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Four EV charging stations added at Batavia businesses (access required)

The city of Batavia last week marked the installation of four new electric vehicle charging stations. City officials were joined by community leaders and representatives of National Grid to commemorate the installation that was made possible by National Grid’s Make-Ready ...

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Rural youth to help strengthen climate-related readiness (access required)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded three partner organizations nearly $450,000 to fund a program that will help rural youth strengthen their communities’ readiness for climate-related challenges. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, the Finger Lakes Institute at ...

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New campaign aims to reduce carbon footprint (access required)

On Thursday, Sept. 23, Causewave Community Partners will unveil a new campaign to promote the use of carbon-free electricity to power the region’s buildings and vehicles. AMPED, an initiative that was developed by a number of community partners including Climate ...

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NYSERDA opens applications for $15 million Carbon Challenge (access required)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has launched the third round of the Commercial and Industrial Carbon Challenge, making $15 million available as part of Round XI of the state’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. The ...

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Rochester brownfield projects receive federal funding (access required)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.4 million in Western New York for three brownfield cleanup projects, including one in the Rochester region. Nationwide, more than 150 communities will receive 154 grants totaling $66.5 million through the EPA’s Multipurpose, ...

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Power Authority develops sustainability plan (access required)

The New York Power Authority last week said it has developed a five-year plan that establishes goals and strategies to achieve the state’s climate leadership goals through a comprehensive sustainability agenda. Progress against NYPA’s Sustainability Plan will be measured with ...

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On Earth Day, majority of New Yorkers concerned about pollution, climate change (access required)

Nearly two-thirds of New Yorkers say they are very concerned about water pollution, air pollution and deforestation, a new Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) survey shows. More than half of the respondents to the Earth Day poll said they are ...

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Climate change coalition rebrands (access required)

The Rochester People’s Climate Coalition has rebranded as Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region. The organization also unveiled a new logo and a new website. The regional climate advocacy organization was founded in 2014. The rebranding is the ...

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REMADE Institute to offer $35 million for recycling technologies (access required)

The REMADE Institute is issuing its fourth request for proposals to invest up to $35 million for research and development of transformational technologies to transition to the circular economy. REMADE has made it a priority to focus on the plastic ...

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Film inspires two days of talks on sustainability at Fisher (access required)

A powerful film about environmental damage inspired faculty at St. John Fisher College to put on a two-day, cross-disciplinary program about sustainability and invite the public to join in Oct. 9 and 10. Among a variety of film showings, panel ...

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