Welcome to Finger Lakes Buy Green, your resource for green purchasing in the Finger Lakes region.


Whether you are an individual consumer, a school or a small business, let Finger Lakes Buy Green help you find simple, easy ways to make healthy purchasing choices that will benefit you, your community and the environment.


Check out the green glossary before your next shopping trip for help decoding all of the great advances in green products. For more resources, contact one of the many local resources that are supporting green purchasing in the Finger Lakes.



Community Supported Agriculture is rich in the Finger Lakes, so residents and restaurants have access to fresh, local, and often organic foods, even as the seasons change. Buying local produce will reduce packaging waste that enters your home. For more information about why a CSA share can help you buy green check out Local Harvest. Summer may feel like it's ending, but it's not too late to join a CSA (some even pro-rate the cost later in the season), or plan ahead for a winter share.


About Us

Finger Lakes Buy Green has been developed through a partnership between Tompkins County Solid Waste Management and Sustainable Tompkins with support from the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses.



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Created through a partnership between Sustainable Tompkins and Tompkins County Solid Waste Management.