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Tompkins Weekly 06/10/2013 By Carole Fisher The New York growing season is here, so dig out the gardening tools and canning supplies! If you don’t have a garden, you can join a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture), shop at your local farmer’s market,
Tompkins Weekly 06/03/2013 By Kelly Moreland I was a teenager in the early 1980s, when most of us were choosing between adopting a “preppy” style or a “grunge” style of dressing. That was an easy decision for me because if I chose “grunge,” then I could buy my entire wardrobe at yard sales.
We know our impact goes beyond those attending the conference. A broad and diverse outreach and marketing effort meant that thousands of people in our region were introduced to the reality of climate impacts in our communities. This is a critical step toward creating new expectations and new response plans. Our coalition is exploring what [...]
Tompkins Weekly 05/27/2013 By Richard W. Franke Ten years after Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and two years after the first Earth Day, The Limits to Growth: A Report to the Club of Rome’s Project on the Predicament of Mankind appeared in 1972. This slim book
Tompkins Weekly 05/20/2013 By James A. Balyszak With the onset of spring and the arrival of warmer weather, residents of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region look to the outdoors for recreation and relaxation. This exodus to the outdoors marks a wonderful respite from the clutches of winter, and the beginning of a new season. [...]
Tompkins Weekly 05/13/2013 By Abbe Lyons Have you made decisions on whether to get married or stay married based on access to health insurance? Have you applied for, stayed in or left a job or career path because of how it would affect your health insurance? Have you ever come close to losing a job [...]
Tompkins Weekly 05/06/2013 By Karim Beers You’ve seen the yellow Streets Alive! signs on Cayuga and Court streets. You know that Bike to Work/School day is fast approaching. A voice within you is asking if it might be time to dust off that bike that has been in storage since the 20th century. Here are [...]
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
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 [...]
Tompkins Weekly 04/15/2013 By Joey Diana Gates Global warming, climate change, greenhouse gases and superstorms. These are all words that have become part of the vernacular for this generation. As international groups work to find consensus on the issues, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change-related incidents have continued to rise.