Take a look at some of the amazing environmentally-aware groups and initiatives already taking place in our area! CFG is committed to supporting a community of climate-aware citizens working toward a more sustainable world.
Healthy Yards Monroe County
Plant Native for Pollinators!
Color Pittsford Green is initiating a program to encourage residents to participate in this fun effort – in their own yards – that will help restore our community’s biodiversity, ecological health, and beauty. The more yards that join, the more connected these healthy plots of land can be.
Color Pittsford Green
Part of the CYCG community!
Color Pittsford Green is a network of residents working to inform, organize, and empower individual efforts towards systems-level solutions that promote a clean, healthy, and sustainable future
in the Town and Village of Pittsford.
Color Your Community Green
An initiative of the Climate Solutions Accelerator
Advancing Climate Solutions at the Municipal and Neighborhood Levels
Our municipalities are the small but mighty building blocks of our region and state, and also of regional and statewide climate action. These towns, villages, and cities possess a great deal of authority and autonomy in “home rule” New York, meaning that much of the climate progress needed in our region can only happen when municipalities take action.
Lowering Emissions Through Thoughtful Unified Community Engagement
The LETTUCE group formed when participants in a Drawdown:" Getting Into Action" course were inspired to do something to reduce food waste and increase food scrap composting - energized by their newfound awareness that, when combined, these activities were more effective than 77 of the 80 Drawdown solutions in helping to reverse global warming. The goal of the LETTUCE group is to spark community action to reduce food waste and increase composting, thus diverting food from landfills and reducing emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide.
Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action (RAICA)
Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action (RAICA) is a group of individuals and organizations of faith in the Rochester metropolitan area seeking to create a meaningful response to Climate Change. In doing so we acknowledge our common conviction to care for the earth and its people. Working together we seek to share resources, leverage our strengths and magnify our positive impact.
Climate Solutions Accelerator
of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region
The Climate Solutions Accelerator is an inclusive, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and facilitating a large-scale climate mobilization in the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region.
Green Climate Action Team
at Mountain Rise United Church of Christ
The Green Climate Action Team at Mt. Rise Church believes in helping all life to be protected and to flourish and encourages all faith communities to take responsibility as a family, church or community group to actively create a just and sustainable future by supporting personal and systemic change.
Color Penfield Green
Part of the CYCG community!
ColorPenfieldGreen’s mission is to
inform Penfield residents about all the incredible ways that our community is “Going Green” with a focus on climate, educate people as to how they can reduce their own carbon footprint - at individual, family, neighborhood, and municipal-wide levels, organize local volunteers to participate in high impact campaigns, and support and empower Penfield residents to become community leaders in addressing climate change.
Johanna Perrin Victory Garden
Sponsor a garden bed!
Students at JP will have the opportunity to plan, build, propagate, maintain, harvest and use produce from a new raised bed garden in our school courtyard. This work was supported, in part, by Cornell’s Office of Engagement Initiatives.
Once established, a portion of their summer harvest will be donated to the Perinton Food Shelf.
Founded in 2020
"Welcome to Noah's Recycling. My mission is to make a greener, cleaner, and sustainable earth. And in doing this, I want to help my community as well. A portion of the money I collect from returning bottles and cans is donated to the local food shelf to support families in my community. I'm a twelve year old trying to make a difference. Do you want to join me?"
New York Youth Climate Leaders
Founded by Rochester youth
As a policy-driven organization of youth from across New York State, we coordinate and empower youth to advocate for comprehensive, equitable, and effective climate solutions. We strive to improve New Yorkers’ quality of life, protect frontline communities, and ensure environmental and economic justice for generations to come.