New York State Department of Health Updates Fishing Advisory

Fishing is not only a hobby, a sport and a fun, family activity, but fish can be a healthy addition to our diets. Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, essential vitamins and minerals, and a...

Adopted Budget Makes Significant Strides for Environmental Protection – More to be Done on...

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(Albany, NY) – Last Friday and Saturday the State Legislature passed finalized budget language detailing environmental initiatives for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year.  The proposal offers significant funding for key programs to fight against climate change and...

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES $59 MILLION “CLEAN GREEN SCHOOLS” INITIATIVE

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"CLEAN GREEN SCHOOLS" INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AND REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS IN PRE-K-12 SCHOOLS   Education Leaders to Convene in Fall to Discuss Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency and Healthy Solutions for More Than 500 Schools...

Oneida County Updates Ag-Friendly Municipal Guide

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Includes New Guidance on Renewable Energy Usage Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today released an updated and refreshed “Agriculture-Friendly Oneida County” municipal planning guide, a document that aids local towns in developing comprehensive...

 Buttenschon Helps Pass Legislation in Honor of Earth Day

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April 21, 2021 – Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) helped pass a package of legislation that promotes the use of renewable energy and reduces harmful pollutants, contaminants, and emissions in honor of Earth Day. The package builds...

Farming in a Changing Climate: A Two-Part Workshop Series

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Utility-scale solar projects have been expanding across New York because of a need for renewable energy development due to changes in policies at the state level. Farmers and landowners are being approached with exploratory...

A Very Special Tuesday in the Garden

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By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood Tuesdays in the Linwood Place Garden are regularly very busy days. This past September 15, as usual, Garden Leader Erin Corrigan was there along with community gardener, Tru Lee, harvesting cilantro, marjoram,...

Planting with Purpose: Growing your Virus Time Victory Garden

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  Morrisville, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County (CCE MC) is introducing a new program, targeted towards new and beginning garden growers. After seeing the success of a garden program in another county...

March 4th Utica Herbal Study Group

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6:30pm at The Other Side 2011 Genesee Street. This months herbal study group Erin Corrigan with share her experience and relationship to working with Biodynamic Agriculture on vegetable farms and medicinal herb gardens and how this connects...

Our Food System: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going

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A presentation by the Mohawk Valley Freedom School Ecology Study Group February 26 from 7-9 p.m. at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica This is a free event.  The public is welcome. What is the current state...