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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!


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


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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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

Home Energy Workshop

PathStone will help you sign up for a free or reduced cost energy audit, letting you know how to qualify for income based matching grants, and helping you get low interest energy improvement loans.

  • When: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:30 to 7 PM, Registration Required
  • Where:  404 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
  • More Info:  To register call (585) 442-2030 ext 213 or visit PathStone Website or email cklee@pathstone.org

Thinking Forward: Swap Ideas Day

Innovators who are in the early stage of their career will take the lead at this event. These presenters will share their ideas on what is needed to transform this world into a richer, more vibrant place and convey how they have put these ideas to work.

Lindsay Cray is Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Earthworks Institute, a local nonprofit that is developing new and innovative education-based initiatives that advocate for greater community and environmental sustainability in Rochester.

M. Andre Primus, Founder and Director of RocShare, an organization that serves to help encourage the growth of alternative economies in Rochester.

Cassidy Putney, whose passion for food evolved into a passion for zero waste, is actively involved in sustainability and environmental action.

Susan Spencer, Ph.D., is President and Founder of ROCSPOT, committed to revitalizing Rochester through initiatives based on solar technology.

Benjamin Woelk, a specialist in creating greater communication and connection to place and people.

  • When: Thursday, September 10, 2015. Registration, networking, and light refreshments are from 5 to 5:30 p.m., the program runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and program wrap-up runs from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Where:  St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Avenue, Elaine Wilson Formal Lounge, Campus Center Rochester, NY 14618
  • More info: See Event Facebook Page. Advance registration online $25. Registration at the door $30.

Building an Economy for Climate Stability: Monroe County Candidate Forum 2015

Join us for a candidate forum focusing on strategies for transitioning our area to a green economy, as we mitigate and adapt to climate change. Candidates running for public offices around Monroe County will discuss their vision for our sustainable future. Moderated by Dr. Susan Spencer. Co-sponsored by the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition and the League of Women Voters.

  • When:  Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7 to 9 PM, Registration Encouraged
  • Where:  The Harley School, 1981 Clover Street, Rochester, NY
  • More info:  For further information and registration, visit the Rochester People’s Climate Coalition Website

What Have You Heard About CCD, GMOs and the Monarch Butterfly? A discussion on how current agricultural practices impact local pollinators.

Presented by Zach Cohen, present Master’s Student, Department of Entomology, Cornell University. Presented for everyday citizens, produce consumers concerned about our local ecosystem. This multi-media presentation will discuss Colony Collapse Disorder of bees and related issues; Genetically Engineered Crops and Insects; Native Pollinators, and What we (the everyday citizen and consumer) can do to improve our local ecosystem. Sponsored by the First Unitarian Environmental Climate Task Force.

  • When:  Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:30 to 3:30 PM
  • Where:  First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road S. (Williams Gallery), Rochester, NY
  • More Info:  Call Andrea at 415-4893 or email porter.aa@gmail.com