Re-Market & Re-Bike Events on June 7th at Allyn Arena

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Sustainable Skaneateles is holding a Re-Bike Event on Saturday June 7th at Allyn Arena in conjunction with the Re-Market which takes place at the Allyn Arena Parking lot.

Recycle, Refuse, Reduce, Re-use, Repair, Re-gift, Recover

Sustainable Skaneateles is focusing our 2014 efforts on the 7 Rs.  We will be encouraging community residents, the village and town governments, as well as the schools to rethink what we usually toss in the garbage and make a concerted effort to decrease the amount of waste we produce.

The 7 Rs

The 7 Rs, 

The 7 Rs logo was Designed by Shtiggy.wordpress.com for a report by the GAIA Foundation.

Sustainable Skaneateles and EarthWorks encourages you to “Join the Hour”

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Sustainable Skaneateles is encouraging the entire community to participate in the global initiative called Earth Hour.   On Saturday 29 March 2013 at 8:30 PM hundreds of millions of people across the world will switch lights off for an hour to raise awareness for the planet.   By taking part in this global ‘lights out’ event we will be acknowledging our commitment to a personal action that benefits the planet in the year ahead.  Check out our events page for more information.

Join local Residents Ellie Krause and Thomas Jaagus for a Presentation on the Solar Decathlon

Solar Decathlon, Middlebury
 
Middlebury’s Solar Home
Saturday, January 4 at 5 PM, St. James Parish Hall, 96 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles
 
Every other year the US Department of Energy hosts a global competition, “The Solar Decathlon”, where students are challenged to design and build energy-efficient homes that are powered exclusively by the sun. Come learn about two competition homes from 2007 and 2013 from the students who built them.  The presentation will take place, Saturday, January 4 at 5 PM at St. James Parish Hall, 96 E Genesee Street, Skaneateles.  Ellie Krause is a senior at Middlebury College majoring in Architectural Studies and a 2010 graduate of Skaneateles High School. Thomas Jaagus graduated from Penn State University in 2008 as a civil engineer, with a focus in sustainable development and residential construction.  He is now a resident of Skaneateles and is attending New York Chiropractic College.  He continues to work in design and residential construction.
Cookies and Cider will be served after the presentation.  This presentation is sponsored by Sustainable Skaneateles and EarthWorks.

Alternative Energy Tour, Saturday October 5, noon-4 pm

Energy Tour Lawn Sign 9-11Sustainable Skaneateles will showcase homes and farms in the area that have invested in renewable energy.  Our “Alternative Energy Tour” will feature several solar powered homes, geothermal heating, and solar water projects as well as the new net zero energy Skaneateles Village Office building, which will be the homebase for the tour.  The Village Hall will also host “green” vendors and exhibitors.

So save the afternoon of Saturday, October 5th and check out our  “Alternative Energy Tour” link for emerging details.

Onondaga County Sustainable Development Plan

Sustainable Skaneateles encourages all our community residents to become familiar with the Onondaga County Sustainable Development Plan. The Plan is a tool which focuses on land use and sustainable development patterns.  The plan directs the County policies and informs local governments, stakeholders, and residents.

 

Read the Summary of the Country Sustainable Development Plan. Click here for details.

Energy Challenge Kick-off, Monday, April 8, 7 – 9 PM

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Take the Energy Challenge!

SAVE energy & money!

LEARN fun & useful information for taking action to reduce your energy consumption.

SOCIALIZE with friends, neighbors, & co-workers to form a team. Teams consist of 5-8 households and meet weekly for about 1 hr.  This 6-week program is free.

The Energy Challenge Kick-Off will be held Monday, April 8 from 7 pm – 9 pm at the Skaneateles High School Auditorium.  At least one member of each team should attend but all are welcome!

Don’t have a team, come to the meeting and we can set you up with a team!

Sponsored by Sustainable Skaneateles, and the Skaneateles High School Environmental Club in partnership with Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board.

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