Sep 15, 2022

Climate Action Plan now law in Monroe County

There are two phases to the plan. Phase one targets emissions from county-run sites, facilities and operations. The second phase will be developed by the committee and will focus on private industry operations and land use.

Aug 25, 2022

Constellation Brands provides funding to The Nature Conservancy

Between fiscal year 2023 and fiscal year 2025, Constellation is targeting to restore approximately 1.1 billion gallons of water withdrawals from watersheds, while improving accessibility and quality of water for communities where the company operates.  

Aug 24, 2022

Food manufacturers, sellers embrace sustainability

The sustainability trend is likely to continue, as younger Gen Z and Millennial consumers are more likely than older consumers to purchase plant-based and environmentally-friendly food options.

Aug 16, 2022

PaintCare establishes paint recycling sites

The program allows individual households as well as schools and businesses to recycle leftover paint, stain and varnish in an environmentally friendly way.

Aug 11, 2022

Monroe County Water Authority’s solar array goes online

The MCWA partnered with Sol Systems, a renewable energy company based in Washington, D.C., and the New York Power Authority on the project. Energy from the array is fed into the Rochester Gas & Electric grid, and the MCWA then receives a credit on its bill.

Aug 11, 2022

New facility, hydrogen fuel cell pilot program coming to RTS

The new access facility will replace an aging, outdated building that has reached its capacity and is inefficient, legislators say. The new building will house over 100 employees and the 50-plus bus fleet as well as providing vehicle maintenance and storage.

Jul 28, 2022

Do local businesses need support to be greener?

Promoting sustainable operations among businesses should start with small businesses because of their share numbers and contributions to the US economy.

Jul 27, 2022

Solar farm in Genesee County will be largest in New York

The nearly 3,000-acre solar farm will be built on property in the Genesee County village of Elba and town of Oakfield, just north of Batavia.

Jul 25, 2022

JCC transforming vacant property into Canalside Commons

The Jewish Community Center is responding to our changing times, with plans to transform its 200,000-square-foot property into Canalside Community, a hub of community-minded partners focused on culture, education and training.

Jul 20, 2022

Rochester embayment of Lake Ontario no longer ‘Area of Concern’

The Monroe County Department of Public Health and the state Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct a virtual informational meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday with an update on the 35-year effort to restore natural resources within the embayment.

Jul 14, 2022

Schulte, Williams, Salerno honored in Business Person of the Year Awards

The road to success is not paved, at least not in the beginning. Instead it's a often a narrow, gravel path, lined with potholes and unexpected detours.

Jul 13, 2022

Range, where to charge still top concerns for potential electric car buyers

A quarter of Americans surveyed by AAA say a fully electric vehicle would likely be their next automobile purchase, but mileage range and accessibility to charging remain drawbacks.