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Past Sustainability-related Events
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  • Monday, September 12, 2011

    RESCHEDULED: SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course
    Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. RESCHEDULED: Check website for 2012 dates.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

  • Saturday, September 24, 2011

    Event image.392 and Rising – Getting to 350 Rally
    10:00 am - 11:00 am. ESF Quad. 350 Rally Schedule 10 - 10:20 a.m. On the SUNY-ESF Quad participants will form the number 350 to symbolize the importance of getting the CO2 concentration back to 350 ppm. In case of rain the number 350 will still be formed outside but the presentations starting at 10:20 will be moved to Marshall Auditorium. Note for media: The 3rd floor of Bray Hall will be accessible for taking photos of the human 350 figure. 10:20 a.m. Neil Murphy, SUNY-ESF president, will speak on the dangers of the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and the impact on climate change. 10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Andrew Maxwell, City of Syracuse director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Matthew Millea, Onondaga County deputy county executive for Physical Services, will present on City and County efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 10:50 - 11 a.m. Samuel Gordon, CNY Energy Smart communications coordinator, will talk about personal commitment and ask people to take the ENERGY STAR Pledge. Participants will be able to sign paper copies of the pledge stating their commitment to reduce emissions through energy conservation actions. GreeningUSA and CNY Energy Smart are organizational partners for the 350 Rally. The SUNY-ESF Environmental Studies Student Organization is cosponsoring the event as part of the ESF Alumni & Family Fall BBQ activities scheduled that day.
    Sponsor: GreeningUSA, CNY Energy Smart | Contact: Paul Otteson, 470-4858

  • Sunday, September 25, 2011

    Oakie + Otto (SU/ESF Food Co-op): weekly meeting
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Noble Room, Hendrick's Chapel (in the basement). We are a group of students united by our dedication to establish a co-operative café and grocery store that will serve the populations of Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF. Our vision is a non-profit, student-run, initiative focused on bringing local, organic, healthy, delicious food to campus. The co-op will be a hub for the discussion and enjoyment of food.

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2011

    SPARE Advanced Photovoltaic Installer Course Begins
    Syracuse, NY location to be determined. Postponed from September 4th date! Class is now a 2 day onsite course with no online component. Our Advanced Photovoltaic course is geared toward PV installers and engineers who have experience with photovoltaic systems and offers participants an overview of commercial PV systems. The course emphasizes orienteering, wind and weight loading and permitting. Advanced SPARE Prerequisites Participants should have taken the Basic SPARE course or have similar knowledge of PV basics. Students should have access via computer to the internet. Homework assignments require basic calculations and basic knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Participants should have a calculator and the skills to operate it.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Friday, October 07, 2011

    World Population: 6.9 Billion and Growing Rapidly
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). A talk with John Seager, President of Population Connection (Formerly Zero Population Growth).
    Sponsor: Student Activities Student Life/Graduate Student Association | Contact: Laura D. Crandall, 315.470.4865

  • Friday, October 14, 2011

    Slums, Segregation & Urban Planning in Bangalore
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 409 Marshall Hall. A talk about India from the perspective of swedish landscape architecture students, Johanna Bratel and Stina Hellqvist.
    Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture | Contact: Brenda Boliver

  • Friday, October 21, 2011

    Creating a Sustainable Campus Workshops
    8:45 am - 3:00 pm. 408 Baker. ESF and ESF Outreach are pleased to host "Create a Sustainable Campus", a workshop offered by Kean University in collaboration with the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). Speakers and include representatives from Carbon-Key, USGBC, HospitalityGreen, NYSERDA, SUNY-ESF, and ISOS Group. Topics include LEED rating, This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. To view the complete agenda and to register, visit http://ku2.eventbrite.com/.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-4882

  • Monday, October 31, 2011

    Speaker Javier De Jesús Martinez
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. SUNY ESF Marshall Hall Auditorium. Javier De Jesús Martinez is president and founding partner of Adaptable Paths, Inc. He has taught at the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico where he led the "IMDICE" studio workshop focused on researching real estate development issues such as density, public regulations and marketing.
    Sponsor: Landscape Architecture | Contact: Isabel, Fernandez

  • Monday, November 07, 2011

    Student Open Forum, Middle States, Advancing Sustainability
    4:30 pm - 5:15 pm. 408 Baker. ESF is currently undertaking its decennial reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through an intense self-study of sustainability efforts on campus. Six evaluators from outside campuses invite students to attend an open forum to help them understand ESF and to discuss how ESF is advancing sustainability. All ESF students, graduate and undergraduate, are invited to attend.
    Sponsor: Middle States Team Evaluators | Contact: Andrea Webster, 260.667.8005

    Lecture - Todd Johnson
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Marshall Hall Auditorium. Todd Johnson is a partner, principal and chief design officer with Design Workshop. He has focused his efforts in the planning and design of urban redevelopment and brownfield sites. Todd holds a master's degree in landscape architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He has worked on redevelopment and urban design projects in the US, Canada, the Middle East and the Far East.
    Sponsor: Landscape Architecture | Contact: Isabel Fernandez, 470-4918

    SCME Speaker Series on Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. 148 Baker Laboratory. Mr. Mike Gridley of C&S Engineers will speak about design and construction considerations for green roofs and their effects on energy, water, and air.
    Sponsor: Department of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering | Contact: Judy Barton, 470-6880

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2011

    Staff Open Forum, Middle States, Advancing Sustainability
    1:15 pm - 2:00 pm. 408 Baker. ESF is currently undertaking its decennial reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through an intense self-study of sustainability efforts on campus. Six evaluators from outside campuses invite staff to attend an open forum to help them understand ESF and to discuss how ESF is advancing sustainability. All ESF staff are invited to attend.
    Sponsor: Middle States Team Evaluators | Contact: Andrea Webster, 260.667.8005

    Faculty Open Forum, Middle States, Advancing Sustainability
    4:30 pm - 5:15 pm. 408 Baker. ESF is currently undertaking its decennial reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through an intense self-study of sustainability efforts on campus. Six evaluators from outside campuses invite faculty to attend an open forum to help them understand ESF and to discuss how ESF is advancing sustainability. All ESF faculty are invited to attend.
    Sponsor: Middle States Team Evaluators | Contact: Andrea Webster, 260.667.8005

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2011

    Documentary Night "Fresh"
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). We will be viewing the documentary Fresh! It is a "gateway to action" movie about the movement for more local foods and farming without the use of pesticides and antibiotics. There will be free food and great company, come check it out!
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Tivona Renoni

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

    New York City’s Water Supply: The role of models in complex water supply systems, Dr. Adao Matonse, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities
    9:30 am - 10:30 am. Baker 437. Each day, one billion gallons of water is delivered from large upstate New York reservoirs – some more than 125 miles from New York City – to the taps of nine million customers. This talk will provide a general overview of the New York City water supply system and the modeling framework developed to manage this complex system. The focus will be on how models can help with operational decision making, long term planning, and system performance evaluation. Dr. Matonse, a graduate of SUNY ESF, will also discuss the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as a modern water resources engineer.
    Sponsor: Chuck Kroll, ERE | Contact: Chuck Kroll, 3154706699

  • Friday, November 11, 2011

    GREEN YOUR CAMPUS AND YOUR CAREER: A discussion with Rick Fredrizzi President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Link Hall Room 105 (Syracuse Campus). The President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, Rick Fedrizzi, a native of Syracuse, will be accepting an award on November 11th at 9am at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. After Rick Fedrizzi will come to the Syracuse University campus to engage with SU/ESF students in a brief presentation and discussion.
    Sponsor: Green Construction Group | Contact: Glenn Shivers, 631.338.0524

  • Monday, November 14, 2011

    Auction to benefit Heifer International
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Please consider attending or donating new or slightly used items to the Heifer Give Auction. The Heifer Give Auction donates all money raised to Heifer International to help them with their mission. Read the letter from Baobab president Nory Mitchell: Good morning, My name is Nory Mitchell and I am President of the Baobab Society, an organization dedicated to raising cultural awareness within the SUNY ESF/SU college communities. On behalf of The Baobab Society, I am emailing to seek participation in our annual Heifer International Charity Auction on Monday November 14th from 5:00-7:00PM. The auction is being held for Heifer International, an organization that gives gifts of livestock and training to help families around the world improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. We are currently asking faculty to donate slightly used items to be auctioned off during the event. It is also possible for services to be donated (i.e. rides to the airport/bus station, pet sitting, or even baked goods). There are boxes located outside of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (24 Bray) and if you'd like to donate services please email Dr. Raydora Drummer Francis at rsdrumme@esf.edu. "By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope". -- Heifer International Sincerely, Nory A. Mitchell SUNY COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & FORESTRY 2012 B.S. Environmental Forest Biology UMEB Scholar, CSTEP Scholar The SUNY ESF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CLUB TEAM | Founder The Baobab Society | President SUNY ESF Multicultural Student Advisory Board | President SUNY ESF Undergraduate Student Association | Finance Board
    Sponsor: Baobab Society | Contact: Eileen Baldassarre, 470-4895

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Growing Green Infrastructure in New York
    8:00 am - 4:30 am. SU Sheraton, Syracuse, NY. Keynote: Charlie Miller, P.E. Founder, Principal, and President, Roofmeadow • Presentations by experts on the future of green infrastructure in our state and region, • Panel discussions on strategically advancing green infrastructure, • Discussions on barriers and opportunities, • Green infrastructure applications and tools, • Design, construction, monitoring and maintenance. Professional Development Trainings Project site tours Save the Rain Reception Concurrent Technical Sessions Professional Panel Discussions More info at: http://efc.syracusecoe.org
    Sponsor: ESF, Mother Plants, NSE, EPA, SU Environmental Finance Center, Save the Rain | Contact: Khris Dodson, 315-443-8818

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2011

    SU USGBC STUDENT GROUP
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 103 Link Hall (SU CAMPUS). Interest meeting Hello Green Minded Students! Take a break and check us out! Refreshments will be served! SU USGBC Students will be holding a general interest meeting on December 7th at 7:00 pm in 103 Link. If you: • Are interested in Sustainable design, Sustainable buildings or LEED classes • Want to learn what "Green" is all about • Want to get active with a Green student group on campus • ESF students are welcomed!! Come to the SU USGBC Students interest meeting. Learn about what USGBC Students can do for you, and how you can work towards a greener future. Wednesday December 7th, 7:00 p.m. 103 Link Hall For more information, contact Samantha Hinz: smhinz@syr.edu
    Sponsor: Green Construction Group/ USGBC STUDENTS | Contact: Samantha Hinz

  • Friday, December 09, 2011

    December Convocation
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Hendricks Chapel. Come celebrate our December 2011 Graduates. Reception to follow in Nifkin Lounge at approximately 2-2:15pm
    Sponsor: Office of Student Activities | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-6658

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2012

    Native Plants for Sustainable Landscapes presented by Donald Leopold & Timothy Toland
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library Conference Room. This presentation will highlight native herbaceous and woody species that are no maintenance/long-lived, adapted to extreme conditions (e.g., salinity, alkalinity, drought, shade), to attract wildlife (especially birds and butterflies), are deerproof, or/and produce food for people. It is not necessary to register for the session and you can feel free to bring your lunch; brownies from Harrison Bakery will be provided on a first-come first-served basis as long as they last! This is the first of several informational /training sessions on Sustainability co-sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Renewable Energy Systems. This series will be held over the Noon hour to allow as many college employees and students to attend, and will span both the 2012 spring and fall semesters. The speakers will provide a variety of information and expertise that may be applicable to the workplace as well as home lives. Please also mark your calendar for these additional sessions this spring which will also be held in 110 Moon Library, from Noon – 1pm: Paul Crovella – "Energy Use in Homes and Buildings" – Thursday, February 23rd Tim Volk – "Woody Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy" – Thursday, March 1st Matt Potteiger – (Topic to be determined) – Tuesday, March 20th
    Sponsor: Office of Human Resources & Office of Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Sara Young, 315-470-6960

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Seminar: Building Energy Efficiency: The German Perspective
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. 145 Baker Laboratory. Presenter: James A. D'Aloisio, Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, will share information from his recent trip to Germany. He will compare average building energy use between the US & Germany and present information about building energy-saving technologies promoted in Germany. The presentation is geared toward attendees involved in the design, specification, construction, ownership, or management of buildings.
    Sponsor: Green Construction Group (GCG) | Contact: Judy Barton, 470-6880

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Energy Use in Homes and Buildings presented by Paul Crovella
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library Conference Room.
    Sponsor: Office of Human Resources & Office of Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Sara Young, 315-470-6960

    SURE Seminar: Heating Options
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    Do You Bike to Campus?
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. 316a Marshall. Do you bike to campus? ...if so, the Graduate Student Association wants your input! An impressive number of our students and faculty travel to campus via bicycle. GSA would like to talk about ways to make this ride safer and easier for the ESF community. GSA will hold a graduate student, faculty and staff general interest meeting this Wednesday at 5:30 in 316A Marshall. If for some reason you cannot make it to the meeting or if you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Perez, GSA's Landscape Architecture Representative, at perez.lindsay@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!
    Sponsor: GSA Professional Development Committee | Contact: Lindsay Perez

  • Thursday, March 01, 2012

    Woody Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy presented by Timothy Volk
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library Conference Room. This session will explore the role that woody biomass plays in our renewable energy supply and discuss how willow biomass crops are being developed as a source of biomass for the production of renewable heat, power, fuels. Other uses for shrub willows as living snow fences and phytoremediation in central NY will be highlighted.
    Sponsor: Office of Human Resources & Office of Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Sara Young, 315-470-6960

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Electricity Options
    5:00 pm - 6:30 am. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Monday, March 12, 2012

    Basic SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy Installation & Maintenance Training
    Centennial Hall, Multi-purpose Room, 142 Oakland Street, SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY 13210. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is a board-recognized training program through North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course students will learn the basics of how to site, design and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resource and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Students will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, students will build a working PV system.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Eating Ecologies: Growing Sustainable Food Systems presented by Matthew Potteiger
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library Conference Room. What ecologies are you eating? "Eating Ecologies: Growing Sustainable Food Systems" will be presented by Matt Potteiger, Professor for Landscape Architecture. This presentation examines the social and ecological consequences of the food we eat and outlines strategies for creating more socially just and sustainable food systems. It draws on examples from case studies in Japan, Europe, and North America as well as programs and projects in Syracuse and Central New York.
    Sponsor: Office of Human Resources & Office of Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Sara Young, 315-470-6960

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Existing Buildings & Conservation
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012

    New York State Green Building Conference: 10th Annual
    Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry partners with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter to host the 10th Annual New York State Green Building Conference Syracuse, NY. This conference will provide focused presentations and discussions on green building science, research, operation and maintenance, as well as opportunities to network and interact with green building experts, professionals, and researchers.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and US Green Building Council NY Upstate Chapter | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-4882

  • Saturday, March 31, 2012

    An Ecology of Mind. Film by Nora Bateson and Panel Discussion
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Catherine Cummins Theater, Cazenovia College. An Ecology of Mind is a film about famed biologist Gregory Bateson, whose holistic approach to life, evolution, anthropology, and psychology stood for years as an alternative to the reductionist philosophy that prevailed over much of biology during the 20th century. As we now bump against the limits of this approach, Gregory Bateson's ideas are taking on a new importance. An Ecology of Mind is produced by Nora Bateson, Gregory Batesons' daughter. Nora Bateson will present her film and join a diverse panel of scholars for a panel discussion to follow. The panel will include Nora Bateson; Dr David Keith, Professor of Psychiatry, Upstate Medical Univeristy (UMU); Dr Rebecca King, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMU; Dr David Salomon, Lecturer in Architecture and Design, Cornell University, and Dr Scott Turner, Professor of Biology, SUNY-ESF. The film and panel discussion will be on Saturday, 31 March 2012, 1-4PM, at the Catherine Cummins Theater at Cazenovia College,16 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia 13053. RSVP to Rebecca King, Kingrl@upstate.edu. Transportation for SUNY-ESF students will be available, courtesy of the Office of Student Life. Contact Dr Turner for details (jsturner@syr.edu)
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF, SUNY Upstate Psychiatry, Cazenovia College | Contact: Scott Turner, 3154706806

  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Available Incentives and Wrap Up
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Milton Room, Whitman School of Management. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Thursday, April 12, 2012

    State Of Our Campuses Forum
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Learn about the sustainability of our neighboring campuses! A panel will discuss "What our colleges are doing to achieve sustainability." A question and answer session and reception will follow. Guests include representatives from Syracuse University, OCC, CCE, OCCRA, Grindstone, Onondaga Soil and Water District, Habitat Gardening in Central New York, Edible Gardening in Central New York, and more. Reception to follow featuring food from local restaurants and local businesses. Waste free event! Sporks and notebooks available for sale!
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: tivona renonitfrenoni@syr.edu

  • Monday, April 16, 2012

    Michael Amadori Capstone
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 432 Baker. An Engineered Ecosystem for Waste Management and Food Production
    Sponsor: ERE

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Event image.Time Capsule Presentation and Sealing
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Attend the sealing of ESF's time capsule that will be re-opened in 25 years. Dr. Murphy will present and a video will feature students' hopes for the state of the environment in the future. Refreshments provided. Be a part of ESF history-See you there!
    Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Maureen Bishop, 315-520-0505

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Event image.Green Campus Initiative Waste Audit
    12:30 pm. ESF Quad. Ever wonder how much waste we produce on our campus? Want to experience a great visual of what can be improved? Check out GCI's Waste Audit!
    Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association, Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Maureen Bishop, 315-520-0505

  • Sunday, April 22, 2012

    Event image.Earth Day Celebration
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Thornden Park Amphitheater (weather permitting). Come celebrate Earth Day, April 22, in Thornden Park Amphitheater. Drum circle, live music, speakers, org tables, family friendly activities and more. Bring a picnic or enjoy offerings from the Syracuse Real Food Co-op. Participants include Greening USA, Syracuse Peace Council, Syracuse Green Party, ESF Primitive Pursuits, SU Off Campus, OCRRA, ESF AXS, Hoop Troop and more. Weather permitting - visit the Earth Day Syracuse Facebook page for day-of info.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Committee, Green Campus Initiative, NYPIRG | Contact: Paul Otteson, 440-5841

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    NYS Geographic Information Systems Conference
    12:00 am - 12:00 am. The Oncenter.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and the NYS GIS Association | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, May 17, 2012

    SUNY Faculty Senate/Research Foundation for SUNY Sustainability Research Workshop
    Nifkin Lounge. The purpose of this workshop is to maximize the potential for collaborative sustainability-related research and bring together SUNY faculty who are interested in preparing grants and obtaining funding for interdisciplinary sustainability research. Ideally, the outcome of this workshop will be to create at least one sustainability research network and several NSF-type sustainability science research proposals.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Monday, May 21, 2012

    Basic SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy Installation & Maintenance Training
    Room 110 Moon Library, SUNY-ESF Campus. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is a board-recognized training program through North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course students will learn the basics of how to site, design and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resource and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Students will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, students will build a working PV system.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

    Being the Change: Can We Learn from Nature Before it is Too Late?
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm. 146 Baker Labs. Lecture followed by discussion with Dr Eugene Tssui. Dr. Tssui is an architect and city/regional planner, author of 6 books on nature and architecture and is an international professor of architecture and ecology, teaching and developing research at Harbin University Institute of Technology and Beijing University, in Shenzhen, China, and at the University of California, Berkeley. He has design offices in Berkeley, California and Shenzhen, China, and is annually featured on global television programs such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, History Channel, MTV, CNN, Euro Televison, China CCTV and many others. He is currently in meetings with Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, to create a new kind of nature-based, interdisciplinary laboratory, that addresses social, economic, environmental and health issues simultaneously with hopes of solving the current worldwide environmental and health crisis. | Contact: Prof Scott Turner, 3154706806

  • Thursday, June 07, 2012

    12th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting
    SUNY-ESF. SUNY-ESF is hosting the 12th annual American Ecological Engineering Society meeting June 7-9, 2012 on campus. The AEES promotes the developmemnt of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both by fostering education and outreach, extending professional development and associations, raising public awareness, and encouraging original research. Abstracts for oral presentations can be submitted for review.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering and AEES | Contact: Emily L. Gillis, 315-470-6817

  • Saturday, July 14, 2012

    Saranac Lake Bioblitz
    6:00 am - 6:00 pm. Saranac Lake, New York. Students, faculty/staff, alumni and friends of ESF: Discover the rich array of life in the Saranac Lake area of the Adirondacks! Events begin at the Saranac Lake Library; most outings are 2-4 hours long with longer trips on Sunday. Expertise is not required; enthusiasm is! Join one or more groups to find and identify species, or explore unique locations including: * Early-morning birding * Ampersand Mountain * Fungi * Dewey Mountain * Amphibians and Reptiles * Lake Colby * Plants * Spring Pond Bog * Mammals * the Village center * Odonates * Saranac River * Bats * Lake Flower Park * Special presentation at 6 pm, July 14 by Steve Young, Chief Botanist for the New York Natural Heritage Program focusing on rare plants in the Adirondacks For more information contact David Patrick (dpatrick@paulsmiths.edu), (518) 327 6174 or Stacy McNulty, Adirondack Ecological Center of SUNY ESF The Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), a collaborative group of professional and citizen-scientists, has hosted bioblitzes in the Adirondacks for 5 years to survey the natural world, and help people learn more about the incredible diversity of life in the park.
    Sponsor: Paul Smiths College ATBI, The Wild Center, ESF Adirondack Ecological Center, and ATBI Partners | Contact: Stacy McNulty, 5185824551

  • Wednesday, September 05, 2012

    Energy Seminar: Timon Kampshulte, Tech. U. of Hamburg
    12:45 pm - 1:40 pm. 148 Baker. Green energy supply from photovoltaics – a realistic approach for industrialized countries? Backing out of nuclear power and boosting green energy supply. This in brief is Germany's ambitious energy strategy today. But is it realistic for an industrialized country? How can PV contribute to this goal? Is PV energy affordable? What are the challenges in engineering? | Contact: Neal Abrams, 470-4723

  • Saturday, October 13, 2012

    What do we do when the Lifeboats are Burning: Songs and Stories about Community and Courage in a Time of Melting Ice
    7:30 pm - 12:00 am. Nifkin Lounge, SUNY ESF. Come hear a performance of songs and words from an amazing duo of environmental activists; internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Libby Roderick and beloved nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore. Their concert entitled "What Do We Do When the Lifeboats are Burning? Songs of community and courage in a time of melting ice" brings inspiring music and stories to challenges of safeguarding the living world. Joined by guests from our community- Oren Lyons, Jeanne Shenandoah and Robin Kimmerer- they will present a memorable and moving evening of music and stories.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, Dept. of Enviromental and Forest Biology, De | Contact: Catherine Landis, 315445176o

  • Monday, October 22, 2012

    Basic SPARE: PV Installation & Maintenance Training
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Syracuse, NY. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. This course will include 3 days of classroom instruction with the 4th and last day held in Endicott, N.Y., at the offices of ETM Solar. The 4th day includes a mock build, tour of residential and commercial installations and a group design project.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Monday, November 26, 2012

    Capstone Talk: Andrea M. Webster, "Who Are We Educating About Sustainability?"
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Baker 408. "Who are we educating about sustainability? A quantitative analysis of underrepresented students enrolled in higher education institutions in New York State." Capstone talk for the M.S. in Environmental Studies degree.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Lunchtime Session on Sustainability and the new Gateway Building
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. A presentation on Sustainability and the new Gateway Building, presented by Mike Kelleher, Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability. Two additional presentations will be held in the spring semester (dates to be determined), the first by Professor Charlie Hall on Oil and Sustainability, and the second by Terry Ettinger, EFB Greenhouse Manager, on Gearing up for the 2013 Growing Season.
    Sponsor: Office of Human Resources and Office of Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Sara Young, x6960

  • Friday, November 30, 2012

    Meghan Holtan - "Noon in Moon" Graduate Student Speaker Series
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Moon 110. Meghan Holtan presents her research on "Negotiating village relocation in rural Alaska: Art, culture, and communication on the first frontier of climate change." **Light refreshments will be provided.
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association | Contact: Jimmy MacCarthy

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2012

    Capstone Talk: Qinghua Li, "Effectiveness of State Renewable Portfolio Standards on Wind Power Development in the United States"
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Baker 145. "Effectiveness of State Renewable Portfolio Standards on Wind Power Development in the United States: An Empirical Approach". Capstone talk for the M.P.S. in Environmental Studies degree.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    Capstone Seminar: Georgino DosSantos, Candidate for MPS GPES
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm. 437 Baker Lab. MPS Practicum Capstone Seminar: Application of Green Infrastructure and its potential benefits in Vineyard Haven Harbor, Martha's Vineyard.
    Sponsor: Graduate Program in Environmental Science, Douglas Daley, Major Professor | Contact: Doug Daley, x4760

  • Monday, January 07, 2013

    Kiln Drying Workshop
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. SUNY ESF. This workshop provides practical knowledge about how to effectively kiln dry wood and focuses on the science behind related wood properties and drying processes. The instruction and topics are of interest and value to novice and experienced kiln operators as well as yard, sales, purchasing, marketing and manufacturing managers. University professors and various industry experts instruct in the classroom and through hands-on lab exercises using our modern kiln.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF & New England Kiln Drying Association | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6817

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    National Climate Assessment Northeast Regional Town Hall
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Gatway Center, SUNY-ESF. This day-long town hall meeting will bring together approximately 100 climate change experts and users of climate change information, including participants from academia; local, state, tribal, and federal governments; non-profit organizations; and business and industry. As a participant in this meeting, you will have the opportunity to: •Learn about the National Climate Assessment and the process leading to the 2013 National Climate Assessment Report (a draft of the report will be available for public comment at the time of the meeting) •Talk with report authors, members of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, and National Climate Assessment staff about how the information provided in National Climate Assessment products is and can be used in various decision making contexts •Collaborate with other meeting participants to identify ways that you and your community can participate in the long-term National Climate Assessment process | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

    SUNY ESF Lecture Karen M'Closkey & Keith Van DerSys -- peg office of landscape + architecture
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. 146 Baker Hall. peg office of landscape + architecture is an award-winning design and research office based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Through new media and fabrication technologies, Peg's work explores methods of systemic patterning to expand landscape's expressive agency in the shaping of the public realm. Their projects experiment with formal and temporal patterns; in all cases, these methods are used to craft variation in surface appearances, as well as participate in site functions, such as water collection or plant growth. These multivalent, multilayered patterns have implications for more integrative thinking about natural systems in relatively dense urban environments and offer expressive potential for landscape via new combinations of organic and inorganic materials. Experimentation with emerging tools and techniques to visualize and construct landscapes has created a signature aesthetic, establishing Peg as part of the next generation in the field of landscape design.
    Sponsor: Landscape Architecture | Contact: Martin Hogue, 470-6537

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Oil and Sustainability, presented by Charlie Hall, Professor, Environmental and Forest Biology.
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. This seminar presents some basic facts about our dependence on fossil fuels, especially oil, and the reasons for that, and some problems associated with that dependence.
    Sponsor: co-sponsored by the offices of Human Resources and Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Sara Young, 470-6960

    Fossil Freedom Party
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Nifkin Alumni Lounge in Marshall Hall. Come for some food, music, fun and information about the ESF and SU Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign (FFDC) and how you can play a role in it. All SU and ESF students, faculty and alumni welcome! Bring your friends because there will be food and drink as well as a photo-op, music, and a chance to sign the petition for your school to divest. We will have a petition for both SU and ESF divestment. This will be a waste-free event so lug your mug and bring a plate to fill with food! The ESF and SU Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign is teaming with ESF and SU environmental groups to join the national movement to get colleges and universities to divest their endowment from the fossil fuel industry and invest in sustainable alternatives. Divestment is key to jump starting a movement to stop climate change. We want to bring together students, staff, and alumni support for this campaign and get to know each other better though food and fun so we can strengthen our campaign.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative

  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013

    Shifting Paradigms Speaker Series: Jorgen Randers
    5:00 am - 6:00 am. Marshall Auditorium. Jorgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, presents his new book "2052: A Global Forestcast for the Next Forty Years." *Reception and book-signing to follow.
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association | Contact: Brent Johnson, 402-312-0320

  • Thursday, February 07, 2013

    Phytoremediation Seminar
    12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. 12 Illick Hall. Phytoremediation in Cold, Remote Sites: An Overview of Laboratory and Field Research Dr. Reynolds will present work on remediating contaminated soils in cold regions such as Alaska and Korea. His work includes long-term examination of contaminated sites. Remediating contaminated soils in cold remote regions is difficult due to location, weather, and limited alternatives. Dr. Reynolds has conducted remediation tests in Alaska and Korea and monitored total petroleum hydrocarbons and specific fractions. Results indicate a significant plant and plant-nutrient impact. The Alaskan site was left without additional treatment or maintenance for 15 years. A subsequent study is investigating the long-term changes in petroleum concentrations, microbial function, and plant colonization. Preliminary analyses indicate a relationship between native plant succession and the planting and fertilization treatments originally applied. These long-term studies will provide insight into the mechanisms, efficacy, and plant succession for phyto- and rhizoremediation.
    Sponsor: Lee Newman and the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Lee Newman, 315-470-4937

  • Monday, February 11, 2013

    Sharing the River of Life: The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign
    6:00 pm - 9:30 am. Syracuse Stage. Doors open at 6 pm for benefit silent auction which will continue a half hour after the presentation concludes. Auction has started online: check it out! Traditional Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address: Tadadaho Sid Hill Presentation of Collaborations aligned with the Two Row Presentation: The Two Row Wampum and the Covenant Chain of Treaties: Chief Jake Edwards Treaty Violations and Historic Allies: Jack Manno Multi-media presentation about the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign: Lindsay Speer and Hickory Edwards Free and open to the public. Followed by a reception with refreshments. Sign language interpretation will be provided. Help spread the word: Facebook event, Flier to share Online Auction Opens to Benefit Two Row Wampum Campaign!
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Studies and ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-391-5959

  • Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Viewing Conference of TEDx Changing the Way We Eat!
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Illick 5. Live Stream of TEDx Changing the Way We Eat! Illick 5, Saturday February 16th 10:30-5:30
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Grant Auditorium - Syracuse University College of Law. Check out a selection of this year's best outdoor films featuring action, adventure, mountain culture, and MORE! Show starts at 8pm; Doors open at 7pm - Check out our sponsors and enter for PRIZES! Tickets on sale @ Schine Box Office - $12 general admission, $10 with SU/ESF ID, $8 for groups of 5+ Brought to you by the Syracuse University Outing Club - Getting wet, dirty, wild, and out since 1935. Visit us at SUOC.SYR.EDU
    Sponsor: Syracuse University Outing Club; Recreation Services | Contact: Allie Burhans

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

    WiSE Professions/Adaptive Peaks: Patricia Wright
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 5 Illick. Dr. Patricia Chapple Wright is an accomplished American primatologist, anthropologist, and conservationist. Considered to be one of the world's foremost experts on lemurs, Wright is best known for her 26-year study of social and family interactions of wild lemurs in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. She is the founder and director of both the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE) and Centre ValBio (CVB). Dr. Wright is also a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, supervising students in the Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences and in the Department of Ecology and Evolution.
    Sponsor: EFB, GSA, ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315470-4868

  • Friday, February 22, 2013

    Plastic Impact Workshop
    Smith Hall 440 East (SU). 1-credit workshop (register for SOL 300, M001). Work with a visiting artist to investigate the environmental impact of plastic waste and to create artistic installations to raise awareness about the issue. Meets Friday, Feb. 22, 6-9 pm; Saturday, Feb. 23, 9am-5pm; Sunday, Feb 24, 10am-2pm. Credit offered through SU College of Arts and Sciences.
    Sponsor: SU Showcase for sustainability | Contact: Rachel May, 443-9726

  • Monday, February 25, 2013

    Gearing up for the 2013 Growing Season, presented by Terry Ettinger, Greenhouse Manager.
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. In this presentation Terry Ettinger will share tips for increasing the productivity of your vegetable garden, enhancing your landscape, "greening" your lawn, and invigorating your houseplants.
    Sponsor: co-sponsored by the offices of Human Resources and Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Sara Young, 470-6960

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Career Development Series: Back to Basics - Environmental Career Fair
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm. Gateway Center. 12th Annual Environmental Career Fair, sponsored by the Office of Career Services. Held Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 10:30am-3:00pm in the Gateway Center. This exciting event is aimed at introducing students to organizations, companies and careers associated with the environment. The Career Fair will enable ESF and SU students to meet with representatives from a variety of environmental fields to discuss full-time career opportunities, internships, and seasonal employment.
    Sponsor: Office of Career Services | Contact: John Turbeville, 315-470-6660

    Preparing your Defense, Capstone or Candidacies
    12:45 pm - 1:50 pm. Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall. The Graduate Student Association presents a panel discussion on how to prepare for your thesis or dissertation defense, presenting your capstone, or your oral candidacy exams. Panelists include experienced faculty members and graduate students. | Contact: Abigail Larkin, 2163107702

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013

    ESF Bike Library Committee Meeting
    4:15 pm - 5:00 pm. 19 Moon . Come to 19 Moon if you are interested in developing and maintaining an ESF Bike Library Program! The Library Program will allow students to rent a bicycle for 24 hours from an on-campus location. We are looking for students interested in biking, bike maintenance, and bike safety to form a committee and ensure the success of this new program. Be sure to stop by 19 Moon for more information and to get involved!
    Sponsor: ESF Bike Safety Committee | Contact: Drew Gamils , 914-830-6120

    Lessons from Sandy: a teach-in on climate disruption
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. SU Maxwell Auditorium. To everyone interested in environmental policy, advocacy, and climate change issues, SU and ESF's Sustainability Committees are hosting a teach-in called "Lessons from Sandy: a teach-in on climate disruption" -- Thursday in Maxwell Auditorium, 6-9pm. FREE SNACKS (not dinner as previously posted) will be served. Superstorm Sandy brought us face to face with the realities of a changing climate. Many in the University community had family or friends who felt the storm's devastating impact, and before long, all of us will feel the effects of severe weather, sea level rise, and a warming planet. Please join SU and ESF students and faculty to learn more about climate disruption and ways to mobilize against it. All are welcome to attend. Session 1: 6-7 pm - The Dangers of Climate Disruption. This session will feature short presentations by: Meteorologist Dave Eichorn on extreme weather Professor. Charles Hall on the fossil fuel economy Professor Kishi Animashaun Ducre on the disproportionate impact of extreme weather on the most vulnerable populations Professor Farhana Sultana on challenges concerning water sources and water governance. Break: 7 – 7:30 pm - Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and view photographs and videos about Superstorm Sandy. Session 2: 7:30-9 pm - Mobilizing against Climate Disruption. Speakers include: Student activists SU Vice President Shere Abbott on moving the political agenda Professor David Driesen on carbon taxes Professor Robert Wilson on the history of climate activism Professor Andrea Parker on engaging the media on climate issues This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $4 in Irving Garage. For more information, contact Rachel May, Coordinator of Sustainability Education
    Sponsor: SU and ESF's Sustainability Committees | Contact: Rachel May

  • Thursday, March 07, 2013

    Dr Daniel Wildcat lecture
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Event Space . Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education. A Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Wildcat is the coauthor, with Vine Deloria, Jr., of Power and Place: Indian Education in America (Fulcrum, 2001), and coeditor, with Steve Pavlik, of Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria, Jr., and His Influence on American Society (Fulcrum, 2006). His newest book, Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge, will be released later this year.
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment | Contact: Catherine Landis, 558-8667

    ESF Bicycle Safety Committee
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 229 Bray. This meeting is open to anyone from ESF (faculty, staff, students, administrators) interested in the topic of Bicycle Safety. We also invite members of the SU and City of Syracuse communities.
    Sponsor: Office of Energy and Sustainability | Contact: Andrea M. Webster, ESF Sustainability Coordinator

  • Monday, March 11, 2013

    11th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm. SUNY-ESF Gateway Center, Syracuse, NY. Join us in Syracuse at the new Gateway Center on the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus and at the Oncenter Conference Complex for the 11th Annual New York State Green Building Conference hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE). This year we are holding our first Student Leadership Summit simultaneously with the pre-conference workshop in the new Gateway Center on Monday, March 11, 2013. It is here where students can come together and discuss current issues in green building while also networking with professionals in an array of green building fields. On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 attend concurrent sessions and earn professional development hour credit: PDH's for engineers, LU's for landscape architects, CEU's for registered architects, and GBCI CEs. | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    AIChE Webinar- From wet algae to liquid fuels
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 211 Walters Hall. The presentation by Dr. Phillip Savage will provide some general background on biofuels and on the use of algae as a biomass source for making liquid fuels. The presentation will focus on R&D efforts related to processing algae in its wet state, which eliminates an energy intensive drying step. Attendees will get an appreciation for some of the technical issues involved with algal biofuels, and they will get an overview of the R&D landscape as it relates to processing wet algal biomass.
    Sponsor: PBE Department | Contact: Michael Cook

  • Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Screening: Girl Rising
    5:00 pm - 12:00 am. Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall, 1 Forestry Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210. The first-run feature film tells the stories of 9 individual girls "transformed for the screen by an acclaimed writer from her native country: Marie Arana from Peru, Edwidge Danticat from Haiti, Mona Eltahawy from Egypt, Aminatta Forna from Sierra Leone, Zarghuna Kargar from Afghanistan, Maaza Mengiste from Ethiopia, Sooni Taraporevala from India, Manjushree Thapa from Nepal, and Loung Ung from Cambodia. Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and other celebrated actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Hans Zimmer." The film is rated PG-13 because it deals with some of the elements of the serious issues that the girls have faced in their lives (e.g., sexual violence, AIDS, and homelessness). However, nothing graphic or explicit is shown (no nudity, swearing, or violence). Parents should take into account the maturity of children younger than 13 as some subject matters may just go over their heads. Two heads of schools previewed a rough cut of the film and believe it appropriate for 6th grade and up.
    Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus and The Baobab Society | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315470-4868

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    COOLER SMARTER: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living Presentation
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington St., Room 203, Syracuse, NY 13244. Jeff Deyette of the Union of Concerned Scientists will be speaking at the Syracuse Center of Excellence about the new book he co-authored, "COOLER SMARTER: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living," including how individuals can reduce their own carbon footprint. This talk is open to the public. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Friday, March 29, 2013

    Talk: Dr. David O'Connor, "After Rio+20: The Future of Sustainable Development"
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Alumni Lounge, (Nifkin) Marshall Hall. Dr. David O'Connor, Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, United Nations Division of Sustainable Development, will share his perspectives on the UN's Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development (held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012), and discuss the promise and challenge of developing new Sustainable Development Goals for the 21st Century.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2013

    Plant Sale & GCI Fundraiser
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Gateway Center. Plants for sale!
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative

  • Saturday, April 06, 2013

    Lake, Story and Ritual
    SU Warehouse, 4th floor. 1-credit workshop (register for SOL 300, M120). Work with a visiting performing artist and puppeteer to explore the cultural history and ecology of Onondaga Lake and develop a public ritual or performance piece about the lake that can be presented on April 13. Meets Sat, April 6, 9am-5pm; Sunday, April 7, 10am-2pm; Sat., April 13, 10am - 2pm. Credit offered through SU College of Arts and Sciences.
    Sponsor: SU Showcase for sustainability | Contact: Rachel May, 443-9726

  • Tuesday, April 09, 2013

    Trashed Documentary Screening
    6:15 pm - 8:15 pm. Maxwell 204. Trashed Documentary Film Screening Tuesday, April 9 at 6:15 pm Maxwell 204 STEP (Students for Tomorrow's Environmental Policy) and the SU Environmental Finance Center invite you to a special screening of a new eye-opening documentary about the impact of waste on the planet. The film stars Jeremy Irons and has received numerous accolades since its release in 2012. You can find out more and watch the trailer here: http://www.trashedfilm.com/ Maxwell, SU, SUNY-ESF students, faculty, and members of the public are all welcome to attend. Contact Ellen Gibson with any questions: elgibson@syr.edu.
    Sponsor: Students for Tomorrow's Environmental Policy | Contact: Ellen Gibson, 612-749-5455

    GCI's 4th Annual Forum: State of Our Diets!
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Panelists begin 6:30 in Nifkin Lounge! Tabling begins at 8:00 pm.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiativer | Contact: Emily Rose Bielejec

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Spotlight on Student Research and Outreach
    Gateway Building. ESF will focus on student research during its annual Spotlight on Student Research and Outreach April 10. The event, held in the Gateway Center, will highlight student research. Posters will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Poster presenters will be available to answer questions between noon and 2 p.m. ESF's annual research symposium is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate students create poster displays to share the results of their research and community service projects. At 3 p.m., ESF alum Dr. Jerry Mead, assistant research professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science at Drexel University, will present the keynote address. He has conducted research on Little Sandy Creek modeling stream dynamics and ecosystem structure and function which lead to a successful career as systems ecologist working on several high stakes issues in United States such as water resource planning and the impacts of mining Marcellus Shale on stream ecosystems. He has also worked on modeling water flow in other countries including Chili. Awards will follow the keynote address with a reception to follow at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Smith, chair of the Committee on Research, at jsmith@esf.edu.
    Sponsor: Office of Research Programs | Contact: Jennifer Smith, 470-6866

  • Thursday, April 11, 2013

    SCME Speaker Series on Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. 408 Baker Laboratory. "Exploring the Potentials of Bamboo Resources as Renewable and Eco-friendly Materials for Greener Construction" by Stephen Lartey Tekpetey, Research Scientist, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG).
    Sponsor: Department of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering | Contact: Judy Barton, 470-6880

    Switch - What does the future of energy really hold?
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Gateway Center Auditorium. Every energy resource - fossil, nuclear and renewable - is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we're gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it's polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding. Finally, Switch is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency.
    Sponsor: Department of Energy and Sustainability, and the Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Michael Kelleher, 470-4934

  • Sunday, April 14, 2013

    3rd Annual Hike for Honduras!
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Clark's Reservation. Come join ESF's chapter of Engineers Without Borders on a hike to Clark's Reservation! There will be food, fun, and beautiful scenery. A good time is guaranteed for all!
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF Engineers Without Borders

  • Monday, April 15, 2013

    Indigenous Environmental Perspective; Traditional Knowledge for a Sustainable Future
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Come watch a presentation and learn more about how the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples can supplement or perhaps contrast the modern perspective. "The Law of the Land: treaties and their environmental implications" - Chief Jake Edwards

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Oil and Sustainability with Dr. Charlie Hall
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 300 Bray. Join Dr. Charlie Hall in an exciting discussion based around Oil and Sustainability!
    Sponsor: Earth Week Planning Committee

    “Design Thinking for Business & Sustainability”
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Milton Room, 4th Floor, Whitman (SU). As the issues of sustainability become more complex, new approaches such as design thinking are being used to develop innovative business solutions. Join Net Impact and Monica Touesnard for a quick look at how design thinking can be used to address environmental and social issues. Monica Touesnard is the Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. She is responsible for the execution of the Center's communications strategy and career coaching – advising current and prospective Cornell students interested in sustainable global enterprise. Prior to her current position, Monica was the founding Executive Director for the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. She earned her MBA from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School with focus on Sustainable Enterprise and has a B.A. from McGill University in Canada. Lunch provided by Alto Cinco
    Sponsor: NET Impact/CASSE | Contact: Terrie M Monto

    Dr. Murphy Gives his Remarks
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Gateway Center A and B. Our extraordinary President - Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr - will be giving us some sure-to-be outstanding words during this year's Earth Week celebration. Need we say more?

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Water for a Crowded Planet: Lessons from the Northeastern U.S.
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 5 Illick Hall. Dr. Vorosmarty, a distinguished scientist at the City University of New York, presents "Water for a Crowded Planet: Lessons from the Northeastern U.S." as part of the GSA Shifting Paradigms Speaker Series. Wednesday, April 17 at 4pm in 5 Illick Hall
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association | Contact: Brent Johnson, 402-312-0320

    Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Seminar 1
    4:30 pm - 6:15 pm. Gateway Center Event Space B. Fossil Fuels/Alternatives into the Future This is the first of 3 SURE seminars that will be held at the Gateway Center on the SUNY-ESF Campus. Speakers for this seminar include: Mr. Mike Kelleher, Dr. Tim Volk, and Dr. Charles A.S. Hall | Contact: Katherina Searing, 314-470-6888

  • Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Divestment Campaign Rally
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Bray Rotunda. Come get riled up by the rapidly growing ESF-SU Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, as they offer some passionate words regarding climate change and issue a call to action on your behalf.
    Sponsor: ESF and SU Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

    Multicultural Commentary on Hydrofracking - Protecting our Common Ground and Water
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Moon 110. It's no secret that hydrofracking has become perhaps the biggest point of contention within the environmental debate. Come to this event to hear a perspective on the issue that is so often ignored.
    Sponsor: Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

  • Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Earth Day Festival
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Thornden Park Amphitheater (weather permitting). Bands (Black Light Dahlias, Oicapella, Earth Jam), speakers, food, activities and more. Bringing together the hill and the neighborhood in an outdoor celebration of Earth Day 2013.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Committee, Green Campus Initiative, NYPIRG | Contact: Paul Otteson, 315-440-5841

  • Monday, April 22, 2013

    "One Day, Everything Will be Free" Documentary
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. A feature-length documentary about an ecological restoration project run by a utopian community located in one of the most politically complicated and environmentally degraded terrains in the world-in an area referred to locally as "the wasteland." Refreshments will be served.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    GCI - Waste Audit
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. Moon Patio. Ever wonder how much waste we produce on our campus? Come help GCI find out and see how much more we could compost and recycle.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiativer | Contact: Leah Helene Davis

    WiSE Profession Speaker Series
    3:00 pm. Gateway Center, Event Room B, 1 Forestry Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210. Jackie Carrera, Executive Director, Parks and People Foundation, to discuss "Revitalizing Baltimore"
    Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus and the Graduate Student Association | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4868

  • Thursday, April 25, 2013

    Commercial SPARE PV Installation Training
    8:30 am - 6:00 pm. Syracuse, NY. In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial buildings have expansive, flat roofs. The class will also look at issues for large, ground-mounted systems and review interconnection issues such as the necessary size of the local service, when a new transformer would be needed, when an entire substation would be needed and when the local utility might need the plant to provide reactive power (VAR support). The economics of these larger systems will also be reviewed.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Appropriate Technologies: Pico-Hydro Generator Workshop
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm. 166 Baker Laboratory. Learn how to build a generator that sustainably uses water power!
    Sponsor: GCI Student Sustainability Fund & Engineers Without Borders | Contact: TJ Decker, 6077654251

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2013

    Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Seminar 2
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Gateway Center Event Space C. Building Energy Efficiency and Production - What the 2020 building will look like From solar to siding, this presentation will cover aspects of what buildings will look like in 2020. We will examine current technologies and building innovations as well as what is on the horizon in world of green building and energy conservation. A panel consisting of ESF faculty and local business owners will help you understand and will respond to your questions and building for the future. Join us to learn more through an active exchange about the critical topics you have read and heard about. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 314-470-6888

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2013

    Capstone Seminar: Emergy Analysis of Alternative Landfill Covers
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 432 Baker. Caroline Romano Wheadon MPS Environmental Resources Engineering (Environmental Management)
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Resources Engineering | Contact: Doug Daley, 4760

  • Monday, May 13, 2013

    Basic SPARE PV Installation Training
    9:00 am - 5:00 am. Moon Library, Room 110. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Friday, May 17, 2013

    Leading Sustainability in Public, Private and Nonprofit Organizations Workshop at Farmingdale State College
    12:00 am - 12:00 am. Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 . There are many drivers and increasing expectations for government, private, non-profit and educational organizations to meet sustainability obligations. These expectations are oftentimes difficult to meet, even when institutions and individuals are genuinely committed to doing so. This program is designed for individuals who are responsible for thinking strategically and technically about their institution's sustainability agendas. You will learn to understand what aspects of your current institutional plans and operating procedures are critical to future success and how to close the gap between your best intentions and what you are actually able to accomplish. Through this workshop, you will work with a team of experienced practitioners and instructors who will provide you with: •Real-world examples of the benefits and costs associated with the adaption and use of renewable technologies and sustainable practices. •Authoritative and reliable perspective, recommendations, information and resources that will inform your sustainability-related decision-making, practice and policy. | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Friday, May 17, 2013 - Sunday, May 19, 2013

    Second Annual Symposium in Land Use & Ethics
    Newcomb Campus. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's Northern Forest Institute announces its second annual symposium of interdisciplinary scholarship in land use and ethics. This event will highlight research from across professions and disciplines on topics related to balancing individual and community priorities with respect to land use and the associated expectations for human and ecosystem stewardship and social and environmental ethics. The aim of this symposium is to generate conversation around a variety of approaches to land use, the moral implications of these approaches, as well as the ways that they influence the ongoing debate over how to achieve social and environmental justice. New and in-process work from a range of disciplines and professional fields will be represented and integrated into the symposium discourse.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF's Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, 518-582-2000

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines: Resiliency of the Great Lakes to Climate & Storms
    12:00 pm - 12:00 pm. Gatway Center, SUNY-ESF. New York's great lakes ecosystems are entering a period of change. Stressors range from natural events due to changes in the global climate, changing precipitation patterns, and variations in ice cover, to human-moderated events such as changes in Lake level. Understanding how the ecosystem services provided by Lake Ontario are affected by such changes is a key challenge for climate change scientists, lake ecologists, land use planners and regulatory agencies alike. The purpose of this conference is to understand how New York's Great lakes ecosystem (terrestrial, littoral and pelagic) will respond to storm and climate events. This is truly an interdisciplinary question, requiring scholarly contributions in meteorology, lake ecology, physical limnology, shoreline engineering processes and coastal design and planning of the human environment. This topic is especially apropos at this time given the proposed IJC changes in lake level management and the continuing academic discussions on the impact of climate change on large lake ecosystems. However we feel this topic will also draw scientists from SUNY campuses not directly connected with Great Lakes but with interests in marine coastal services issues as many of the topics are applicable to terrestrial, marine and freshwater systems. | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Seminar 3
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Gateway Center Event Space C. Green Infrastructure This is the final of three SURE seminars that are to held in the Gateway Center at SUNY-ESF. Speakers for this seminar include Ms. Elet Callahan and Dr. Richard Smardon | Contact: Katherina Searing, 314-470-6888

