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Summit in the Valley
Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Climate change is not just about polar bears on ice caps. We are fortunate that we don’t live in locations with drastic climate events such as severe flooding, mudslides and rising sea levels. Climate change is more subtle in our beautiful Finger Lakes. Learn how climate change is impacting our local environment. Local businesses and organizations will offer hands on activities to engage discussions about how climate is impacting our local flora and fauna. Participants will gain ideas on how they can make small changes in their habits that could improve our local environment. Speakers will share their research into zero waste, Citizen Science data collection, and water quality in our Finger Lakes. Enjoy music from members of the Cabin Killers, Big Blue House, and Mulberry Soul. BBQ and Pad Thai food trucks will complete the afternoon. Participating organizations and businesses include: Cumming Nature Center – hibernation and wildlife Finger Lakes Water Shed- water nutrients in our lakes FLCC Environmental Science Students – energy consumption patterns in homes Fruition Seeds – planting organic seeds HALCO Solar and renewable energy – consumer energy consumption options Humane Education: Connecting the Issues – choices in food consumption impact our environment Impact Earth – Zero Waste Local Beekeeper – GMOs and crop diversity to support climate change. Heart Rock Farm – sustainable meat production Naples Central Schools – ES Bird migrations and climate change Naples Central Schools – How hungry is our world Naples Historic Society – renovating your home sustainable yet historically Naples Community Park – ticks and how to identify them Naples Popup Library – find great reads on climate changes Nature Conservancy – utilizing natural systems such as the floodplains and wetlands mitigate climate change impacts O’Connell Electric – how our electricity grid is changing Ontario County Water and Soil – vernal pools and nutrient runoff Phenology – how much is climate really changing Shimmering Light- farming with water conservation Community Compost – eliminating Methane gas in our landfills Squash Blossom Farms – sustainable farming through local co-ops.
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