Thursday, September 30, 2010

Urban Resilience Planning for Dummies

by Warren Karlenzig

With all the efforts going into urban climate action plans and carbon reduction, will many cities and suburbs be caught unprepared for other sustainability crises, such as acute water or energy shortages? Read full article

How to Put Your Garden to Bed

How to Put Your
Garden to Bed

October 2 from 10am to noon (or later)
Laurie Scullen Farm
5545 Route 224 Odessa NY 14869

Dividing perennials for you to take home
Fall trimming hints
Vegetable Garden tips
Bring your own lunch and don’t forget
To pre-register by Oct 1st and workshop fee is $5.
Contact Roger Ort with questions 607-535-7161 or


Green Building focused weekend in Ithaca

Join us for a thought-provoking evening as John “Jack” Elliott, Associate Professor in Cornell University’s Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, discusses the environmental impact of the built environment, the advances we’ve made through green building practices, and where we still need to go. There will be a tour of Weill Hall, a LEED Gold-rated building, before Prof. Elliott’s presentation.Building Tour, 6”:”00pmPresentation, 7”:”00-9”:”00 pm$5 suggested donation
Attaining a promise.

Join us for this weekend-long event as more than 30 homes and businesses in the Tompkins County area welcome visitors for the 9th Annual Green Buildings Open House. Once again this year, the tour will feature the very latest in green building methods and materials.
Open house tour

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Save Energy, Save Dollars

Home Energy Conservation Workshop

Presented by Schuyler County Cornell Cooperative Extension. Come find out if you qualify for a free home energy audit and learn about all the programs available to Schuyler residents to help offset the cost of winterizing your home. Explore the many ways to reduce your heating bill through easy no-cost/low-cost energy actions. Choose ideas that work for you and see how much money you can save. All attendees will receive a FREE Energy saving kit worth $15.

Monday, October 4, 10:00 am – noon at the Human Services Complex
Wednesday, October 20, 2:00- 4:00 pm at the Human Services Complex
Tuesday, October 26, 6:00- 8:00 pm at the Burdett Presbyterian Church
November 4th 10:00 am – Noon at the Human Services Complex
November 22nd 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Human Services Complex

These workshops are free and open to the public. Prior registration is required by calling Cooperative Extension at 535-7161.

These Workshops are conducted by Cornell Cooperative Extension as part of the HeatSmart NY workshops and are sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

National Pharmaceutical Collection Day Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting old and unwanted medications (pills and capsules only, NO needles or liquids) free of charge at the Tyrone Fire Department (3600 St Rte 226, Dundee) and the Odessa Fire Department (300 Main Street, Odessa). It is no longer suggested by state officials to flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet due to possible water contamination. Instead, store them in a safe secure location out of children’s reach and take them to a collection location. It is anticipated that Schuyler County will hold one collection event annually in September. For more information on the national collection day please visit the Department of Drug Enforcement’s website at For more information on the Schuyler County event please call the Sheriff’s Department at 535-8222.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New York Makes Progress With Energy Efficiency Programs

Katherine Underwood- WENY
September 3, 2010

A new report shows New York is one of the leading states for energy efficiency progress.
The Center for American Progress says officials at the state and municipal levels have taken an aggressive, multi-faceted approach to reducing energy use.
The report says energy efficiency has been improved in more than 45,000 homes, 71,000 apartment buildings and nearly 18,000 commercial facilities.
More than 115,000 low-income customers statewide have received energy efficiency assistance.

For more information on energy conservation please visit

Experts Say Pending Guides Could Upend Efforts, Make Some 300 Environmental Seals of Approval Unsustainable

FTC Green Guidelines May Leave Marketers Red-Faced
- Advertising Age - News

Attention, Marketers: Within the next few weeks, you may be recasting your entire green-marketing strategy.