Archive for Sustainability

Ithaca works together to reduce food waste

May 04, 2016 No Comments

By David Stern and Will Uhl At one time or another, nearly everyone is guilty of throwing away perfectly edible food. Maybe that last bite was a little too much, or maybe the ‘use-by’ date had passed and it seemed safer to just throw it away. Whatever the reason may be, throwing away food contributes […]

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Moosewood Restaurant and Cayuga Compost find composting mutually beneficial

May 04, 2016 No Comments

by Will Uhl Decades ago, composting at Moosewood was a messy operation. Ned Asta, one of the co-owners, said she would scrape the dishes into tofu buckets, which farmers would then pick up for farm animal feed. Asta, along with other employees would draw straws to see who would have to clean the compost’s grease […]

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Tompkins County passes energy efficiency legislation

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by David Stern Sustainability is a word familiar to many Ithaca residents. Many organizations, businesses and government officials claim a commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions and making Ithaca an environmentally friendly place to live. Such widespread support for sustainability is exemplified by the unanimous acceptance of the Tompkins County Energy Roadmap. Passed by the Tompkins […]

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Project Growing Hope helps promote sustainable living

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Aaron Laramee The fragrance of flowers filled the air, and the sun beat down on the damp brow of a handful of gardeners, on their hands and knees, working the soil in front of them. Joel Thomas, who has been gardening with Project Growing Hope for a year now, is one of those gardeners. […]

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GreenStar hosts talks about community solar farming

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Gabby Jorio Unlike a typical sustainable farm that grows crops to sell at farmers markets and grocery stores, an Ithaca community farm is home to a different kind of crop: solar panels. On Earth Day, April 21, Greenstar hosted a lecture titled “Community Solar Farms: No Roof Needed!” featuring Renovus Solar, the company building […]

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Greenhouses will supplement academic learning

May 02, 2016 No Comments

by Kayla Dwyer and Sara Kim Just outside the office of Anthony DiLucci, director of career and technical education at the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, is an open green space next to some playground structures. Plastic cones on the grass mark the outlines of where a new greenhouse will be built to serve […]

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