Vinny Aliperti, Sarah Meyer, Jacob Fox, Councilmember Mark Palmieri, Supervisor Mark Venuti, Darrin McGee
The Geneva Town Sustainability Committee meets every other month, at 7pm, on the first Thursday of the month. The Committee will meet in person at Town Hall, with Zoom connection always available.
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.
We have also set up a new page for you to submit questions regarding Lake Friendly Living! Check it out here!
To view our Lake Friendly Educational Series click here!
Upcoming Event: Free Stuff Day
Sunday May 16, Town of Geneva Transfer Station
Do you have useful items you’d like to pass onto someone who can use them? In an effort to keep material from ending up in the landfill, the Town of Geneva is sponsoring a “Free Stuff Day”. Town residents can bring items to the Town Transfer Station on White Springs Road on Sunday May 16, between 10am and noon. Volunteers will check that your items are acceptable, and direct you where to put them. Items such as small appliances, tools, books, toys, bikes, lamps, chairs, and tables are welcome. All items should be in useable working condition. No large items such as couches or dishwashers will be accepted*. From noon-2pm, interested people can pick up items they would like to take home. After 2:00, Town volunteers will donate or dispose of remaining items as appropriate. The event will happen rain or shine, with a Town garage being used in case of rain. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact Jennifer Grant, email@example.com
*Note if you have larger items to give away, you can post them on the Town Exchange, https://www.townofgeneva.com/departments/town_of_geneva_exchange_items/index.php
https://subarudrive.com/articles/reduce-landfill-impact This article focuses on ideas for recycling and helping us to learn how to make a difference for our own environmental wellness and community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-833-8666 to learn more about the lake-friendly home program.