Get Your Greenback: Energy a critical issue we can all agree on

Tompkins County has adopted a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020...

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By Kevin Posman via The Ithaca Journal, 10/26/12

...Think globally, act locally...
Given the overarching importance of energy, we should ask ourselves, what is our role as consumers, as citizens and as human beings in shaping the future of energy in our lives, in this country and across the globe?

At the local level, the Tompkins County Legislature has adopted a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020 and ultimately at least 80 percent from 2008 levels by 2050, and several municipalities within the county have included energy-reduction goals in their comprehensive plans.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is a member of Get Your GreenBack Tompkins is a community-based campaign to inspire all 42,000 households and every business in Tompkins County to take at least one step to save energy and money in the areas of Food, Building Heating and Lighting, Transportation, and Waste.

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