This section of our website includes information and resources on topics related to the physical aspects of housing, including energy conservation, indoor air quality, water purity, safety in the home, and home maintenance and repairs.
Learn to set up & manage a compost bin -- and more! -- at these FREE classes, 11AM-12PM. on the last Saturday of the month, June to October, southwest side of the Ithaca Farmers' Market.
Many people are bothered by the chemicals in cleaning solutions. You can make just about any cleaning product you need from lemons, baking soda and vinegar. Find out how here on our website!
"Avoiding Consumer Frauds & Scams" is the topic of our next free Consumer Issues program with Asst. NYS Attorney General Mike Danaher on July 11th. Bring your questions about unresolved consumer problems.
Tompkins County is a high radon risk zone. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. What do YOU know about radon? Where is it found? How do you to test for it?
Find local and regional testing labs that can perform microbiological, organic and inorganic analyses of your household's water, and general information on water testing.
For a wide range of reliable resources and educational programs on the topic of sustainable building methods and materials, visit CCE-Tompkins' Green Building Program pages!
Learn about "Landlord/Tenant Rights and Responsibilities" with Mike Danaher of the NY State Attorney General's Office at this FREE presentation on Sept. 12th. Bring your questions!
Recycle your plastic garden pots, nursery pots, trays and cell packs, AND empty unbroken glass canning jars, on Thursday-Tuesday, June 20-25. Take away what you can use. Only clean pots in good condition will be accepted!
The greatest exposure to lead in our current environment is the lead-based paint found in older homes. Find information here on risks and testing.