The most complete Environmental Calendar for the Rochester, NY area
Updated Friday, October 28, 2016
What Kind of Events do We post?The purpose of this Environmental Event Calendar is to make the public aware of all environmental events in the Rochester, NY area that either educate or provide a forum on many of the environmental issues in our area. Most are free, some require registration, and all are to promote the understanding and movement towards a sustainable environment here.
To add your event, e-mail it to Frank J. Regan.
Complete video of press conference in #RochesterNY includes City’s announcement of Climate Action Plan and #EarthWeek events. Watch this remarkable event where local groups join their city in a commitment to address Climate Change. The Rochester People’s Climate Coalition (RPCC), comprised of over 70 groups—labor unions, environmental groups, faith groups, businesses, and many more--joined the City of Rochester to open Earth Week festivities. Earth Week highlights many events going on in Rochester, including the Earth Eve Climate March Forward on Thursday. Mentioned in the press conference is the City of Rochester’s Climate Action Plan, which will soon be presented to the public for their participation.
Published on Apr 18, 2016 Announcing Earth Week Menu of Opportunities & Welcoming City of Rochester Dept. of Environmental Services to Rochester People's Climate Coalition.
Video by salmonlinda
Events listed below are in order & this format: When Where | What
- Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 -
4:30 p.m., St Mary's, Dugan Center, 15 St. Mary’s Place,
- Sun Come Up on Sunday 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.St Mary's, Dugan Center, 15 St. Mary’s Place, Rochester This documentary depicts some of the world’s first “forced climate migrants,” inhabitants of the Carteret Islands just north of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. After the film, there will be a facilitated discussion with Dr. Nancy Rourke about the film and action steps that viewers can take to make a difference today. Dr. Rourke is Associate Professor and Director of the Catholic Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies and Theology, Canisius College. She teaches Catholic ethics, researches, writes and speaks about climate change and other issues. For more information con-tact Sister Kathleen Wayne, RSM or Deacon David Palma, 271-7240.
- Tuesday, November 1, 7 pm
Henrietta UCC, 1400 Lehigh Station Road, Henrietta, NY
- Living in Harmony meeting – free and open to all We will be showing the film shown widely last year during the Paris Climate Talks, This Changes Everything, based on the nonfiction book by Naomi Klein. The film is 90 minutes long. Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Klein’s narration during the film connects the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Unlike many works about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the center of it all. Invite your friends and plan to attend now! For more information, contact Elizabeth Pixley, convener firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7PM
- How the Public Bears the Risk of Oil and Gas Infrastructure Join us for a free webinar Tuesday, November 1 Dear Frank, As more pipelines and compressor stations are built, leaks and explosions are on the rise and states and federal agencies increasingly apply eminent domain to use private property. At the same time, industry’s strategy of building excessive capacity carries both financial and climate risks that are borne by the public. Join us for an informative webinar on how the public bears the risks and costs of oil and gas infrastructure development and how to address the problem. Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm Eastern Sign up here for the free webinar Lynda Farrell, Executive Director of Pipeline Safety Coalition, will provide an overview of safety risks and eminent domain and related policy and legal considerations. Lorne Stockman, Research Director at Oil Change International, will discuss trends in pipeline development, with a focus on the climate implications of projects proposed in the Appalachian region.
- Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6
- 8 pm City Hall Atrium Second Floor (30 Church St,
Rochester, NY 14614).
- Community-Wide Climate Action Plan Rochester, NY Public input meeting: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6 - 8 pm City Hall Atrium Second Floor (30 Church St, Rochester, NY 14614). Climate Action Plans (CAP) are comprehensive road maps that outline efforts that will be undertaken by municipalities and/or communities as a whole to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CAPs build upon the information gathered by greenhouse gas inventories and generally focus on those activities that can achieve the greatest emission reductions in the most cost-effective manner. CAPs typically focus on quantifying existing and projected greenhouse gas emissions; establishing greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets; identifying and analyzing future greenhouse gas emissions; identifying specific measures that will achieve the emissions targets; and establishing a mechanism to implement the plan and monitor the plan's progress. Learn more about the City's CAP and help shape the results.
- Thursday, November 10th 7PM - 8:30PM | First Unitarian, 220 Winton Rd S., Rochester, NY
- Friday, Novermber 11th 1pm -
6pm340 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Honeoye Falls 14472
- Rochester Passive House - Open House! 1pm - 6pm340 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Honeoye Falls 14472 Please plan to visit the area's most energy efficient/ climate friendly/ comfortable... and affordable home, otherwise known as a Passive House. And bring some friends! Here are some details from the owner: I will be opening the doors to my house for International Passive House days. Our project has been built to the Passive House Standards, and I am currently working with PHA for international certification. I plan on giving tours on: Nov 11 from 1pm-6pm Nov 12 from 10am-6pm with a blower door test at 5pm The address is 340 Quaker Meeting House Rd. Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 The website is RochesterPassiveHouse.blogspot.com Let me know if you need any other information Matt Bowers Airtight Services Inc 585-750-8192
- Thursday, November 17th at 7PM - 8:30PM - First Unitarian, 220 Winton Rd S., Rochester, NY
- Monday, November 21st,
7:00 pm First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Rd S, Room
- Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter Meeting 7:00 pm First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Rd S, Room 228 Monthly strategy meeting for Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)
Oftentimes events are a series that have many dates. Rather than try and list each separate date, I'm making a link to the series. Please check them:
- Check out this great on-going program ‘Sustainable Saturdays’: "Sustainable Saturdays Rochester Greenovation 1199 East Main Street 494-7100 or email at email@example.com Sustainability is our Life! The 2nd Saturday of every month is A Sustainable Saturday: August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 & December 14. Each month will feature different organizations. We’re open 9am-4pm. Our mission is to show the interconnectedness of all life through education & networking. We'll be partnering with a combination of 60 artists, environmental groups, food vendors, green businesses, libraries, museums & schools. Stop in to shop, donate items to keep them out of the landfill, talk with the organizations, buy some food & network with old & new friends. We look forward to you joining us on this new adventure! www.rochestergreen.org/
- Neighborhood Seed Library at the Monroe Branch library | Join the neighborhood seed exchange! Beginning today, May 7, get free vegetable, flower and herb seeds (including some heirloom) from the Children's Room of the Monroe Branch library (809 Monroe Avenue) to plant in your own garden. When you pick up your seeds, also take some envelopes. In the Fall when you harvest your goodies, gather and dry some of the seeds your plants produced, stick them in your envelope, label and bring them back for someone to "borrow" next year. Check out Monroe Branch Children's Room for pictures and details. Library hours are: Mon 12:00-8:00, Tues 10:00-6:00, Wed 12:00-8:00, Thurs 12:00-6:00, Fri 12:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-2:00, Sun Closed. Telephone: 585-428-8202
We have a lot of environmentalists in our area and most have events going on, check below for their calendars.
Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Rt. 89 Savannah, NY 13146 (315) 365-3580 "The Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) is a state-owned facility operated through a cooperative agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the National Audubon Society. The MAC houses a large exhibit area, classroom, nature store, office area, auditorium, and a meeting room. On its 198 acres, there are five different types of habitat, two restored freshwater marshes, a one-mile hiking trail, and an all-access observation platform. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) is one of the largest conservation projects in the nation for reclamation of important wildlife and wetland habitat. The complex is a crucial migration stopover point for migrating waterfowl in the northeast. Audubon New York operates the center, in partnership with the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and Pheasants Forever in the planning of educational and interpretative programs and exhibits. "
Montezuma Audubon Center kicks off the summer Home School Nature Series CHILDREN WILL Explore wetland birds, insects, and plants The Montezuma Audubon Center is proud to announce the Summer Home School Nature Series that will focus on wetland birds, insects, and plants. This elementary education series for children ages 5-12 will teach environmental awareness, science, and appreciation of nature through the study of wetlands. During this three month series, home-schooled children will explore wetlands through classroom lessons, a field trip, and a project designed to enhance bird habitat at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Choose from one of the three sessions each month: Thursdays 10:00 am to noon; Fridays 10:00 am to noon, and Fridays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. June 27&28: Wild About Wetland Birds Wetlands are very important for wildlife and for humans! Homeschoolers will explore a nearby marsh and the birds that live there. Great blue herons, great egrets, red-winged blackbirds and more will be studied to understand how these creatures use a marsh. Fee: $7/child. July 25&26: Wild About Wetland Insects Wetlands are home to many kinds flying and crawling insects! Children will dip nets into a marsh to collect these small creatures and then study them under a microscope to assess the quality of the wetland. Fee: $7/child. August 29&30: Wild About Wetland Plants Plants are an important part of a wetland ecosystem but not all plants are created equal. Homeschoolers will canoe around a wetland to learn about marsh plants and the animals that use them. The children will also remove some invasive plants from the wetland to improve the habitat for birds and other wildlife. Fee: $10/child. Register and pay as you go or register for the entire series. $22/child/entire series; $20/entire series for each additional child. Space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information about the Montezuma Audubon Center, please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 Dedicated to Enhancing the Habitat of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex & Surrounding Important Bird Areas. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon’s First Globally Significant Important Bird Area. The Center is Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma
- Events and Important Dates This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Use the drop-down box at the top of the calendar if you only wish to view events located in a particular region of the state. --from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- City of Rochester | Events The City’s online calendar helps you plan to participate in public meetings or civic gatherings, find service schedules or learn about recreation and cultural events. The events calendar can be filtered by date, topic or by the customer-focused categories of our Web site’s portal structure. Please note: The Calendar may include events hosted by organizations that are not affiliated with the City government. Placement on the calendar does not constitute a City endorsement of the event; the City is not responsible for the accuracy of the event’s description; nor can the City guarantee that non-City events will take place as posted.
- Central Library Events: -from Monroe County Library System
- Meadowlark Newsletters | Genesee Valley Audubon Society (GVAS) Many events can be seen by viewing the Audubon's newsletters. Genesee Valley Audubon Society (GVAS) | A New York Chapter of the National Audubon Society.
- FMCE Announcements - from Federation of Monroe County Environmentalists: Home Page
- Outings | Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club "The Adirondack Mountain Club is a non-profit organization that, through its various chapters and lodges, operates exclusively for conservation, recreation and educational purposes and whose assets and earnings profit no member, officer or employee." Find out schedules and first aid and things to know when taking nature trips.
- Calendar - Citizens Campaign for the Environment | Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) CCE works to build widespread citizen understanding and advocacy for policies and actions designed to manage and protect interdependent land and water resources, wildlife and public health. CCE carries out this mission through public education, research, lobbying, organizing and public outreach.
- CCE Calendar | Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County Our Mission is to provide research-based information and education programs to address local priority needs in the areas of 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Nutrition, Food Safety & Health.
- Events | Braddock Bay Raptor Research
- Calendar of Events | Environmental Advocates New York "Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader. "
- Cayuga Lake Watershed Network: News and Events, Events | from Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
- Calendar - GrowWNY "This Shared Calendar includes educational programs, volunteer opportunities, policy alerts, community events and guided outdoor recreation by organizations and groups working on environmental issues in Western New York. Check out the events calendar for upcoming opportunities in your community. " for the Buffalo, NY area - from GrowWNY
- Events - from WHAM
- Events - from Rochester City Newspaper
- Democrat and Chronicle Events Calendar - from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle