Category Archives: Green Events

Seeking Large Planting Pots for Tree Project

ColorBrightonGreen is continuing to purchase and nurse trees for later planting in the community. We will be purchasing tree seedlings from the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District and are in need of large pots to nurse them along to a size that can be transplanted in the community at a later date. This avoids the problem of having the seedlings accidentally mowed down or eaten by deer. If you have any 2-3 gallon pots suitable to give a tree seedling room to grow, please email us at info@colorbrightongreen.org and we will make arrangements to get them from you.

Ask An Expert, Community Choice Aggregation

Melissa Carlson, from Roctricity, will be at the ColorBrightonGreen table at the Brighton Farmers’ Market on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 1-4 PM. The Brighton Farmers’ Market is located at the Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Road in Brighton. Have you heard about Community Choice Aggregation and how it is bringing carbon-free electricity to residents and small businesses in participating cities, towns, and villages? This program is already up and running in the Town of Geneva and will be available to residents and small businesses in several other villages and towns in the coming months.  Stop by and ask if your community is participating and how it can green your energy supply.

Ask An Expert About Green Investing

Ward Graham has 30+ years of self-managed stock market investing using “modern portfolio theory” and manages multiple accounts for family and friends. Ward will be at the ColorBrightonGreen Table at the Brighton Farmers’ Market on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 1 to 4 PM. The Brighton Farmers’ Market is held at the Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Road. We hope you will stop by and chat.

Green Investing Presentation

On Monday, March 9, 2020 a Green Investing Presentation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester. Financial Planners Megan A. Rinaudo, CFP and Steven Pietricola, CIMA, CSRIC will give an introduction to responsible investing which allows investors to align their interests with their values including investing with companies with a commitment to the promotion of environmentally friendly business practices and conservation of natural resources.

Ask An Expert About Carbon-Friendly Food Gardening

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Patty Love, founder and owner of Barefoot Ecological Design and Rochester Permaculture Center, will be at the ColorBrightonGreen table at the Brighton Farmers’ Market to answer your carbon-friendly food gardening questions. The Brighton Farmers’ Market is held at the Brookside Community Center, 220 Idlewood Road in Brighton from 1 to 4 PM. We hope you will stop by.

Carbon-Friendly Food Gardening Workshop, online event

On Monday, April 13, 2020, Patty Love will be speaking about Carbon-friendly food gardening at the Brighton Memorial Library starting at 6:30 PM.  Have you been working on reducing your carbon footprint? Have you thought about where your food comes from? Do you know that one of the most carbon-friendly activities is growing your own food? According to Project Drawdown, 12 of the top 20 solutions are categorized as either Land Use or Food. The ethics, principles, and tools, collectively called permaculture and also known as ecological design, provide us with solutions to integrate food production into our landscape while also contributing to climate change mitigation. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use regenerative design methods to feed ourselves while also creating beautiful edible landscapes including food forest gardens, outdoor living areas, shady pockets, and traditional landscaping forms with an edible twist. We’ll also view and discuss many real life examples of edible creativity! Please join us as Patty Love, founder and owner of Barefoot Ecological Design and Rochester Permaculture Center shares with us:

  • Terminology, ethics and principles for ecological design and permaculture;
  • A design process
  • Tools for applying permaculture/ecological design to your landscape
  • Site considerations for integrating your home into the existing landscape
  • Edible landscaping options with an emphasis on the why and how’s of food forest gardening–examples from home gardening to homesteading

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Ask An Expert: Electric Vehicles

Have you been thinking of buying an electric vehicle? All-electric vehicles together with plug-in hybrids all fit into this category. Want to learn more? Click the link to take a look at a pdf file of the latest Electric Vehicle Guide and/or attend our Ask An Expert event at the Brighton Farmers’ Market on Sunday, August 18th, from 9 am to 1 pm. Bob Kanauer will be our expert from 9 am to 11 am, followed by Rob Levine from 11 am to 1 pm.  We hope to see you there!

Managing Food Waste in New York: A NYSP2I Hosted Event

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.

Interfaith Climate Summit

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 gkornfeld@gmail.com or 269-8526.

Fundraiser: Trees For Brighton

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!