Wednesday, August 26, 2009


As part of the year-long strategic planning effort that will chart the future of CCE in the challenging times ahead, a Strategic Planning Survey has been created. Schuyler County residents are encouraged to participate, but please only submit one survey per household, whether it be online or in paper form. (If you prefer to fill out a paper survey, please stop by our office.) The survey will be available until Friday, September 11, 2009.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Sun Come Up

Artile written by Brian Clark Howard in the Daily Green.
Sun Come Up, an Intimate Look at the World's First Climate Refugees
The Carteret Pacific islanders must abandon their homeland and peaceful, low-carbon way of life because of changes wrought by global warming.
The Sun Come Up

Watch the movie trailer:Sun Come Up (Trailer)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Report Released By Hobart and William Smith Colleges

It is estimates that 1.5 million people become ill each year in the US from infections caused by fecal contamination according to the latest report, titled “Wastewater Treatment: Where do Toilet & Sink Wastes Go?” released earlier this month by John Halfman, Researcher and Professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The report gives an overview of the two most widely accepted technologies used to treat wastewater; septic tank waste water treatment and municipal wastewater treatment; both have their advantages and disadvantages.

According to Halfman, the best treatment option will find ways to reduce the amount and variety of wastes generated at the source. He encourages homeowners to consider several common sense approaches to meet this goal. A few of these include using less-toxic or non-toxic alternative when possible; test your soil before applying fertilizers, and to properly dispose of chemicals instead of pouring them on the ground or down a stormdrain. To read the full report click the following link:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Schuyler County Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics & Tire Collection Day

September 26th 2009 9:00am-12:00pm
@ Schuyler County Highway Department

Registration Period August 17th to 28th, 2009

These lists are including but not limited to:

Household Hazardous Waste items accepted

*antifreeze *DDT *Drain Cleaners *Mothballs *Fluorescent light bulbs
*Household batteries *Oil Based Paint *Oven Cleaners *Pool Chemicals
*Pesticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers *Varnish *Wood Preservatives

Electronics- Fee's do apply.

*Computer components *Printers *TV's *Microwaves * Stereo and speakers
*Phones *Answering Machines

Used Tires- Limit of 50 tires per household (up to 16" in diameter)
Fee is $1.50 per tire

please visit for more information

Friday, August 7, 2009

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer: Recommendations for Homeowner and Woodland Owner Action
Developed by: Peter Smallidge1, Holly Menninger1, Mark Whitmore1, and Charles O’Neill2. 1Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Department of Natural Resources, Ithaca, NY. 2NY Sea Grant, Cornell University, Rice Hall, Ithaca, NY.