RochesterEnvironment.com has existed for over ten years and is
updated daily. Over the years I have received many requests from
visitors, mostly on how to find specific information.
hopes to list the most common types of question and provide and answer.
If you are seeking an answer to a specific environmental question
related to our area's environment, please go to
Questions where I list
many of these type of questions.
- Question #1:What is
RochesterEvironment.com's policy for businesses that desire to link up with
- Question #2. What is the point
of view of RochesterEnvironment.com?
- Question #3. I'm trying to find
a specific business where I can recycle or get solar panels, etc.
- Question #4. There are a lot of
broken hyperlinks, links that do not work. What's up with
- Question # 5. There's over ten
years of material on this site, and though you are organizing it as
well as possible, what other methods can I use to find something on
Rochester, NY area's environment?
- Question # 6. Who is
responsible for this site?
- Question #7. I got a great idea
for a story to run on RochesterEnvironment.com, how do I get it
- Question #8. I
want to learn more about environmental matter overall and wonder.
Do you have a place on your web for those wanting to more about
getting an environmental education?
- Question #9. In
the light of full disclosure is RochesterEnvironment.com associated
with, or endorsing products for any other organizations.
- Answer #1: Businesses please note that
this is a non-profit online site that has no resources to vet the
merits of any one company. I respectfully suggest that you
contact the Center of Environmental
Upstate Green Business Network (UGBN) which
works with Rochester-area business interested in become more
- Answer #2. The point of view of
RochesterEnvironment.com is from the perspective of sustainability,
our ability to survive long term on this planet. As much as
possible, I have tried to create an online media and resource for
one location entirely focused on that part of our species which is
concerned about the health of the planet we live on--as opposed to
political, parochial, economical, or any other point of view.
- Answer #3. Because I do
not have the resources to vet individual companies, I do not refer
visitors to business to receive various services. And, I don't want
to use this site as a vehicle for advertisements. My goal is
to convince the public that their main focus at this point in time
should be our environment, which is in serious trouble. I
provide links to sites, governmental and non-government, that do
help people get environmentally healthy products and services.
However, I do list local Recycling Directories on my
- Answer #4. It's true this
site has a lot of broken hyperlinks and some I can fix some I
cannot. As this site is undergoing a massive uplift, many of
the pages have broken links to resources that no longer exist on the
Internet. I'm trying to get all my pages updated so that all
the resources are current. Mostly, the resources on the new
template (like this page) the resources work. However, there a
hundreds if not thousands of old NewsLinks that no longer work
because many news sources do not keep their articles on forever.
My reason for keeping the links is to create a searchable archive
where article can be found by contacting the news source, with the
articles title, date, and source.
- Answer #5. The Google
search engine on the front page and elsewhere is one of the quickest
ways to find old articles and resources for a site that has been
around so long.
- Answer #6. RocEarth did a
short profile of me in their section, check it out:
democratandchronicle.com | Rochester RocEarth - Green People |
Democrat and Chronicle If you've been searching for information
about local green living, consider beginning (and ending) your
search online. RochesterEnvironment.com contains a wealth of local
and regional resources, including environmental clubs, events, green
businesses, links to other eco-friendly Web sites and a weekly
- Answer #7 If you have an
environmental story that pertains to the Rochester, NY area and
comes from a credible online source, please send it to me
FrankRegan@RochesterEnvironment.com. If it's a story that
cannot be verified by the local media, then please contact them and
encourage our local media to do a professional job on vetting
important information we need to know.
#8. We've just start an Environmental Education page and it's
filling quickly with NewsLinks, resources, and information.
Check the information on this page and keep checking back because
there's lots coming.
- Answer #9. Full
Disclosure: Though the activities below are not related in
anyway shape or form to RochesterEnvironment.com, I am volunteering
my efforts to various environmental groups and activities: Webmaster
of the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club
and webmaster of my neighborhood’s website: The Upper Monroe
Neighborhood Association (UMNA)
. I am also a volunteer grant writer for the
CEI: Center for Environmental
Information and chairperson for the CEI’s Rochester Sustainable
Transportation Working Group. Also, I have been chairperson,
conservation chairperson, communications chairperson and presently
zero waste chairperson and transportation chairperson of the
Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club.