The most complete Environmental Calendar for the Rochester, NY area
Updated Thursday, December 18, 2014
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.
Events listed below are in order & this format: When Where | What
- Thur, Dec 18 : 6-7pm @ Black
Button Distillery Our Tasting Room is located at 85
Railroad St, just 500 feet from the southern entrance to
the Rochester Public Market.
- Center for Environmental Initiatives Green Drinks Thur, Dec 18 : 6-7pm Black Button Distillery Our Tasting Room is located at 85 Railroad St, just 500 feet from the southern entrance to the Rochester Public Market. If you park at the market & walk down Railroad St (away from the Market) you can’t miss us on the right-hand side. Facebook | Green Drinks is a monthly networking event where people in the environmental field & the sustainably minded meet over drinks in an informal setting to exchange ideas, find out who’s doing what & spread the word on what you’re doing, find employment leads & make new friends.
- Wednesday, 1/7/15, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Concourse Hallways, outside the entrance to the Convention Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
- SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 Temple
Sinai – 363 Penfield Rd.
- Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream symposium – 1-5 p.m. Join us in exploring a bold, empowering vision to create an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling society. Experience this interactive multi-media event! Temple Sinai – 363 Penfield Rd. Free of charge. Visit www.pachamama.org to register, or call Joyce Herman for more information at 585-385-1155.
- February 13th & 14th,
- Mark your calendars for no more fossil fuels: February 13th & 14th, Global Divestment Day "The fossil fuel divestment movement has built up some serious momentum in 2014, and next year we're not slowing down. In fact, this February we're pulling together something really exciting: On February 13th & 14th, we’re calling for the first ever Global Divestment Day, and we want you to be part of it. Right now, as climate negotiators from around the world meet in Lima -- exactly one year before a new global climate deal must be signed in Paris -- we face a pivotal moment in our movement’s response to the climate crisis. We know that world leaders won’t act in accordance with the urgency of the crisis as long as the fossil fuel industry holds the balance of power. That’s why the growing divestment movement is directly challenging the social license of these rogue corporations that continue to profit at the expense of people and planet -- and that's why we need as many people and institutions as possible to stand with us. Click here to RSVP on Facebook:"
- Spanning five days, from
Tuesday through Saturday, March 17 – 21, 2015,
- Greentopia I FILM is now open for submissions of non-fiction features, shorts, and children’s films *The deadline to submit is December 22, 2014. In its fourth year, innovative documentary film festival, Greentopia | FILM, brings inspiring and award-winning non-fiction films and events to Rochester area moviegoers. Spanning five days, from Tuesday through Saturday, March 17 – 21, 2015, Greentopia | FILM has become known for its lively cross-pollination of art, ideas, community engagement and fun. Greentopia I FILM "Greentopia | FILM believes in our community and in showcasing the positive changes, projects and people that are often not covered in more mainstream news and media channels. Through the incredible generosity of local film makers, Greentopia | FILM has been able to produce 3 short documentaries a year for the past 2 years. In 2014, we received funding from NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) to actually commission the films, offering a $1,000 stipend and festival film passes to each of the 3 selected film makers. All Community Supported Films (CSFs) tell a story of something happening in the Greater Rochester area that embraces the concept of sustainability or community building in some way. We look for positive success stories – no docs trying to expose some injustice. Here are examples of films produced over the past two festivals. " Greentopia
- Selected entries will be
screened at the Little Theatre to kick off Earth Week on
April 17, 2015. Category winners will be screened at the
Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House on April 18,
- Fast Forward Film Festival Showcasing New Environmental Perspectives Presented by WXXI/Little Theatre, George Eastman House, RIT, and the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute The Fast Forward Film Festival invites residents in the greater Rochester area to submit independent short films (5 minutes or less) that inspire a deeper connection to the environment. As an incubator for innovative thinking and artistic expression, FFFF encourages films that tap into the local experience, compel audiences to engage with the community, and raise environmental awareness. An acclaimed jury will review the films and select winners who will receive a $1,000 cash prize for each of these categories: (1) most inspiring, compelling, and engaging, (2) most unique perspective, (3) strongest call to action. Submission deadline is February 27, 2015 "" Click here to down load the flyer and help distribute Fast Forward Film Festival
- What we are hearing: World renowned climate scientist and activist and author, Dr. Hansen has agreed to speak the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club’s Earth Day forum for 2015. More details to come as I learn more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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