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Gift Fair Greens Your Holidays

December 11, 2020 - 10:24 pm

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Green Your Holidays with Alternative Gifts

December 4, 2020 - 1:27 pm

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Season’s “Greenings” from Sustainable Tompkins!  One lesson that we can take from 2020 is that a culture of resiliency and strong community is vital to overcoming the major issues we are facing: the pandemic, systemic racism, climate change, and a divided nation. Now, it’s time to use this lesson to help shape 2021 and the […]

Giving Tuesday is December 1!

November 30, 2020 - 8:30 pm

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Join us on December 1 for the annual Giving Tuesday celebration of your favorite local nonprofits that protect our quality of life, our democracy, and our environment. We’ll be hosting a live Q&A session on our Instagram page at 1:00 pm EST (sustainable_tc) if you are curious about our programs and all the things our team is […]

Dozens Helped via Climate Fund and HeatSmart Partnership

November 28, 2020 - 9:41 pm

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Last fall, Sustainable Tompkins launched its partnership with HeatSmart Tompkins to combine grants from our Finger Lakes Climate Fund with new incentives for heat pumps to help lower-income families make the transition to high efficiency clean energy for heating and cooling their homes. Despite the pandemic and shutdown of many months, we’ve been steadily at […]

Local Business Leaders Step Up for Climate Action

November 24, 2020 - 8:14 pm

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The Heat! Is! On!  Now, typically in our climate-change-fueled work, this would not be a great phrase to hear. However, for our 2020 Finger Lakes Enterprises for Climate Action campaign (FLECA), it’s music to our ears. This fall, we launched our very first local business-focused offsetting campaign for our Finger Lakes Climate Fund. Equipped with […]

Neighborhood Mini-Grants Support Outdoor Initiatives

November 23, 2020 - 1:16 pm

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Through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people continue to grow food, explore the outdoors, bring aid to their neighbors, and vote in elections. In October 2020, five Neighborhood Mini-Grants were awarded to Parents2Polls Tompkins, Ellis Hollow Nursery School, the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, The Village at Ithaca, and Khuba International. Parents2Polls Tompkins is […]

A Platform for our Regional Movement: Sustainable Finger Lakes

November 21, 2020 - 1:29 pm

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While Ithaca certainly has a reputation for being progressive and eco-conscious, there are exciting things happening on the sustainability front all over the Finger Lakes Region!  Progressive-minded people continue to move into the region, working to overhaul our food system, promote democracy and justice, protect the air, land, and water, and build conscious communities. This […]

ST Expands Access to Information with Digital Solutions!

November 18, 2020 - 8:31 pm

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On a mission to help more people understand our various programs (and how they can benefit from them!) we have unveiled two new online tools. As a portal to our programs and partnerships, we created to provide digital entry into our sustainability realm. The portal leads users to our regional HeatSmart partners to learn about incentives for […]

We More Than Doubled our Goal for the Climate Fund!

May 26, 2020 - 1:10 pm

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Thank you to the 54 donors who helped us race past our goal of raising $2500 for the Finger Lakes Climate Fund in May in our ‘Climate Justice in the Time of Corona” campaign! Besides the $4,121 we raised on GiveGab, two other donors sent us $1,679 via our Climate Fund website, and checks totaling […]

Join Us at the Debate!

May 26, 2020 - 12:35 pm

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We are co-sponsoring the Assembly District 125 Environmental Candidate Forum with New York League of Conservation Voters on May 28th at 5:30 pm via Zoom! We’ve got a line-up of questions for them on the most pressing regional sustainability issues. Register today to reserve your spot and receive your Zoom credentials to get into the […]