(Fossil Free Tompkins organized a rally and speak-out to the Tompkins County Legislature on December 15 to encourage them to act boldly and quickly to eliminate fossil fuel consumption in our county. More than 60 attended and 30+ provided comments. Below are remarks by Sustainable Tompkins President Gay Nicholson.) The Paris climate talks have concluded, […]
WHY WE NEED TO JOIN EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT WITH EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE POVERTY AND RACISM Extreme income inequality, persistent racism, and increasing climate disruption are undeniable plagues of our time. We are fortunate that many people in Tompkins County are working on these issues. Some are advocates for racial and economic justice, such […]
Sustainable Tompkins hosted a workshop on “Building and Heating with the Climate in Mind” on March 17, 2015 at Hotel Ithaca. Professor Brice Smith of SUNY Cortland and Melissa Kemp of Solar Tompkins joined Gay Nicholson in presenting their case for using alternatives to methane to heat new buildings in Tompkins County.
Heat Pump Workshop, part 1/6 – Gay Nicholson
Heat Pump Workshop, part 2/6 – Brice Smith
Heat Pump Workshop, part 3/6 – Melissa Kemp
Heat Pump Workshop, part 4/6 – Brice Smith
Heat Pump Workshop, part 5/6 – Smarter Design
Heat Pump Workshop, part 6/6 – Summary and Q&A
A Clean Energy Future for Everyone
Climate change and income inequality are big problems. That’s why it’s great when we can do something about both at the same time! Our Finger Lakes Climate Fund helps local lower-income families with gap financing for home energy efficiency improvements.
Reduce your fossil energy use, and then offset the rest. It’s surprisingly affordable and only takes a few minutes!
Local Voices take up the Energy Challenge