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THE ITHACAN

EcoVillage is a sustainable cohousing community that allows people of all ages to live and contribute in a shared space.

EcoVillage demonstrates community and personal growth

By Molly Fitzsimons, Life and Culture Editor February 2, 2024
Tucked in on Ithaca’s West Hill is EcoVillage, a sustainable living community that allows people of all ages to live in sustainably built homes and contribute to their communities. Within their three neighborhoods, FROG, SONG and TREE, and over 200 residents, there seems to always be something happening or being planned in the community. 
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Local community groups rally to remove TCAT ride fares

By Aubren Villasenor, Staff Writer May 3, 2023
The Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America and the Ithaca Sunrise Movement rallied on May 2 to remove ride fares from local public transport.
Scott Doyle, director of Energy Management and Sustainability, said the charger at Circles Community Center went down recently and he and his team are looking into what caused the issue.

College looks to expand electric vehicle charging on campus

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer April 5, 2023
As electric vehicles are becoming more popular, Ithaca College is looking to expand the limited number of electric vehicle chargers it has on campus.
 Ithaca Bikeshare, a local non-profit, plans to add more parking hubs and raise the costs of bike use.

Ithaca Bikeshare adds parking hubs and raises costs of use

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer March 22, 2023
Ithaca Bikeshare, a local non-profit, plans to add more parking hubs and raise the costs of bike use.
The City of Ithaca plans to improve the sustainability of buildings in 2023 and to certify the city as a healthy and energy efficient community.

City works to improve sustainability and energy efficiency

By Vivian Rose, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
The City of Ithaca plans to improve the sustainability of buildings in 2023 and to certify the city as a healthy and energy efficient community.
Jake Brenner, professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, clarifies the myths about green consumption and says it is not a solution to the crisis.

Commentary: Green consumption alone will not save the Earth

By Jake Brenner February 22, 2023
Do you recall the first time you were identified as a “consumer?” I was labeled a consumer in fifth grade by my social studies textbook.
Editorial: Sustainability at IC continues to deteriorate

Editorial: Sustainability at IC continues to deteriorate

By The Ithacan February 17, 2022
we have since seen a deteriorating culture of sustainability at the college. This swift shift from environmentalism to economics is harmful
The official name of the decarbonization plan is the Efficiency Retrofitting and Thermal Load Electrification Program and the plan is starting with the electrification of buildings, which means changing energy in homes that use fossil fuels to electric technologies. Nationally, residential and commercial buildings account for 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. 

City of Ithaca to become 100% decarbonized by 2030

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
The City of Ithaca found itself on the national stage Nov. 4 as the city announced the approval of a plan to decarbonize all of its buildings by 2030.
The talk was led by guest speaker Luis Aguirre-Torres, director of sustainability for the City of Ithaca. Aguirre-Torres highlighted the importance of building community and intersectionality in the fight for climate change throughout his presentation

Discussion series event focuses on Ithaca Green New Deal

By Lorien Tyne, Staff Writer November 3, 2021
Members of the Ithaca community engaged in a virtual conversation Nov. 1 to talk about climate justice and the implementation of the Ithaca Green New Deal.
The culture of environmentalism has seeped into life at Ithaca College — from the clothes that students wear to the water bottles they use.

Culture around environmentalism increases at Ithaca College

By Allie Ritcher, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021
The culture of environmentalism has seeped into life at Ithaca College — from the clothes that students wear to the water bottles they use.

Earth Fest Promotes Student Businesses and Sustainability

April 27, 2021

IC Eco Reps, South Hill Forest Products and several student artists held Earth Fest on April 21 as a precursor to Earth Day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for flexible packaging, which includes single-use plastics, has increased by approximately 4–5% in the United States. 

COVID-19 results in single-use plastic increase at IC

By Bridget Hagen, Proofreader April 15, 2021
The college has replaced some reusable utensils with single-use plastics as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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