  • Thursday, September 05, 2013

    ESF Exemplary Researcher Seminar - "Forest Biorefineries: Today and Future"
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 5 Illick for Seminar / 12 Illick for Reception. Dr. Thomas Amidon, recipient of ESF's 2013 Exemplary Researcher Award, will present a campus-wide research seminar highlighting his work in recognition of receipt of this award. He will present the first seminar of the fall semester in the EFB Adaptive Peaks Series: "Forest Biorefineries: Today and Future." A reception immediately follows in Room 12 Illick Hall. This presentation will begin with an introduction to the issues involved in Biorefineries and factors affecting its applicability and economic impact for different areas of the world. The current applications for Biorefinery Systems in the world are heavily oriented towards agricultural products and residual biomass. The next major step, Forest-Based Biorefineries, will be emphasized in this talk as they are of high interest based on the amount of publications and relatively high profile corporate efforts, yet few purpose-built applications exist. A significant amount of customization will be necessary for each forested region in the US and the world if Forest Biorefinery applications are to be as productive and profitable as is necessary for rapid growth. The gap between research results and commercial applications is not easily crossed and will lead to somewhat erratic results over the next 5+ years as the most economic approaches and most practical commercial procedures clarify. The range of forest product, and agricultural biomass residue, commercial applications that will be developed is significantly larger than is commonly understood. This will lead to a significant number of applications from a fairly modest scale (400 DT/D) to large scale (over 4,000 DT/D). New York State and the NE US are well positioned to participate in the evolution of Forest Biorefineries and with its unique species composition, product markets, skilled labor pool, cultural background of sustainable forestry and a leadership position in Biomass Willow planting. A significant amount of customization will be necessary for each forested region in the US and the world if Forest Biorefinery applications are to be as productive and profitable as is necessary for rapid growth. The Exemplary Researcher Award is a College-level award which recognizes a successful, currently active researcher with exemplary research activity, publication record and graduate/undergraduate student mentorship program. The nomination process allowed for nominations from three categories: Outstanding Career Achievement -- for which Dr. Amidon was nominated and selected; Mid-Career Achievement and Early Career Achievement. This category recognizes outstanding career achievements in research activity, who have had a professional career of more than 16 years, and who have been employed by ESF for a minimum of 5 years. Criteria also include documented evidence of outstanding research accomplishments and impact of their work on their discipline; outstanding national and international recognition in the academic community; evidence of a substantial positive impact of research mentorship through undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral associates. Dr. Amidon: w Joined ESF in 2000 as Chair and Professor of the Faculty of Paper Science and Engineering, and Director of ESPRI w From 2007 to the present: Professor, Department of Paper & Bioprocess Engineering (PBE) w 1976-2000: International Paper. Career progressed from the bench to Laboratory Manager for the Corporate Research Center in Tuxedo N.Y. Managed the Primary Process Development Group, the Pulp Mill Technical Support Group, and the Forest Sciences Group during career in addition to staff service in Research Evaluation, a research and capital investment evaluation group, and a Quality Improvement Process Facilitator w 1968: SUNY-ESF, Forest Management, B.S. Cum Laude w 1972: SUNY-ESF, Forest Tree Improvement, M.S. w 1975: SUNY-ESF, Silviculture, Ph.D. w 1975-76: Postdoctoral Associate and Instructor in ESPRI and the Faculty of Paper Science and Engineering Dr. Amidon's career at ESF since 2000 has been exceptional. He has led our efforts in biorefinery research, and is recognized globally for his development of the hot water pre-extraction process for lignocellulosic biomass. A few key indicators of his prominence in this field are the steady stream of invitations to give keynote or plenary lectures, chair important conferences, and invitations to collaborate with renowned leaders from national laboratories and leading academic institutions around the world. He has been the principal investigator for a number of large research grants from the US Department of Energy, and most recently, from the highly competitive National Science Foundation. Many processes that he has either originated or collaborated in developing are now at various licensing stages with private industry. Dr. Amidon has authored or co-authored over 60 publications. A sampling of Dr. Amidon's synergistic activities include: (1) Served the AF&PA Chief Technology Officers Committee as the leader of the New Forest Based Materials section and later conducted pilot plant work for the Value Prior to Pulping Consortium. Membership is ongoing. (2) Attended IEA meetings for three years as the USA country expert in the Biorefinery. (3) Delivered invited talks on the Biorefinery in Montreal, Helsinki, Brazil, Barcelona, Washington, Argonne NL, Stockholm, Lisbon and six cities in China, and technical talks on this subject at TAPPI, AIChE, IWCS and many local sections of TAPPI. Chaired session on Biorefinery Current State of Development at TAPPI Atlanta Conference, May 11, 2007, and Portland May 2009 and May 2011. (4) Co-Chair of the second International Conference on the Biorefinery (ICB2009) held in Syracuse, NY. The first ICB was in Beijing in 2007. (5) Academic advisor who developed and administers a SUNY Bioprocessing Advanced Certificate Program. This Program provides 15 graduate credit hours of Biology and Bioprocess Engineering training with 2-18 graduates per year. Students are BS graduates currently in the work force and over 60 have graduated so far. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amidon on this well-deserved recognition! We look forward to your attendance at this special Adaptive Peaks Seminar and Invite you to a reception immediately following in Room 12 Illick | Contact: Neil Ringler, 470-6606

  • Friday, September 20, 2013

    Park(ing) Day 2013
    North side Bray Hall. Landscape Architecture students from the LAND/Scape Dlub are on the north side of Bray Hall all day today in their "park", created to celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2013 -- an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
    Sponsor: LAND/Scape Club | Contact: Paul Otteson, 4858

  • Monday, September 23, 2013

    Basic SPARE PV Installation Training
    9:00 am - 5:00 am. Gateway Center, Room 240. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013

    ERE Department Supports Solar Engineering Film in SU’s Human Rights Film Festival
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. "Rafea: Solar Mama"; catch this film on Thursday, September 26, in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3, at 7pm. It is 75 min long in Arabic and English with English subtitles. It will be followed by a Q&A with director Mona Eldaief.
    Sponsor: Environmental Resources Engineering | Contact: Ted Endreny, 470-6535

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2013

    10th International Phytotechnologies Conference
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Holiday Inn Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088. The conference will be held in beautiful Upstate New York, with opportunities for conference goes to explore and enjoy this fantastic region. SUNY-ESF's commitment to environmental sustainability provides an outstanding showcase for a variety of green technologies. The 10th International Phytotechnologies Conference is a function of the International Phytotechnology Society in partnership with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    Guest Lecturer - Jim Fitzhenry
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Jim Fitzhenry is the Vice President of Research at Buckman Laboratories and will share an industrial prospective of the future of sustainability. Food and drink will be provided.
    Sponsor: Syracuse Pulp and Paper Foundation/Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Michael Cook

  • Saturday, October 05, 2013

    Event image.Specialty Tour Sessions
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Roosevelt Wildlife Collection - 215 Illick Hall Join Ron Giegerich as he takes you through the College's fascinating collection of wildlife specimens. Walters Hall - Paper Science Take a tour of the world of paper-making. Tour leaves from Bray Hall "Bridge" between Walters and Bray Hall. Centennial Hall - ESF's first residence hall housing 452 ESF students Gateway Center - Come check out ESF's brand new, first Platinum LEED Certified building! The tour will be led by ESF's Director of Renewable Energy Systems, Mike Kelleher.

    Event image.Composting 101 Tour
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Moon Conference Room. Hear about ESF's aerated composting system. Short informational session followed by a tour of the system.

    Event image.Specialty Tour Sessions
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Roosevelt Wildlife Collection - 215 Illick Hall Join Ron Giegerich as he takes you through the College's fascinating collection of wildlife specimens. Walters Hall - Paper Science Take a tour of the world of paper-making. Tour leaves from Bray Hall "Bridge" between Walters and Bray Hall. Centennial Hall - ESF's first residence hall, housing 452 ESF students Gateway Center - Come check out ESF's brand new, first Platinum LEED Certified building! The tour will be led by ESF's Director of Renewable Energy Systems, Mike Kelleher.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013

    Return of the King: Restoring the American Chestnut Tree, a public lecture by Dr. William A. Powell
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Gateway Center, directly across from the Carrier Dome at the entrance to ESF. This lecture is part of the Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series at SUNY ESF. Admission to the lecture and following reception is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on campus, download a permit from internet link. Dr. Powell, professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology and Director of the Council on Biotechnology in Forestry will discuss his landmark work for the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project at SUNY ESF. The American chestnut tree was once one of the most abundant trees in the eastern forests of the United States, important to the ecosystem, agriculture, and society. A little over a century ago, this majestic tree was devastated by the chestnut blight, which is caused by an exotic pathogen from Asia. After 23 years of research at SUNY-ESF, American chestnut trees with enhanced blight resistance have been developed using the tools of biotechnology. This is a pivotal step in returning this king of the forest. The events are made possible by the generous support of Dale L. Travis, '59.
    Sponsor: Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series at SUNY ESF | Contact: Roosevelt Wild Life Station, 315-470-6762

  • Monday, October 21, 2013

    13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium: Urban Reinvention and Resilience
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. OnCenter Complex. The 13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium: Urban Reinvention and Resilience will feature the latest results from collaborators from across the nation and beyond. This year's symposium will feature sessions and workshops designed to engage a wide audience, including industry practitioners, state and local officials and university faculty and students. Symposium programming will feature sessions on revitalization efforts, product advancement and analysis and research in the areas of Technology for Urban Resilience, Commercializing Innovations and Urban Ecosystems. Specific topics that will be addressed include advanced building technologies, clean and renewable energy, healthy buildings, indoor environmental quality, sustainable communities, sustainable materials management and water resources.
    Sponsor: SyracuseCoE

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    Student Sustainability Fund Project Planning Event
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 432 Baker. Do you see something that could be improved on the ESF campus to make us more sustainable? Have you always wanted to implement an exciting project that would help lessen our impact, but never had the money? Now you can! Three years ago the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) and ESF set up the Student Sustainability Fund to provide grants for the implementation of projects that embrace the school's ideals of sustainability and education. This year we have $5,000 to delegate to feasible submissions. For examples of past projects, answers to frequently asked questions and other details please visit the Sustainability Fund website at http://www.esf.edu/sustainability/ssf.htm.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Ross Mazur, 609-647-4325

  • Monday, November 11, 2013

    The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment Presents, in Honor of Native American Heritage Month: Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action
    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action A Film, Feast and Discussion in honor of Native American Heritage Month We will be screening: Homeland—Four Portraits of Native Action. A documentary based on the lives of five Indigenous activists from four communities in North America. Prior to the film there will be a feast of corn soup, fry bread, pozole, pani popo, and strawberry drink. And after there will be time for discussion. Food served at 6:30, film begins at 7:00.
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment; co-sponsored by NASAS, OMA, and Baobab Society | Contact: Jessica Dolan, 315-470-6870

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    International Film Screening - SUN COME UP
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Come see a free screening of the film, Sun Come Up. Sun Come Up is an Academy Award¨-nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world's first environmental refugees. When climate change threatens their survival, the islanders face a painful decision. They must leave their ancestral land in search of a new place to call home. Sun Come Up follows a group of young islanders as they search for land and build relationships in war-torn Bougainville, 50 miles across the open ocean.
    Sponsor: Office of International Edcuation/Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Emily Quackenbush, 315-470-6691

  • Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Commercial SPARE PV Installation Training
    8:30 am - 5:30 am. Gateway Center, Room 240. In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial buildings have expansive, flat roofs. The class will also look at issues for large, ground-mounted systems and review interconnection issues such as the necessary size of the local service, when a new transformer would be needed, when an entire substation would be needed and when the local utility might need the plant to provide reactive power (VAR support). The economics of these larger systems will also be reviewed. NABCEP requires that a "minimum of 40 of the 58 prescribed hours for certification must cover advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis". This class meets section 3.5.C.III as it is taught by an ISPQ certified instructor. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Monday, November 18, 2013

    Capstone Seminar - Joseph Ziobro
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 105 Marshall. "Tearing Down the Silos: A Look at How EPA is Approaching Internal and External Sustainability" | Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    GIS Day 2013
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Gateway Building Lobby. ESF's Council for Geospatial Modeling and Analysis (CGMA) invites all members of the ESF community to join us as we celebrate GIS DAY 2013. We will be hosting an open house in the foyer of the Gateway Buildling on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from noon-2 pm. Just for visiting us at our event, you will have the opportunity to take home a number of GIS Day giveaways, courtesy of Esri (leading provider of GIS software worldwide), such as USB flash drives, bracelets, notebooks, water bottles, magnet clips, stress balls in the shape of a globe, etc. In addition, if you participate in any of our geography contests, you will have the chance to win great prizes, such as GIS DAY t-shirts. Hope to see you there.
    Sponsor: Council for Geospatial Modeling and Analysis | Contact: Eddie Bevilacqua, 470-6697

    Green Campus Initiative College Hour Orientation
    12:30 pm - 1:40 pm. 110 Moon. GCI will be showcasing a tutorial on some of the benefits of getting involved with a sustainable club on campus and some exciting opportunities in GCI that students would be interested in learning about (eg. Gardening at Lafayette Field Station and Composting on campus & in The Trailhead).
    Sponsor: GCI | Contact: Liane DeRosa, 6318965079

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013

    Dr. Charles Hall Presents: Hydrofracking and the Recent Petroleum Boom in the United States: How long will it last?
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge .
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Division of Environmental Science | Contact: Rigo Melgar

