Signs of Sustainability

We have a long way to go, but we're making progress. Here are some signs that we are moving towards sustainability.

November 28, 2019

Transportation for Sustainability: Move People, Not Cars

Tompkins Weekly 11-27-19

By Dawn Montayne

Way2Go, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, has a mission to provide information and education that connects people with transportation options and facilitates new community transportation solutions.

Way2Go partners on numerous transportation projects providing education and outreach on mobility challenges and solutions in Tompkins County and beyond. We also share information in person and online through the Way2Go website, which houses an online directory of every transportation service in Tompkins County for local and regional travel, how-to videos, tips and tools and ways to get involved in community initiatives.

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November 14, 2019

Recycle Furniture for Families in Need

Tompkins Weekly 11-13-19

By Maja Anderson

Neighbor to Neighbor (formerly Love Knows No Bounds) is a small nonprofit organization that helps with furniture redistribution and small home repair programs in Tompkins County and the city of Ithaca.

Our mission is to work with people to meet their needs for a safe, sturdy and functional home when they don’t have the resources to repair or furnish them on their own. We accept and pick up donations of good quality used furniture items and redistribute them to low-income people who need to furnish their homes.

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October 24, 2019

Tree Crops for Sustainability

Tompkins Weekly 10-23-19

By Serena Lindahl

Community isn’t always just about people. When Steven Woinoski, a young man in his mid-20s with twin babies on the way, decided to move to Ithaca to provide a better environment in which to raise his children, he faced several obstacles.

The first, predictably, was money. Even a decade ago, Tompkins County had one of the highest costs of living in rural New York state. For a blue-collar worker and his wife, a mother who wanted to stay home with her children, the price seemed exorbitant.

In addition, Steve knew he wanted to create a self-sufficient lifestyle and contribute to generations to come. Both required land – expensive land if he wanted to remain in Tompkins County and close to Ithaca.

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