Gay Nicholson

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ST Website To Be Part of National Sustainability Archive

January 31, 2018 - 1:20 pm

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Ivy Plus Libraries has selected our Sustainable Tompkins website for inclusion in CAUSEWAY: the Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism, and Sustainability Web Archive. The Archive is a newly launched initiative developed by art and architecture librarians at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale Universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Universities of Chicago and […]

Composting: A Growing Effort in Our Community and Across the United States

January 23, 2018 - 3:48 pm

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Tompkins Weekly    1-22-18 By Adam Michaelides It is widely reported that 40 percent of food produced in the United States is never eaten. Most is sent to the landfill where it takes up space and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Hauling and processing food waste involves the burning of fossil fuels. All of […]

Test for Radon

January 8, 2018 - 4:45 pm

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Tompkins Weekly     1-8-18 By Guillermo Metz Many people resolve to do something healthy with the start of each new year. Exercise, eat healthier, do yoga. We all know how long those resolutions actually last, but there’s one resolution that’s not only cheap and easy to keep, but may save your life: test your […]

An Informed Community Can Make A Difference

December 26, 2017 - 4:58 pm

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Tompkins Weekly     12-26-17 By Jean E. Rightmire For thousands of years, the human race has moved forward on one strong tenet – fact-based information. Through figuring out how to make fire, outsmart an enemy, migrate to new land, grow and store food, build shelter, or harness energy, we have survived and thrived as […]

Climate Despair, Climate Hope, Climate Courage

December 12, 2017 - 5:42 pm

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Tompkins Weekly      12-11-17 By Wendy Skinner At the behest of a friend, I recently hosted a group at my home to talk about “climate change despair.” Many of those present expressed feelings of depression and defeatism. One person broke down and cried as she talked about her deep love for the earth and her […]