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.

January 28, 2016

What you can do to help sustainability efforts in Tompkins in 2016

Ithaca Voice        1-27-16

By Tom Shelley

The local sustainability movement, in all of its various manifestations, has developed significantly in Ithaca and Tompkins County over the past few years. As anyone involved with efforts in climate, environmental, and social and economic justice issues knows, there is much that remains to be done.

I would like to take this opportunity to suggest some directions to pursue in the coming year.

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January 13, 2016

Composting Since World War II

Ithaca Voice      1-12-16

By Adam Michaelides

Those who get into composting often really get into composting. For the 24th year, Master Composter training will be offered in Tompkins County. The training provides an entry point into the world of microbes and provides education in the language and practicalities of making compost. Not all compost enthusiasts, however, have been through our program. Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting an extraordinary one. I’d like to tell you a little bit about him.

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November 30, 2015

Gifts that Increase the Durability of our Community

Tompkins Weekly 11-30-15

By Devan Rosen

Although each day holds many things to be thankful for, it is the chilly days approaching the winter solstice, and the holidays that surround it, that create a particularly welcome milieu for warm thanks. Expressing our thanks and love to the many people that enrich our lives is one of the most valuable things we can do, and having a time of the year where so many cultures and communities use the confluence of celebration and introspection to shine a particularly bright light on the act of expressing these thanks creates a large vessel. Read more…