Sasha Paris

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Help Us Give the Gift of Warmth and Clean Energy for Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2021 - 1:59 pm

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Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to show support for the causes they care about. For Giving Tuesday 2021, we are raising funds for our Finger Lakes Climate Fund. The Climate Fund directly benefits Finger Lakes residents by offsetting the carbon emissions from donors’ fossil fuel use through […]

Youth Farm Project Pushes for Social Justice

November 24, 2021 - 2:48 pm

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Tompkins Weekly.    11-23-21 By Katie Church At the Youth Farm Project (YFP), November is all about tucking the farm into bed for the season: pulling drip tape from the fields, taking down the deer fencing, planting cover crops and mulching. This fall has been long and warm, if wet. In the bedtime analogy, we […]

Protecting Our Natural Resources

November 14, 2021 - 2:55 am

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Tompkins Weekly    11-10-21 By Becca Harber Forests and our effects on them are woven throughout our lives, often without our knowledge. Learning how our choices affect forests and making different decisions can contribute to better health and continued existence of forests worldwide. Cumulative effects of numerous people making different choices contribute to lessening climate […]

Gratitude for Hunting and Gathering

October 28, 2021 - 11:36 am

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Tompkins Weekly      10-27-21 By Zak Kozlowski Have you gathered any wild foods this month? This October is often my favorite time of year. Like many folks around Tompkins County, I enjoy gathering and hunting wild foods from the local landscape. September through mid-October is usually when I do most of my foraging, processing and storing […]

Pushing for Food for All in Tompkins County

October 13, 2021 - 11:25 pm

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Tompkins Weekly     10-13-21 By Cathleen and Eric Banford How do we realize the vision of living with zero food insecurity in Tompkins County? What does this look like in relation to sustainability and Ithaca’s Green New Deal? What is our untapped potential? How do we coordinate and balance our county’s needs regarding food security and […]

NY Potential in Perennial Nut Crops

September 22, 2021 - 12:14 pm

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Tompkins Weekly        9-22-21 By Eric and Cathleen Banford New York State has a long history of nut growing and harvesting, dating back at least 6,000 years. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in this nutritious, perennial crop as part of our agricultural systems. Samantha Bosco, a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University’s School of […]

Tompkins Food Future Hosts Gathering

September 9, 2021 - 12:02 am

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Tompkins Weekly        8-8-21 By Katie Hallas and Don Barber Food Policy Council (FPC) of Tompkins County is a grassroots Good Food advocacy group created in 2016 with representatives from all facets of our food system: production, food access and security, retail, consumption and waste. In 2020, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, […]

Neighborhood Mini-Grant Applications Due October 1

September 8, 2021 - 10:32 am

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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 fall 2021/winter 2022 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 […]

Neighborhood Mini-Grant Funds Observation Board Celebrating Six Mile Creek

September 1, 2021 - 8:05 pm

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Flowing through forested gorges and farmland, winding through the City of Ithaca to Cayuga Lake, Six Mile Creek is the city’s water supply and a part of home for people in diverse communities. Titus Triangle Park in Ithaca’s Southside now hosts an observation board celebrating the creek and those who live along it, created as […]

Effective Methods of Keeping Your House Comfortable

August 25, 2021 - 9:03 pm

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Tompkins Weekly   8-25-21 By Becca Harber Through the years I’ve lived in my one-story house, I’ve gradually made various changes to it that make my home cooler when it’s hot outdoors and warmer during cold weather. With the increases in very hot days and higher temperatures, keeping myself cooler inside is more important than ever. […]