About Building Bridges

Our Vision:

A socially just and ecologically sound, sustainable local economy in the Tompkins County Region

ending-circle-054In November of 2011, over the course of two days, over 100 Tompkins County residents from different locales, economic circumstances, races and ages expressed these ideas:

To achieve this in the Tompkins County region we  need:

  • A shared vision.

  • A shared understanding of our situation and how to transform it.

  • The political will and public support to make changes.

  • A local financial and social investment strategy.

  • Strong relationships across race, class and place.

  • New knowledge, skills and habits within both privileged and marginalized communities.


    Karl, Schelley, elan, Katie--018


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