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Bag It: Is your life too plastic?

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as […]

Let’s Move…Sustainably!

GLT’s Good To Go program can help set you on a more environmentally and economically sustainable path! Good to Go is an ongoing community wide project of GLT—a NPR-member radio station and a service of Illinois State University (ISU)—and ISU’s Office of Sustainability. The project is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote the use […]

Slowing Down Stormwater

When it rains, any water that falls on roads, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces travels rapidly into storm sewers. This water often picks up and transports surface pollutants into our waterways. The best way to reduce this pollution is to slow down the stormwater so it can be absorbed by vegetation. This can be […]

Recycling Beyond the Blue Box

TerraCycle

Learn how Cheryl Bertou and her son were able to partner with TerraCycle, an innovative company focused on reducing waste through the recycling of previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste, to raise funds for a school building project in South Sudan. They have been collecting items that are typically thrown away for two years and […]

Empowered

This program will feature “Empowered,” a regionally produced film exploring how innovative Tompkins County citizens are exploring renewable energy options in solar, wind, geothermal and veggie oil. This documentary shows how a community is banding together to work for energy independence. Film producer, Suanne McMannis, who with her husband has lived off the grid for […]

Water Information and Action

Summer Is Coming!

What is your contribution to the water quality issues we experience at Lake Ontario beaches every year? Is water quality in Lake Ontario deteriorating because of our own daily activities? Color Brighton Green has invited three water quality experts to address the issues and questions we have about everything from the chemistry […]

Greenhorns

“Greenhorns,” a documentary film, explores the lives of America’s young farming community — spirit, practices and needs — building a case for those considering a career in agriculture. The movie will be followed by a panel. Two young women farmers will participate in this discussion.

When and where Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 6:30pm Brighton […]

Local Lessons from Distant Travels

This program, “Local Lessons from Distant Travels: CSA as Rural Economic Development in China and Taiwan” will feature Elizabeth Henderson, organic farmer and a leading spokesperson for sustainable agriculture, sharing stories and photos of her recent trip to Asia. The presentation will be followed by a panel.

When and where Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at […]

Economics of Happiness

The “Economics of Happiness” movie, features voices from six continents including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, and Bill McKibben among others. It describes a world moving in two opposite directions: government and big business promoting globalization and consolidation of corporate power, while communities are coming together to resist and build human scale, ecological economies based on […]

Rewards for Recycling

Get Paid For the Recycling You Are Already Doing!

Brighton helped to lead the way for Monroe County to accept #1–7 plastics for curb-side recycling. Many of you brought recyclables to the Brighton Farmers’ Market. Now get paid for doing it! Join ColorBrightonGreen.org as Philadelphia-based Recyclebank explains how you can receive rewards and discounts at […]