ENVIRONMENTAL CALENDAR

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The most complete Environmental Calendar for the Rochester, NY area 

Updated Monday, August 21, 2017

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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. 
 

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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

 

 

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Events listed below are in order & this format: When Where | What

August 2017

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 7 to 8 PM Where: Wherever you and your computer are
    • Electric Vehicle Basics Webinar  With the announcement of the latest Tesla model, electric vehicles are getting even more press. If you're not thinking about an electric car, maybe you should be. We recommend that you take advantage of an upcoming free webinar hosted by the Albany, NY Electric Vehicle club.      When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 7 to 8 PM Where: Wherever you and your computer are  More Info: Register online in advance for this free webinar   (from our friends over at ColorBrightonGreen.org
  • August 25, 6-8 PM, 301 Railroad Mills Rd., Victor 14564 (near Powder Mills Park)  
    • "Hiking Near and Far" and Potluck Supper, August 25, 6-8 PM, 301 Railroad Mills Rd., Victor 14564 (near Powder Mills Park)   Looking for trails to hike?  ADK member Jackson Thomas will present information and images of trails from Monroe County, the Finger Lakes, and the Adirondacks.  Bring table service and a dish to pass for the supper proceeding the program.  Questions:  385-3907   facebook.com/pg/banc.roc/events
  • Monday, August 28th from 9 AM to 3:30 PM Where: Port of Rochester, 1000 N River Street, Rochester, NY 14612
    • Project Aquatic WILD and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) 2.0  Attention teachers! Join Delta Environmental Program Manager, Kaeti Stoss, and FLI Education Program Manager, Nadia Harvieux, for an introduction to hands–on, water–related activities that are easily incorporated into a school’s existing K–12 STEM curricula. This training is open to classroom and homeschool teachers, outreach educators, summer camp instructors, and afterschool providers. Participants will get hands–on training for water–focused field investigations, activities, games and classroom lessons. Participants will receive the curriculum and activity guides for Project Aquatic WILD and Project WET 2.0, plus a Certificate of Completion for 6 hours of professional development. Through hands–on activities and demonstrations, learn about both biologically engineered product innovations and responsible sustainable solutions to some of the major global challenges we face today. Be sure to check out the green features on our outdoor campus.    When: Monday, August 28th from 9 AM to 3:30 PM Where: Port of Rochester, 1000 N River Street, Rochester, NY 14612 More Info: Free, please bring your own lunch and RSVP to kstoss@adopt-a-stream.org (from our friends over at ColorBrightonGreen.org)
  • August 30, 10-12:15 AM, 301 Railroad Mills Rd., Victor 14564 (near Powder Mills Park)
    • "Dragonflies and Late Summer Flowers"  August 30, 10-12:15 AM, 301 Railroad Mills Rd., Victor 14564 (near Powder Mills Park)   Join members of the Canadaigua Botanical Society and dragonfly specialist Jon Dombrowski to explore the trails and wetlands of the Sanctuary and find late summer flowers as well as dragonflies and damselflies. Bring binoculars, water, and a lunch to enjoy on the porch after the walk. Questions: 425-2380   facebook.com/pg/banc.roc/events
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:30 PM Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library of Rochester 115 South Avenue, 14604 Bausch & Lomb Building — the “new” building
    • Candidates Talk Climate: Mayoral Primary Forum Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:30 PM Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library of Rochester 115 South Avenue, 14604 Bausch & Lomb Building — the “new” building | What are the candidates’ strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change? Do they include these?  Protecting our underserved communities from climate change impacts  Environmental Justice  Building efficiency & building codes  Renewable energy supply  Fuel switching  Transportation improvements—mass transit, bike & pedestrian infrastructure  Waste reduction & diversion  Land use planning  Food resiliency & access  Potable water supply & wastewater management  Financing mechanisms  Green job creation BRING YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES! More info: 585-262-3730, info@lwv-rma.org, rocpcc@gmail.com       

September 2017

  • September 16th 10am to 6pm | 353 Court St, Rochester, NY 14607
    • The first annual Rochester VegFest is coming September 16th, 2017, to downtown Rochester at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Featuring: Lots of great food! Kids Activities! Speakers! Films! Yoga! Cooking Demos! Beauty Products! Nonprofits! Free street parking on Saturdays! All events and speakers are subject to change. Suggested donation $3 per adult 18 and over. Free gift bags to the first 100 people who donate $3 or more! Hours: 10am to 6pm Address: 353 Court St, Rochester, NY 14607 Don’t miss anything!  Sign up for email updates.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Want to help support the VegFest?  You can be an Individual Sponsor or a Volunteer.
  • September 16, 2017  8:30 am, tonoon | Daemen College Schenck Hall / Auditorium Room 107 4380 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 
    • COMMUNITY FORUM: Educational Presentations on Mitigating Climate Change ADK Niagara Frontier Chapter   presents a CONSERVATION CONVERSATION on  MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE September 16, 2017  Free and Open to the Public. Daemen College Schenck Hall / Auditorium Room 107 4380 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226  [Map - Click here]    Doors open at 8:30 am, refreshments will be available. Presentations start at 9:00 AM. The program ends at noon.   For more information, contact Jay Wopperer at jgw423@hotmail.com

October 2017

  • Saturday Evening  October 7th, 2017 5:30-10:00pm   Port of Rochester Terminal Building, 1000 North River St., Rochester, NY
    • Genesee River Bash      A Rochester River Romance Event      Saturday Evening  October 7th, 2017 5:30-10:00pm   Port of Rochester Terminal Building, 1000 North River St., Rochester, NY   A River Celebration featuring Food, Music and Entertainment    With Awards, Networking, Silent Auction and Exhibits from Outdoor Lifestyle Suppliers and River-Focused Organizations Proceeds to benefit Genesee RiverWatch   Genesee RiverWatch improves the water quality of the Genesee River and its tributaries to create environmental, recreational and economic assets for its communities.  We also connect people to the river, encouraging them to explore, experience and celebrate the river. GeneseeRiverWatch, Center for Environmental Initiatives, 700 West Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623

 

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On-going programs with multiple dates

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 info@rochestergreen.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

Other Online Environmental Calendars

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 montezuma@audubon.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