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Past Sustainability-related Events
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  • Monday, June 09, 2008

    Introductory Photovoltaic Installer Course
    SUNY Onondaga Community College (OCC). SUNY-ESF partners with SUNY OCC to offer this four-day Photovoltaic Installer Course with Dr. Gay Canough.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and SUNY OCC | Contact: B. Schafran, x4898/x6817

  • Thursday, June 12, 2008

    CNY's Response to Global Energy and Climate Change Challenges: Is It Sustainable?
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, NY. This seminar will include key presentations on how community and education leaders are promoting sustainability and organizing conversations around global energy and climate change challenges.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: B. Schafran/E. Gillis, x6817

  • Monday, July 14, 2008

    Advanced Photovoltaic Installer Course
    SUNY Onondaga Community College (OCC). SUNY-ESF partners with SUNY OCC to offer this new two-day Advanced Photovoltaic Installer Course with Dr. Gay Canough.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and SUNY OCC | Contact: B. Schafran, x4898/x6817

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    Sustainably Energizing New York's Creative Core
    The Oncenter Complex, 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, x6888/x6817

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2008

    Defense of Doctoral Dissertation: Sukhyun Park
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. 314 Bray Hall. "When Sustainable Development Meets Democracy: Case Studies of Wetlands Development in South Korea" | Contact: D. Stewart, x6924

  • Friday, September 05, 2008

    USAC General Meeting -- Grassroots campus sustainability organization
    12:00 am - 1:00 pm. 105 Hall of Languages (SU Campus).
    Sponsor: USAC | Contact: .

  • Thursday, September 18, 2008

    CNY's Response to Global Energy and Climate Change Challenges: Is it Sustainable?
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, NY.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: E. Gillis, x4882

  • Wednesday, October 01, 2008

    Campus Commuter Challenge 2008
    ESF and SU campuses.
    Sponsor: University Sustainability Action Coalition | Contact: Rachel May, 443-9726

  • Wednesday, October 08, 2008

    Presentation on Climate Change by Dr. Thomas Boudreau from Syracuse University
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. Part of Speaker Series on Environmental Discourse and Advocacy Title of Presentation: The Curse of Prometheus? Political Discourse and Climate Catastrophe at the United Nations
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Studies and Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute at SUNY-ESF | Contact: C. Crysler, /x6636

    ESF Entrepreneurship Seminar
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 148 Baker Lab. Overview of Catalyst Renewables Corp. history and general business strategy and discussion of company's efforts w/Lyonsdale Biomass facility and a recently announced facility in Geddes.
    Sponsor: ESF E-ship Seminar Series | Contact: J. Barton, x6880

  • Thursday, October 16, 2008

    CNY's Response to Global Energy and Climate Change Challenges: Is it Sustainable?
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, NY.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: E. Gillis, x4882

  • Friday, October 17, 2008

    Annual Meeting of the New York State Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

    Sponsor: American Chestnut Foundation, SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, x6888/x6817

  • Thursday, October 23, 2008

    College-Wide Lecture
    2:00 pm - 3:20 pm. 146 Baker Laboratory.
    Sponsor: ESF Foundation Feinstone Award | Contact: M. Fellows, x6621/x6681

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    Emerging Green Builders
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). Panel: Urban revitalization is green building | Contact: R. Meyer, x6881/x6880

  • Thursday, October 30, 2008

    Benefit the Planet and Your Bottom Line: Sustainability Strategies for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. ESF is a member of the Sustainable Partnership Enterprise. The seminar will feature presentations, panel discussions, hands-on activity and networking activities. Michael Kelleher, director of Renewable Energy Systems at ESF, is among the presenters.
    Sponsor: Sustainable Partnership Enterprise Seminar Series | Contact: E. Sangrey Callahan, 315-443-3673

  • Monday, November 03, 2008

    Introductory Photovoltaic Installer Course
    SUNY-ESF. SUNY-ESF offers this four-day Photovoltaic Installer Course with Dr. Gay Canough.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: E. Gillis, x4882/x6817

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2008

    2008 Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE)
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin), SUNY-ESF Campus. Two-day program will provide an opportunity to learn about renewable energy opportunities and ideas that being developed in CNY. Learn about current technology in solar, wind, biomass and conversion to biofuels. | Contact: E. Gillis, x4882

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2008

    Sustainable Production & Supply of Biomass in NY
    Oswego BOCES - Mexico, NY.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: E. Gillis, x4882/x6817

