Signs of Sustainability

We have a long way to go, but we're making progress. Here are some signs that we are moving towards sustainability.

October 5, 2015

Beyond Compostables: The Dish Truck

Tompkins Weekly 10-5-15

By Joey Diana Gates

In Pope Francis’s recent Encyclical, “Laudato Si’ On Care for Our Common Home,” he recounts how each year, hundreds of millions of tons of waste are generated. “The Earth, our home, is beginning to look like an immense pile of filth.” Read more…

September 28, 2015

ReUse Center Focuses on Reducing E-Waste

Tompkins Weekly 9-28-15

By Jackie Doherty & Michael Troutman

More than 70% of a laptop’s energy usage comes from the manufacturing process, rather than its operation by consumers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. Read more…

September 21, 2015

Join the Local Carbon Offset Effort

Tompkins Weekly 9-21-15

By Gay Nicholson

The dual challenges of climate change and inequality can often seem utterly overwhelming. And it can feel like there isn’t a role for most of us in finding solutions, if you’re not directly involved in setting policy or leading initiatives. Read more…