View over 170 artists'
exhibitions at Canandaigua Lake this
July during the 34th Annual Waterfront Art Festival.

July 10 - August 7
EnvironDesignLIVE Webinar Series
Industry experts like David Gottfried, president of WorldBuild, will teach professional designers and architects the environmental impacts and results that green products have on green building projects. EnvironDesignLIVE Webinars allow professionals to learn in the comfort of their own home or office.

July 10 - November 11
Energy Performance Training Sessions
Several upcoming sessions where attendees register to receive training in a variety of subjects like the ENERGY STAR Challenge: Getting Started presented by Katy Hatcher and Laura Helmke-Long. This session teaches the value of the ENERGY STAR Challenge Toolkit to help professional builders and architects improve and promote the energy efficiency of their buildings and surrounding community.

July 19 - 22
Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
Trumansburg Fairgrounds, N.Y.
This festival features 80 local and national performers, art exhibits, crafts, and a variety of food vendors. All proceeds benefit the fight against AIDS and support education as well as local arts.

July 20 - 22
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Sponsored by the Corning Museum of Glass, this festival showcases over 500 New York State wines, gourmet food tasting, educational seminars on topics like wine and chocolate, live music, and cooking demos with celebrity chefs such as Paul Mach.

July 26
CEI/RGBN 4th Annual Picnic and USGBC/RGBN July "Green Drinks" Event
Tinker Nature Park, Henrietta, N.Y.
Held in the Pavilion by the fish pond, this family-friendly event features fun lawn games, prizes, and an evening cookout complete with grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and cold drinks.

July 28 - 29
34th Annual Waterfront Art Festival
Kershaw Park, Canandaigua, N.Y.
Known as "the best little art festival in Western New York," this festival features numerous artists' exhibitions, local entertainment, and a variety of food in the comfort of a small crowd.

Through July 31
Beaver Lake Amateur Photography Contest
Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Sponsored by the Friends of Beaver Lake, the photo contest encourages those who enter to capture the beauty and serenity of Mother Nature at Beaver Lake.
Contact (315) 638-2519

August 3 - 19
Summer Intensive Permaculture Design Certification Course
Cayuga Nature Center, Ithaca, N.Y.
Through 75 to 100 hours of class, lectures, exercise, and hands on experiential learning, students of this course will be making their first step to a better way of living. Visit the website for the complete curriculum.

August 23 - September 3
The Great New York State Fair
Empire Expo Center, Syracuse, N.Y.
Spanning over a period of 12 days, the Fair showcases the best education, agriculture, industry, entertainment, and technology that New York State has to offer. The Fair features Midway rides, games, national performers like country star Kenny Chesney, and countless food vendors.

Through September 3
Canoeing and Kayaking
Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Discover beaver lodges and view turtles, herons, and osprey in their natural habitat as you enjoy a leisurely ride across Beaver Lake. You may bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one from the Visitor Center.
Contact: (315) 638-2519

September 7 - 9
EcoVillage Experience Weekend: An Immersion in Sustainable Community Living
EcoVillage, Ithaca, N.Y.
Connect with nature and renew your inner self while becoming a part of the EcoVillage community. Visitors will help cook meals, tend to the organic fruit and vegetable gardens, and assist with the green building project.

September 8 - 9
Central New York’s TomatoFest
Emerson Park on Owasco Lake, Auburn, N.Y.

Held at the end of tomato season, the TomatoFest has been raising money and collecting canned goods to feed Cayuga County's hungry since its beginning in 1986.

October 22 - 23
"Building Solutions for Climate Change:" The 2007 Symposium on Environmental and Energy Systems
Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse, N.Y.

Sponsored by the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Engergy Systems.

Through November 17
Horseback Riding
Highland Forest, Liverpool, N.Y.
Take a one-hour guided trail tour through the forest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Contact: (315) 683-5550

Through November 18
Mountain Biking
Highland Forest, Liverpool, N.Y.
Bike through the forest from 8:30 a.m. to park closing time. Highland Forest, an Onondaga County Park, is located off Exit 14 of I-81, on Rt. 80.
Contact: (315) 683-5550

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