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Summit in the Valley
Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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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