    Ollie Club Book Signing Party
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. This event will honor the release of Ollie Club's new book, "Global Warming Solutions: A Concerned Citizen's Guide to Climate Protection."
    Sponsor: Great Lakes Research Consortium and Environmental Studies Department | Contact: C. Crysler, /x6636

  • Thursday, November 13, 2008

    Adaptive Peaks Seminar: Catherine O'Reilly, Bard College
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Illick 5.
    Sponsor: EFB | Contact: J. Brunner, /x4937

    CNY Air & Waste Management Association Meeting/Dinner/Speaker
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge. Members of the CNY AWMA chapter and the environmental industry community meet at ESF annually to network and discuss environmental issues affecting the CNY community
    Sponsor: CNY Air & Waste Management Association and Faculty of Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering | Contact: D. Daley, x4760

  • Friday, November 14, 2008

    Town Hall Meeting with Dr. James Weyhenmeyer
    12:45 pm - 4:00 pm. 1st Floor Bray Hall Rotunda. This event will start with a poster session dealing with the depth and breadth of research at ESF. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Weyhenmeyer's presentation will commence at 1:45 PM.
    Sponsor: Office of Research Programs | Contact: Neil H. Ringler, x6606

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    Interdisciplinary Brown-Bag Lunch Series
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 324 Bray Hall. Introducing new faculty in environmental research fields -- come meet your new colleagues and learn about their research. Drinks and dessert provided; bring your own lunch.
    Sponsor: EnSPIRE Office of Environment and Society | Contact: Rachel May, 443-9726

  • Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Green Business: Separating the Green from Business
    The Craftsman Business Conference Center, 7300 East Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY 13066.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, x6888/x6817

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    Talk: Dr. Lotsmart Fonjung, Univ. of Buea, Cameroon
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. "Challenges to Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Cameroon"
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies/ Pack Environmental Institute | Contact: D. Sonnenfeld, x6636

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2008

    CMWPE Speaker Series in Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. 408 Baker. | Contact: S. Anagnost, x6837/x6880

  • Monday, January 12, 2009

    Next Generation Design Charrette
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). Talks and brainstorming sessions on sustainability and design for students in design fields (landscape arch., industrial and interior design)"
    Sponsor: EnSPIRE Office of Environment and Society | Contact: Rachel Mau, 443-9726

  • Saturday, January 31, 2009

    Open House at the EcoHouse!
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 821 Comstock Avenue, a hub for students interested in eco-friendly living. Why wait to live an eco-friendly lifestyle when you could be doing it now? Bring your ideas to add to this list: - Eco-living, conservation, and sustainability - Reducing carbon footprint - Advocacy and education - Networking with other organizations - Community gardening - Community service opportunities - Savoring the beauty of the earth - Decision making for future generations Housing is available for next year at 821 Comstock Ave and the Dorset House, or network with us from your own apartment or dormitory. Food, conversation, networking, and tour concluding by 3pm. | Contact: Brad DeFrees, 315-558-8046

  • Wednesday, February 04, 2009

    Bioenergy & Bioproducts Seminar
    2:50 pm - 4:00 pm. 145 Baker Lab. Seminar presentation on Renewable Energy/Bioproducts in Eastern Ontario, Canada by Brian Barkley, General Manager, Eastern Ontario Model Forest, Kemptville, ON
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF/Forestry | Contact: Ed White, 470-6732

  • Thursday, February 05, 2009

    Book Launch: Global Warming Solutions
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. Book release reception with readings by the author, Oliver Clubb. "Global Warming Solutions: A Concerned Citizen's Guide to Climate Protection." Please join the author and friends in celebrating the release of this new book. Light refreshments will be served.
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Studies | Contact: Chris Crysler, 470-6636

  • Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Public Lecture: Can We Change More than the Climate?
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 408 Baker Hall. Kirk Emerson, the Department of Environmental Studies William J. Donlon visiting scholar for Spring, 2009, will give a public lecture entitled, "Collaborative Governance and Global Warming: Can We Change More than the Climate?" | Contact: Chris Crysler, 6636

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Chris Palmer, Wildlife Filmmaker and Environmentalist
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Marshall Hall Auditorium. Chris Palmer an Emmy Award winning wildlife filmmaker will be giving the audience an inside look at wildlife filmmaking and preservation. This will include a breakdown of the trouble and ethical dilemmas faced in trying to gather certain types of entertaining footage. He will also touch upon the importance of action in helping to preserve our environment.
    Sponsor: National Grid and Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Michael Kelleher, 470-4934

