The most complete Environmental Calendar for the Rochester, NY area
Updated Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This page contains two calendars, with the same events. Some find the Google Calendar more useful (which allows you to copy events to your Google calendar and to your cell phone (Mobile access to email, calendar, contacts, and more - Google Apps for business) . And, some find the outline list below with complete information and links that work more useful. So, I have provided both.
What Kind of Events do We post?The purpose of this Environmental Event Calendar is to make the public aware of all environmental events in the Rochester, NY area that either educate or provide a forum on many of the environmental issues in our area. Most are free, some require registration, and all are to promote the understanding and movement towards a sustainable environment here.
To add your event, e-mail it to Frank J. Regan.
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Events listed below are in order & this format: When Where | What
- Wednesday, May 22, 9 am – 3 pm
|State Capital, Albany, NY
- Wednesday, May 22, 9 am – 3 pm Fracking Lobby Day for the 2 Year Fracking Moratorium State Capital, Albany, NY The New York State legislative session is ending next month, and the NYS Senate has still not taken any action to protect New York from fracking. In response to overwhelming public pressure, legislation was introduced in both the Assembly and Senate to enact a two-year moratorium on fracking, which would allow for a comprehensive health impact assessment of fracking to be completed. The Assembly has already acted, and now it is time for the Senate to pass the bill! Read Citizens Campaign for the Environment's Memorandum of Support for Fracking Moratorium Bills A5424 and S4046 Join us in Albany and tell the NYS Senate that we need a moratorium on fracking tied to a health study! LOBBY REGISTRATION HERE There will be a briefing in the morning, then participants will be divided into teams to have legislative visits. Participating in Fracking Lobby Day is free, and no experience is required! 9-9:30AM Registration/check-in 9:30-10:30AM: Briefing 11AM-3PM: Lobby Visits 3PM: Drop off Report Forms/Check Out It's a four hour drive from Rochester: ALBANY DIRECTIONS & PARKING ATTACHED Contact me if you're interested in carpooling from the Rochester area: firstname.lastname@example.org Can't Make It To Albany? You can do two things from home: 1. Call your senator and tell them you want a hydro-fracking moratorium this year. 2. Make a contribution to CCE and help get people to Albany. Organized by Citizens Campaign for the Environment
- Thursday, May 30, 7pm FOOTHILLS
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 24 Market St Oneonta, NY 13820
- Looking to learn more about shale? Check out this lecture: Why not Shale Gas in New York? Dr. Ingraffea, a compelling speaker who combines hard science with a down-to-earth style and sense of humor, will discuss shale gas in New York State and the potential for energy in the future. Thursday, May 30, 7pm FOOTHILLS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 24 Market St Oneonta, NY 13820 | Free and open to the public.
- May 31, June 1 & 2 | Allegany
- Allegany State Park ALLEGANY NATURE PILGRIMAGE Join us for our 55th year of this unique family nature education weekend. Last year's weekend was great and who knows what this year will bring? Participants choose from a wide variety of informal field trips, including birding, wildflowers, pond life, mammals, butterflies, fungi, family nature walks, and many more. There are evening tent programs followed by owl prowls and star gazing plus early morning bird walks and bird-banding demonstrations. There will be a chicken barbeque on Saturday evening or you may opt for a vegetarian meal. You make your own cabin or camping reservations by calling 1-800-456-CAMP or online at www.park-net.com For further information, call Harold or Jane Stock, 425-7293. more Burroughs Audubon Nature Club at http://bancny.org/
- Friday June 7, 7:00 PM |
Alice Statler Auditorium on the Cornell Campus. Just off
Campus Rd. between East Ave. and Statler Drive. Right
next to the Statler Hotel, Ithaca.
- "Ithaca Premier of GASLAND Part II, Friday June 7, 7:00 PM, Statler Auditorium on the Cornell Campus with Director Josh Fox and Dr. Robert Howarth, Ph.D. Who: Josh Fox, Director of GASLAND and GASLAND 2, Dr. Robert Howarth, Ph.d. Earth Sciences Researcher at Cornell. Special Guests TBA. What: The grassroots tour of GASLAND Part II with discussion and Q&A directly following. When: Friday June 7, 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM Where: Alice Statler Auditorium on the Cornell Campus. Just off Campus Rd. between East Ave. and Statler Drive. Right next to the Statler Hotel, Ithaca. Tickets: Reserved Seats Available in advance for a $10.00 suggested donation at the Ticket Center Ithaca, 171 The Commons, 607 273-4497. Online www.IthacaEvents.com Event based education in support of Gas Free Seneca, Earthjustice, and the Fight For Seneca Lake. Co-sponsors include, Shaleshock, Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival, KyotoNOW!, The Green Umbrella, New Yorkers Against Fracking (NYAF), Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition (DRAC), Enfield Neighbors for Safe Air and Water (ENSAW), and Hector Clean Waters. For Updates and Further Information Contact: Chris Tate 607.351.3768 mobile 607.387.9285 office, email@example.com Keep up to date @ Facebook events/GASLAND II Ithaca, with/GrassRoots Festival Ticket GiveAway info this Sunday Night. Find us @ Facebook pages/FingerLakesCleanWaters **There are also screenings scheduled in Binghamton and Syracuse. For a full schedule of screenings go to http://gaslandthemovie.com/screenings. ** www.FingerLakesCleanWaters.org "
- Sunday June 9, 2013, 9am to
1pm, at Brighton High School Parking Lot.
- 2013 Green Energy Fair Sunday June 9, 2013, 9am to 1pm, at Brighton High School Parking Lot. The fair takes place together with the Brighton Farmers Market and features the following and more: A wide variety of businesses offering energy saving and green products and services. Tables with information and resources about energy- and resource-saving technologies and lifestyle choices. Displays of current alternative technologies. Student projects related to alternative energy and energy conservation. Activities for children, including a drumming circle. A silent auction featuring energy-saving products and services, to benefit future educational programs of ColorBrightonGreen.org.
- Tuesday 9/10 and Wednesday
9/11. The Theater on the Ridge facility at Ridge Road
West near Lake Avenue in Rochester, NY
- FUTURES SUMMIT In 2012, Greentopia, in partnership with the Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI), presented its first Innovation Conference. This was a one-day, B2B gathering of speakers who addressed sustainability and green practices. The conference was wildly successful, drawing attention and building support for a larger effort. For 2013, we have expanded to a two-day event called Greentopia | FUTURES SUMMIT with a more contemporary approach to sharing knowledge and practices among people who are working towards building sustainable communities and businesses. While we will have a handful of individual speakers, the bulk of our program will consist of plenary discussion groups and a variety of panels so that we can offer as many viewpoints and share as much experience as possible in two days in a relaxed but dynamic setting. The FUTURES Summit will be held at The Theater on the Ridge facility at Ridge Road West near Lake Avenue in Rochester, Tuesday 9/10 and Wednesday 9/11. Please save this date as we know you will want to be a part of this. Greentopia
- September 2013| 10th -15th |
High Falls, Rochester, NY
- Greentopia Festival "We’re proud to announce and confirm today, that the estimates of Greentopia’s weekend street traffic and attendance at all affiliated events reached new highs of 23,000 people this year. With the resounding successes of Greentopia | FILM, INNOVATION, ECOFEST and MUSIC, along with sanctioned events – WXXI’s Open House, Foodlink’s Festival of Food, Nazareth College’s NAZ GREEN DAY Farmers Market,Sunnking’s Electronics Recycling Drive and The Single Origin Fashion Project at Joe Bean Coffee Roasters – we look forward to seeing that number grow every year. As you read this, we’re already ecstatically brainstorming ideas to make next year’s event even better. Sustainability, a practice that we preach the necessity of, is “the capacity to endure” and, if we’ve proven anything thus far, it’s that Greentopia has the vigor to not only endure but GROW! We’re excited about the outpouring of support we received throughout Greentopia 2012, and can’t wait to explore the possibilities of what we can create next year. Thank you to all of our wonderful vendors and sponsors. Thank you to all of our enthusiastic volunteers. And,most of all, thank you Rochester for rallying around us! None of this is possible without ALL of you. "
Oftentimes events are a series that have many dates. Rather than try and list each separate date, I'm making a link to the series. Please check them:
- Neighborhood Seed Library at the Monroe Branch library | Join the neighborhood seed exchange! Beginning today, May 7, get free vegetable, flower and herb seeds (including some heirloom) from the Children's Room of the Monroe Branch library (809 Monroe Avenue) to plant in your own garden. When you pick up your seeds, also take some envelopes. In the Fall when you harvest your goodies, gather and dry some of the seeds your plants produced, stick them in your envelope, label and bring them back for someone to "borrow" next year. Check out Monroe Branch Children's Room for pictures and details. Library hours are: Mon 12:00-8:00, Tues 10:00-6:00, Wed 12:00-8:00, Thurs 12:00-6:00, Fri 12:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-2:00, Sun Closed. Telephone: 585-428-8202