  • Monday, November 25, 2013

    Capstone Seminar - Stephen Balogh
    9:00 am - 10:00 am. 110 Moon Library. Feeding and fueling the cities of the 21st century Quantifying the past and present energy metabolism of a Rust Belt city and examining the implications for its future
    Sponsor: Stephen Balogh | Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

  • Monday, December 02, 2013

    Adirondack Public Lands Classification presentation
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Moon 110. Students from the Newcomb Campus Adirondack Residential Semester (ARS) will present their land classification and management recommendations for 22,000 acres of former timber lands recently purchased by the State. These lands, which include the Essex Chain Lakes and OK Slip Falls, the highest waterfall in the Adirondacks, are a central component of Gov. Cuomo's commitment to ecological and economic sustainability in the Adirondacks. ARS students will present a detailed comprehensive plan addressing these two goals, and will address questions and comments from the audience. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend.
    Sponsor: Newcomb Campus/ Adirondack Residential Semester | Contact: Paul B. Hai, 518.582.4551

  • Tuesday, December 03, 2013

    Capstone Seminar - Elle Piscitelli
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 105 Marshall. "Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species in the Finger Lakes Region of New York" | Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

  • Thursday, December 05, 2013

    Capstone Seminar - Christopher Pelosi
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 314 Bray. "An Evaluation of Incorporating Recreation Opportunities in Industrial Remediation Projects"

  • Saturday, December 07, 2013

    2013 December Soiree "An Adirondack Winter"
    6:00 pm - 12:00 am. Drumlins Country Club. Join the Undergraduate Student Association as we honor the 2013 December graduates with the Annual December Soiree! December Soiree 2013 "An Adirondack Winter" Drumlins Country Club Cocktail Hour begins at 6pm It will be an evening of dinner, dancing, as well as the presentation of prestigious ESF Awards given to your fellow classmates and professors. This evening is for the graduating seniors to congratulate them on their future endeavors.
    Sponsor: USA | Contact: Joseph Piazza, 347-996-9581

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Capstone Seminar
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 432 Baker. "Spatial Evaluation for Urban Agriculture Site Selection in Syracuse, NY " | Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

  • Friday, December 20, 2013

    Capstone: Adnan Almafrachi
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 154 Baker. Adnan Almafrachi: "INSTALLATION AND DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS TO OPTIMIZE THE GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEM'S EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE" | Contact: Dr R Hussein, 4706833

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Save the Rain: Rain Barrel Painting Contest
    Onondaga Environmental Institute. You are invited to participate in Save the Rain's Rain Barrel Painting Contest 1. Submit a design 2. If your design is selected, you will receive a rain barrel to decorate 3. Paint the rain barrel with the winning design 4. The rain barrel will be picked up for exhibition and auction at the Rain Barrel Art Gala The deadline for initial design submissions is February 10, 2014. Please send submissions to: Amy Samuels Onondaga Environmental Institute 102 W. Division Street, 3rd Floor Syracuse, NY 13204 If you have any questions, contact Amy Samuels at: asamuels@oei2.org or (315) 443-1757
    Sponsor: Onondaga County's Save the Rain program | Contact: Amy Samuels, 315443-1757

    Webinar on Risk Analysis of Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 am. 110 Moon Library. Featured Speaker: Jeanne Briskin (US EPA Office of Research and Development An overview of EPA's study on the Potential impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources. The webinar will last 40 minutes followed by a 20-min discussion period. The webinar will be available in both 110 moon and in rm 369 Link Hall.
    Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 4706855

  • Friday, January 24, 2014

    Eastman Chemical Graduate Student Awards in Sustainable Materials
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. 408 Baker Hall. On Friday January 24, 2014 The SUNY –ESF Cellulose Research Institute will be hosting the 8th annual Eastman Chemical Graduate Student Award program. A total of $3000 will be awarded to the 3 best presentation s in the area of Sustainable Materials Chemical Sciences. The research posters of the contestants will be available for your inspection from 10:00 AM until noon time followed by pizza and soda for the attendees. Feel free to have a look, ask some questions, try to stump our student experts! The panel of judges this year will include two scientists from Eastman Chemical's main research center in Kingsport, TN. Dr. Jacob Goodrich received a PhD in chemistry right here at SUNY-ESF in 2007. He also won a summer Internship from Eastman in 2005. At Eastman Jake originally worked in 'Process Chemistry' but recently has taken on a new hat and is heading a large group of scientists working on Polymer Coatings. The other judge from Eastman is Dr. Lisa Gibson, Advanced Process Development Chemist at Eastman who joined them in 2011 after obtaining her PhD at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Some of your friends who will be presenting include Scott Bergey, Alex Levine, Byeong Cheol Min, Qiong (Gina) Song, and Chris Wood. Oh, did I mention free food?
    Sponsor: Cellulose Research Institute | Contact: William T. Winter, x6876

    Reducing stormwater runoff at the source: reducing urban runoff in the neighborhood" presented by Doug Johnston, Chair of Landscape Architecture
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. This presentation highlights flooding and water quality problems associated with urbanized landscapes and principles of stormwater reduction that can be accomplished at the home or neighborhood scale. | Contact: Sara Young, x6960

  • Thursday, February 06, 2014

    Adaptive Peaks and Women in Scientific and Environmental (WiSE) Professions & Adaptive Peaks pren
    4:00 pm. 5 Illick Hall. "Human Influences on the Species Interactions in Urban Communities: Insights from nationwide urban ecology research networks" will be discussed by Dr. Paige Warren, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, U Mass, Amherst. Dr. Warren's research seeks to understand processes generating and maintaining biological diversity in a world increasingly dominated by humans. Her work focuses on the impacts of urbanization on animals, and the socio-ecological consequences of urban greening and growth. She cooperates with the CAP-LTER, BES-LTER & the BMA ULTRA-Ex. She spent a recent sabbatical as Visiting Scholar in the School of Sustainability and School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. She has been a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech, and a Post Doc, Biology Department and Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. She hold a BA (highest honors) in biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Zoology, from the University of Texas-Austin.
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, ESF Women's Caucus, & Graduate Student Association | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315.470.4868

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    13th Annual Environmental Career Fair
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm. Gateway Center. The career fair will include a variety of employers covering a cross section of employment opportunities related to fields of work associated with the environment. This is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from over 60 organizations that will be participating in the career fair, and discuss full-time career opportunities, internships and seasonal employment. Be sure to mark your calendars and make plans to attend! Visit http://www.esf.edu/career/events.asp to see a complete list of attending organizations.
    Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: John Turbeville, 315.470.6660

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 122 Jahn. The second in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12 noon in 122 Jahn. Dr. Robert Jackson of Duke University will be presenting "Geochemistry Studies of Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources in Pennsylvania". There will be four additional webinars over spring. Speakers will be research scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and University of Texas. These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 122 Jahn Laboratory (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods. | Contact: Greg Boyer, 6855

  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014

    Learning from the Land Information Session
    5:00 pm - 6:30 am. 314 Bray. Looking for a unique summer experience? The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment Learning from the Land: A Cross-Cultural Partnership in Forest Stewardship Education for Climate Change Adaptation The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at ESF is seeking undergraduate scholars to participate in a summer research exchange with Native American scholars at the College of Menominee Nation Our summer scholars will: -gain hands-on training and experience with indigenous and scientific approaches that link forest ecology and stewardship with climate change adaptation -develop research skills and cross-cultural communication abilities while working closely with Native American students, resource managers, and knowledge keepers -reside at Menominee Forest, globally known for its sustainability, and Huntington Wildlife Forest, ESF's 15,000 acre field station in the Adirondack High Peaks -receive a generous stipend and opportunities to participate in national conferences To learn more about this opportunity and to find out how to apply, join us for an information session on March 5 at 5 pm in 314 Bray Hall. Questions? Dr. Colin Beier cbeier@esf.edu Dr. Robin Kimmerer rkimmer@esf.edu
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment | Contact: Dr. Colin Beier, 6578

  • Thursday, March 06, 2014

    Farnsworth Awards Ceremony
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Annual FNRM awards ceremony with guest speaker Dr. William Stein. The title of his lecture is "Footprints of the Earth's First Forests". | Contact: Debbie Sovocool, x6536

  • Monday, March 10, 2014

    Basic SPARE PV Installation Training
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Gateway Center, Room 240. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

    CANCELLED: ESF SCSD Environmental Challenge
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm. CANCELLED . CANCELLED The Environmental Challenge is a science fair and career exploration opportunity designed especially for all Syracuse City School District seventh and eighth grade students. -- CANCELLED: RESCHEDULING INFORMATION TBD.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon. The third in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 12 noon in 110 Moon. Dr. Trevor Penning of the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting "Public Health Impacts of Hydrofracturing and Research Recommendations". There will be four additional webinars over spring. Speakers will be research scientists from University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and University of Texas. These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 110 Moon Library (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods.
    Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

  • Monday, March 17, 2014

    Adirondack Residential Semester Info Session
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 110 Moon. Come learn about the best semester abroad you'll take without needing a passport. On Monday March 17th, the faculty of ESF's Adirondack Residential Semester will host an informational session from 3:30-4:30 in Moon 110. A brief presentation about ARS academic and student life will be followed by an engaging informal discussion and conversation with interested students. If you have questions in advance the informational meeting, please feel free to be in touch with Paul B. Hai at pbhai@esf.edu.
    Sponsor: ESF's Newcomb Campus | Contact: Paul B. Hai, 518.582.4551

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    WiSE Professions Speaker Series: Helen Domske
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Alumni (Nifkin) Lounge, Marshall Hall. Learn about the "The Great Lakes -- Today's Issues and Tomorrow's Concerns" from Helen Domske, Senior Extension Specialist for New York Sea Grant/Cornell Cooperative Extension and Associate Director of the Great Lakes Program at the University at Buffalo. Domske is the Education Coordinator of New York Sea Grant and the New York leader for the Center for Great Lakes Literacy,and has developed a productive Great Lakes education program for school children, fishermen and boaters about water pollution and the spread of invasive species.
    Sponsor: Great Lakes Research Consortium and the ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4868

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Evaluating ecosystem services with i-Tree Design and Canopy tools, presented by Theodore Endreny, Chair of Environmental Resources Engineering
    12:45 pm - 1:40 pm. 314 Baker Laboratory. This presentation will introduce and use two Google Maps-based USDA Forest Service tools designed on the ESF campus. The i-Tree Design tool allows users to examine how tree planting affects local air and stormwater quality, heating costs, and other homeowner concerns. The i-Tree Canopy tool allows users to estimate the number and area of trees in a property of interest.
    Sponsor: co-sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and Office of Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Sara Young, x6960

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

    12th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
    8:00 am - 5:00 am. Oncenter Conference Complex. Join us in Syracuse at the Oncenter Conference Complex for the 12th Annual New York State Green Building Conference hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE). The mission of the New York State Green Building Conference is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 6888

  • Friday, March 28, 2014

    Capstone Seminar - Edouard Tiendrebeogo
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 105 Marshall Hall. "RUNOFF REDUCTION AND POLLUTION CONTROL IN SYRACUSE: THE PLANNING STEPS FOR RAIN GARDENS CONSTRUCTION" | Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

    Make Change for Animals with Peter Young
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Room 011 (Keech Classroom) Life Sciences Complex, S.U. Campus. Emerging from 7 years of being wanted by the FBI and a federal prison sentence after being charged with releasing thousands of mink from mid-western fur farms, today Peter is an activist, lecturer, and unapologetic supporter of those who work outside the law to achieve human, earth, and animal liberation.
    Sponsor: Syracuse Animal Rights Org. | Contact: Amber Canavan, 315-546-5108

  • Monday, March 31, 2014

    Direct Art, Direct Action with Slam Poet Jared Paul
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Rm 207 Hall of Languages, S.U. Campus. 90 minute teach-in, discussing and outlining concrete examples of effective progressive change and counterculture victory. Topics include the rise of modern independent journalism, successful working-class campaigns for local office, source reduction, dollar-vote consumerism, and community organizing. Comprehensive examination of organizing in terms of campaigns, strategies, and tactics. Additionally, Direct Art, Direct Action seeks to examine the role all mediums of art play in the presentation, facilitation, and documentation of lasting human rights advances. Workshop includes breakdown and overview of Jared's coverage of both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in 2004 & 2008 while on assignment for independent Rhode Island-based news outlets, as well as his experiences as a core organizer with Occupy Providence. This presentation is an interactive info share; attendees will be encouraged to participate and take part in discussion. Please bring writing materials or tablets.
    Sponsor: Syracuse Animal Rights Org. | Contact: Amber Canavan, 315-546-5108

