The Sustainability Center Has a New Address and a New Director!

The Center is excited to announce the upcoming move from their current downtown location to a new space on Old Elmira Road...


The Sustainability Center is excited to announce the upcoming move from their current downtown location to a new space at 214 Old Elmira Road.  The new location will be shared with Ithaca REUSE Center. Stay tuned for details on their Grand Reopening, when will be opening our doors to the community in late fall.

The Sustainability Center has named Spencer Woodcock as its new director. Spencer will guide the Sustainability Center’s programs that serve local residents, visitors, and students in the three areas of sustainability: environmental, economic and social justice. She will work to strengthen and expand the organization’s efforts in community generated events and exhibits, while building on the organization’s sustainable internship program.

“We, as a board, felt that Spencer was the right person to move the Sustainability Center to the next level, with her background in project management, sustainable design, and community engagement. We have a great foundation that was provided by our former director, board members, and volunteers. Spencer is poised to build on that foundation, helping us grow into our mission.” says board chair Phylissa DeSarno.

Spencer holds a master in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Virginia. She has worked in affordable housing and green building with a commitment towards community engagement. Spencer is a new resident of Ithaca, where she and her family look forward to making home.

If you've ever tried to navigate the spectacular sea of sustainability-focused businesses, non-profits and events in our area, perhaps you've been inspired, but a little overwhelmed.


The Sustainability Center is a community based gallery, event and meeting place. The Center provides a place where consumers, business, non-profits, students, residents, visitors and/or activists can come together to share, get involved, and inspire one another with the vast array of activities that are addressing global sustainability problems with local solutions across Tompkins County. The Center seeks to engage and celebrate the contributions of all segments of our diverse community. Together we play such an important role in making a meaningful, collective impact!

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