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Sustainability


SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE


Committee Chair:
Jennifer Grant

Committee Members:
Vinny Aliperti, Donald Addona, Ken Steadman, Braedie DelRossa, Jim Kreuger, Darrin Magee, Councilmember Mark Palmieri, Sarah Meyer, and Jacob Fox

The Geneva Town Sustainability Committee will meet the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 3750 County Road 6, Geneva, New York, until further notice. 


According to the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is "meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Center for Sustainable Communities says that sustainability "consider[s] the whole instead of the specific. Sustainability emphasizes relationships rather than pieces in isolation."

"The Story of Stuff" author Annie Leonard says "sustainability must include equity and justice."

For information on the Town of Geneva's Waste Disposal and Recycling Program, please visit our trash, recycling, and composting page.


Lake-Friendly Home Campaign


Town of Geneva has launched a lake-friendly home campaign to protect the Seneca Lake Watershed. You can earn gold, silver, or bronze designation by capturing stormwater on your property to ensure excess runoff does not contaminate the lake. Bronze level means your yard is pollinator friendly, keep the leaves on the lawn, have a rain barrel, do not use pesticides, and have a backyard composting box. Silver level means you capture the amount of stormwater that your roof/ driveway runoff. Gold means you capture more water than you runoff.  All residents have a role to play in protecting the watershed. Residents who earn one of these designations will receive a lawn sign to recognize the achievement and encourage others to do the same.

Please contact Jacob Fox with the Town of Geneva at foxjacob@mac.com or 210-833-8666 to learn more about the lake-friendly home program.

315-789-3922
3750 County Road 6, 
Geneva, New York 14456

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