Sustainable Tompkins, a community-based organization located in Tompkins County, recently announced their new webinar series, Finger Lakes Forecast, which focuses on how climate change will impact life in the Finger Lakes Region and what people can do for themselves and their communities to prepare. The Finger Lakes Forecast webinar series is free and open to the public. The first of these webinars, Climate Disruption and Food Security, will take place at 12pm EST on April 27 and include a screening of Uplifted Ithaca’s short documentary, Our Farmers in Flux: Adapting to Climate Change, followed by a panel discussion with Graham Savio, Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County; Katie Hallas, Tompkins Food Future; Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain; and Chaw Chang, Stick and Stone Farm. Register online.
On May 25th, Sustainable Tompkins will host their second Finger Lakes Forecast webinar which will explore ways residents of the Finger Lakes can reduce flood risk for their homes. Additional topics to be covered in the webinar series include Policies to Reduce Harmful Algae Blooms in the Finger Lakes, Land Use and Renewable Energy, Public Health in a Hotter Finger Lakes, and FLX Demographic and Economic Trends.
Sustainable Tompkins is a citizen-based coalition working towards a more sustainable regional community. They advocate a systems approach to build the infrastructure and social capacity for more sustainable ways of living and working. Their projects and programs have focused on energy efficiency, climate protection, green purchasing, sustainable community development, green collar jobs, sustainable enterprise, and economic/ecological justice. Their office is open by appointment at 309 N. Aurora Street in Ithaca.
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