Thursday, December 18, 2014
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- EPA Funding for Wetlands Work Benefits ESF Program
- $3M Grant Supports Bioenergy Development
- ESF Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll
- ESF’s Landscape Architecture Program Nationally Ranked
New York State Green Building Conference Announces New Partnership
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined ESF and the Syracuse Center of Excellence as a partner for the 2015 Green Building Conference. Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, will host a plenary session during this year's conference. Fedrizzi and his USGBC colleagues were awarded the United Nations Champion of the Earth award in November for their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. READ MORE
Final Chapter: Butter Sculpture to Biodiesel
The centerpiece of the New York State Fair, the butter sculpture, is now biodiesel.
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About 900 pounds of butter goes into making the very popular State Fair Butter Sculpture. This year's sculpture depicted the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" complete with a cow jumping over the moon, a laughing dog and the dish running away with the spoon.
Now the once-sculpted butter is 96 gallons of biodiesel fuel being used in the ESF vehicle fleet.
SUNY ESF students, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Nomura, brought the butter back to campus where it was warmed into liquid form, cleaned up and put into the processor.
For health reasons, none of the butter used in the sculpture can be given away to be eaten.Office of Communications
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