In the Finger Lakes, it’s been a summer of extreme drought and repeated heat waves. Elsewhere, fires and floods have displaced tens of thousands. No wonder people feel nervous about what will happen next. But it’s also pretty easy to feel overwhelmed by the complex global nature of climate change, and end up in a […]
We are so happy to welcome Chris Balbach, Vice President of Research and Development at Performance Systems Development, to the grantmaking committee of the Finger Lakes Climate Fund. Chris joins Ian Shapiro, Chairman of Taitem Engineering, and Gay Nicholson, President of Sustainable Tompkins, on the committee. Chris is taking the seat of Mark Pierce, Extension Associate for […]
Sustainable Tompkins hosted a workshop on “Building and Heating with the Climate in Mind” on March 17, 2015 at Hotel Ithaca. Professor Brice Smith of SUNY Cortland and Melissa Kemp of Solar Tompkins joined Gay Nicholson in presenting their case for using alternatives to methane to heat new buildings in Tompkins County.
Heat Pump Workshop, part 1/6 – Gay Nicholson
Heat Pump Workshop, part 2/6 – Brice Smith
Heat Pump Workshop, part 3/6 – Melissa Kemp
Heat Pump Workshop, part 4/6 – Brice Smith
Heat Pump Workshop, part 5/6 – Smarter Design
Heat Pump Workshop, part 6/6 – Summary and Q&A
A Clean Energy Future for Everyone
Climate change and income inequality are big problems. That’s why it’s great when we can do something about both at the same time! Our Finger Lakes Climate Fund helps local lower-income families with gap financing for home energy efficiency improvements.
Reduce your fossil energy use, and then offset the rest. It’s surprisingly affordable and only takes a few minutes!
Local Voices take up the Energy Challenge