Diane Cohen

Diane Cohen is executive director of Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc., an nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 to help reduce waste and recognize and reinvest this value back into the community.

Diane is passionate about demonstrating and maximizing the triple bottom line (social, environmental and economic) benefits of reuse and helping to build momentum in the Circular Economy. Diane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a minor in politics from Ithaca College and proudly serves on the board of the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

Finger Lakes ReUse has received several honors, including the NYS Environmental Excellence Award, the Environmental Champion Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Nonprofit of the Year Award by the Chamber of Commerce, the eChievement Award from eTown radio, and most recently the Ithaca Times Best of Ithaca Award for Best Thrift Stores in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.
The Future of Reuse, Materials Management and the Circular Economy