Irondequoit Eco-Fair 2024

Learn about local green efforts and businesses at Color Irondequoit Green’s first Eco-Fair. The event is to take place conveniently during the regular Thursday night Irondequoit farmer’s market. Have a good time, pick up local fruits, veggies, baked goods, do an activity, and hear about the great green work local folks are doing. Check out activities and vendors below!

 

Details

When: June 27th 2024, 4 pm – 8 pm

Where:  1280 Titus Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617

Irondequoit Town Hall – during the Farmer’s Market

Contacts: mwk220@yahoo.com or porter.aa@gmail.com

 

Activities

All ages:

  • Enter raffles by visiting Eco-Fair tables
  • Mix up a homemade green cleaner
  • Seed planting with compost from Impact Earth
  • Rock painting with ReTree Irondequoit

Youth:

 

Vendors

 

  • *Asterisk indicates a vendor is planning on coming but not fully confirmed

A Frog House

A Frog House is a center for local Advocacy, worldwide Collaboration, and ecological Education. We work on behalf of amphibians and the citizens of upstate New York, advocating for chemical free properties, clean water, and healthy wetlands. Our projects include planting trees, restoring vital habitats, and building frog ponds.

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Braddock Bay Bird Observatory

Braddock Bay Bird Observatory is a non-profit organization dedicated to ornithological research, education, and conservation. Located on the south shore of Lake Ontario in upstate New York, our avian research facility bands thousands of songbirds each spring and fall in an effort to better understand their migratory behavior and ecology. Our booth will focus on how folks can create bird-friendly habitat in their yards / neighborhoods.

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Rochester NY Chapter

Interested in solving climate change? You are welcome in Citizens’ Climate. We’re regular people from New York who are working together to get climate laws passed. We believe that the only way to tackle climate change is together. We connect over shared concerns, build consensus, and work with elected officials from every party towards climate solutions.

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City of Rochester Water Bureau

Information available on lake stewardship, good boating practices, invasive species management and drinking water quality information

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Climate Solutions Accelerator*

To create a healthier, more equitable, and regenerative community by catalyzing local efforts to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and address the effects of climate change.

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Conservation Board – Irondequoit

The Conservation Board is charged with preserving the Town’s natural environment. It reviews and provides recommendations on all proposed legislation and development applications with the potential for significant environmental impacts. All meetings are open to the public.

Visit us and build a bird house!

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Crafting for Good, Inc.

Non-profit Craft Supply Thrift Store. We raise money to supply food and clean water at local, national and global levels by selling donated craft supplies in our store in North Chili.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being.
Rooted in every county of the state, we bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping New York state families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

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Finger Lakes PRISM

Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management. To reduce the introduction, spread, and impact of invasive species within the Finger Lakes PRISM region through coordinated education, detection, prevention, and control measures.

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Genesee Valley Audubon Society

The Vision of Genesee Valley Audubon Society (GVAS) is to promote environmental conservation. Our Mission is to educate and advocate for protection of the environment, focusing on birds, wildlife and habitat.

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GreenSpark Solar

Loyal to people and planet, creates fiercely local, cost-effective, clean energy options in Rochester, the Finger Lakes Region, and beyond. We are a Certified B Corp, committed to using our business as a force for good. Our full-service company provides residential, as well as commercial and industrial solar installations. In addition, we offer battery storage and EV charging installations. 

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Healthy Yards Irondequoit

We encourage and educate about native plants, tree, shrubs for pollinators, reduce grass lawns, and pesticide free practices.

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Impact Earth

Environmental and compost education, zero waste products, bucket swaps, mascot.

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Irondequoit Garden Walks

Irondequoit Garden Walks. A nonprofit. Come visit our table to learn more!

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Irondequoit Street Trees

Irondequoit’s urban forest is considered one of its greatest attributes. The importance of trees extends far beyond their landscape value. Trees provide cleaner air, cooler streets, improved health, lower energy costs and higher property values.

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League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metro Area

The League is a nonpartisan, political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is NOT limited to women – men can join in the fight as well.

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Monroe County Dept. of Environmental Services

Educational information about Monroe County’s sustainability efforts.

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Monroe County Water Authority

Coming to discuss the public drinking supply and the health of our lakes. Spoiler alert: we have excellent public drinking water here. 

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Northeast Worms

Living composting worms, worm casting, living soil and living potting soil.

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ReTree Irondequoit

We plant and care for native trees in Irondequoit. We collaborate with a volunteer property owner and provide and plant the selected flora.  ReTree commits to ongoing care, including weekly watering during warmer months and regular monitoring of plant needs. This initiative is completely free for the property owner. If you’re interested in participating, please email coloritowngreen@gmail.com

We’re looking for individuals to join our team as volunteer Tree Guardians. Your role would involve visiting a tree location once a week to water and ensure the well-being of the tree. Excellent role for a teenager! 

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Rochester Ecology Partners

Rochester Ecology Partners serves members of the Greater Rochester community who need opportunities to learn about nature, connect with their community, and join the movement for a sustainable, just, and hopeful future. Our nature based programs and partnerships lead to improved individual, community, and environmental health. 

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Sierra Club Rochester Regional Group

The purpose of the Sierra Club Rochester Group is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

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South East Area Coalition / Tool Shed

SEAC promotes quality of life for Rochester’s southeast area community by connecting individuals and community partners to essential resources, facilitates community and economic development in southeast Rochester and beyond. We help the citizens who live and work in southeast Rochester to accomplish goals and initiatives for their neighborhoods and businesses. We support existing neighborhood and merchant associations, as well as help to organize citizens into groups to achieve desired results. We collaborate and partner with other agencies that have programs that align with our Four Pillars of Focus: Children, Anti-poverty and Equality, Neighborhoods/Communities, and Local Business.

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The Sheepish Viking

The sheepish viking spins yarn. Some of it is “reclaimed” fiber, from sweaters and other garments. Some of it is made from “new” fiber, the vast majority of which is US sourced.

Come check out her table for more information!

Upcycle Irondequoit

We are a group of 5,000 in the Irondequoit community that is focused on keeping the usable items out of the landfills that are curbside. We share ideas of how most items can be repurposed and reused. We love that our community is focused on green initiatives.

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Walk Bike Irondequoit

Transit safety advocacy organization. WBI wants to make Irondequoit friendlier for bikers and walkers alike! This is a citizen led organization advocating for safer transit conditions. We are a young organization, but we are positioned to make a difference in town.

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Weslee Rose

Weslee Rose is based in a Rochester, NY and has been creating eco friendly products since 2018. We are proudly carried in small businesses across the country from Maine to Hawaii, in refilleries & bulk shops, as well as large stores like Walmart & Lowe’s. Our goal is to meet our customers wherever they are on their path to sustainability, and to find products that make sense for their life.

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