In Dawn’s Early Light

Dear friends, Last evening, I watched the election returns late into the night with a hundred Freiburg University students and fellow teaching staff, and felt the immensity of the results. …

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California East Bay Municipal Utility District Director Andy Katz, California Senator President Pro Tempore Kevin De León, West Palm Beach, FL Mayor Jeri Muoio, and Des Moines, IA Mayor Frank Cownie speak at an international press conference promoting 50 percent clean energy by 2030 and 100 percent clean energy by 2050 at the Paris Climate Conference.

  Dispatch from Paris: Final Hours for U.N. Climate Talks  In this dispatch: Negotiations near close History in the making Change starts at home The new tide “The greatest climate …

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Five Years of Climate Protection in Tompkins County

The original version of this article appeared in the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative‘s October-November newsletter    Five Years of Climate Protection in Tompkins County by Dominic Frongillo, Founding Member of the …

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Forward to Freiburg

Dear friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues, After eight years of service to my hometown of Caroline, New York, this weekend I announced that I will step down from the Town Council …

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Gas drilling

Frongillo on Fracking

Frongillo on Fracking: Statement on Vote to Ban Gas Drilling September 11, 2012   I grew up here in Caroline. I’ve lived here all my life.  As child, I walked …

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Former Councilor and Deputy Town Supervisor
Town of Caroline, New York








In 2012, Frongillo co-founded and led Elected Officials to Protect New York, a successful bipartisan initiative of 850 local lawmakers from all 62 counties that helped win New York’s statewide ban on fracking. The initiative has empowered local officials across the state and generated over 100 media hits in the state’s major news outlets.



Frongillo is a board director for Black Oak Wind Farm, New York State’s first community-owned wind farm, in Enfield, New York. Black Oak is an innovative neighbor-initiated project that has attracted over 150 investors, most from the surrounding communities and New York State.


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Frongillo is profiled as one of America’s 16 most notable young elected officials in Jeff Thigpen’s new book Young Politics and Liz Walker’s latest book, Choosing a Sustainable Future: Ideas and Inspiration from Ithaca, New York, and appears in the film Dear Governor Cuomo.