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Ithaca College Community Gardens

Ithaca College Community Gardens

Ithaca College Community Gardens, located on the lower portion of the IC campus and off of Farm Pond Road, are student-run gardens. We experiment with many aspects of sustainable gardening and farming including permaculture design, crop rotation, companion planting, four-season food production, and heirloom seed saving. We all help to organize workshops, are building a CSA program, and we host harvest dinners and other special events for volunteers and community members. The IC Organic Garden is also currently working with Ithaca College's permaculture garden and rooftop garden on Terrace 2.

 

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SWIFT

SWIFT

SWIFT stands for Stop Wasting Ithaca’s Food Today. This student organization is committed to salvaging food on campus for the purpose of donating it to local food pantries and other community partners. The organization is run by the IC Environmental Society and meets every Thursday and Friday afternoon to pack up leftover meals from the dining halls before transporting them to the local charities.

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Jumpstart – The GREEN Tour

  Jumpstart – The GREEN Tour

The GREEN Tour (Gardening, Recycling, Eating, Enjoying Nature) is an opportunity for first-year students to learn about Sustainability and to connect to one another and to the Ithaca community by exploring local food traditions.  The group will travel by bus to see firsthand the diversity of food production systems in use on a variety of farms around Cayuga Lake.  A hike in the Taughannock Falls gorge and dinner at Stewart Park are also trip highlights.

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Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) was founded by Michael Burns, Steve Gabriel and Karryn Olson Ramanujan in 2005. FLPCI offers opportunities to learn sustainable, ecological design methods including workshops, study groups, apprentice programs, and the intensive Permaculture Design Certification Course in upstate New York, USA.

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We Are Seneca Lake

We Are Seneca Lake

We Are Seneca Lake is an ongoing, citizen-based, grassroots campaign that seeks to protect Seneca Lake and the surrounding region from gas storage expansion by Texas-based energy company, Crestwood Equity Partners (formerly Crestwood Midstream). Their intention is to direct the future of our community down sustainable, renewable pathways.

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Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT)

Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT)

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) was founded in 1989 to protect forests, farmlands, gorges, and shorelines in the Finger Lakes region of New York.  FLLT have saved over 19,000 acres by creating public nature reserves and helping landowners to conserve their beloved properties.  FLLT are a small nonprofit organization.  

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Way2Go

Way2Go

Way2Go, originally known as RideWise, was created to help meet Tompkins County’s goals of increasing transportation equity and sustainability in 2009. The project was originally funded through Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant money administered by Chief Transportation Planner Dwight Mengel of the Tompkins County Department of Social Services.

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