2013 Sustainability Conference Registration is now open. Sustainability leaders Leith Sharp and Roger Ebbage will be joining us as keynote speakers this year. Leith is an internationally recognized consultant on change management and sustainability and was the founding director of Harvard's Office for Sustainability. Roger is the Executive Director of the Association of Community College Energy and Water Educators (ACCEWE) and an Energy Management Program Coordinator at Lane Community College. The conference will also include a pre-conference summit on sustainability and civic engagement and a post conference workshop on change leadership for education for sustainability. The full schedule of events, along with descriptions of each session is now available on the conference website. Registration for the main conference is available for only $180. Please register online by May 17.
We have a lot of environmentalists in our area and most have events going on, check below for their calendars.
Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Rt. 89 Savannah, NY 13146 (315) 365-3580 "The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) is a state-owned facility operated through a cooperative agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the National Audubon Society. The MAC houses a large exhibit area, classroom, nature store, office area, auditorium, and a meeting room. On its 198 acres, there are five different types of habitat, two restored freshwater marshes, a one-mile hiking trail, and an all-access observation platform. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) is one of the largest conservation projects in the nation for reclamation of important wildlife and wetland habitat. The complex is a crucial migration stopover point for migrating waterfowl in the northeast. Audubon New York operates the center, in partnership with the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and Pheasants Forever in the planning of educational and interpretative programs and exhibits. "
- Events and Important Dates This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Use the drop-down box at the top of the calendar if you only wish to view events located in a particular region of the state. --from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- City of Rochester | Events The City’s online calendar helps you plan to participate in public meetings or civic gatherings, find service schedules or learn about recreation and cultural events. The events calendar can be filtered by date, topic or by the customer-focused categories of our Web site’s portal structure. Please note: The Calendar may include events hosted by organizations that are not affiliated with the City government. Placement on the calendar does not constitute a City endorsement of the event; the City is not responsible for the accuracy of the event’s description; nor can the City guarantee that non-City events will take place as posted.
- Central Library Events: -from Monroe County Library System
- Meadowlark Newsletters | Genesee Valley Audubon Society (GVAS) Many events can be seen by viewing the Audubon's newsletters. Genesee Valley Audubon Society (GVAS) | A New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society.
- FMCE Announcements - from Federation of Monroe County Environmentalists: Home Page
- Outings | Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club "The Adirondack Mountain Club is a non-profit organization that, through its various chapters and lodges, operates exclusively for conservation, recreation and educational purposes and whose assets and earnings profit no member, officer or employee." Find out schedules and first aid and things to know when taking nature trips.
- Calendar - Citizens Campaign for the Environment | Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) CCE works to build widespread citizen understanding and advocacy for policies and actions designed to manage and protect interdependent land and water resources, wildlife and public health. CCE carries out this mission through public education, research, lobbying, organizing and public outreach.
- CCE Calendar | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County Our Mission is to provide research-based information and education programs to address local priority needs in the areas of 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Nutrition, Food Safety & Health.
- Events | Braddock Bay Raptor Research
- Calendar of Events | Environmental Advocates New York "Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader. "
- Cayuga Lake Watershed Network: News and Events, Events | from Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
- Calendar - GrowWNY "This Shared Calendar includes educational programs, volunteer opportunities, policy alerts, community events and guided outdoor recreation by organizations and groups working on environmental issues in Western New York. Check out the events calendar for upcoming opportunities in your community. " for the Buffalo, NY area - from GrowWNY
- Events - from WHAM
- Events - from Rochester City Newspaper
- Democrat and Chronicle Events Calendar - from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle