Sasha Paris

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The Sustainability of Women

June 13, 2019 - 6:22 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 6-12-19 By Jean E. Rightmire Sustainability has been defined as “the process of people maintaining change in a balanced environment, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs […]

Neighborhood Mini-Grant Brings Electric Scooter to Wonderful Wheelchairs

June 5, 2019 - 5:39 pm

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Mobility aids such as wheelchairs and scooters give many people vital access to their communities, but new ones have high prices in money and natural resources. Wonderful Wheelchairs, an Ithaca-based organization, repairs, loans out, and sells donated mobility aids at low prices, improving equity of access to them and keeping used ones out of the waste […]

Let’s Help GreenStar Walk the Walk!

May 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 5-22-19 By Jonathan Comstock For more than 40 years, GreenStar has been widely loved as an alternative to traditional commercial supermarkets and a focal point for services, education, and community activities in the greater Ithaca area. But it is much more than that. As a cooperative owned by its 13,000 members, it’s the […]

The Sixth Extinction?

May 8, 2019 - 10:31 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 5-8-19 By Richard W. Franke “We should really thank our lucky stars,” wrote world-famous Alexander Agassiz, Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, the late Stephen Jay Gould, when discussing the K-T mass extinction of the dinosaurs that took place about 66 million years ago. Acknowledging the current theory of a monster asteroid slamming […]

Education for Sustainability at the Compost Fair

April 24, 2019 - 7:44 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 4-24-19 By Sarah Dellett This Sunday, the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is hosting its 25th Annual Compost Fair at 615 Willow Avenue from 12 to 4 p.m. The event is organized by CCE’s Master Composter program, which trains community members in composting and community outreach. The event is free and open to the […]

What’s on Your Plate? Full Plate Farm CSA Feeds & Serves Community

April 10, 2019 - 2:08 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 4-9-19 By Sarah Huang Christianne White first started her Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription with The Full Plate Farm Collective because she wanted to maintain a healthier diet and support small farms. “I really wanted to eat food that was produced locally,” she explained. “And I wanted to eat more vegetables.” A couple […]

Finger Lakes Climate Fund Donors Give Generously and Fundraise Further

April 9, 2019 - 7:40 pm

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We welcome a great testimonial from a very generous Finger Lakes Climate Fund donor, Gerri Wiley: “In addition to contributing to the Finger Lakes Climate Fund to offset our personal annual carbon use, my life partner, Wes Ernsberger, and I have encouraged members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton (UUCB) to follow suit. Last […]

Energy Navigators Warm Homes and Hearts

March 27, 2019 - 6:56 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 3-27-19 By Maggie McAden Sharon Guardiola did not expect that a phone call inquiring about LED light bulbs would lead to three days of free insulation work on her home, increased home comfort, and lower heating bills. Guardiola — who owned a cleaning business for 45 years — lives in Enfield in a […]

Building Green for All

March 13, 2019 - 5:06 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 3-13-19 By Jean Rightmire In an ideal world, housing should be producing energy rather than consuming it. Call it “green,” “energy conserving,” “energy efficient,” or “sustainable,” any home should be healthy, be easily maintained, cause little or no pollution, and be affordable for all families and individuals to attain. While this is far […]

Purity is First Winner of HeatSmart Stewardship Award

February 27, 2019 - 8:03 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 2-27-19 By Jonathan Comstock You already loved Purity Ice Cream, but now you can love them even more. When the owners of the iconic Ithaca institution renovated their shop, they decided to scoop out a little happiness for the planet, too. Today, Purity heats and cools its entire operation with high-efficiency ground source […]