Sustainable Montour Falls is partnering with Smart Energy Choices to provide all residents and businesses with resources to save money on utility bills without sacrificing comfort.
Smart Energy Choices is a collaboration of Cornell Cooperative Extension offices of Broome, Chemung, Delaware, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties, and serves as the NYSERDA Regional Clean Energy Hub for the Southern Tier region. Our team brings over a decade of experience in energy work, including with the Community Energy Engagement Program, Ag Energy NY, Clean Energy Communities and HeatSmart Finger Lakes South.
When you contact Smart Energy Choices, you’ll be connected to one of their trained Community Energy Advisors, who can share resources on energy efficiency, clean heating and cooling, solar power, and more.
Here are some of the free services they offer:
What is Community Solar?
Community Solar is when you sign up (fee-free) to support the development of solar farms without physically having solar panels on the roof of your property.
What are the Benefits?
Thanks to state funding, when you sign up for community solar, you get a guaranteed discount of 5-10% off of your energy bills.
How do I get involved?
Even though we have completed this campaign, you can still benefit from community solar. You can click on THIS website to explore the programs available in the NYSEG utility district.
There are Multiple benefits of buying your food and other products from local businesses and producers. First, this helps support our local economy ensuring that our community will remain prosperous. In addition, buying local reduces the pollution that would be created from transporting food and products across the country and the world. Here are some easy ways to support the Buy Local Campaign in Montour Falls:
Montour Farmer's Market - Thursdays from 4-7pm come see our vendors who provide 100% local products (SNAP Benefits Accepted).
Community Sourced Agriculture (CSA) - Pick up fresh produce from local farms every Thursday.
Listing of Local Businesses - Prioritize local businesses over chain stores.
Montour Market - This grocery store was developed to become a hub for fresh, healthy, local produce and products (SNAP Benefits Accepted).
Here's how you can buy local:
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