How can you help?

  1. Write to:
    Cornell President Hunter R. Rawlings III
    NYSDEC Commissioner Erin Crotty
    EPA Region 2 Administrator Jeanne Fox
    EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Chuck Fox
    NYS Dormitory Authority Joseph Durkin

    (here is a sample letter)

    Hunter R. Rawlings III Erin Crotty
    President, Cornell University
    Commissioner NYSDEC
    300 Day Hall
    625 Broadway
    Ithaca, NY 14853
    Albany, NY 12233
    Jeanne FoxChuck Fox
    EPA Region 2 Administrator EPA Assistant Administrator
    290 Broadway
    New York, NY 10007-1866Washington, D.C.

  2. Support the Cayuga Lake Defense Fund by contributing money for public education and legal efforts (see Legal Challenges to Lake Source Cooling), volunteering to help or joining the CLDF.

    Call (607) 275-9054 or 272-7914
    Send tax-deductible contributions to:

    Cayuga Lake Defense Fund (or CLDF)
    PO Box 294
    Ithaca, NY 14851

  3. Call or write your elected representatives. Here is a list of elected officials.

  4. Write a letter to the editor. Thousands of people have signed petitions opposing Cornell's Lake Source Cooling project. Petitioning is effective, but we would like to request that you write letters to the editors of all three local papers. Their addresses are listed below. Please write about the points which are most important to you, the points which you think have been most overlooked, or the points which you think are the most powerful. You do not have to write a lengthy letter. A few sentences will be read by more readers than a long letter. A short letter will keep the issue in front of the public and the decision-makers.

    If you are stumped for a topic for your Letter To The Editor, we could suggest possible letter topics. If you need help with your letter, please call us or email

    newspaper addresses:

    Gary Stewart, Opinion Page Editor
    The Ithaca Journal
    123 West State Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850

    Cornell Daily Sun
    119 South Cayuga Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850

    Ithaca Times
    109 North Cayuga Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850

  5. Write your radio station, your TV station, and, of course, Cornell.

  6. Put a free bumper sticker on your car, bike or backpack. Request one on-line or pick one up at:

Prepared by the Cayuga Lake Defense Fund (CLDF).
For more information, Call:(607) 275-9054 or 272-7914 or email

CLDF 1999