Since 2006, staff and board members at Sustainable Tompkins have identified and honored individuals and organizations emerging on the local scene, all doing their part to advance community sustainability. With a record number of such “signs” in 2012, there’s a lot to celebrate! Sustainable Tompkins honors these new activists with a party in early December in to connect the honorees with others involved in similar endeavors. Awardees are celebrated for their contributions and receive a “Sign of Sustainability” certificate for their initiative. Thanks go out to Marian Brown for another year of collecting, vetting and organizing all of the sightings that came her way in 2012–to our Intern, Ithaca College Senior Jessica Santos helping Marian keep track; to Fred Bonn (Visit Ithaca) and Lauren Lodge (Holiday Inn) for making it possible for us to have the party at the Wine Center; to Ed Marx for his optimistic words about our wonderfully sustainable county; to the Sustainable Tompkins Board who acted as hosts for the party; to all of the donors/members and SoS recipients who joined us for the celebration; to King Ferry Winery and Deep Roots Vineyards for their contribution of wine; to Steve Nicholson for bringing the boughs; and finally to The Park Foundation, the Lane Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins Co., and Aigen Financial who make Sustainable Tompkins work possible throughout the year.
On December 2, 2012 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Wine Center in downtown Ithaca. We celebrated 345 achievements and innovations in sustainability spotted in our community throughout 2012.
Here are the 2012 Signs:http://
Do you have a “Sign of Sustainability” you would like to report? If so, please contact us!