Category Archives: Food

Benefits of Buying Local Food

Food transportation accounts for 18% of the fossil fuel burned in the US.  By eating local, we support local farmers and reduce oil consumption.  We can ask our grocer which foods are local.  By joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), we can support local farmers by paying a yearly fee for in-season produce for the entire season.  For a complete list of Farmers’ Markets and CSA’s in our area, see is Happy to Consider Impact Earth a Partner!

Many of’s followers are interested in reducing, reusing, and recycling.  Impact Earth is too. They have been working with some of our volunteers to achieve zero waste in the Brighton Central School District.  This is now going to a whole new level and we are pleased to call them a partner in our common interests.  To find out more about Impact Earth, visit their website!IELogoWithTagWhiteCircle


How Your Yard and Garden Can Help Fight Climate Change

Easy to apply gardening and yard care methods will restore carbon to the soil – and keep it there – for healthier crops, more resilient gardens and less extreme weather. A series of short films will be shown that provide hope in the face of climate change! Additionally, a discussion will include simple actions everyone can take, starting today, to remove carbon from the atmosphere and put it in the soil where it does more good. Elizabeth Henderson, an organic farmer, published author and leader in efforts that support organic farming and Community Supported Agriculture will introduce the films and lead the discussion. The short films are: The Soil Story; The Pope and Soil Carbon—The Carbon Underground; and Soil Carbon Restoration.

  • When: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6:30 PM
  • Where: Friends Learning Center, Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York

PlantPure Nation Comes to Rochester

A plant-based diet has a lower carbon footprint than other diets. On September 27, the film “PlantPure Nation” is premiering in Rochester. We expect this film to bring about a quantum leap in the acceptance of a plant-based diet and its adoption by the mainstream, including health care providers and all sectors of our Rochester community. There will be free vegan refreshments and a lively Q&A after the film.

  • When:  Sunday, September 27, 2015. Two showings: at 1 PM and 4 PM. The 4 PM showing will be signed for the hearing impaired.
  • Where:  Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
  • More info:  You can purchase tickets online. Tickets will also be available at the door. To learn more about the movie, visit the movie website.

Sustainable Food

  • EatWild
    Your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles.
  • Organic Consumers Association (OCA)
    The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, fair trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics.
  • Sustainable Table
    Sustainable Table helps consumers understand the problems with our food supply and offer viable solutions and alternatives.
  • Veg Mondays
    Join Rochester’s Veg Mondays Movement to enjoy meat-free meals one day a week to benefit human health, the environment, and global sustainability. The website contains a wealth of information and recipes to get you started and to prepare satisfying meals that are free of meat, eggs, and dairy products.