Get Your GreenBack Tompkins is a community-based campaign to inspire all 42,000 households and every business in Tompkins County
to take at least one
step to save energy and money in the areas of
and Heating and Lighting
"The Plastic Hurts Club--comprised of 4 to 13 year olds from Ithaca--met with Mayor Svante to deliver a letter:
All the plastic in the ocean looks like jellyfish to the turtles. - K... alle, age 5
When people let go of helium balloons, it can pop over the ocean and kill animals. Don't bring plastic to the beach. It could blow into the ocean. - Flossie, age 5
Plastic is bad for animals AND the earth. - Kaly, age 9
There is a mat of plastic in the ocean the size of Texas. - Ana, age 13
We heart our planet.
Our names are Ana, Kaly and Flossie and Kalle and Noah (age 4). We know what can help reduce plastic use in Ithaca.
Plastic bags should be re-used. Ithaca should ban the use of plastic bags. When grocery shopping, we should bring our own cloth bags.
In Seattle, people have to pay a nickel to use paper bags. They banned plastic.
We want there to be no plastic in the world and we want Ithaca to help the world be a better place.
a.k.a The Plastic Hurts Club
The photo shows one monster bag with 772 recycled grocery bags from Wegmans. This is from one of three receptacles that is changed every three hours!
The group sold homemade cloth bags made of recycled cloth as a fundraiser." more
Plastic Hurts Club - November 8, 2012
"Just built first compost bin with help of some friends."
Fabina Colon - April 30, 2013
"The Zimride App is great! I used it yesterday & shared a ride back from Syracuse (me from the train station, picking up someone from the airport). The app was key - it texted me to say there was a mat... ch, and automatically deposited payment via PayPal. (Retrieved from Ithaca Carshare Newsletter)" more
Jennifer - March 29, 2013
"I made a handbag using cutouts from old magazines."
Panda - August 6, 2013
"Cayuga Heights Elementary School held its 3rd annual "Go Green Fair", where students learned about reducing waste through the 3Rs, renewable energy and the benefits of local food--like free-range chic... kens! (photo credit: Ithaca Journal, 5/10/2013)" more
Cayuga Heights Elementary School - May 14, 2013
"The Meat Locker has opened its doors and over 20 people have signed up to get their spot to store local meat in bulk.
Find great deals on local beef, lamb, chicken, etc. at MeatSuite.com."
The Meat Locker - April 30, 2014
2. Save Money & Energy
Supporting the communities of Ithaca, Lansing, Dryden, Freeville, Groton, Trumansburg, Cayuga Heights, Caroline, Danby, Newfield, Enfield and Ulysses in taking energy-saving steps.