Posts tagged sustainability

Bioneers Part II

bioners_sidebarTompkins Weekly – October 4, 2010

By Hilary Lambert, Nick Vaczek and Danielle Klock

Last week’s Signs of Sustainability column focused on the 2010 Finger Lakes Bioneers We Make Our Future Conference first-day events. This week’s column follows up with a summary of activities for Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. Read the rest of this entry »

Bioneers Part I

bioners_sidebarTompkins Weekly – September 27, 2010

By Hilary Lambert, Nick Vaczek and Danielle Klock

There is nothing like the curative of seeking knowledge and taking actions ourselves. Rugged independence is an American tradition, after all. Read the rest of this entry »

Earthships, Zero Net Energy, LEED & Energy Star, Oh My!

Tompkins Weekly – September 20, 2010
By Guillermo Metz

There will be some old, some new, and something for everyone at this year’s Green Buildings Open House! This annual event kicks off the first weekend in October for two days of touring some of the most incredible green buildings in the greater Ithaca area. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Conflict Around Marcellus Gas Drilling

Tompkins Weekly – September 6, 2010
By Sharon Anderson

“I don’t understand why anyone would do that!” came the exasperated comment of a participant at a program on shale gas drilling. I’ve hear similar reactions from both opponents and proponents of gas drilling activity. Read the rest of this entry »

For Barter or Worse: Share Tompkins Facilitates Mutual-Aid in Our Region

Tompkins Weekly – August 30, 2010
By Shira Golding

Bring what you can, take what you need. It’s a simple but powerful concept that inspired the formation of Share Tompkins in May 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Finger Lakes Bioneers return October 22-24

Tompkins Weekly – August 23, 2010
By Gay Nicholson

The Finger Lakes Bioneers return October 22-24 with the second annual We Make Our Future conference. Each day of the conference offers a chance to get deeply engaged with fellow citizens to co-create new responses to the challenges we face. Read the rest of this entry »

GrassRoots Festival teams up with Sustainable Tompkins

front-slide-2010Pick up a Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance guide and check out their article on page 45 that describes how they used the Marcellus Challenge and Finger Lakes Climate Fund to reduce the Festival footprint! By using our Carbon Calculator they learned that their shuttle buses emit about 3000 pounds of CO2 over the 4-day weekend. And for just a $32 donation to the Finger Lakes Climate Fund they were able to offset or “cancel out” the shuttle bus emissions. It’s that easy!

Compost Tips for Great Gardening

Tompkins Weekly – June 14, 2010
By Melissa Doak

Lasagna Composting Method Demo By Randy & KaitlinComposting and gardening go hand-in-hand. Not only does a compost pile serve as a convenient place to dump garden waste, but the finished compost has a myriad of uses in the garden. Read the rest of this entry »

Body Care Aware Project – Cancer Resource Center

Tompkins Weekly – June 8, 2010
By Sharon Kaplan

People have enough choices to make these days. Why should they have to think about which body care products to use and which to avoid? It’s not that hard to choose healthier products once you learn a few basics. Read the rest of this entry »

Close the Loop for a More Sustainable Future

Tompkins Weekly – May 17, 2010
by Wendy Skinner
Sustainability advocates talk a lot about “closed loop” systems. For example, a factory might use its waste output to fuel its manufacturing process. A business might recycle unsold inventory to create new products. Read the rest of this entry »