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Earth Day Community Teach-in on Housing

Earth in water drop reflection on green leaf, Save the earth concept, Elements of this image furnished by NASA


Please join us this Saturday from 12:00-3:00 pm at  The Space @GreenStar for Earth Day Ithaca.

We will be hosting a community conversation on how we might address the housing shortage in the Ithaca area in ways that reduce displacement of lower-income residents while honoring neighborhood quality of life.

It is clear that Ithaca’s popularity is causing a housing affordability crisis for those already here. And the Ithaca area is slated for continued growth with additional infill projects, significant waterfront development, and housing complexes in several municipalities.

Most of the people being added to our population are students, retirees, and entrepreneurs attracted to Ithaca’s culture and knowledge economy. But what does this mean for working class residents? What will happen to Baby Boomer city residents as they retire and transition to smaller fixed incomes? Read the rest of this entry »

Bringing the Global Home: “A Billion Acts of Green”

Tompkins Weekly – March 29, 2010
By Patricia Haines

When Senator Gaylord Nelson called for a nation-wide environmental rally in 1970, he had no idea that 40 years later Earth Day would be a week-long global celebration involving millions. Read the rest of this entry »