Finger Lakes Zero Waste Coalition is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting sustainable waste management practices, and to leading the fight to oppose the expansion of landfills for out-of-county and out-of-state garbage. Their mission is to protect the air, land and water quality of the Finger Lakes region, and promote economic development that preserves our greatest asset—the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes.
The mission of the New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) is to improve the management of water resources in New York State and the nation. As a federally and state-mandated institution located at Cornell University, they are uniquely situated to access scientific and technical resources that are relevant to New York State's and the nation's water management needs. They collaborate with regional, state, and national partners to increase awareness of emerging water resources issues and to develop and assess new water management technologies and policies. WRI connects the water research and water management communities.
Seneca Lake Guardian is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the region's air and water from irresponsible industry or development and to ensure that the waters of the Finger Lakes are swimmable, drinkable and fishable for generations to come.
The mission of the Department of Recycling and Materials Management is to develop and implement a sustainable materials management strategy for Tompkins County. With a focus on the state's solid waste management hierarchy, this approach utilizes and prioritizes environmentally sound, cost-effective, socially responsible, and safe practices. This is accomplished through coordinated administrative, operational, and educational programs that maximize diversion with the 4R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rebuy) as a focal point.
Homes and properties in communities across New York are located on or near toxic sites that can cause health hazards or reduce investment value. Toxic Targeting obtains environmental data from local, state and federal government sources and updates their information on a continuing basis. They provide extensive archival data now withheld from public disclosure due to homeland security concerns.