  • Thursday, February 19, 2009

    Engineers Without Borders Thursday Meeting
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Moon Conference Room (110 Moon). An Engineers Without Borders weekly Meeting. Come learn about our work in Honduras and local projects!
    Sponsor: Engineers Without Borders | Contact: Eben Pendleton

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2009

    Janine Benyus
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Hendricks Chapel. Janine Benyus is a pioneer in biomimicry, an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's designs and processes. Through a multimedia presentation, Benyus will teach us what we can learn from the genius that surrounds us. Sponsored in cooperation with the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.""
    Sponsor: Syracuse University Lecture Series | Contact: Leah Flynn, 470-4865

  • Thursday, March 05, 2009

    "The Greening of Risk Management" - Speaker Series on Sustainable Construction & Renewable Materials
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 145 Baker Laboratory. Seminar Title: The Greening of Risk Management: The Pros and Cons of Sustainable Buildings from a Risk Standpoint Speaker: Eileen Clinton, Vice President of Risk Management Services, Brown and Brown Empire State, Syracuse, NY
    Sponsor: Department of Construction Management and Wood Products Engineering | Contact: Judy Barton, 470-6880

  • Monday, March 09, 2009

    SUNY SPARE - PV Installer Course
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. SUNY Morrisville. SUNY SPARE Photovoltaic Installer Courses are offered by SUNY-ESF in collaboration with SUNY Morrisville. Basic and advanced PV courses are instructed by well-known physicist and entrepreneur Dr. Gay Canough! Complete this course and also meet a requirement for certification through NABCEP as a PV installer.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach in partnership with SUNY Morrisville | Contact: BrandiLee Schafran, 470-4898

  • Monday, March 16, 2009

    Presentation by William Sunderlin
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 408 Baker Lab. Dr. Sunderlin is Senior Researcher for the Rights and Resources Group in Washington D.C. and Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia. The title of his presentation is "Global Forest Tenure, Rights and Resources."
    Sponsor: Environmental Studies Department and the Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute | Contact: Chris Crysler, 470-6636

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    Paper Science and Paper Engineering Student Paper Machine Run
    Walters Hall. Students will run paper making projects on the Walters Hall paper making machine. The best time to observe is between 10:30 am and 11:30 am.
    Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Ray Appleby, 470-6527

  • Thursday, March 19, 2009

    7th Annual Green Building Conference
    Oncenter Complex, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry partners with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter to host the Annual Green Building conference on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, 2009, at the Oncenter Complex.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and USGBC | Contact: ESF Outreach, x6888/x6817

  • Sunday, March 22, 2009

    Advances in Bioprocessing: Cultivating Economic Growth
    Oncenter Complex, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, x6888/x6817

  • Sunday, March 29, 2009

    Fourth Annual ESF International Student Awards Banquet
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. A Celebration of International Excellence and Awards to Outstanding Students. Keynote Speaker: Dr. John McPeak, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University - "Helping Markets to Assist Rural Producers in Developing Economies: Some Examples from Ongoing Work in Kenya and Mali." Tickets Free - reservation required from Multicultural Affairs Office, 24 Bray Hall. | Contact: Raydora S. Drummer Francis, 470-4815

  • Thursday, April 02, 2009

    C. Eugene Farnsworth Memorial Lecture
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. 146 Baker. Guest Lecture presented by Dr. William Bentley (FNRM Professor Emeritus); "From Global to Local - Perspectives on Forest Sustainability, Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change"
    Sponsor: Dept. of Forest and Natural Resources Management | Contact: Tari Pittenger, 6536

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2009

    Catching Rain: Green Infrastructure in Central New York
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Museum of Science and Tecnology (MOST). Please join us for this educational session, some light refreshments, the company of your community leaders and neighbors, and a chance to discuss your role and needs in waste water reduction efforts. Refreshments provided!
    Sponsor: Depat. of Envi. Studies & Environmental Finance Center | Contact: Khris Dodson, 470-6564

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2009

    Paper Science and Paper Engineering Student Paper Machine Run
    Walters Hall. Students will run paper making projects on the Walters Hall paper making machine. The best time to observe is between 10:30 am and 11:30 am.
    Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Ray Appleby, 470-6527

  • Thursday, April 16, 2009

    Guest lecture: Global Climate Change and the Arctic Ecosystem
    9:30 am - 10:45 am. 315 Bray Hall. This lecture will be given by Dr. Donald Moore, an alumnus of ESF who works at the National Zoo and with the Smithsonian Institution. He has been studying polar bears in the Arctic and has observed changes in the ecosystem due to climate change. This will be a fascinating presentation.
    Sponsor: Justin Culkowski, Instructor, Meteorolgy/Climate Change Course | Contact: Justin Culkowski, 315-470-6632

