These are some notes from the West Hill sustainability meeting on:
- Fingerlakes ReUse Center, www.fingerlakesreuse.org
- Cornell Cooperative Extension Compost, www.ccetompkins.org.
1. Finger Lakes ReUse is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping our communities benefit from reuse by reducing waste, relieving poverty, and teaching job skills. We operate a ReUse Center open to the public 7 days a week (accepting and selling quality used furniture, salvaged and surplus building materials, housewares, and home electronics,) provide Deconstruction Services as a green alternative to demolition, and our computer reuse program, the eCenter is now open Monday through Saturday!
Labor Day Weekend: GREAT BIG SALE! See the website.
Nonprofits: We are conducting a survey to assess the basic IT needs of the Finger Lakes nonprofit community. Nonprofit organizations provide essential services in our community, and it is our goal to ensure that they have the technology and IT support they need to fulfill their missions. Please go to the website to complete the survey today.
2. Cornell Cooperative Extension Compost www.ccetinojubs,irg/garden/composting has an education program that supports the goals of the Solid Waste Management Division to divert compostable materials from the waste stream and thereby maximize waste reduction in Tompkins County. This mission is achieved by training and supporting community volunteers to educate and enthuse the public about the benefits and methods of composting.
We actually have two master composters on the West Hill—one on Westhaven across the road from me, and one on Elm St, Sam Bosco —a very friendly person who can give you ideas on how to set up a compost and – if you represent an organization – is willing to educate your group on the finer points of composting.