Category Archives: Green Events

Local Lessons from Distant Travels

This program, “Local Lessons from Distant Travels: CSA as Rural Economic Development in China and Taiwan” will feature Elizabeth Henderson, organic farmer and a leading spokesperson for sustainable agriculture, sharing stories and photos of her recent trip to Asia.

The presentation will be followed by a panel.

When and where

  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Town Hall, Lower Auditorium
    2300 Elmwood Avenue
  • The program is free of charge. Donations are welcomed.

This event is part of the “Localization: Economy, Food and Energy” series sponsored by ten regional organizations.

Economics of Happiness

The “Economics of Happiness” movie, features voices from six continents including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, and Bill McKibben among others. It describes a world moving in two opposite directions: government and big business promoting globalization and consolidation of corporate power, while communities are coming together to resist and build human scale, ecological economies based on “Localization.”

The movie will be followed by a panel.

When and where

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Town Hall, Lower Auditorium
    2300 Elmwood Avenue
  • The program is free of charge. Donations are welcomed.

This event is part of the “Localization: Economy, Food and Energy” series sponsored by ten regional organizations.

Rewards for Recycling

Get Paid For the Recycling You Are Already Doing!

Brighton helped to lead the way for Monroe County to accept #1–7 plastics for curb-side recycling. Many of you brought recyclables to the Brighton Farmers’ Market. Now get paid for doing it!

Join ColorBrightonGreen.org as Philadelphia-based Recyclebank explains how you can receive rewards and discounts at local and national businesses for the recycling you are already doing. No extra work…just rewards!

Let’s take Brighton’s recycling success to the next level with paid recycling that benefits the County, Brighton, the environment and you.

When and where

  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue
  • Free event.

Energy Conservation

Feeling the Heat of High Winter Energy Bills!

Reduce your energy costs by 10% now and as much as 30% each year with minimal additional investment.

Join ColorBrightonGreen.org as Lee Loomis and Haley Rotter of Energy Smart Communities outline immediate, easy ways to reduce your business and home energy bills by 10-30% with little or no additional cost. Learn about income-based price reductions for home energy audits, and tax incentives for businesses to get energy lean. As costs for traditional energy rise, your bills are only headed in one direction. Take this easy opportunity to be on the smart side of the equation.

When and where

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue
  • Free event.

Wind Energy

Make the Switch!

Renewable wind energy for the winter heating season

A presentation and discussion on the savings, benefits costs, and fast paperwork for households and businesses.

Join ColorBrightonGreen.org as Kevin Schulte, CEO of Ontario-based Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc. (SED) shares his expertise and industry knowledge in time for you to ‘Make the Switch’ to home-based wind energy. Community Energy, Inc. representatives will also be on hand to help you switch your utility bill to wind energy.

When and where

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue
  • Free event.

Curb Your Car Week Fall 2011 Results

The Fall 2011 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of October 2 to 8, 2011. During that week, 96 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.

Survey results

(96 registered participants; 52 reporting their results.)

  • Total Miles saved:  5,124 miles! 
  • Gallons Saved: 203 gallons (Based on individual MPG )
  • Pounds of CO2 saved: 3,857 pounds (Based on 19 lbs per gallon)

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Curb Your Car Week Spring 2011 Results

The Spring 2011 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of May 15 to 21, 2010. During that week, 123 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.

Survey results

(123 registered participants; 61 reporting their results.)

  • Total Miles saved:  4,664 miles! 
  • Gallons Saved: 182 gallons (Based on individual MPG )
  • Pounds of CO2 saved: 3,458 pounds (Based on 19 lbs per gallon)

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Curb Your Car Week Fall 2010 Results

The Fall 2010 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of October 3 to 9, 2010. During that week, 113 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.

Survey results

(113 registered participants; 65 reporting their results.)

  • Total Miles saved:  7,999 miles! 
  • Gallons Saved: 303 gallons (Based on individual MPG )
  • Pounds of CO2 saved: 5,757 pounds (Based on 19 lbs per gallon)

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Curb Your Car Week Spring 2010 Results

The Spring 2010 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of May 16 to 22, 2010. During that week, 184 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.

Survey results

(184 registered participants; 75 reporting their results.)

  • Total Miles saved:  5,260 miles! 
  • Gallons Saved: 201 gallons (Based on individual MPG )
  • Pounds of CO2 saved: 3,819 pounds (Based on 19 lbs per gallon)

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Curb Your Car Week Fall 2009 Results

The 2009 Curb Your Car Week fall event took place the week of October 4 to 10, 2009. During that week, 104 residents from Brighton and Rochester registered their pledge to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus for at least a day as an alternative to drive their car.

Survey results

(104 registered participants; 53 reporting their results.)

  • Total Miles saved:  4,413 miles!
  • Gallons Saved: 190 gallons (Based on individual MPG )
  • Pounds of CO2 saved: 3,610 pounds (Based on 19 lbs per gallon)

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