  • Friday, April 17, 2009

    Fifth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century
    7:30 am - 2:00 pm. Cazenovia College, Schneeweiss Athletic Complex. Smart Growth & Transportation Solutions & Options for Energy Conservation
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: Rhea Jezer, 315.727.0123

    2009 Energy Symposium
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm. Cazenovia College. Smart Growth in Transportation: Solutions and Options for Energy Conservation for Large and Small Communities
    Sponsor: Cazenovia College, The Gifford Foundation, Syracuse COE, Environmental Finance Center at SU | Contact: Maureen Fellows, 315-470-6621

  • Monday, April 20, 2009

    SUNY SPARE - Basic PV Installer Course
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. SUNY Morrisville. SUNY SPARE Photovoltaic Installer Courses are offered by SUNY-ESF in collaboration with SUNY Morrisville. Basic and advanced PV courses are instructed by well-known physicist and entrepreneur Dr. Gay Canough! Complete this course and also meet a requirement for certification through NABCEP as a PV installer.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach in partnership with SUNY Morrisville | Contact: BrandiLee Schafran, 470-4898

    Campus Sustainability Plan Presentation
    2:30 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Mike Kelleher, Director of Renewable Resources, presents on changes coming to the campus.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Event

    Film: Global Warming: The Signs and the Science
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Moon Library, Room 110. Narrated by Alanis Morisette. Viewing and discussion moderated by Dr. Richard Smardon. Also, hear about Prof. Ollie Clubb's new book, Global Warming Solutions. Available for free download HERE.
    Sponsor: Focus the Nation Teach-In on Global Warming

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2009

    Focus the Nation
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Syracuse Campus- Life Sciences Building. SU and ESF faculty lead discussions on technological, scientific, economic, social, and ethical approaches to addressing the climate crisis. Multiple events -- visit Focus the Nation website for more information.

    Sustainability Showcase
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 105 Life Sciences, SU. Students in design fields, engineering, and sustainable enterprise present their innovative sustainable designs and life cycle research.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Event | Contact: Dr. Rachel May, 315-443-9726

    Lunchtime Learning: True Cost of Food
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 011 Life Sciences, SU. ESF grad students lead discussion of ways our daily food choices affect the climate. Lunch provided. Space is limited - registration required.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Event | Contact: Dr. Rachel May, 315-443-9726

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    A Conservation Plan for Three Falls Woods, Manlius, New York
    1:30 pm. 110 Moon LIbrary. Students enrolled in Senior Synthesis in Conservation Biology will present the results of their semester-long project that focused on the conservation of a 175-acre forest in Manlius. This forest, known locally as Three Falls Woods due to the presence of three seasonally-flowing waterfalls, is currently threatened by development. Working in support of a local grassroots organization, the class compiled comprehensive information about the site and developed recommendations for protecting and managing the area in the future. Refreshments provided.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Event

    Clothing Swap
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Activities Fair . Bring your old rags and switch them up for some new ones! A Clothing Swap will be happening at the Green Campus Initiative table during the Activities Fair. Come on out with old clothes you don't want anymore, and swap for something new. Green Campus Initiative will also be selling their recycled notebooks and seed paper bookmarks! Anything that isn't "swapped" or you don't want will be donated to Reverb on Sunday April 26th in the EcoVillage.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Julie Houde, 3014615816

  • Thursday, April 23, 2009

    Green Campus Initiative Waste Audit CANCELLED
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. ESF Quad.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Portia Osborne

    Engineering Design Projects - Oral Presentations - Green Designs
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin).
    Sponsor: Dept. Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering | Contact: Doug Daley, 470-4760

    The Bridge: Campus to Community Connection
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). The meeting was inspired by talks among members campus organizations and students wanting more engagement with the community. Our intent is to create stronger links for faculty between outreach and teaching/research, streamline and focus our efforts to the benefit of the community, and give students service learning opportunities backed by faculty participation. Participants will learn what community groups are doing, what they would like to do, and how the university might support their efforts.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Center for Urban Environment | Contact: Myrna Hall, 470-4741

