3 Ways Your Personal Decision to Go Solar Affects Public Health

Although most Americans care deeply about the environment, it can be easy to take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach when it comes to our individual carbon footprint. This is especially true when considering how our carbon footprint fits into the larger picture of community and public health. As a homeowner, making the decision to go solar is a personal one, however powering your home with clean, local energy has a big impact on public health. Here’s how your personal choice to go solar can improve public health: Reduce water scarcity Water is a basic need for human…

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2018 Conservation Field Days at Ellison Park

Conservation Field Days is a hand-on, fun-filled, 3-day, outdoor educational event for 5th and 6th grade students. Students from schools all over Monroe County attend this event and move through a series of stations to learn about various environmental topics such as recycling, stormwater management, wildlife habitat, wetlands, wildlife and bird migration and more! Join us for a day of fun and hands-on learning at the 2018 Conservation Field Days on September 18, 19, 20 at Ellison Park!

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ROC the Walk With Rochester’s People Climate Coalition (RPCC)

The first annual ROC the Walk with RPCC is to be held June 30th, 2018. Participants will include individuals and organizations in the Greater Rochester Community who support the initiatives of the Rochester People's Climate Coalition. By gathering donations from friends and family, we will raise the funds needed to help reduce local sources of greenhouse gas emissions and transition our region to a green economy. Roc the Walk with RPCC will be held at Genesee Valley Park, along the Red Creek Trail, featuring music from Vanishing Sun (with more to be announced). Together, we can keep Rochester cool, so…

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Why Commercial Solar Energy Systems Make Sense for Rochester Manufacturers

The cost of doing business is going up, especially if you’re in the manufacturing industry. This is due to a number of reasons, with rising fuel and energy rates being a contributing factor. And in an increasingly competitive marketplace where demand is high and production deadlines are tight, manufacturers are spending more money than ever to keep up. As solar energy continues to gain traction within the residential sector, the commercial sector is experiencing a solar boom of its own – and for good reason. This is especially true for businesses that require large amounts of power to operate, such…

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How Solar Energy is Shaping a More Sustainable Future For Livestock Farming

Livestock farming has always played an integral role in both the culture and economy of the United States. But as the landscape of agriculture continues to change, American farms are now facing a series of unprecedented environmental and financial challenges. This is especially true in the case of livestock production, as mounting concerns over greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and ethical treatment continue to shape consumer behavior. Clean, renewable energy sources, such as solar, aim to meet these challenges head on, allowing American farmers to continue building on their reputation as environmental stewards. The use of clean energy in the…

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Amicus Solar Cooperative and Amurtel Partner to Bring Solar Outreach Systems to Puerto Rico

BOULDER, CO and WAITSFIELD, VT: Amicus Solar Cooperative, a purchasing cooperative of solar energy companies including GreenSpark Solar, and Amurtel, a non-profit working in disaster relief, are partnering to build Solar Outreach Systems (SOS) to bring dozens of desperately needed portable solar energy systems to power critical areas in Puerto Rico. Millions of Americans living in Puerto Rico (Boriqueñas) remain without power due to Hurricane Maria, many still without passable roads, access to clean drinking water, in need of basic supplies, and unable to receive medical care they would otherwise have with functional electricity.  At an 18-degree latitude, Puerto Rico…

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