Susquehanna Group

Meeting Recording Now Available!

How to Start a Community ReUse Center


Diane Cohen gives a presentation on how to start a self-sustaining, year-round community reuse center and lessons learned based on her experience as Chief Executive Officer of Finger Lakes ReUse, which has been in operation for over 15 years. From their website: ‘Tons of building materials, computers, electronics, household goods, appliances, and furniture unnecessarily enter the landfill. Used materials – too often wasted – are assets with overlooked economic value. Finger Lakes ReUse taps this value to strengthen our economy, build community, and protect our environment by re-directing materials from the waste stream into productive new uses.’ Finger Lakes ReUse operates two community-oriented shopping, and educational centers where the maximum reuse of materials is a priority; where safety, cleanliness, customer service, good business, education, and creativity are stressed; where living wage jobs are created and supported; where mentoring opportunities are available; and where education in the skills of repair and reuse is offered. Our aim is for everyone in the community to enjoy and partake in the services offered by Finger Lakes ReUse and, in time, to also assist other communities in the region to develop reuse services.

Watch this meeting on our website, here.



September Sierran is Here!

Check out our latest newsletter (and past ones too!) here.



Move Out Project

Did you know that the Susquehanna Group manages a volunteer project called the Move Out Project (MOP)? Every spring we collect thousands of unwanted items from college students moving out of town and redistribute those items back into the community! Check out the MOP website at .

MOP Logo


Who Are We?

An Overview of the Susquehanna Group

Are you curious to know more about our group? What do we stand for and what have we done? This presentation was recently created for a Lyceum meeting.




Please join us at one of our outings, meetings, or events. Our monthly meetings are held on the Third Tuesday of the month—except July & August at 7:30 pm are usually at the Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave, Endicott, NY. Due to the pandemic, our meetings are temporarily held via Zoom. Details on how to attend each meeting are posted in advance. To get direct notification, sign up for our email list on the right side of this page.

We sponsor activities to inform Sierra Club members and the general public about local, regional, state, and national environmental issues.  The Susquehanna Group covers Broome, Chenango, and Delaware counties, as well as parts of Tioga and Otsego counties, in New York State.

Free and open to all. Entrance to the social hall accessible from the parking lot in back of the Church. For more information contact us at