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Climate Action Leaders in Our Community

Check out the below local organizations to see all our Rochester community is doing to combat climate change.

Healthy Yards

Monroe County

Healthy Yards Monroe County is a volunteer group of residents of Monroe County NY who are passionate about repairing and expanding our region’s biodiversity, with a focus on the critical importance of planting native species and ensuring that areas of native plantings are distributed such that they provide a connected network for wildlife to move about to find food, mates, and shelter.

RAICA has helped places of worship “green” their facilities through energy-saving retrofit, contracting for budget-saving community solar energy, establishing composting programs and educating their members through programs such as Pachamama's Drawdown

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.

Climate Solutions Accelerator
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540WMain is an online and community-based hub for accessible education and events that promote justice for all. We aim to create a cultural shift in perspectives and practice by connecting members to lifestyle programming informed by social justice and anti-racism strategies.

NY Renews

NY Renews is a statewide coalition of over 200 environmental, justice, faith, labor, and community groups, and the force behind the nation’s most progressive climate law. They fight for good jobs and climate justice.

Reconnect Rochester

Whether by bus, by rail, on bike, or on foot, Reconnect Rochester champions transportation choices that enable a more vibrant and equitable community.

reconnect Rochester
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SHR is a community campaign designed to encourage residents to install clean heating and cooling technologies and improve home energy efficiency.

Metro Justice

Metro Justice is a progressive member-driven, grassroots organization dedicated to social, economic, and racial justice in Rochester.

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Showing Up For

Racial Justice

SURJ supports the missions of People of Color-led racial justice groups in the Rochester area in their fight against oppression and inequality. They educate white people about privilege and white supremacy and organize white people to act for racial justice with passion and accountability.

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