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Maximize the natural light in your office, rather than relying on artificial light. Inquire to employers about using natural light sensors that will automatically detect if there is enough natural light to dim/shut off office lights automatically.

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Frank J. Regan posted a blog post

You go into Climate Change with the environment you have

In 2004 Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld infamously said, “You go to war with the army you have---not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” He said this in response to a soldier’s question about the lack of sufficient armor for our troops in Iraq. The statement was infamous not so much because it was factually untrue, but because Rumsfeld failed to mention that the Iraq War was a war of choice—something Bush II…See More
Apr 1, 2013
Frank J. Regan's blog post was featured

New York State faces critical lack of environmental data

As Governor Cuomo gets pummeled by gun control and Fracking issues, the media downplays a recent major accomplishment. It is "open.ny.gov,” a state-sponsored web site that provides all kinds of raw data pertaining to New York State for free, in various formats, including apps. It may not sound like much to you, but that’s due to our media’s bizarre ability to…See More
Mar 27, 2013
Frank J. Regan posted a blog post

New York State faces critical lack of environmental data

As Governor Cuomo gets pummeled by gun control and Fracking issues, the media downplays a recent major accomplishment. It is "open.ny.gov,” a state-sponsored web site that provides all kinds of raw data pertaining to New York State for free, in various formats, including apps. It may not sound like much to you, but that’s due to our media’s bizarre ability to…See More
Mar 27, 2013
My Town left a comment for Jay Rowe
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Mar 11, 2013
Jay Rowe is now a member of My Town Rochester
Mar 11, 2013
Green Kristi B's blog post was featured

Winter Blues went Green!

Last Thursday, the US Green Building Council Upstate Chapter helped Rochester shake off some of those February blues at Rochester Greenovation.  Guests trudged through winter slush and snow for a Happy Hour event the first of its kind at Greenovation.  Open since March 2012 at 1199 East Main Street, Greenovation has quickly become Rochester’s resource for diverting waste from landfills and providing cool alternatives for reusable materials.   The shop accepts recyclables of all kinds:  building…See More
Mar 8, 2013
My Town left a comment for Green Kristi B
"Welcome! We look forward to your blog posts!"
Mar 7, 2013
Green Kristi B is now a member of My Town Rochester
Mar 7, 2013
My Town posted an event

ROCLA’s 2013 Rice and Beans Gala Dinner & White Dove Awards at Gates Presbyterian Church

March 1, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8pm
• Friday, March 1st, 5:30pm | Gates Presbyterian Church,1049 Wegman Rd, Rochester, NY o ROCLA’s 2013 Rice and Beans Gala Dinner & White Dove Awards On March 1 Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA) will be giving its International White Dove Award to the Global Justice Ecology Project: Friday, March 1, 2013, 5:30 PM at Gates Presbyterian Church Come and hear Orin Langelle and Anne Petermann of the Global Justice Ecology Project,ROCLA’s 2013 International White Dove Award winners,…See More
Feb 26, 2013
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Do You Know What's In Your Watershed? at Ulysses Philomathic Library

February 27, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, February 27th at the Ulysses Philomathic Library located at 74 E. Main Street in Trumansburg, NY from 6-8 PM.Do You Know What's In Your Watershed?   The Community Science Institute will be holding the second event in the "What's in Your Watershed?" lecture series, focusing on Trumansburg and Taughannock Creeks. This event will take place on Wednesday, February 27th at the Ulysses Philomathic Library located at 74 E. Main Street in…See More
Feb 21, 2013
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Turn your mortgage green for a more energy-efficient home

Wanting to buy a new home, but its upgraded energy efficiency features put it just a little out of your price range? Or are you thinking of making efficiency improvements to your current home while refinancing your mortgage? In either case, an energy efficient mortgage (EEM) may be just what you need.Also known as green…See More
Feb 21, 2013
My Town posted a blog post

Change your light bulbs and save — energy and the environment

If you live in an average American home, you probably have about 40 light bulbs in fixtures ranging from recessed ceiling lights to desk lamps. And if you are like most people, the vast majority of those bulbs are of the traditional incandescent variety.Incandescent bulbs produce light by passing an electric current through a…See More
Feb 19, 2013
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Strength in Numbers at see contact

February 14, 2013 at 6pm to September 27, 2013 at 7pm
The NY Upstate Chapter of the USGBC is looking for energetic and interested volunteers to participate in the Chapter Membership Committee.  The mission of the committee is to expand our membership across the Chapter's various geographic and industry sectors. We will meet monthly by teleconference, with the first meeting scheduled for early this March. If you would like to participate, or would just like to see what the committee is all about, please contact: Charles Bertuch …See More
Feb 14, 2013
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Johnson Controls Helps Train and Educate Technicians of Tomorrow with Donation to UA

As a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, Johnson Controls is always looking for talented and skilled professionals to join its staff.  Educating the next generation of technicians and…See More
Feb 12, 2013
Vickie Lynn is now a member of My Town Rochester
Feb 11, 2013
Cindy Weigle liked My Town's blog post Recycle your closet
Feb 7, 2013

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Welcome to My Town Rochester. This site is a Johnson Controls-sponsored initiative dedicated to providing a new interactive resource for the Rochester community that allows you to stay connected with your friends and neighbors. The site is part of a project that aims to bring residents together through the sharing of green living, energy efficiency and sustainable building news, stories, photos and everything else that encompasses daily life in the greater Rochester area. 

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