The momentum for energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and economic security is growing right here in the town of Brighton, New York.
ColorBrightonGreen.org, a non-profit organization, supports business, municipal, school, and residential energy reduction measures in our town, in concert with climate protection efforts by other towns and cities across the country.
Through community education and simple, thoughtful actions, our goal is to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10% and make our own little piece of the world cleaner.
- Alkaline Batteries: New Policy (1/5/2018) - After struggles in finding places to recycle alkaline batteries throughout 2017, ColorBrightonGreen.org has had to stop collecting them. Our research has found that from an energy efficiency standpoint recycling of alkaline batteries is not at all efficient even if we could find a free or low cost method to recycle them. Alkaline batteries are not … Continue reading Alkaline Batteries: New Policy
- Science: Best Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint (12/23/2017) - Recently we have been asked about the best ways to reduce our carbon emissions. Here’s one list of answers from Science. I bet you could do at least one of them, and I suspect you will be surprised by some of them.
- Recycle Plastic Bags at the Store Please! (12/23/2017) - Plastic bags that get put in curbside recycle bins do not get recycled. Instead they clog the equipment used to sort and process other recyclable products and then those mangled plastic bags get landfilled. Local recyclers ask that you not even put other recyclables in a plastic bag for your curbside pickup. So, please help … Continue reading Recycle Plastic Bags at the Store Please!
- Support of East Avenue Bike Lanes (12/20/2017) - East Ave Bikelane Letter to Brighton TB_PDF ColorBrightonGreenEastAvetoNYSDOT
- ColorBrightonGreen.org Supports 5′ Bike Lanes on East Avenue (12/1/2017) - ColorBrightonGreen.org supports transportation infrastructure that will provide safe travel for non-carbon emitting vehicles such as bicycles. There is a proposed change to the lane configuration on Route 96 (East Avenue) between E. Highland Drive and Route 31F in the towns of Brighton and Pittsford. The current configuration of Rt. 96 is a 40′ wide roadway comprised of … Continue reading ColorBrightonGreen.org Supports 5′ Bike Lanes on East Avenue