  • Sunday, April 26, 2009

    Revolution Green: Movie Screening with Guster
    12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Marshall Auditurium . As part of Reverb's Campus Climate Consciousness Tour, Reverb will be sponsoring a screening of their film, Revolution Green with follow up questions with Adam Gardner and a panel of guests from Reverb. If you attend, you will be entered in a contest to win a meet and greet with the band through Reverb. Doors will open at 12:30pm and the movie will start at 1pm.
    Sponsor: Reverb | Contact: Ben Schott, 5853291277

    Revolution Green Screening with Guster's Adam Gardner
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Reverb & the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance have joined forces to present a free screening of this award-winning documentary. Post-screening Q&A will follow with representatives from Guster, Reverb, and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance. Win a pair of Meet & Greet passes with the entire band after the concert!
    Sponsor: Reverb and the Campus Consciousness Tour & The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance | Contact: Ben Schott, 585-329-1277

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    Presentation by Robert Spiegelman
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 146 Baker. "Cooling Mother Earth: New York's Footprint in Nature, Then and Now" Are New Yorkers stewards or lords of nature? Dr. Spiegelman unearths the roots of conflicting views of nature, development and civilization- then and now.
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Studies | Contact: Jack Manno, 470-6816

  • Thursday, April 30, 2009

    A Community Conversation: Building Central New York's Construction Work Force
    7:30 am - 11:30 am. Welch Allyn Room, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY. Panel presentation and roundtable discussions about the near and long-term challenges associated with construction workforce development in CNY and the development of a public response and partnerships with various sectors involved in the construction field.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach, ABC, J2J, MDA, OCM Boces, OCC | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6817

  • Friday, May 08, 2009

    Green Business: Separating the Green from Business
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Millennium UN Plaza Hotel New York, One United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017.

    If you are someone who defines strategic goals for your business and how to "be green" and stay lean is confounding, you should come.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, x6888/x6817

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship Information Night
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin) . Information night for rising high school seniors or recent (2009) high school graduates and their parents/guardians who are interested in taking the Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship (ERE296) Course at SUNY ESF the week of July 27-31, 2009. Students will be able to register for the course this evening. Call Maura Harling Stefl at 315-470-6889 or email to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Friday, June 05, 2009

    Thanh Vo Dinh's Capstone Presentation
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 105 Marshall Hall. Ph.D. Candidate, Jack Manno, major professor, Environmental & Natural Resources Policy area-of-study. "Local Knowledge, Institutions, Livelihoods and Coastal Resources in Tam Giang Cau Hai Lagoon System Under Context of Institutional and Global Climate Change.
    Sponsor: Graduate Program in Environmental Science | Contact: Patti Gibeault, X-6528

  • Monday, July 13, 2009

    SUNY SPARE - Basic PV Installer Course
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. SUNY Morrisville. SUNY SPARE Photovoltaic Installer Courses are offered by SUNY-ESF in collaboration with SUNY Morrisville. Basic and advanced PV courses are instructed by well-known physicist and entrepreneur Dr. Gay Canough! Complete this course and also meet a requirement for certification through NABCEP as a PV installer.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach in partnership with SUNY Morrisville | Contact: BrandiLee Schafran, 470-4898

  • Monday, July 27, 2009

    Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship (ERE 296)
    ESF Campus, Syracuse. Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship is a one-week 3 credit college course for rising high school seniors or recent (2009) high school graduates.
    Sponsor: Outreach Office | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Sunday, August 09, 2009

    SUNY ESF Environmental Science Summer Institute for Teachers
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm. ESF Ranger School in Wanakena. 4 day Institute for teachers.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2009

    Governor's Forum: Municipal Finance
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin), SUNY ESF campus, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210. The Governor's Forum is a series of informational sessions held around the state. The Municipal Finance session, with presentations from the Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Dormitory Authority, will focus on capital projects for municipalities.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF, Environmental Facilities Corp and Dormitory Authority | Contact: Julie Baldwin, 315-428-4337

  • Monday, September 14, 2009

    SUNY SPARE - Advanced PV Installer Course
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. SUNY Morrisville. SUNY SPARE Photovoltaic Installer Courses are offered by SUNY-ESF in collaboration with SUNY Morrisville. Basic and advanced PV courses are instructed by well-known physicist and entrepreneur Dr. Gay Canough! Complete this course and also meet a requirement for certification through NABCEP as a PV installer.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach in partnership with SUNY Morrisville | Contact: BrandiLee Schafran, 470-4898

  • Thursday, September 17, 2009

    Talk: "Ecosystem Services in Mexico City"
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. 408 Baker. Talk by Professor Lucía Oralia Almeida Leñero, Dept. of Ecology and Natural Resources, National University of Mexico (UNAM), on "Ecosystem Services Related to Water Provision in the Borough of Magdalena Contreras, Mexico City."
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: Myrna Hall, 315.470.4741