  • Tuesday, April 01, 2014

    Save the Rain: Downtown Walking Tour POSTPONED
    12:15 pm - 1:00 pm. City Hall, 233 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, 13202. EVENT POSTPONED | Tuesday, April 1st, 12:15PM - 1:00PM Meet behind City Hall (along Water St.) | 233 E. Washington St., Syracuse RAIN GARDENS, BIOSWALES, GREEN STREETS, POROUS PAVEMENT... You probably walk by them every day, but don't even know it. Come appreciate downtown from a new perspective... Join Save the Rain, rain or shine, for a lunchtime walking tour of green infrastructure sites in downtown Syracuse! Contact Amy Samuels at asamuels@oei2.org or 443-1757 with questions
    Sponsor: Onondaga County's Save the Rain program | Contact: Amy Samuels, 315443-1757

  • Thursday, April 03, 2014

    Commercial SPARE PV Training
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm. Gateway Center, Room 240. In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial buildings have expansive, flat roofs. The class will also look at issues for large, ground-mounted systems and review interconnection issues such as the necessary size of the local service, when a new transformer would be needed, when an entire substation would be needed and when the local utility might need the plant to provide reactive power (VAR support). The economics of these larger systems will also be reviewed. NABCEP requires that a "minimum of 40 of the 58 prescribed hours for certification must cover advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis". This class meets section 3.5.C.III as it is taught by an ISPQ certified instructor. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Friday, April 04, 2014

    Maxwell Conference: Managing Wicked Problems in the 21st Century
    5:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Eggers Hall 220, Syracuse University . We will discuss the nature of "wicked problems" -- complex, boundary-spanning issues which require the engagement of a wide variety of stakeholders in devising multi-faceted solutions. Including: the Environment-Water-Energy Nexus, K-12 Education, and Interstate Security Challenges. In the 21st century the boundaries of our cities and nations are becoming ever more porous. In many instances, it's not clear where a national government's authority begins and ends and where problems become international in nature. Environmental issues cross borders with impunity. To address national security challenges requires international cooperation and managing health and education deficiencies among the poor and disadvantaged are now international endeavors. These large, international problems are increasingly being thought of as "wicked problems"-- complex, boundary-spanning issues which require the engagement of a wide variety of stakeholders in devising multi-faceted solutions. Join us April 5 to explore the nature of wicked problems and what solutions are being tried on the front lines. We will engage a number of interdisciplinary topics. Our keynote speaker, Kirk Emerson will speak on "The Changing Governance Context." Emerson is Professor of Practice in Collaborative Governance at the School of Government and Public Policy, The University of Arizona and the former director of the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the Morris K. Udall Foundation (1998-2008). Before pursuing her doctoral studies, Emerson worked in urban planning for eight years at the Bucks County Planning Commission in Pennsylvania, first as an environmental planner and then as the director of countywide planning. Additional details about the event are available on the website.The conference will start with a networking event at the InnComplete on South Campus, Syracuse Unviersity, on Friday April 4th 5:30 --7:30 pm and continue Saturday April 5th at Eggers Hall 220 from 8:30 am -- 5:30 pm. Registration requested by March 31st.
    Sponsor: Maxwell Public Administration International Relations Association | Contact: Jack Becker, 7209377783

  • Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Save the Rain: Downtown Bike Tour
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington St., Syracuse, 13210. Sign-in at 9:15AM Meet at the Syracuse Center of Excellence Parking Lot | 727 E. Washington St., Syracuse (Lot entrance along E. Fayette St.) SELF SUPPORTED • HELMETS MANDATORY Bring your friends and join us for a guided ride as we explore green streets, rain gardens, bioswales, and porous parking lots in Syracuse! Approximate Distance: 10 Miles, Difficulty: Moderate - Contact Amy Samuels at asamuels@oei2.org or 443-1757 with questions - Registration is required by April 10th at strbiketour.eventbrite.com/
    Sponsor: Onondaga County's Save the Rain program | Contact: Amy Samuels, 315443-1757

  • Monday, April 14, 2014

    Research Seminar by Jihoon Min of Carnegie Mellon University
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm. 314 Bray. Energy Efficient Lighting: Consumer Preferences, Choices, and System Wide Effects
    Sponsor: FNRM Dept.

    Indoor Recycled Crafts
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Interested in making recycled necklaces, rings, stamps, dream catchers and much, much more? Well, then come to Nifkin Lounge where recycled items will be provided and an instructor will be there to teach you how to get crafty!
    Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Caleb Rudge, 8457068181

    Recycled Crafts on the Quad
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Quad. Hang out with your friends on the quad and make some great crafts from recycled materials! Have any recycled materials that you want to donate or use? Bring them along with your imagination!
    Sponsor: Undergradute Student Association | Contact: Caleb Rudge, 8457068181

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Teaching Seminar by Jihoon Min of Carnegie Mellon University
    10:30 am - 11:30 am. 324 Bray. Overview of Prospect Theory and How It Links To Energy Efficiency and Other Behaviors
    Sponsor: FNRM Dept.

    Capstone Seminar - Paul Esposito
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. 213 Marshall Hall. "Mediated Sustenance: The Online News Media Discourse of Sustainability, Food and Agriculture in the Anthropocene." | Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

    GCI's Annual Spring Forum "Syracuse: The State of Our Waste"
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. GCI is hosting their annual forum, "CNY: The State of Our Waste," on sustainable solid waste management practices occurring in our regional location. Professionals from OCRRA, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority and Syracuse Center of Excellence will serve as panelists through facilitated discussion with students, faculty and the active community. Commercial practices occur as a result of regional governmental or citizen activism, which relates to the importance of understanding where our waste goes. Tablers from local sustainable organizations will join us for networking and job opportunities. Food from Alto Cinco will be provided alongside potluck dishes, which are encouraged to bring as well.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative & USA | Contact: Liane DeRosa, 6318965079

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Thesis Defense -- Paul Esposito
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. 314 Bray Hall. "The Discourse of Sustainable Food in American Media, Industry, and Non-profit Organizations."
    Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: René Germain, 315470-6698

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. The fourth in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 12 noon in 110 Moon. Dr. Reynold Panettieri of the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting "Health Consequences of Hydrofracturing: The Known and Unknown". These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 110 Moon Library (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods.
    Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

    GCI Waste Audit
    12:30 pm - 12:00 am. Quad. Come out and see how much recyclables and compost get thrown out on a daily basis on your campus!

  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    Foraging an Edible Campus
    12:00 am - 4:00 pm. Gateway. Come re-imagine ESF's campus grounds. Forest gardens, ethnobotany, foraging ethics and more. 12-1pm: Poster session and design workshop 1-2pm: Lunch and presentations. 2-3pm: Guest speaker: Prof. Jane Mt. Pleasant, Cornell University: "Iroquois Agriculture" 3-4pm: Outdoor Scavenger hunt.
    Sponsor: Office of Energy and Sustainability & Landscape Architecture | Contact: Alex Poisson, 315-741-7557

    Recycled Craft Workshop
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Moon 110. Ever wanted to learn how to repurpose clothes, build a terrarium, and grow mushrooms? You can do all this and more at this event! | Contact: Caleb Rudge, 8457068181

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Earth Week Day of Service
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Morning-side Cultural Trail. A day of service during Earth Week, working to clean up the Morningside Cultural Trail! We will be meeting at 11:00 am in front of Bray Hall where we will be walking to the portion of the trail we will be working on. Wear sneakers and working clothes! Be prepared to do some light to medium trail maintenance - we will be cleaning the staircase that leads to the water towers. Necessary tools and gloves will be provided - as well as pizza for lunch! Bring your water bottles to stay hydrated. We hope to get a solid amount of work in, so be ready to stay until around 5pm! People will be tabling on campus to sign up for the event, but feel free to email slbuzash@syr.edu if you are interested. See you all there!
    Sponsor: Earth Week Committee | Contact: Samantha Buzash, 518-817-6624

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Dissertation Defense -- Yuanzhen Wang
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 323 Walters Hall. "Sustainable Production and Green Recovery of Biodegradable Polymer - Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)"
    Sponsor: Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: Russell D. Briggs, 315470-6989

    NYWEA Earth Week Documentary Showing
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge . NYWEA (New York Water Environmental Association) is showing a documentary on Earth Week called "Watershed." The NYWEA chapter wants to show "Watershed" on Earth Day to raise awareness of water conservation issues that impact millions of citizens in the Western United States and to inform students on how they can get involved with NYWEA on campus. This documentary showing will be free for faculty and students; however, food and refreshments will be on sale and all the proceeds will go towards the Raise the River nonprofit organization. This money will be used to fund essential restoration work to reconnect the Colorado River to its delta. For more information about the documentary and its supporting nonprofit organization, visit raisetheriver.org | Contact: Elliot Alexander

    Gasland II Screening and Panel Discussion at SU
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Gifford Auditorium (HBC on SU campus). Screening of Gasland II, followed by critical review of the film through a student panel discussion. Sitting on the panel are folks from many different worldviews on the topic of fracking. FREE FOOD.
    Sponsor: SU Sustainability Division, GCI | Contact: Erica Tauzer, 906-399-7501

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    ERE Engineering Capstone Design Project Presentations
    12:45 pm - 4:30 pm. Gateway Center A/B. 12:45 Welcome 12:55 Preliminary Design of the West Shore Onondaga Lake Trail, Onondaga County, NY 1:25 Analysis and Design of Wastewater Disinfection, Meadowbrook-Limestone Wastewater Treatment Plant, Onondaga County, NY 1:55 Preliminary Design for Stream Improvements for Recreation Access and Water Quality, Scajaquada Creek, Buffalo, NY 2:25 Analysis and Design of Scajaquada Creek Shoreline Restoration, Cheektowaga, NY 2:55 Evaluation and Design of Anaerobic Digestion for Biosolids Management, Oneida County Water Pollution Control Plant, Utica, NY 3:25 Order of the Engineer (Link 100) Ring Ceremony 4:00 Reception
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Resources Engineering | Contact: Doug Daley, 315-470-4760

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Candidacy Examination -- Norman Bergey -- Oral Exam
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 122 Jahn Hall. "Accelerating the Fermentation of Biomass-derived System to Ethanol"
    Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: Donald J. Leopold, 315470-6760

    Save the Rain: Rain Barrel Art Gala and Raffle
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Rosamond Gifford Zoo 1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204. • Exhibition and raffle of contest rain barrels • Prizes awarded to top barrels in each category • Refreshments Join us to recognize more than 20 artists across four categories: • Adult • Elementary • Middle School • High School Vote for your favorite rain barrel design starting April 21st on the Save the Rain website. The voting period will continue and close at the gala.
    Sponsor: Onondaga County's Save the Rain program | Contact: Amy Samuels, 315443-1757

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 408 Baker lab. The fifth in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, May 1st , 2014 at 12 noon in 408 Baker Lab. Dr. Sheila Olmstead of the University of Texas at Austin will be presenting "Shale Gas Development Impacts on Surface Water Quality in Pennsylvania". These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 110 Moon Library (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods.
    Sponsor: Upstate Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

  • Friday, May 02, 2014

    Thesis Defense - Laurel Novak-Boyd
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 8 Illick. M.S. Thesis Defense by Laurel Novak-Boyd. Title: Estimating Occupancy and Abundance of Ring-necked Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) in Western New York State.
    Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: William T. Winter, 315470-6876

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Spring Environmental Summit (High School Students)
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Baker Lab & Alumni Lounge Nifkin), Marshall Hall. The Environmental Summit is a research symposium designed to bring together a community of high school students taking ESF courses at their schools to present and discuss their original research to their peers, high school and college science faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The research is conducted as part of the Global Environment (EFB 120) course curriculum, enabling the high school students to engage not only in the knowledge but process of science. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to come view the presentations and posters. If you are interested in helping judge any of the presentations or posters please contact Brandon Murphy bmurphy@esf.edu. Presentations are capped at 15 minutes (including questions), and you don't have to commit to being there for the whole time. The preliminary schedule is as follows: 8:00am - Registration/Check-In and Poster Setup in Alumni Lounge; 9:00am - Student Presentations in Baker Laboratory Rooms 145/146/148/159; 11:45am - Transition to Alumni Lounge for Keynote Speaker; 11:55am - Keynote Address; 12:15pm - Lunch and Poster Sessions (Mixer Style)/
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Friday, June 06, 2014

    3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Scholarship in Land Use & Ethics Symposium
    Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. This annual symposium highlights new and in-process research from across disciplines on topics related to balancing individual and community priorities with respect to land use, and the associated expectations for human and ecosystem stewardship and social and environmental ethics. Advance registration is required. Learn more at www.esf.edu/nfi/symposium
    Sponsor: Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon. The sixth and final webinar in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 12 noon in 110 Moon Library. Dr. Pouné Saberi of the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting "Health Perspectives Study in the Marcellus Shale". These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 110 Moon Library (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods.
    Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014

    SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm. NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building. The Department of Environmental Resources Engineering will present a hands-on exhibit for fair-goers from 10 am to 6 pm at the SUNY exhibit in the Science and Industry Building. From 6 to 10 pm, kids can make environmentally friendly arts and crafts. | Contact: Karen B. Moore, 6647

