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.

May 26, 2015

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 list is how “sustainability” is nestled in there, so modest, willing to make room for the other lofty goals, a long word and a quiet one.

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May 18, 2015

Crowdfunding: Reaching your PEAKS

Tompkins Weekly 5-18-15

By Ray Weaver

PEAKS, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, is the region’s original crowdfunding and event registration platform, helping local non-profit agencies raise money through online giving. In the past three years, PEAKS has helped over 60 area organizations raise over $400,000 of funding for a variety of programming including financial literacy, free and low-cost health care, youth educational opportunities, community development and more. Read more…

May 11, 2015

Forests are in trouble, but people can help

Tompkins Weekly 5-11-15

By Steve Gabriel

Around the world, traditional and modern cultures have long valued systems that either make productive use of existing forests or grow new ones with a mixture of beneficial tree crops, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. In other words, agroforestry, forest farming, and forest gardening are not new concepts, but in many senses the way people grew and gathered food and other materials for much of the time humans have spent on earth. Read more…