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    Lunchtime Learning Seminar: Paul Otteson - Nepal under Pressure
    11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Alumni Lounge - Marshall Hall. Through travel images and observations, Paul Otteson will offer an impressionistic look at Nepal from the lowlands of the Terai to the high ridges of the Himalaya. Special image sets will reveal the land and culture in and around Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park and Langtang National Park. The discussion will focus on the challenge to habitat and ecosystems presented by population growth, poverty and primitive agricultural practices, all in the recent context of a government in turmoil.
    Sponsor: Multicultural Affairs | Contact: Eileen Baldassarre, 470-4895

  • Thursday, September 24, 2009

    The Status and Characteristics of Biological Diversity in Yunnan Province, China
    12:45 pm. 110 Moon Library. Two very prominent conservation biologists from Southwest Forestry University in Yunnan, China -- Dr. Yang Yuming, Vice President, and Dr. Tian Kun, Professor -- will discuss some of their work in this very biologically diverse part of China.
    Sponsor: Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies and the ESF Office of International Education | Contact: OIGS, 470-6599

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Seminar: Research in Environmental Resources Engineering
    11:40 am - 12:35 pm. 432 Baker Labs. Each Wednesday at 11:40 - 12:35 between September 30 and November 18, the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering will present a seminar on faculty and graduate student research. Bring your lunch, settle in, and learn more about our engineering work in water resources, geospatial, and ecological sciences!
    Sponsor: Department of ERFEG | Contact: Ted Endreny, 470-6565

  • Thursday, October 01, 2009

    Talk: "US Climate Politics and What They Mean for Copenhagen"
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. 408 Baker. Dr. Dana R. Fisher is Associate Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Her publications include "National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and "Activism, Inc." (Stanford, 2006). All welcome...
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: Chris Crysler, 315.470.6636

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2009

    International Conference on Biorefinery (ICB 09)
    Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Scientists, faculty and graduate students in biofuels and biomass, Stakeholders in this fast evolving area of the sustainably resourcing chemical industry and new forest based materials, Global Business leaders interested in biomass production systems
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, x6888/x6817

  • Thursday, October 08, 2009

    Presentation by Dr. Zhang Pijing
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 105 Marshall Hall. This talk will focus on why there are different kinds of Environmental Kuznets Curves (EKCs). It will discuss the possibility of a better trajectory of EKC in different economic periods. China's intensified efforts to reduce the pace of the polluting emissions in recent years both nationally and locally leads to the expectation of better EKCs.
    Sponsor: Environmental Studies Department | Contact: Chris Crysler, 470-6636

  • Friday, October 09, 2009

    Nobel Laureate & U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu to Visit ESF
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm. Tour of Campus, Bray Hall meeting. Congressman Daniel B. Maffei and ESF President Neil Murphy welcome Nobel Laureate and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu at ESF on Friday, 10/9, for a press event at the SUNY-ESF Campus. The event will begin at approximately 2:45 pm and will be held in the first floor rotunda in Bray Hall. This offers an opportunity to showcase the research and development being conducted by the faculty and students of ESF. | Contact: ESF Communications, 470-6644

  • Thursday, October 15, 2009

    NYS Assembly and NYS Senate Round Table on Energy
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin), SUNY ESF campus, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210. The NYS Assembly and NYS Senate will hold a round table hearing on Energy.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF and Assembly standing committees on: Energy, Economic Development and Corporations | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6888

    Delfin Ganapin Lecture
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Room 110 Moon Library. Delfin Ganapin is the global manager of the GEF Small Grants Program. His talk will focus on "Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change," a new initiative that UNEP is developing globally. The initiative focuses on how climate change adaptation can be made known to, designed by and implemented by poor and vulnerable communities. Dr. Ganapin is Richard Smardon's first Ph.D. student at SUNY-ESF (1987).
    Sponsor: Environmental Studies Department and the Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute | Contact: Chris Crysler, 470-6636

    Adaptive Peaks Seminar
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Illick 5. Dave Stahle, Distinguished Professor and Director of the University of Arkansas Tree Ring Laboratory, will give a presentation on using dendrochronology to evaluate global climate change.
    Sponsor: Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Melissa Fierke, 470-6809

