Sasha Paris

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Acknowledge Progress, Strive for More Change

April 15, 2021 - 1:16 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 4-14-21 By Anna Marck In January of 2019, when Greta Thunberg said “I want you to panic,” I decided to lace up my shoes and get to work, panicking. I panicked to everyone I talked to. I panicked to myself. Unfortunately for the fifth-graders I was working with at the time, I panicked […]

The Giving Nature of Plants

March 24, 2021 - 7:45 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 3-24-21 By Eric Banford One of the issues that this pandemic has made very clear is how precarious our food system is. As soon as businesses started shutting down, there was a general panic, and people started stockpiling food and other essentials. Shortages quickly became apparent as the sight of bare shelves appeared […]

Understanding the Impact of Relationships

March 10, 2021 - 1:04 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 3-10–21 By Cathleen Banford Signs of Sustainability (SoS) is a twice-monthly column that aims to promote sustainability in our community. Mothers Out Front, self-described as being “unified by the drive to protect all children from the climate crisis that impacts their health today and a livable climate for them tomorrow,” recently asked if […]

New Volunteer Program: Climate Stewards

February 24, 2021 - 8:25 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 2-24-21 By Margaret Royall This March, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCE-Tompkins) will begin recruiting for the Climate Stewards volunteer training program. Application materials will be available in March on the CCE-Tompkins website at http://ccetompkins.org/environment/climate-stewards-volunteers. Climate Stewards builds upon the successful models of CCE’s existing Master Gardener and Master Composter volunteer programs. […]

Neighborhood Mini-Grant Applications Due April 1

February 18, 2021 - 3:31 pm

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Do you have an idea for a project to make our community more sustainable, resilient, or inclusive? Need a little help in covering the costs? Sustainable Tompkins is accepting applications for our spring/summer 2021 round of Neighborhood Mini-Grants. The Sustainable Tompkins Neighborhood Mini-Grant program supports initiatives improving environmental sustainability, equity, and environmental, economic, and social justice in Tompkins County. Since it began in 2008, it […]

Project Documents Sustainable Farming

February 10, 2021 - 7:47 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 2-10-21 By Graham Savio Agriculture is a relatively minor contributor toward greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for 9.9% of total U.S. emissions in 2018 according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Meanwhile, the sector has substantial capacity to contribute toward climate change mitigation efforts by offsetting emissions from other sectors as […]

Composting for Food, Economic Security

January 27, 2021 - 10:11 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 1-27-21 By Adam Michaelides With temperatures hovering around freezing and the ground blanketed with snow, it is hard to remember the lush green of spring, the heat of summer and the bounty of fall. However, they are coming. The days are growing longer and lighter, and before we know it, warm days will […]

Food, Social, Climate Justice for All

January 14, 2021 - 9:32 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 1-13-21 By Cathleen and Eric Banford In a time when life looks more like an emerging dystopia than a healthy society, many of us are motivated to reexamine our part in it all. If we are aware enough to understand what’s really going on outside of this surge of divisiveness, we understand one […]

Farewell From Tom Shelley

December 23, 2020 - 8:30 pm

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Tompkins Weekly 12-23-20 By Thomas Shelley As some of you may know, I am retiring from my current role as an environmental activist at the end of December to pursue other life goals. I have been managing the Signs of Sustainability series for Sustainable Tompkins for 12 years. Over this time, scores of local sustainability-related […]

Neighborhood Mini-Grant Funds Trail Renovation in Dryden

December 19, 2020 - 6:52 pm

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Tompkins County contains a wealth of trails, but some have fallen into disrepair and disuse without the care they need. A wooded trail in the Town of Dryden, between the Varna Community Center and the adjacent Hillside Acres Mobile Home Park, went many years without maintenance and became overgrown to the point of near-impassability. In […]