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About Color Fairport Green

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Who we are

Color Fairport Green is a grassroots, non-partisan network of volunteers working toward a sustainable future in the Village of Fairport, the Town of Perinton, and the surrounding community. We are part of the "Color Your Community Green" initiative and we regularly collaborate with other groups to take meaningful action in our local, regional, national, and global communities.

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Our mission


Our mission is to learn and share best practices in sustainability. 

We work to foster a community for people to: 

  • connect about climate concerns

  • learn about actions we can take to make our lifestyle more sustainable 

  • learn about actions we can take to make our community more sustainable 

  • feel empowered to elevate relevant issues to community leaders 

  • take action

Climate Solutions Accelerator - Rochester, Monroe County etc

Our work


Our very first initiatives involved striving for less waste in our schools, but the group has since evolved and become part of the Climate Solutions Accelerator network.  Our work now addresses a wide range of climate issues and ways to take action encouraging best practices in sustainability in our homes, our community and local government.

Why we do what we do: Climate Change

Climate Change in Rochester NY and the Finger Lakes

Need a primer on regional climate change causes and impacts in Greater Rochester area and beyond?


Learn all the latest science about local emissions sources and current/future climate impacts (from the Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region) here:

Source: Climate Solutions Accelerator website -

How our collective began and continues to grow

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play.  Every individual makes a difference.” -Jane Goodall

We are a collective of people in and near Perinton, NY, who work for a more sustainable environment because we must. We started out as a small group, managed by Amber Brown, Natasha Besch-Turner, Jenna Welch, and Laurel Rice. Color Fairport Green (CFG) came into being in the fall of 2019 with the creation of a Facebook group.  

Since then, CFG has worked to educate at seminars, tabling events and meetings about topics like invasive species, reducing food waste, the connection between pesticides and Parkinson's Disease and more. We have spoken up for climate at school, village, town, and county board meetings.  We have collected items to be recycled. We have organized to remove invasive plants.  We have built strong connections with our elected officials and we have fostered community.


We continue to grow and learn from each other and from our experiences.  

We can build a strong future of climate action in Fairport and Perinton. 

We look forward to a time when environmental stewardship is a natural part of how we live, work, play, and govern, and when groups like CFG are no longer needed. 

We look forward to helping the Fairport / Perinton community get to this future. 


- The CFG Board: 
Amber, Natasha, Jenna, Carrie, Leah


   Amber             Natasha              Jenna               Carrie                Leah 

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