Why does the Finger Lakes region have the three largest landfills in New York?
Why does the Finger Lakes region have the three largest landfills in New York State, accepting roughly 12,000 tons per day of other people's trash? You might have heard that there is a proposal for a 20-year, $3 billion-dollar deal to bring garbage from New York City by rail to the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls. Now there's a local opposition movement building. One of our guests is a Hobart professor who now teaches a class called Geography of Garbage. It's time for a lesson in trash, money, and the impact on our environment.
Darrin Magee, professor of environmental studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Doug Knipple, President of Finger Lakes Zero Waste
Many Finger Lakes wineries are powering their operations with solar technologies
Nearly ten percent of the Finger Lakes wine industry is now turning to solar power, and that number could grow substantially in the next year. Many winery owners oppose fracking and gas storage in the region; now they're interested in showing that they can power their operations with new technologies.
Our panel explains how it's happening, what it costs, and what's next for solar. Our guests: