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!
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 email@example.com or 210-833-8666 to learn more about the lake-friendly home program.