Category Archives: Curb Your Car Week

Color Brighton Green’s Sip ‘N Sun May 17, 2017 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Enjoy a free drink while learning how solar works in our community. You have the power to control your energy needs and make your community a greener, cleaner place to live. SunCommon is a local, employee-owned B Corp with fifteen years experience. Being  a force for good is the core of who SunCommon is and how they run their business. Come learn your solar options whether you rent or own, they have a solution for you to go solar!

  • When:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
  • Where:  Zebb’s Brighton, 1890 Clinton Avenue S., Rochester, NY, 14618
  • More Info:  RSVP appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Mary Nicholas 585-265-2384 or email mary.nicholas@suncommon.com

 

Electric Car Information Session Monday, May 15, 2017 6:30 to 8:15 PM

As a kick-off the Curb Your Car Week, Kat Fisher, New York Electric Vehicle Initiative Representative for the national Sierra Club, will present EV Basics and Advocacy Opportunities. Learn why Sierra Club supports Electric Vehicles; Learn what models are available, charging options, incentives, and how to advocate for clean car policy. Check out Electric Vehicles and ask EV owners questions.  We hope you will walk, bike, or carpool to this event during Curb Your Car Week 2017!  During Curb Your Car Week, ColorBrightonGreen.org asks you to replace a single occupancy car trip by walking, biking, carpooling or telecommuting.

  • When:  Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Where:  Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Friends Learning Center.
  • More Info: info@colorbrightongreen.org  Co-sponsored by the Brighton Memorial Library, ColorBrightonGreen.org, the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition, and the Sierra Club.

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.

Curb Your Car Week Spring 2016 Results

The Spring 2016 Curb Your Car Week event took place the week of May 15-21, 2016. During that week, 39 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

(39 registered participants, 25 reporting their results so far)

  • Total miles saved:  1,654
  • Gallons Saved:  55 (based on individual mpg)
  • Pounds of CO2 saved: 1,039

Miles Saved Per Activity:

  • Biking:  588 miles
  • Carpooling:  415 miles
  • Not going somewhere you normally go:  230 miles
  • Combining trips:  190 miles
  • Walking:  110 miles
  • Bus:  87 miles
  • Telecommute:  34 miles

Curb Your Carbon Month, October, 2015

ColorBrightonGreen.org is sponsoring Curb Your Carbon Month in October, 2015.  This is an expansion of our past Curb Your Car Week.  We would like you to commit to further curbing your Carbon throughout the month of October, 2015.  You can choose your actions from the list below, or add your own.  The Green Tips section of this website includes many ideas that expand on some of those listed below.

Subscribe to our event’s email list to register your interest in participating in Curb Your Carbon Month.

How will you participate? Include your plans for reducing your carbon emissions in October by clicking the “leave a comment” button under the title of this posting and we will try to add any new ideas you propose to our list. We will be sending you reminders as the month of October approaches. Meanwhile, stay tuned!

Transportation

  • Drive fewer miles, especially by yourself
  • Drive responsibly.
  • Take the bus, cycle, walk, or scooter
  • Make sure your tires are fully inflated

Food

  • Eat less red meat
  • Select organically grown food
  • Patronize farmer’s markets
  • Extend your vegetable garden season with a cold frame

Waste

  • Compost your food scraps and yard waste
  • Choose reusable products when possible
  • Recycle if you can’t reuse
  • Consider sharing items that you use infrequently with friends or neighbors

Electricity

  • Opt into a renewable electricity plan
  • Unplug appliances when not in use
  • Choose LED light bulbs
  • Only run full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine

Outdoors

  • Preserve or add native plants
  • Divert roof runoff to low-lying areas or rain barrels
  • Avoid synthetic nitrogen fertilizers

Other

  • Replace your furnace filter
  • Turn down the thermostat in the heating season
  • Program the thermostat for when people are home and awake
  • Identify and seal leaks.
  • Reduce your bottled water footprint…use reusable bottles