On May 26, Finger Lakes ReUse was honored by the Town of Ithaca to be the 19th recipient of the Richard Fischer Environmental Conservation Award for our work in conserving and reusing materials to help reduce waste in landfills. 

The Fischer Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Richard B. Fischer, who sought to teach through improving the environment, and was a lifelong advocate for climate conservation. The award was established in 2003 to honor his life’s work and to honor the environmental work being done in the community. 

Several Bur Oaks trees were planted throughout Tareyton Park with a special tag of the organization’s name attached.

‘It’s such an honor to be recognized by the Town of Ithaca for the work that we’re

doing,” said Finger Lakes ReUse Executive Director Diane Cohen. “I love the symbolic

nature of planting a tree to create a healthy system and build a better future.'”

Read more about Finger Lakes ReUse receiving this award!

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