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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 […]

We’re Doing SO Good! Let’s Not Lose Momentum!

May 3, 2020 - 10:50 pm

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Just as we were entering the covid-19 shutdown, our Finger Lakes Climate Fund had reached a wonderful goal: our 50th local carbon offset grant – this time to a family in Trumansburg. With this award – thanks to all of our offsetters! – we have collectively kept 4,300 tons of CO2 from our atmosphere by helping local families with more than $80,000 in […]

New Video Tells Story of the Climate Fund

February 4, 2020 - 10:34 am

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Climate Protection on the Home Front tells the story of how our Finger Lakes Climate Fund works from the point of view of some of our carbon offsetters, grant awardees, and our partners at Snug Planet. Many thanks to Eric Banford for the music, and Fred Bertram, Lucienne Cruvallier, and David Way for the photos. […]

Sustainable Finger Lakes platform launched

December 11, 2019 - 12:54 pm

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In November, Sustainable Tompkins went live with our new Sustainable Finger Lakes web platform with its Map of over 700 sustainability-minded organizations. The platform will be a shared resource for activists, innovators, and entrepreneurs to find each other, discover resources in nearby communities, and organize more effectively around issues of community development. This will be a place […]

Heat Pumps for All!

December 5, 2019 - 9:12 pm

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New Incentives Bring Clean Energy to Local Families For a long time, there’s been a presumption that getting off fossil fuels was something only the wealthy could accomplish. But that is changing and there are growing opportunities for lower-income residents to lead the way by making their homes zero carbon via air-source heat pump heating […]

Help us Seal the Cracks this Winter!

December 4, 2019 - 8:26 pm

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(This article appeared in the 11/27/19 issue of Tompkins Weekly.) Inequality and the climate crisis are our community’s biggest long-term threats. It may seem utterly overwhelming to try to address them at the same time, but together we can take action and make a powerful difference. Sustainable Tompkins is running a Seal the Cracks winter […]

New Videos Promote Local Carbon Offsetting

December 3, 2019 - 3:02 pm

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Over the summer and fall, we worked with videographer Shira Evergreen to craft a series of ten videos that describe how carbon offsetting works in our Finger Lakes Climate Fund along with all the details for our new program to provide extra incentives for heat pumps to lower-income families along with our carbon offset grants. […]

Welcome Marisa Lansing!

December 2, 2019 - 12:30 am

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Sustainable Tompkins is delighted to introduce Marisa Lansing, our new part-time program assistant for our Finger Lakes Climate Fund. Marisa worked for ST over the summer as one of our Clean Energy interns partially supported by NYSERDA, and devoted her time to promoting the Climate Fund and assisting videographers documenting our carbon offset program.  In […]