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Find renewable energy information here on our site.

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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.


Home, Business & Municipal Energy Resources

Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. In this section of our website, CCE-Chautauqua provides resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

For more basic information on what energy is, where it comes from, and how we use it visit: Energy Explained (US Energy Information Administration).


PUSH Green is excited to announce a new partnership and workshop series hosted by our friends at Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

Workshop details can be found at

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) connects communities with research from Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology to enrich and empower New York state neighbors, local businesses, towns and cities.PUSH Green is a non-profit community-based energy efficiency program, part of a statewide effort to make your home or small business more comfortable, reduce energy usage, address climate change and create local jobs.

This year we collaborated on a virtual tour across upstate New York, with workshops on energy efficiency opportunities and vital information for every step of your going green journey. All workshops were held on Zoom, on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6 to 7pm. Dates, topics and recordings are listed below.

February 25th 2021 6 to 7pmIntroduction to CCE and PUSH GreenWho we are, what programs do we promote and our partnership with CCE. Review the recording here:

March 25th 2021 6 to 7pm
Take A Deep Dive into An Energy Audit
What to expect, what does an audit cover and why are they so important? Review the recording here:

April 22nd 2021 6 to 7pm
Earth Day Exploration of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
How does it affect you, how does our work support CLCPA, and how can you get involved? Review the recording here:

May 27th 2021 6 to 7pm
PUSH for Clean Heat
Meet the Clean Heating and Cooling Team and learn about ground and air source heating and cooling, and what programs can help you upgrade your home with renewable energy. Review the recording here:

June 24th 2021 6 to 7pm
Studying Solar Energy
What is solar power, how does it work, and how can you harness the power of the sun for your home or business? Review the recording here:


Lisa Kempisty
Agriculture Community Educator (Dairy & Livestock)
716-664-9502 ext. 203

Last updated June 28, 2021