Category Archives: Green Events

Film Presentation of Seed, The Untold Story

Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Yet in our modern world, these precious gifts of nature are in grave danger. See the film about this remarkable story.

  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1 PM
  • Where: Seneca Art and Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
  • More Info and tickets:  Call the Friends of Ganondagan at 585-742-1690. Film website.

ROCWorthy Earth Fest

The ROCWorthy Earth Fest is a celebration of sustainability and ecologically sound living. Come learn from different local businesses and nonprofits who are pioneering the movement locally for a more low impact life in Rochester.

  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11 AM to 1 PM
  • Where: 571 South Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14607
  • More Info:  Event Facebook Page. Hosted by Impact Earth, Inc, Suncommon New York, and Abundance Food Co-op.

Rochester March for Science and Science Expo

The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact responsible evidence–based policies in the public interest. Marchers will gather at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park at Manhattan Square at 9:30 AM on April 22nd.
At 10:30 AM, we will begin marching towards the Hyatt Regency. Upon arriving at the Hyatt, you are cordially invited to attend the first Rochester Science Expo.

  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
  • Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square and Hyatt Hotel, 125 East Main Street, Rochester
  • More Info and RSVP:  Event Website

Sierra Club Annual Environmental Forum: Intersectionality and Building a Strong Climate Movement

This year the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club is bringing a distinguished advocate for environmental justice to Rochester. He is Aaron Mair, the President of the Sierra Club and a powerful speaker that can inspire our community.

  • When: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6 to 9 PM
  • Where: New Bethel CME Church, 270 Scio Street, Rochester, NY 14605
  • More Info:  Sierra Club Newsletter;  email

Greening Your Portfolio

“Green Investing” to most people still means divestment — selling stock in companies that produce fossil fuels, especially coal, the worst for climate change. However, there are now more options to put money into companies making products or services that reduce climate change such as, solar- or wind-power producers, companies that do carbon trading or energy- efficiency management, and manufacturers of emission-cutting devices and systems.

Join us for a conversation on Green Investing with a panel of professionals from local financial institutions. Participants will learn how to invest successfully while still supporting companies with ‘green’ business practices, such as clean energy, reducing climate change, fossil fuel-free and other sustainable efforts. Additionally, participants will gain a better understanding of climate change risks and opportunities, potential investment upsides or downsides, and the increasing variety of green-focused offerings.

Anticipated panelists include:

  • Thomas W. Benner, Vice President, investment and Financial Planning Officer of Canandaigua National Bank.
  • Randell J. Ogden, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor of Sage, Rutty & Company, Inc.
  • Zachary T. Armstrong, Financial Advisor of Sage, Rutty & Company, Inc.

When: Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at 6:30pm

Where: Friends Learning Center, Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York

SunCommon Sip-n-Sun

Join SunCommon New York for a Sip n’ Sun at Zebb’s in Brighton. Enjoy a drink on us and learn about affordable solar in Rochester. Contact Mary for more information or to RSVP.

When:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Where:  Zebbs Deluxe Grill and Bar, 2890 S. Clinton Avenue, Brighton, NY

More Info:  email or call (585-820-9941) Mary Nichols or visit the SunCommon website.

2018 Eco-Fair Participants and Auction Items

The exhibitors scheduled to participate include the following as of 5-30-18:

  • ColorBrightonGreen.org
  • Monroe County Environmental Services
  • Minimalist Rochester Meet-Up Group/Buy Nothing Project/Rochester Zero Waste
  • Branch Homestead
  • Green Spark Solar
  • Rochester People’s Climate Coalition
  • Flower City Pickers, Inc.
  • Rochester Area Vegan Society
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator
  • Braddock’s Bay Raptor Research
  • Rochester Pachamama Alliance
  • Brighton High School Climate Club
  • Delta Environmental
  • Sierra Club
  • ROC Animal School
  • Animal Rights Rochester
  • Genesee Land Trust
  • Student Projects, Hannah Leichtner, Caleb Mendler
  • Pepenterprises
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • French Road Elementary School Treehuggers

 

RYCL’s Youth Climate Summit

The Rochester Youth Climate Leaders (RYCL) are planning a day of interactive workshops, presentations, planning sessions, and learning. RYCL is looking for teams of students and faculty advisors from area schools and universities. Each team will ideally have 4-5 students with one faculty advisor. Schools may send multiple teams. This is an opportunity for youth leaders to join together to address climate change and take action.

When:  Sunday, April 9, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm. Morning snack and lunch will be provided.

Where:  The Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

More Information:  Contact Terry Smith at tsmith@harleyschool.org to register your school’s team. You can also reach her at (585) 509-2745. This is a free event sponsored by the Rochester Youth Climate Leaders. To see more details about the schedule and workshop offerings for the event, please visit rycl.tk.

Film Presentation and Discussion: Merchants of Doubt

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, ColorBrightonGreen.org in collaboration with the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition are co-sponsoring the screening of the film Merchants of Doubt.  The film will be shown at the Friends Learning Center, Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver–tongued pundits–for–hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities—yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well–studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.  Check out the movie trailer at the film’s website for a preview.

A discussion of the film with particular emphasis on the doubt that has been spread about climate change will follow the film presentation.