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Brief Tour of ESF Garden at Lafayette Rd. Exp. Sta.
    11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Gateway Patio. We will meet up at the Gateway Patio at around 11:45 am to leave by noon to head down to the ESF Garden, located at the Lafayette Road Experiment Station. Transportation will be provided. We plan on being back to campus early enough for freshmen to attend the orientation week closing ceremonies at 1:00 pm. Contact Olivia Donachie (omdonach@syr.edu) for questions.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Ross Mazur, 6096474325

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm. NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building. The Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management will be handing out seedlings from 10 am to 6 pm at the SUNY exhibit in the Science and Industry Building. From 6 to 10 pm, kids can make environmentally friendly arts and crafts. | Contact: Karen Moore, 6647

  • Saturday, September 06, 2014

    Save the Rain Clean Water Fair
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm. 950 Hiawatha Blvd W. Featured attractions: • Update on Onondaga County's nationally recognized "Save the Rain" program • Learning more about Onondaga Lake's recovery and viewing wildlife from the Lake • Hourly tours of the state-of-the-art Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant • Green infrastructure project tours – viewing a selection of over 175 green projects implemented to date • Equipment demonstrations and project displays from the County and others who are working to improve water quality • Activities for the kids – including a bouncy house! • Rain barrel workshops to learn how to use and maintain a rain barrel to help save the rain • Rain barrel raffles and sales • Learning about potential career opportunities in the field of clean water This year, Save the Rain is also partnering with Beaver Lake Nature Center to offer a free adult ticket to the Golden Harvest Festival to attendees of the Clean Water Fair!
    Sponsor: Onondaga County Save the Rain

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Inaugural Symposium: "Foundations for a New American Environmentalism"
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Gateway Center. "Foundation for a New American Environmentalism" academic symposium. Part of the ESF Presidential Inauguration Celebration. | Contact: Valerie Luzadis , 6636

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Joachim Speaker Series: Dr. Gary Scott
    12:45 pm - 1:40 pm. 210 Walters Hall. Dr. Gary Scott, chair of the Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering, will present a talk on "The Changing Face of Pulp and Paper Education in the United States."
    Sponsor: PBE | Contact: Genevieve Nordmark

    Dale L. Travis Lecture: The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Gateway Center. In 2014, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, as EFB Professor Robin Wall Kimmerer shares insights from indigenous environmental ethics on species conservation. Dr. Kimmerer is the Director of the ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. A reception will follow the lecture. In addition, Dr. Kimmerer will sign copies of her books after the talk; her books will be sold from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. at the ESF Bookstore in the Gateway Center prior to her talk.
    Sponsor: Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series | Contact: Catherine Landis

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Planet Forward Salon -- Weather Volatility: A Forecast for Food Security Amid Changing Weather Patterns
    9:00 am - 10:30 am. Nifkin (Alumni) Lounge. Join members of the new Planet Forward group in Nifkin Lounge to watch a "salon" on the topic of Weather Volatility: A Forecast for Food Security Amid Changing Weather Patterns . The salon is part of Planet Forward's yearlong focus on "Feeding the Planet". Planet Forward engages young people and innovators in search of solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Produced by the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Planet Forward uses web, video, social media, television and events to empower new voices, elevate compelling ideas and lead a global conversation on the planet's future. ESF is a member of the Planet Forward Consortium, which includes colleges, universities and partners (like National Geographic). About the 9/30 salon: Global food security is threatened by changing climates and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. This salon will gather a distinguished group of climatologists, meteorologists, policy makers, thought­leaders, journalists, food producers and students to consider the following questions: ● What's going on with our weather, and what does it mean for our farmers and our food? ● How will weather volatility impact staple crops like wheat, rice, soy and maize that account over half the calories consumed world wide? ● What innovations help scientists and farmers to forecast and deal with the effects of these events? ● How can we maintain quality and productivity amid more volatile weather? ● How can we do a better job communicating and teaching about our changing weather?
    Sponsor: ESF Planet Forward | Contact: Paul Otteson, 470-4858

  • Thursday, October 02, 2014

    SURE: Sustainable Practices in Central New York
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm. SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center & 2 Field Sites. Join expert faculty, researchers, & practitioners from Syracuse and beyond as we explore Sustainability Practices employed in Central NY. These presentations will highlight new environmental services and job opportunities that are being developed in CNY. On Thursday, we will have a pre-conference presentation by the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership's (SEP) Fetner Sustainability Fellow, Dr. Brad Allenby, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, and of Law, at Arizona State University. He is known as the father of industrial ecology and has written several books on the topic. After his presentation, a panel of local representatives will reflect on what his message means to Central NY. On Friday, we will have 3 panels of experts informing us about Sustainability Initiatives at Higher Education Institutions, Carbon Footprinting and Climate Action Planning, & Green Infrastructure projects and evaluation of such, with plenty of time for Q & A about what is happening in your community. We will tour ESF's new Green Roof, and see an innovative green roof design using native plant species from dunes and alvar pavement barrens on Lake Ontario, including some rare species. Lastly, we will take a field trip to Harbor Brook Combined Sewer Overflow Treatment Wetland Pilot Plant (the first in NYS and only 1 of 5 in the US), and Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, where we will learn about the current progress made on the cleanup and restoration of Onondaga Lake (one of the largest lake cleanup projects in the US). Transportation is provided. Afterward, we will enjoy refreshments by the lake.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF & Sustainabile Enterprise Partnership | Contact: Katherina Searing , 315-470-6888

  • Wednesday, October 08, 2014

    Joachim Speaker Series: Jay Janson, "The Deft Art & Science of Teams"
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium . Join us for an entertaining night of vigorous discussion and debate with Jay Janson, 1984 SUNY-ESF PBE alumnus and current Vice President of Setenevici Enterprises, a global commercial consulting firm. Jay is a high energy, innovative change catalyst with a proven track record of creatively opening up profitable new markets and regions for worldwide B2B companies in all four major globalized industrial regions. He has extensive experience identifying, orchestrating and managing change within multi-cultural, matrix organizations all over the big blue marble. From entrepreneurial startups to multi-billion dollar corporations, the industries that have benefitted from his activities include Specialty Chemicals, Pulp and Paper, Oil and Gas, Alternative Energy, Packaging, Functional Coatings, Engineering, Wastewater Treatment, Personal Care and Consumer Products, and Construction. Dinner will be provided.
    Sponsor: PBE Department | Contact: Genevieve Nordmark

  • Monday, October 13, 2014

    Call for Proposals, Student Sustainability Fund
    206 Centennial Hall. Call for SSF applications and proposals! If you are interested in implementing a project or system on ESF campus which supports ESF's ideals of sustainability and education, this application is for you. This year ESF is particularly interested in projects involving wild edible plants and habitat gardens.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Alexia Zambalas, 3157446984

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    14th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium, Advanced Building Innovations: Integrating Systems for Efficiency, Quality and Resilience
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. SyracuseCoE Headquarters (727 E Washington St) and Crowne Plaza Hotel (701 E Genesee St). Rising demand for high-performance buildings is driving innovations that improve energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and resilience to intense storms and other disturbances. The 2014 SyracuseCoE Symposium features advances in design, technology and applications that enhance the effectiveness of building systems, occupant well-being and social-ecological resilience.
    Sponsor: SyracuseCoE

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Waste Audit of Illick Hall on Moon Patio
    12:00 am - 3:00 pm. Moon Library Patio. With the assistance of ESF Grounds crew, we will be carrying out an audit on the daily waste generated in Illick Hall. We will be sorting and massing the refuse to quantify effectiveness of the recycling program at ESF, as well as raise awareness about importance of taking care in refuse separation at the source.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Ross Mazur, 609-647-4325

    Bioenergy Day Celebration
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Gateway Center Conference Room C. ESF joins the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Biomass Energy Alliance in celebrating National Bioenergy Day with activities to educate the public about cleaner, more efficient ways to heat with wood and the value of sustainable forestry.
    Sponsor: Office of Communications | Contact: Claire Dunn, 3154706650

  • Sunday, October 26, 2014

    SUNY Energy, Environment, Education and Economics (4E) Network of Excellence Fall Charette
    4:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Genesee Grande Hotel & SUNY-ESF, Gateway Center. The meeting will include updates on 4E funded projects as well as breakout sessions on emerging topical areas. Tim Killeen, President of the Research Foundation for SUNY, will provide welcoming comments and an update on the Networks of Excellence Program. We will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 26 with optional tours, a networking reception and business dinner. The Charette will continue with a full day schedule on Monday, October 27 concluding at 4:00 pm. This event is by invitation only.
    Sponsor: Research Foundation for SUNY, Office of Research Programs, ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Monday, October 27, 2014

    SUNY SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy Basic Course
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm. SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center & 1 Field Site. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Planet Forward Salon - Women and Girls: Nourishing the Planet in the Face of Climate Change
    8:30 am - 10:30 am. Nifkin (Alumni) Lounge. Join members of the new Planet Forward group in Nifkin Lounge to watch a "salon" on the topic of Women and Girls: Nourishing the Planet in the Face of Climate Change. The salon is part of Planet Forward's yearlong focus on "Feeding the Planet". Planet Forward engages young people and innovators in search of solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Produced by the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Planet Forward uses web, video, social media, television and events to empower new voices, elevate compelling ideas and lead a global conversation on the planet's future. ESF is a member of the Planet Forward Consortium, which includes colleges, universities and partners (like National Geographic). About this month's salon... Women comprise a majority of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, yet they lack equal access to resources, land, technology, mobility and decision­making. Dependent on natural resources that are adversely affected by extreme weather and environmental degradation, women face special vulnerabilities in agriculture and food security. This salon will identify how women are disproportionately affected by climate change and will investigate policies, practices and tools that improve access and education, address social and economic barriers, and empower women and girls. Key Questions: ● How does climate change and weather volatility affect women disproportionately in developing countries? ● What are some of the adaptation and mitigation technologies that most improve the lives of women and the poor? ● How can we empower and invest in women and girls to create opportunities that improve livelihoods and buffer the impact of climate change? ● How can we better communicate these challenges and opportunities with government, private sector and the public? About the series and Planet Forward... Feeding The Planet Feeding The Planet launched in 2013 to highlight challenges and solutions in areas of food and nutrition security. Through media, discussions, and events, the initiative helps identify the biggest challenges to feeding 9 billion people by 2050 and introduces innovators to high­level influentials. Salon Series The Planet Forward Salon Series connects thought­leaders, researchers, innovators and students in a focused conversation on solutions and innovations. Moderated by Planet Forward host and creator Frank Sesno, approximately 30 participants consider and discuss best practices to address food security, water, energy and climate issues. Content and ideas from the planetforward.org community are shared and considered during salons.
    Sponsor: ESF Planet Forward | Contact: Paul Otteson, 470-4858

  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    Capstone Seminar - Life Cycle Economic Analysis and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Constructed Wetlands.
    12:45 pm - 2:15 pm. Baker 432. The following event is a capstone presentation by Dr. Wendong Tao's MPS students Sohaib Waseem Anwar and Xolile Maphanga. These students look to present their research in the following research areas; Sohaib will speak on life cycle economic analysis approach to assess feasibility of ammonium sulfate recovery from dairy waste manure, while Xolile will talk about greenhouse gas emissions from constructed wetlands for waste water treatment. Both students will present back to back on Friday 14th November, 2014, starting 12:45 pm till 02:15 pm. If you are interested in listening to any of these talks or both, please feel free to join in Baker 432 on the above mentioned date and time. Snacks will be served at the venue. Looking forward to the event. | Contact: Sohaib Waseem Anwar, 3154508769

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    POSTPONED - Willow Biomass Energy and Alternative Applications Short Course
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm. EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULING TBD. EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULING TBD -- This short course will include beginner to intermediate presentations on willow crop production, harvest, utilization for heat and power, alternative applications and environmental benefits with several related tours around the SUNY-ESF campus, and an optional harvest demonstration the following day. EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULING TBD
    Sponsor: Willow/Woody Biomass at ESF & SUNY-ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Sustainability Training Session
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. Jack Manno, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, will be presenting "What do Indian Treaties have to do with Sustainability?", on Thursday, November 20th from 12:00 noon -1:00 pm in 110 Moon Library. In 2013 the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy commemorated the 400th anniversary of the first agreement with representatives of European explorers and traders, the Dutch in 1613. ESF's Professor Jack Manno was the education outreach coordinator for the hundreds of paddlers in a flotilla; Native Americans and non-Native allies traveling in canoes and kayaks over thirteen days down the Hudson River to the United Nations in NYC. The project was known as the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign and was featured in the ESF magazine last fall. Professor Manno has also taught courses at ESF for more than twenty years on the concepts and principles of sustainable development. What do treaties with Indigenous Peoples have to do with Sustainability? Come and discover. Professor Manno will show a half hour documentary on the flotilla event followed by a discussion on Indigenous values and sustainability.
    Sponsor: Office of Human Resources and Office of Renewable Energy Systems | Contact: Regina Ryan, 6960


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