Category Archives: In The Community

Book Discussion: “This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein

  • When: Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 to 3:30 PM
  • Where: Pittsford Library, 24 State Street, Pittsford, NY 14534
  • Presentation followed by discussion

    “This Changes Everything” is a hard-hitting, no-nonsense look at what WE need to do NOW to prevent extreme climate disruption, and system collapse.

    Free and open to the public, all invited.  Sponsored by the Sierra Transition Group


Alliance for a Green Economy Information Forums: Ginna Nuclear Reactor Bailout

The Alliance for a Green Economy, a Syracuse-based group that has questioned the economic wisdom of a deal to prop up the Ginna nuclear power plant, is hosting public meetings Thursday, January 15, 2015 and Friday, January 16, 2015. The first will be at 7 pm Thursday at Frist Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road in Rochester. The second is at 6:30 pm Friday at Webster Recreation Center, 1350
Chiyoda Drive in Webster. For more information, look at the website

Lights for Lima [Peru] Climate Vigil

  • When: Sunday, December 7, 2014, 6-7 PM
  • Where: St. Monica Church, 831 Genesee Street, Rochester, 14611
  • What:  A strong international agreement is a key part of the fight against climate change. This December, representatives of the world’s governments are meeting in Lima, Peru to build towards such an agreement in the coming year.
    Time is running out for a strong climate agreement. We need to show world leaders that people of all faiths and spiritualties support their efforts to reach such an agreement.

    All are invited to take part in #LightForLima, a global series of vigils on the evening of December 7 – right in the middle of the Lima meetings to join in prayer with people of faith and hope all over the globe.



Renewable Energy Solutions You Can Use

  • When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:30 PM
  • Where: First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, 14610
  • Renewable Energy Solutions that YOU Can Use. Presented by Susan Spencer, PhD, Microsystems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Then hear about:  A Citizens’ Solution to Climate Change-We can put the brakes on climate change by putting a price on carbon.  ‘Carbon fee and dividend’ is a policy solution which can rapidly impact carbon emissions.  Presented by Sarah Mittiga, Group Co-Lead Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), Rochester NY Chapter

    Free and open to the public, all invited. Info 585 473 0295 Sponsored by the Environmental Climate Task Force


Recycling vs. Zero Waste… What’s the Difference?

For decades, “green” minded individuals were taught to “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. Today, many sustainability centered efforts focus on the recycle part without as much effort on how to reduce and/or reuse.  However, a new campaign is underway to strive for “zero waste” with the focus on reduce or refuse and reuse.

At today’s market, learn about ways to move toward zero waste at home, at work and at school.

When and where

  • Sunday, October 13, 2013—from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Brighton Farmers’ Market—’s tent
  • Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Road South, Rochester,  NY 14618

Sustainable Transportation

About a third of U.S. global warming pollution comes from moving vehicles. Passenger cars and trucks are the biggest slice of that pie.

Learn how we can drive fewer miles:

  • Get bus schedules for routes that go through Brighton.
  • Pick up a Rochester area bicycle map.
  • Sign up for Curb Your Car Week, and more!

When and where

  • Sunday, September 8, 2013—from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Brighton Farmers’ Market—’s tent
  • Brighton High School parking lot, 1150 Winton Road South, Rochester,  NY 14618

Water Quality Education Day

Watersheds and rain barrels:  what, why and how?

  • Do you know what having a rain barrel or two at your house can do for your garden and for the water quality of nearby streams, rivers, and lakes?
  • Do you know what a watershed is? will explain the benefits of rain barrels and to give you information on how to obtain one or more at a reasonable cost. If you live in the Buckland Creek Watershed in Brighton, NY, you could be eligible to get a free rain barrel and if you live in a different watershed in Monroe County, we can advise you on where to go to get a rain barrel kit for $25–$45.

When and where

  • Sunday, August 11, 2013—from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Brighton Farmers’ Market—’s tent
  • Temple B’rith Kodesh parking lot, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester,  NY