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Brookside School Redevelopment Project Community Input Meeting: Your Input Is Needed to Make this a Green Project

The Brighton Central School District is proposing to redevelop the Brookside School Complex as a K-2 school. The redevelopment is contemplating a two-story section of the building that would house classrooms for either first or second grade on the second floor. Due to community input about the need to make this redevelopment a green building, the district is beginning to consider green building design elements for this project. More community input will be needed to make this priority a reality. ColorBrightonGreen has prepared a letter to the School District asking that the redevelopment include a green design to reduce the building’s carbon footprint and to keep school operation costs low. But the support of school district taxpayers is needed. Please consider attending the community input meeting or submitting your support of green building planning to the School District in writing. Our letter to the school district is available on our website.

  • When: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Where: Brighton School District Administrative Building Board Room, 2035 Monroe Avenue, Brighton
  • More info: Brighton Central School District Website

Town of Brighton Public Sustainability Workshop Session: Help Brighton Plan its Future!

Review the findings, take the survey, and provide feedback on the vision statement. The Town of Brighton Comprehensive plan will be the Town’s “blueprint” for the next decade. While there is a distinct sustainability theme being pursued, it is important that those who support sustainable practices make their voices heard loud and clear to help set direction and priorities.

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Where: Brighton High School Cafeteria, 1150 S. Winton Road, Door 20
More info: Envision Brighton Website

Setting the Stage, What is Equity By Design?

Julian Agyeman, Ph.D. Professor, Urban & Environmental Policy/ Planning, Tufts University and Anne-Marie Lubenau, Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence sponsored by the Bruner Foundation. These speakers will set the stage for the Community Design Center’s Reshaping Rochester series by helping to answer the question, “How can we design a more equitable Rochester region?” The discussion will focus on how both sustainability and social justice can dramatically improve the quality of life for all.

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 to 9 PM
Where: Gleason Works Auditorium (1000 University Ave.), Rochester, NY
More info and ticket information: Community Design Center Website

Why Native Plants?

This Genesee Land Trust (GLT) lecture, sponsored by the Penfield Library, will include a PowerPoint presentation and will feature Margaret Potter of the GLT along with Lois Danneberg and Rachel Edwards of Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care and Broccolo Garden Center, Penfield. Learn why the planting of native plants makes your life easier as a gardener and is great for wildlife! The experts will teach you. This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is appreciated.

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 to 8:30 PM
Where: Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY. Penfield library appreciates your advance registration using the link below
More info: Penfield Library

Film Presentation:Triple Divide

ColorBrightonGreen.org will finish up its 2016 Film Festival with the movie “Triple Divide”.  This movie is said to be the only documentary of its kind on the controversial subject of fracking capable of speaking to all sides, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts, and Americans suffering in the wake of shale gas development.  “Its the best movie on fracking to date [using] facts, not fiction or spin” wrote Pennsylvania resident, Robert Donnan.  Academy Award nominated actor Mark Ruffalo co-narrates the film, taking part in the project after being shown an online screener a few weeks before the final release.  The film is co-directed by journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman.

  • When:  Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30 PM
  • Where:  Brighton Memorial Library, Friends Learning Center, 2300 Elmwood Avenue

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

Film and Discussion: 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.  Come view a series of short films that will give you hope in the face of climate change!  The discussion will include simple actions everyone can take, starting today, to take carbon out of the atmosphere and put it in the soil where it does more good.  Organic farmer Elizabeth Henderson will introduce the films and lead the discussion.

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

“Call to Care” Event and Candlelight Vigil

The Christ Church youth group is teaming up with members of Rochester’s Pachamama Alliance to present a joint-led symposium that will explore how we can help others in living lives that are socially just, environmentally sustainable, and grounded in faith.  The symposium will be followed by a candlelight vigil on the church’s front lawn, which will serve as the closing ceremony for the entire 12 Days of Climate project sponsored by the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition.

  • When:  Friday, December 11, 2015; Symposium 6:30 to 9:00 PM; Vigil at 9:00 PM
  • Where:  Christ Church, 141 East Avenue, Rochester, NY