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Community Solar & Sustainable Tompkins

March 18, 2019 - 9:39 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 us on […]

Youth Climate Challenge Awardees at Ithaca Global Strike for Climate

March 18, 2019 - 9:28 pm

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Abigail Glickman and Tilden Chao inspired a large crowd of local high school and college students at the Global Climate Strike on March 15 on the Ithaca Commons. The students explained the importance of their ‘Keep It Cool: The Future of Refrigeration’ project funded by a Youth Climate Challenge grant of $990 to pursue their […]

Cornell Climate Change Seminar Well Received

March 13, 2019 - 11:45 pm

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Gay Nicholson shared the story of our Finger Lakes Climate Fund to a large audience of students and faculty at Cornell on February 18. The seminar series “Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge” mostly focuses on the issue from a global and national level, so our presentation on “Local Carbon Offsets for Energy Democracy” was […]

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 […]