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.
- Curb Your Car Week Spring 2017 Results (6/28/2017) - The Spring 2017 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of May 14-20, 2017. During that week 74 residents from the Rochester region registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to driving their car. Survey Results 70 registered participants, 23 reporting … Continue reading Curb Your Car Week Spring 2017 Results
- Using a Clothes Line Instead of a Dryer (6/11/2017) - Our clothes dryers are the third biggest energy gobblers in our homes (after the furnace and hot water heater). Hanging some or all of our wash on an indoor or outdoor line is good exercise. Every dryer load skipped saves as much energy (and emissions) as not driving 5 miles in a conventional car. If … Continue reading Using a Clothes Line Instead of a Dryer
- Benefits of Buying Local Food (5/18/2017) - Food transportation accounts for 18% of the fossil fuel burned in the US. By eating local, we support local farmers and reduce oil consumption. We can ask our grocer which foods are local. By joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), we can support local farmers by paying a yearly fee for in-season produce for the … Continue reading Benefits of Buying Local Food
- ColorBrightonGreen.org is Happy to Consider Impact Earth a Partner! (5/11/2017) - Many of ColorBrightonGreen.org’s followers are interested in reducing, reusing, and recycling. Impact Earth is too. They have been working with some of our volunteers to achieve zero waste in the Brighton Central School District. This is now going to a whole new level and we are pleased to call them a partner in our common … Continue reading ColorBrightonGreen.org is Happy to Consider Impact Earth a Partner!
- Color Brighton Green’s Sip ‘N Sun May 17, 2017 5:30 to 7:00 PM (4/25/2017) - Enjoy a free drink while learning how solar works in our community. You have the power to control your energy needs and make your community a greener, cleaner place to live. SunCommon is a local, employee-owned B Corp with fifteen years experience. Being a force for good is the core of who SunCommon is and … Continue reading Color Brighton Green’s Sip ‘N Sun May 17, 2017 5:30 to 7:00 PM