Category Archives: Speaker/Film Series

Empowered

This program will feature “Empowered,” a regionally produced film exploring how innovative Tompkins County citizens are exploring renewable energy options in solar, wind, geothermal and veggie oil. This documentary shows how a community is banding together to work for energy independence.

Film producer, Suanne McMannis, who with her husband has lived off the grid for ten years will participate in the panel following the film. She says “If my neighbor knew he could put up solar panels and make money, he would probably do that instead of signing a lease for drilling oil.”

When and where

  • Wednesday, April 18, 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.

Water Information and Action

Summer Is Coming!

What is your contribution to the water quality issues we experience at Lake Ontario beaches every year? Is water quality in Lake Ontario deteriorating because of our own daily activities?

Color Brighton Green has invited three water quality experts to address the issues and questions we have about everything from the chemistry of our surface water such as streams and rivers, to drinking water quality, to the lakes we play in during the warmer months that are just around the corner.

Join us, along with:

  • Charles Knauf—from the Monroe County Department of Public Health on what data tells us about the quality of our local water ways and why we have “no swim” days at Lake Ontario beaches.
  • Jim Nugent—Monroe County Water Authority on what the data tells us about the Lake Ontario drinking water supply and why we have some of the highest quality drinking water in the world.
  • Paul Sawyko—Water Education Collaborative about what is happening to organize local governments and citizens to become H2O Heroes to further improve surface water quality. He will also report on projects in Brighton to restore its own Buckland Creek as we get up to date and specify actions you, your family, and your business can take as part of the Brighton community to lessen your impact on water quality here and in the area’s streams, rivers, lakes and beaches.

When and where

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue
  • Free event.

Greenhorns

Greenhorns,” a documentary film, explores the lives of America’s young farming community — spirit, practices and needs — building a case for those considering a career in agriculture.

The movie will be followed by a panel. Two young women farmers will participate in this discussion.

When and where

  • Wednesday, March 21, 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.

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.