  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    2nd International Biophysical Economics Conference
    Moon Library Conference Room & Marshall Auditorium. Biophysical economics is a new approach that asks why economics should be entirely a social science when real economies are about physical and biological realities, including energy. A number of world leaders in conceptualizing these issues will speak, including Gail Tverberg, Nate Hagans, Hannes Kunz, Joseph Tainter and others. Registration required. | Contact: Charles Hall, 315-470-6870

    Panel: "Climate Change Communications"
    10:30 am - 11:45 am. 220 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University. Featuring Mark Meisner, Environmental Studies; Karen Akerlof, Climate Change Communication Center; Michael Oko, NRDC. Part of the Public Diplomacy Symposium.
    Sponsor: Environmental Studies/ Assn. of Public Diplomacy Scholars | Contact: Katherine Avgerinos, 203.613.2295

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    Documentary Night: "Trashed"
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Come watch a fantastic documentary about TRASH! "Trashed" is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture…the disposal of what our society defines as "waste." It is an issue influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the consequences. Nor, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. At times humorous, but deeply poignant, "Trashed" examines the American waste stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative and SEAC | Contact: Hannah K. Morgan, 5185888640

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions: Arlene Blum
    4:00 pm. 146 Baker Lab. Green Science Policy Institute's Executive Director will open series with "Breaking Trail: Peaks, Public Health and Policy." Blum's biophysical chemistry research contributed to the regulation of cancer-causing flame retardants in children's sleepwear. She also led the first American ascent of Annapurna I.
    Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus and SU Women in Science and Engineering | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4868

  • Thursday, October 22, 2009

    '350' Photo on the Quad for upcoming Climate Action Day
    12:30 pm. Quad. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in forming the number "350" on the Quad in support of the movement to avoid exceeding the 350 parts-per-million concentration level of CO2, and in association with the upcoming (10/24) Day of Climate Action. You are asked to bring an umbrella (to make the picture creative!). This picture will then be sent to www.350.org to be posted on their website!

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    The 2009-2010 Speaker Series on Sustainable Construction and Renewable Materials: The Greening of ESF--Sustainable Construction on the ESF Campus
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 145 Baker Lab. Seminar on "The Rehabilitation of Baker Laboratory: Sustainable Aspects of Design & Construction" presented by Matthew Klucznik, Associate Partner, QPK Design, Syracuse, NY
    Sponsor: Department of Construction Management and Wood Products Engineering | Contact: Judy Barton, 470-6880

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Seminar: Department of Forest & Natural Resources Management
    10:35 am - 11:30 am. 314 Bray Hall. "ESF's Climate Action Plan and the Gateway Building Energy System," Michael Kelleher, Director of Renewable Energy Systems at ESF.
    Sponsor: Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management | Contact: Steve Stehman, 470-6692

  • Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Presentation by Peter Moon of O2 Compost
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 146 Baker Laboratory. Peter Moon of O2 Compost, along with Greg Gelewski of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, will give a presentation about OCRRA's food waste pilot project. This presentation will provide a project summary explaining the innovative food waste composting process at OCRRA's Amboy Compost Site in Camillus. It will also cover environmental policy goals, technical elements and financial models for a full-scale operation.
    Sponsor: Outreach/Communications | Contact: Claire Dunn, x6650

  • Thursday, November 05, 2009

    SURE: Putting Renewable Technology to Work
    Alumni Lounge. This program will provide you the opportunity to learn about the renewable energy technologies at work in Central New York along with current technology and business applications or renewable energy systems including solar, wind power, biomass, and biofuels.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach & the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-4882

    Public Lecture: "Policy Challenges of Global Climate Negotiations"
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. 146 Baker. Dr. David O'Connor is Chief of the Policy Analysis and Networks Branch, Division of Sustainable Development, United Nations, New York. He has been heavily involved in both climate change policy discussions and in responding to the global food (and fuels) crisis.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: Chris Crysler, 315-470-6636

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    SAGE09: Sustainable and Green Entrepreneurship Seminar
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Community Room. Do you want to be a science millionaire? All day event for high school students and teachers to learn about the opportunities and ventures in profit and non-profit contexts with the goal of developing a green and sustainable business idea to enter into the MDA of CNY & Syracuse Business Idea Competition. Program will look at the science of environmental challenges, entrepreneurial thinking and the role they play in these challenges. FREE event. Must pre-register. Limited space.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 470-6889

    Department of FNRM Seminar
    10:35 am - 11:30 am. 314 Bray Hall. "Maximin Utility with Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources," Dr. Jon Conrad, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
    Sponsor: FNRM | Contact: Steve Stehman, 470-6692

