Sustainable Skaneateles

Earth Hour 2015

EH 60+ LOGOCelebrate Earth Hour

Saturday, March 28

7PM, St. James Parish Hall

Presentation by Author & Sustainability Expert, Mark Coleman
Followed by an opportunity to discuss Climate Change and personal actions to curb that change.
8:30 – 9:30 PM Thayer Park for Lights Out Celebration and Hot Cocoa (bring your own mug)

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Earth Hour, March 28, 8:30 PM-9:30 PM

Watch the Earth Hour Video. See what countries and cities are doing around the world to curb Climate Change. What can Skaneateles do? What can you do?

Movie “Disruption” to be shown at St. James Parrish Hall, Sunday, September 6 at 6:30 PM

On Sunday, September 7th, people across the country will gather for watch-parties and screenings to watch a new movie about the climate movement. EarthWorks and Sustainable Skaneateles will be hosting the screening at St. James Parrish Hall at 6:30 PM.


This film weaves together political intrigue, mind-blowing science, and an insider’s view of the largest climate mobilization in history. It’s got some folks you might find familiar (like Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein), and also brings some fresh faces and powerful new stories to the fore.

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 for a report by the GAIA Foundation.

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


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.

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