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Really Really Free Market this Friday

Come to our Really Really Free Market at Southside Community Center this Friday! We’re glad to be a part of the Congo Square Market again this summer and hope to see folks there. Click here for more info. Working with Share Tompkins to help facilitate sharing and mutual aid in Tompkins County has, for me, […]

Report from Our DIY Solar Panel Cooker Freeskool Class

Last Saturday, Shawn Reeves of EnergyTeachers.org came over to our house to give a workshop on how to make a solar panel cooker using recycled materials. Read on for photos and info on how to make your own!

Videos for the Finger Lakes Climate Fund

Since joining the board of Sustainable Tompkins last fall, I’ve been helping them to promote their Finger Lakes Climate Fund through a series of web videos. The fund enables folks to offset their carbon emissions while providing energy efficiency upgrades to local low-income families. Check them out and consider offsetting today!

We’re in the Ithaca Times!

Since moving to Ithaca in 2008, it’s been a dream of mine to be in the Ithaca Times, our local weekly paper, and this week it happened! There’s a full-page piece about our documentary Empowered: Power from the People with quite a bit of back story about my prior filmmaking experience and why Ithaca is […]

In Ithaca We Trust: Adventures in Local Currency

Among its many claims to fame, Ithaca is home to one of the world’s most famous alternative currencies – Ithaca Hours. Celebrating its 20th year, the currency was designed to keep money in the community and bolster local self-reliance. We are currently working with the Ithaca Hours nonprofit to create a new logo as they […]

The Power of the Sun

Solar power is abundant and yet we’ve scratched the surface of its potential. We are making some big moves in our own lives to start harnessing the sun! We just got approved for a loan from Alternatives, our wonderful local credit union, that will enable us to get a $40,000 photovoltaic system installed on our […]

Support Ithaca Hours – help our community make its own money!

Make a donation to help Ithaca Hours create a mobile payment system – even $20 will really help! We really care about Ithaca Hours because it’s a way for our community to keep our wealth in our local area, instead of sending it out to line the pockets of international corporations. Click here to learn […]

Frackers vs. activist-photographers: The activists win

Check out this interesting story about a photo I posted for a fellow activist on Flickr! WSKG Busted! Shilling for Gas Industry (Bill Huston’s Blog). In short, WSKG printed an article that was basically a reprint of a press release by natural gas industry folks, who had arranged a study that apparently showed that regulations […]

Shirari Peace and Love Podcast #7: May Day 2012

In honor of International Workers Day and the Mayan calendar, we offer a 7th installment of Shirari’s Peace and Love Podcast. (Our last episode was way back in February 2009!) Listen for an update on our lives, our perspective on Occupy and 2012 and the idea of apocalypse, activist resources and tips, and a general […]

VIDEO: Rural farmers unite to feed Wall Street protestors

From November, 2011: “How rural farmers, an unemployed chef and a protestor named Heather are getting 1,000 dinners served at Occupy Wall Street every night”. I’m posting this because I just watched it and realized that Ithaca farmers get a shout out! I feel like our little city is a part of history in the […]

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