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Bike Repair Station Dedicated in Downtown Ithaca

November 19, 2021 - 8:58 pm

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We were glad to attend this great gathering on November 18th to dedicate the first bike repair station in downtown Ithaca – funded by our Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program!! Biking brings business to downtowns and providing this kind of infrastructure enables all sorts of residents to own and use their bikes regularly. Our team was glad […]

Giving is Gorges 2021 – A Success!

July 16, 2021 - 1:14 pm

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Thanks to our amazing fundraisers and all of their outreach, we were able to raise $8,310 across 84 donors! That’s equivalent to over 3 full Climate Fund grants and is a HUGE help in keeping all of our programs running. We’re especially grateful for all of you who pushed us past our 2020 totals and […]

FLECA Campaign Expands Its Ranks

February 8, 2021 - 6:44 pm

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The tides are rising here in the Finger Lakes (in a good way… not the climate-change-kind-of-way)!  A new cohort of members have joined our Finger Lakes Enterprises for Climate Action coalition (FLECA)! Our team is ever-growing and building so much momentum with new team members from bookstores, glamping sites, farms and more!  We have achieved […]

Sustainability Calendar Available

February 4, 2021 - 7:16 pm

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February is here! Fend off the winter blues with some movement-building activities. But not to worry; most of these activities are virtual, meaning you can stay cozy and safe while learning, growing, and helping your community. Join the White Fragility book club that meets every Sunday, or attend the Envision Climate Summit – a 3 […]

Green Tips Resource on Sustainable Finger Lakes

January 30, 2021 - 10:09 pm

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Despite the challenges we currently face in shifting our industries away from pollutive, extractive, and destructive practices, living more sustainably is much easier than you think. Be sure to check out the new Green Tips page on our Sustainable Finger Lakes website for tips on how to practice sustainability as an individual, and as a community. […]

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 […]