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.
- Film Presentation and Discussion: Merchants of Doubt (2/26/2017) - On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, ColorBrightonGreen.org in collaboration with the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition are co-sponsoring the screening of the film Merchants of Doubt. The film will be shown at the Friends Learning Center, Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes … Continue reading Film Presentation and Discussion: Merchants of Doubt
- Sign the Petition to Ban Styrofoam in Monroe County, New York (2/26/2017) - The local chapter of the Sierra Club has started a petition on change.org to ban styrofoam in Monroe County. Despite the little 6 found on the bottom of most Styrofoam products, Styrofoam is virtually impossible to recycle. In Monroe County, Styrofoam is not accepted at curbside pick-up. Persistent individuals aiming to recycle packing Styrofoam can deliver … Continue reading Sign the Petition to Ban Styrofoam in Monroe County, New York
- Climate Action at the Local, State, and Federal Levels (1/3/2017) - Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:30 PM, Brighton Memorial Library. There are currently actions that can be taken at the local and State level to fight climate change, and there is a need to coalesce people to lobby for carbon fee and dividend at the federal level. Representatives of the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition will be … Continue reading Climate Action at the Local, State, and Federal Levels
- Composting (11/6/2016) - The original, do-it-yourself green activity. Recycle your yard and kitchen wastes and create great organic material for your garden and lawn. You’ll keep 500-600 pounds of waste from going to the landfill each year! Organic matter does not decay in a landfill, where it produces methane, which is 20 times more warming than CO2. Just … Continue reading Composting
- Green Your Battery Choices (11/1/2016) - Review this information about alkaline and rechargeable batteries and seriously consider using and recycling rechargeable batteries.