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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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