What: New York is taking food waste off the menu. Why?
• It’s expensive: Food waste costs businesses nearly $2 billion in lost profits.
• It’s unnecessary: One-third of all food produced globally never gets eaten.
• It’s a missed opportunity: Organic waste is a valuable resource that could fuel a more sustainable, circular economy.
• It’s the law: Effective on January 1, 2022, New York will become the sixth state in the United States to mandate food waste from certain businesses to be diverted from landfills.
With the new law in place in NYS, there is a growing awareness of and interest in finding and developing cost-effective strategies and solutions to food waste at all levels of the value chain. Managing Food Waste in NYS: Opportunities, Innovative Technologies, and Best Practices will explore opportunities for businesses along food value chains to reduce food waste and associated costs, while making better use of organic resources and reducing their environmental footprint.
When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Rochester Institute of Technology, 111 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
More info: Free, See agenda and registration information on the event website.
What: The new Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action presents its first annual Interfaith Climate Summit. Share in interfaith prayers for Creation. Learn ways your faith community can protect Creation through workshops on food/recycling, facilities, gardens/landscaping, education/motivation, advocacy, and more. Experience the intergenerational Carbon Footprint Game.
When: Sunday, May 19, 2019, Registration at 1:30 pm; program 2-5 pm
Where: Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road (just north of W. Ridge Road), Rochester, NY, 14626
More Info: The event is free. Please register in advance at www.RAICA.net Childcare available with registration. Questions? Contact Debby Kornfeld at email@example.com or 269-8526.
Help ColorBrightonGreen plant trees in Brighton!
In 2018, ColorBrightonGreen, with the help of the Town of Brighton, Clean Sweep volunteers and members of the French Road Elementary school community, planted 12 trees at French Road Elementary and 7 trees at Buckland Park.
Our goal is to plant 20 more trees this year. By purchasing trees at discount prices, we can plant more trees for our money. Our cost is about $30 a tree. Our goal is to raise $1,000 to pay for this year’s trees and buy more for next year.
Please visit our GoFundMe page to contribute!
2019 Eco-Fair participants as of June 5, 2019 are:
- Green Spark Solar
- Braddock Bay Raptor Research
- Monroe County Environmental Services
- Brighton High School Climate Club
- Rochester Minimalists and the Monroe County Buy Nothing Community
- Citizens’ Climate Lobby
- Sierra Club, Rochester Regional Group
- ROC Animal School
- Norwex Sustainable Cleaning Products
- Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action
- Shaklee Distributor
- Pachamama Alliance
- Renewable Access
- Branch Homestead
- Eastern Service Workers Association
Co-sponsored with Citizens’ Climate Lobby of Rochester
Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a personal journey across the US to meet pioneers of clean energy technology, often finding them in some very unlikely places.
- When: Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- Where: Brighton Memorial Library (2300 Elmwood Avenue)
- For More Info: Facebook Event
Curb Your Car Week Fall Edition starts Sunday, October 7, 2018 and goes through Saturday, October 13. During that week we ask that for at least one trip during the week you do something other than drive alone. You can work from home, walk, bike, take the bus, carpool, or combine trips. We ask that you register your pledge and keep track of the driving miles saved. We will also contact you at the end of the week to ask you to tell us how many driving miles you saved, the miles per gallon that your vehicle gets, and where you work or go to school. We will then tally up the results and report. Spread the word, wouldn’t you like your workplace or school to get bragging rights for reducing your carbon footprint? Register here.
Hosted by Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator
WHAT IS THE RIDE AND DRIVE ROADSHOW?
The Ride and Drive Roadshow is your opportunity to join ROC EV in leading our community’s shift to electric vehicles. You’ll learn all about the performance, economic, and environmental benefits of electric vehicles and have your questions answered by local EV drivers. Most important, you’ll have the opportunity to test drive one of the many electric vehicles on the market today.
This past fall, Color Brighton Green took on the initiative to plant native trees in Brighton. We started by working with the Town of Brighton to plant 10 trees around the playgrounds at Buckland Park. This spring we hope to plant 15 trees to shade the playgrounds at French Road Elementary School. We are raising funds for this by asking residents to sponsor trees and by selling t-shirts. Every 4 t-shirts sold will be enough to buy a new tree. We hope to plant more trees every year with the funds raised. If you are interested in helping out please complete and follow the instructions on the T-shirt order form-2.
Brighton Neighbors United is hosting an Adult Potluck Supper on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Brighton residents, come and share a meal with your neighbors and learn more about Community Choice Aggregation. RIT Assistant Professor Eric Hittinger will speak to “What is a CCA Anyway?”. Those who plan on attending are asked to submit the registration form and payment ($5/person) by February 21, 2018. If you plan to attend, print out the flyer below, complete it, and follow the instructions for submitting it.
BNU supper flyer2018