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Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum

February 3, 10 am – 3 pm, Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Hwy 12, East Meredith, NY,, 607/278-5744

Take part in a traditional ice harvest, just as communities did a century ago. Festival also includes ice carving, ice fishing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowman village, hot soup buffet, food trucks, blacksmith demonstrations, and exhibits by […]

Master Gardener Volunteer Annual Seed Swap – Middleburgh, NY

The Schoharie and Otsego Master Gardener Volunteers will host the Annual Master Gardener Seed Swap on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Participation is free, and you do not have to donate seeds to benefit. A selection of 2017 seeds will be available as supplies last. The Schoharie Master Gardener Seed Swap will be held at the […]

Local Western New York businesses join forces to provide affordable Geothermal Heating and Cooling options for all homeowners

BUFFALO, NY – January 9, 2018 – ACES Energy, Buffalo Geothermal, Dailey Electric, GeoTherm, Van Hee Mechanical, Phoenix Energy Supply, Waterfurnace and Earth Sensitive Solutions have teamed up to make Geothermal energy heating and cooling available to every homeowner in Western New York. Together these businesses have created a revolutionary concept; GroundUp: Geothermal Alliance of […]

Cuomo’s Bold Vision to Make NY National Offshore Wind Leader

Coalition of Business, Labor, Environment & Community Leaders Applaud Governor Cuomo’s Bold Vision to Make NY National Offshore Wind Leader

New York State commits to enough offshore wind power for 400,000 homes over the next two years and invests $15 million in workforce development and infrastructure.

ALBANY, NY – A large, diverse coalition […]

Keep Your Solar Installations Tax-Free in NY


It has come to our attention that some town boards in New York State have voted to eliminate the tax exemption from RP 487, or may not have submitted your form RP 487 to the state authorities.

This could have the effect […]

Funding Available for NY Communities

To Implement Clean Energy Programs

By Joanne Coons

NYSERDA’s (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Clean Energy Communities Program (CEC) offers a local opportunity to engage in energy savings, cost savings, create jobs and improve the environment. The program is clear to follow, offers motivating technical assistance and a handsome prize awaits the […]

Ten Action Steps for Sustainability

udith Enck gives the key note address at the Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair in Rensselaer, NY on October 28, 2017. Photo John Ciovacco of Aztec Geothermal, LLC.

By Joanne Coons

Judith Enck, former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Director under President Obama, gave the keynote address at the 2017 Renewable […]

First-of-its-kind Deal Sets Precedent for Village-Wide Renewable Heat Deployment

December 13, 2017, Rhinebeck, NY – Last night, at the Village of Rhinebeck Council meeting, Mayor Gary Bassett announced his intention to give Right-of-Way to Dandelion Energy, the geothermal heating and cooling company started at Alphabet’s research and development lab, “X.” This first-of-its-kind initiative was met with unanimous support from the Village of Rhinebeck Board […]

Your invitation to New York Build


Become an Event Ambassador for New York Build 2018, the leading construction and design expo in NYC. Claim your place for FREE today New York Build is set to make a big return on March, 19-20 2018 at the Javits Center. As the leading construction and design expo to focus exclusively on projects […]

New Yorkers Rally for Renewable Heat on December 6 in Albany

Campaign calls for swift transition off oil and gas and for state to ramp up investment in heat pumps to reach climate goals

WHO: Speakers include Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy (D-Albany), geothermal expert Jay Egg, geothermal installer John Ciovacco to discuss jobs, Irene Weiser of Fossil Free Tompkins on anticipated fuel rate hikes. Organized […]