich region, unemployment and underemployment combined with rising food and other basic living costs is causing our community…

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Signs of Sustainability” Continue To Emerge

Tompkins Weekly– July 30, 2012 by Marian Brown Sustainable Tompkins continues to keep its eyes peeled for additional “Signs of Sustainability” emerging throughout our region: new sustainable enterprises, new sustainability-related organizations, and new sustainability activities by existing organizations or business. During the second quarter of 2012, we have discovered dozens more new examples of sustainable…

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Healthy Food For All’s Harvest Dinners: Growing a Sustainable Food System through Culinary Celebrations

Tompkins Weekly — July 23, 2012 by Liz Karabinakis Summer is in full swing, which means fresh produce is rolling in from local farms all around Ithaca. Sweet juicy fruits are bursting off the vine and succulent veggies are bountiful. Despite our agricultural assets, many community members struggle to access healthy food. The face of…

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Local Building Materials Initiative Builds on Benefits of Buying Local

Tompkins Weekly — July 9, 2012 By J. Kofi Acquah Located in the heart of Ithaca, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC) is taking what it means to be “local” to brand new heights, with the Local Building Materials Initiative (LBMI). Various “local” initiatives nationally have documented clear benefits to buying local. By supporting…

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A Web of Hope

Tompkins Weekly  July, 2, 2012 by Alex Colket When considering the converging environmental, social and economic problems that plague our planet, it’s often difficult to feel much hope. Yes, our ability to adapt and innovate is tremendous, but it’s really hard to imagine a scenario where we overcome all this inertia and move fast enough…

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Steps to Sustainability Origins of Sustainability in the USA — Emerson and Thoreau

Tompkins Weekly June 18, 2012 By Richard W. Franke The true ancestors of sustainability in America are the Native Peoples of the Western Hemisphere. As we saw in earlier articles, they developed the state-level environmental policies of the Inca, the managed sub-climax forest successions in the Eastern Woodlands and the Three Sisters method of high-output…

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Beyond Arguing About Fracking for Natural Gas: A Cleaner … and Cheaper… Sustainable Energy Future for New York State

Tompkins Weekly 1/16/2012 By Helen Slottje The ongoing debate about fracking has people asking many questions among them: What can be done to move America toward cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions? Is there a plan out there that does not suffer from the flawed assumption that natural gas is clean? Are we really going…

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Steps to Sustainability- Part 4 of a Series: Unique Empires

Tompkins Weekly 1/2/2012 By Richard W. Franke The modern concept of sustainability was launched in 1987 with the publication of Our Common Future, the report of the United Nations sponsored “World Commission on Environment and Development.” Sustainable practices, however, existed from ancient times in many traditional societies. We saw in the previous two installments that…

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SEEN Event to Explore Community in an Equitable Economy

Tompkins Weekly 12/5/11 by Danielle Klock During tough times in America, rugged individualism has been a common response. The term was coined by Herbert Hoover to inspire self-sufficiency after deep government involvement during and after World War I. After World War II, rugged individualism re-emerged in the form of individual buying power and suburban consumer-driven…

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New City Comprehensive Plan Embraces Sustainability

Tompkins Weekly 11-7-2011 By City of Ithaca Planning Staff As environmental concerns and rising energy costs have an ever increasing impact on our daily lives, individuals are learning to integrate concepts of sustainability into their regular routines. They use their vehicles less, buy energy-efficient appliances, and are more mindful of their water consumption, just to…

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Historic Buildings Go Green in Tompkins County

Tompkins Weekly 10/17/2011d By Kristen Olson Here in Tompkins County, historic buildings are going green and businesses are meeting the demand for skilled restoration professionals. Several recent and ongoing projects illustrate how sustainability and historic buildings are a natural match, proving there is little difference between “green building” and “historic preservation.” On East State Street,…

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Cultivating Place Here in the Finger Lakes

Tompkins Weekly October 10, 2011 by Nick Vaczek The world’s first vineyard classification system was introduced in northeastern Hungary’s Tokaj region in 1730. France’s Roquefort cheese, from the Midi-Pyrenees region, was the first cheese to be granted “Apellation d’Origine Controllee” status in 1925. Bonding hereabouts to our winescapes and foodsheds is easy as we access…

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Worker Cooperatives Can Revitalize Our Economy

Tompkins Weekly 10/3/11 by Joe Marraffino and Gay Nicholson Leaders in the sustainability movement believe that the most promising economic development strategy available may be a focus on economic justice. This would reduce poverty and increase tax revenues, strengthen democracy and the sense of a shared future, reduce the tax burden for social services, and increase…

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Ithaca Carshare Hosts Upstate Transportation Forum and Livable Streets Free Film Festival

Tompkins Weekly 9/12/2011 By Jennifer Dotson Livable Streets Film Festival The Livable Streets Film Festival is a free showcase of short films on alternatives to car culture. 21 short films provide an off-beat and humorous take on sustainable mobility and great neighborhoods. A local jury selected some films on the you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it principle. Films are drawn…

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Planning for Sustainable Regional Economic Development

Tompkins Weekly 9/5/11 by Gay Nicholson Governor Cuomo recently announced a new approach to solving the state’s growing economic problems. With the formation of 10 regional economic development councils, Cuomo hopes to channel all state and federal resources for job creation and business development through a more coordinated, appropriate, and community-based framework for growth. The Southern Tier…

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Gardens 4 Humanity

Tompkins Weekly April 25, 2011. By Joshua Dolan. Symptoms of the global food crisis including malnutrition, childhood obesity and diabetes are most prevalent in poor communities. Gardens 4 Humanity (G4H) is a community-driven organization addressing issues of food access, community health and neighborhood empowerment through support of urban gardens and gardeners in the Ithaca areas…

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