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Five Years of Climate Protection in Tompkins County

Nov 11, 2013 No Comments ›› admin

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 TCCPI Steering Committee As the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI) celebrates its fifth anniversary, it is an opportune moment to reflect on the progress made and challenges ahead. ...

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Forward to Freiburg

Jul 29, 2013 No Comments ›› admin

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 in August to pursue a professional opportunity in Freiburg, Germany. Freiburg is a leading city in sustainability, and I will bring back what I learn to the ...

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Frongillo on Fracking

Dec 15, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

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 with my mother along our dirt roads picking up trash thrown from car windows. In summer, I caught grasshoppers in the fields near my house, and in winter I ...

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Deputy Supervisor Frongillo leads movement to protect New Yorkers

Protecting New Yorkers

Jul 8, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

Deputy Supervisor Frongillo leads statewide movement of elected officials to protect New Yorkers On Monday, June 4, more than 280 local elected officials from 34 counties across New York State called on Governor Cuomo to continue the fracking moratorium and to do additional study before a decision is made whether to allow fracking. Their request, which they ...

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Statement to ICLEI 2012 World Congress

Jun 17, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

Plenary Statement to ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability World Congress  Belo Horizonte, Brazil June 17, 2012 Distinguished colleagues,  my name is Dominic Frongillo, from Caroline, New York, in the United States. I am here representing the citizens of my town, who, like so many others, are pursuing a vision for sustainable future. We are the second municipality in New ...

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Dispatch from U.N. Climate Talks in South Africa

Dec 10, 2011 No Comments ›› Dominic Frongillo

Deputy Supervisor Frongillo represents the Town of Caroline at U.N. climate talks Dispatch from South Africa climate negotiations Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am writing from a village in rural Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. It’s a sunny and windy day, chickens pecking in the grass amid thatched huts and farm plots. To the west are the rolling foothills of the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains. The fast-paced ...

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Bound for South Africa

Dec 5, 2011 No Comments ›› Dominic Frongillo

Dear Friends, I am writing on the eve of traveling to the United Nations negotiations in Durban, South Africa. Why I'm Going Like everywhere on the planet, here in upstate New York we’re feeling the impacts of our changing climate. While the South faces record droughts and West faces record wildfires, this year we faced unseasonably high temperatures, a tornado, and the ...

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Back to the White House

Nov 6, 2011 No Comments ›› Dominic Frongillo

Friends, In June, I was invited to the White House in Washington, D.C. and met with President Barack Obama and senior advisors. I shared the outpouring of concern that Caroline citizens are voicing about the potential impacts on our town of fracking, a gas extraction method involving the underground injection of millions of gallons of water and chemicals. Incredibly, in the largest petition in Caroline’s history, over half of ...

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Frongillo on Fracking: Statement to Town Council

Oct 4, 2011 No Comments ›› Dominic Frongillo

Statement to the Caroline Town Board by Councilmember Dominic Frongillo Tuesday October 4, 2011 Caroline, New York I grew up at the bottom of dusty dirt Bailor Road in Caroline. My parents taught me the importance of stewarding our land as we walked along the road picking up the cans and bottles that other people threw out their ...

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