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Sign Up With Us For Community Solar: It’s a True Win-Win!

February 16, 2019 - 6:07 pm

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Exciting news! We now have an opportunity to help you be part of the climate solution while keeping Sustainable Tompkins innovating and leading. With the help of our partner, Bullrock Solar, we’ve designed a Community Solar program that can bring clean solar power to your home AND provide ST with the financial support to keep […]

Our First Zero Carbon Offset Grant!

February 16, 2019 - 5:44 pm

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Adrienne Cook is well on her way to a zero carbon home. She owns a rare 1950 Sears Roebuck “kit house” in the Town of Ithaca. Despite the small size of the 2-bedroom house, the fuel oil boiler was costing close to $3000/yr to heat the home.  Snug Planet set her up with highly efficient […]

It’s Time to Seal the Cracks Again!

December 10, 2018 - 4:51 pm

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It is that time of year again – every fall and winter we ask you to help us Seal the Cracks in homes across the Finger Lakes Region, doing our part in fighting climate change while helping others in need. Working together we are making a difference across our region. For every ton of your CO2 […]

Our ‘Keep It Cool Tompkins’ Team to Present Findings

December 6, 2018 - 9:17 pm

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Last spring we awarded our first Youth Climate Challenge Grant to Tilden Chao and Abigail Glickman for their ‘Keep It Cool Tompkins‘ project to educate local businesses about the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out high global warming potential refrigerants. This amazing duo is doing upperclass college level work, and our team of […]

Our 24th Climate Fund grant helps Caroline family

October 3, 2018 - 9:17 pm

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Our 24th Climate Fund grant award went to Brandon and Lyla White and their charming daughter Rosemary. The White Family lives in a 70’s era home in the Town of Caroline. Like so many houses of that time, it was poorly insulated and still had the same really expensive electric baseboard heat of those ‘cheap […]

Local Teen Cooks for the Climate

June 22, 2018 - 9:59 pm

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Shea Nolan probably had one of the more sustainability focused childhoods in Ithaca. The father of this LACS graduating senior is the owner of Home Green Home on the Ithaca Commons, so Shea’s family was always checking out products for their performance and their ecological footprint. He now has the chance to share some of […]

Ithaca High Duo Receives First Youth Climate Challenge Grant

May 12, 2018 - 8:09 pm

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The first grant award in the Youth Climate Challenge from Sustainable Tompkins has been made to two Ithaca High School students, Tilden Chao and Abigail Glickman.  The students submitted their Keep It Cool: The Future of Refrigeration proposal in April, and received a grant of $990 to pursue their innovative and unique outreach and education […]

People’s Choice 2018 Signs of Sustainability Awards

April 30, 2018 - 10:15 pm

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The winners of the 2018 poll for leadership in sustainability and social justice were celebrated at Earth Day Ithaca on April 22. In the Youth category, student groups from Ithaca High School and Trumansburg High School were recognized for their activism. Students United Ithaca gained national attention for their courage in challenging casting decisions for […]

Earth Day Ithaca on Sunday, April 22!

April 11, 2018 - 3:30 pm

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                          Our local theme this year is Art & Sustainability, featuring local artists who help us frame, express and shape our concerns about climate change and living more sustainably. Join us from 12-3 for family-friendly hands-on activities with our exhibitors and local music. […]

Polls Open for Annual Sustainability Awards

March 29, 2018 - 4:30 pm

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Since 2006, Sustainable Tompkins has been celebrating the individuals and groups in our county that are improving our present and safeguarding our future, enriching our lives and making us better human beings. Our People’s Choice Signs of Sustainability Awards are selected through an online poll of community members who nominate those they believe made a contribution in the past […]