Sustainable Cortland–September Events & Announcements

Sustainable Cortland September Events & Announcements.


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September 2013 E-Newsletter
Sustainable Cortland News & Events
Sustainable Cortland’s New Website
We are finalizing the switch over to our new website. Clickhere to visit. A big thank you to Matt Whitman of the Institute of Civic Engagement for his help.

Sustainable Cortland Welcomes New Board
Our Board of Directors met for the first time in July 2013 and is working hard to develop a strategic plan for the organization as we move forward. Learn more here.

Sustainable Cortland Community Meeting 
Tuesday, September 10, 7-8pm, NYS Grange 
Learn more about what SC does in the community and get involved. AmeriCorps funding was not renewed and so we hope volunteers will step up so we can keep doing amazing work in the area.

How to Ferment Foods
Wednesday, September 11, 6-8pm, NYS Grange
Learn how to make your own cultured (lacto-fermented) foods with Chris Applegate of the Virgil Farmer’s Market. Participants will go home with recipes and their own jar of cultured food. Register here.

Common Ground Community Garden Ribbon Cutting 
Sunday, September 22, 4:30pm, at garden (behind Armory, 25 Wheeler Ave.)
Common Ground is celebrating its first season, thanks to the combined efforts of community groups working with local government. Sustainable Cortland took the lead role of helping to coordinate the garden this season and we are proud to say it was a success. Learn more here.

Wear To Go Fashion Show
Saturday, September 28, 7pm, Red Brick Church, 19 Church St. Cortland
Come see local boutiques and designers showcase their fall fashions. Part of the Local To Our Core Campaign. Tickets can be purchased here. Join the Facebook Page.

Community Events:
6th Annual Water Festival & Picnic
Sunday, September 8, 1-4pm, Little York Lake Pavilion
Activities, displays & games for all ages. Music. Please bring one dish to pass. For More info, call Tarki Heath (315)696-5262. Learn more here.

RUBEY Workshops
Saturday, September 14 & 21, 1-4pm, Cortland County Jr. Fairgrounds. 
Two sessions of learning to fix bikes, bicycle safety and hands on practice you need to ride the road safely. Registration required. For more information, contact Angela Perry at 753-5214 or click here.

Preserve Your Harvest
Monday, September 16, 6-9pm, NYS Grange

This hands-on demonstration will show how to safely can tomatoes for salsa or other recipes. Registration is $5. Call Seven Valleys Health Coalition at 756-4198 to RSVP.

Sunflower Festival 
Saturday, September 21, 9-1pm, Homer Village Green
The Homer Farmers’ Market will be holding this first, annual event. We will have children’s activities, a coloring contest, free cooking demo with limited tastings, live music, farmers’ market, prepared food, a Halloween costume swap and more. Download the flyer for the coloring contest here.

Guided Nature Hike – Fall Migration
Saturday, September 21, 9am, Lime Hollow Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd.
Savor the last day of summer and experience this remarkable period at the cusp of autumn with Naturalist, Peter Harrity. Migration is in full swing and all life is busy preparing for winter. Of course bring your binoculars, field guides and a water bottle.  Learn more here.

Annual Cortland County River Clean-Up 
Saturday, September 28, 10-12pm
Form a team and clean up trash from any stream, river or lake in Cortland County. Materials provided. For more information or to register, contact Soil and Water Conservation District at 756-5991.

Farmshed U-Pick Organic Apple Party
Sunday, September 22, 10am-2pm, Adams Acres, 
7047 Sevier Road, Jamesville
Don’t miss U-Picking in the apple orchard, small farmers market of local vendors who will sell and sample their products, and some grilled and prepared foods for sale. Cortland County vendors will be taking part

Community Announcements:
CNY Energy Challenge Seeks Team Leaders
This fall Leaders will gather in groups of 5-8 households to learn about how they can make energy reducing changes to their homes. Teams meet once a week for 6 weeks in Oct/Nov. Learn more about it here or e-mail. There will be a training for group facilitators the week of September 30th.

Locavore Challenge
In celebration of National Organic Harvest Month, NOFA is again launching a month-long Locavore Challenge in September to inspire awareness and action in eating locally and organically through events and activities held around the state and online.

City of Cortland is Drafting a Climate Action Plan
The process has begun. To see their Greenhouse Gas Inventory, click here. A public meeting will be held in the fall.

College Commits to Renewable Electricity
This fall, SUNY Cortland will become the first institution in the 64-campus SUNY system to operate all of its facilities using 100% renewable electrical energy. More than 700 new solar panels will be installed on campus as part of the commitment, and the College will purchase 16 million kilowatts of renewable energy credits a year. More here.

Dragon Hall Opens with Smaller Carbon Pawprint
SUNY Cortland’s 16th residence hall aspires to be less of a “red” dragon than a “green” one. The building will be officially unveiled to the community during a ribbon cutting onSeptember 25 at 3pm. Green features include an extensive array of rooftop solar panels, environmentally sensitive lighting and a heat-conserving insulation.

Wear to Go Fashion Show is on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Buy Tickets here.
Don’t miss Sustainable Cortland’s Community Meeting on Sept.10th
Take part this September
Visit the farmer’s market before the season is over
Support local arts and craft at the new Cinch Art Space
Apply to attend the TEDx Cortland event on November 9. Learn more.
New Tully online Farmer’s Market. Pick-up everyThursday at Tully Library.
There is a Wholeshare groupin Cortland now!
Read SUNY Cortland’s CAP
Learn more about the Common Ground Community Garden here.
Learn more here.

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