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.
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.
Sustainable 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.
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.
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.
Earth Hour – Uniting People to Protect the Planet
Saturday March 23 8:30-9:30pm See Our Events Page tab
Sustainable Skaneateles is encouraging the entire community to participate in a global initiative called Earth Hour. On Saturday 23 March 2013 at 8:30 PM hundreds of millions of people in more than 135 countries/territories across every continent will unite in a single moment of celebration and contemplation of the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour – Earth Hour. 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.