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    MDA Student Business Idea Competition Information Session
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin) . Information session for the Metropolitan Development Association CNY Business Idea competition for college and high school students. Come meet a representative from the MDA and learn about how you can enter an idea for this $5,000 prize competition. No registration required, just show up!
    Sponsor: Outreach Office | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, x6889

    MDA Business Idea Competition Faculty/Staff Information Session
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin), SUNY ESF campus, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210. Information session for FACULTY and STAFF who would like to get more information at the Metropolitan Development Association of CNY's Business Idea Competition which has a first place prize of $200,000. There is also a $15,000 agri-business competition. Come meet a representative from the MDA and learn about this unique opportunity!
    Sponsor: Outreach Office | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, x6889

    State of Our Planet Forum
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Green Campus Initiative is holding a forum to discuss the state of our planet. We submitted five questions to five ESF professors and invited them to share their responses with the college community. Come here what they have to say and voice your own thoughts, Tueday Nov. 17th 5-8pm in Nifkin Lounge. There will be lots of food and great discussions! This is a zero waste event, so bring a tupperware and your mug!
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Hannah K. Morgan, 5185888640

  • Saturday, November 28, 2009

    Christmas Tree Sale at Heiberg Forest
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Heiberg Forest. The annual sale of Christmas trees and greens from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry's Heiberg Forest. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Species include Douglas fir and balsam fir. Cut-your-own trees (any species, any size). $25 per tree. Bring a non-mechanized saw (chain saws not permitted!) or borrow a saw from the Heiberg staff. Deposit required but it will be refunded or applied to the purchase price of the tree. | Contact: Jaclyn L. Boylan, 315-470-6893

  • Monday, November 30, 2009

    Green Buildings and Practices: a three day seminar on LEED AP Core Principles
    Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge, SUNY ESF campus. SUNY ESF Outreach offers Green Buildings and Practices: a three day seminar on LEED Accredited Professional Core Principles. This seminar content will ready green building professionals to become Green Associates and/or LEED AP professionals successfully and to apply green building core principles in current projects.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6888

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2009

    Operation Shellshock: NYSDEC’s Undercover Effort to Protect our Native Reptiles and Amphibians
    2:00 pm - 2:50 pm. 146 Baker Laboratory. Lieutenant Richard Thomas, lead Investigator in Shellshock, will present the story of DEC's most successful and far reaching undercover investigation. We will hear about the threats to our "herp" resources, the illegal black market that exists, the research and undercover work that was done over four years, various case studies, and the education and resource protection efforts that continue from Operation Shellshock. | Contact: Sandra Polimino

  • Wednesday, December 09, 2009

    Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management Seminar
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 314 Bray Hall. Dr. Lee Newman, Brookhaven National Laboratory, will be presenting a seminar titled, "USING PLANTS TO SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS: Energy, Remediation, and Other Ideas."
    Sponsor: Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management | Contact: Steve Stehman, 470-6692

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Governor's Announcement of NY Photovoltaic Project
    9:45 am - 10:30 am. Bray Hall Rotunda. "I would like to cordially invite you to an event with Governor David A. Paterson and Richie Kessel, CEO of the New York Power Authority this Wednesday, January 27, starting at 9:45 am in the Bray Hall 1st Floor Rotunda. The Governor will be announcing issuance of the New York Power Authority's Request for Proposals (RFP) for 100 Megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across the state." - ESF President Cornelius B. Murphy | Contact: ESF Communications, 470-6644

    Global Environment, Health and Sustainability Seminar
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 110 Moon Linbrary. "A Sustainable Society via Supercritical Biofuels" Seminar by Dr. George Anitescu, Syracuse University, Candidate for Faculty Position in Global Environment, Health and Sustainability | Contact: Dr. Neil H. Ringler, 470-6606

  • Thursday, February 04, 2010

    Conservation Leadership Through Learning
    9:00 am - 10:00 am. 110 Moon Library. Come learn about an exciting new master's degree initiative focusing on conservation leadership. Through the Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL) initiative, we are pioneering a new cross-cultural model for graduate education that will prepare the next generation of conservation leaders. CLTL merges transdisciplinary university education with real-world action to create on-the-ground benefits for conservation and communities. Student learning will take place in the United States and Mexico.
    Sponsor: Colorado State University & Mexico’s Colegio de la Frontera Sur | Contact: Chad Dawson

    Adaptive Peaks Seminar: Dr. Christine Goodale
    4:00 pm. 5 Illick. Nitrogen Deposition Effects on Forest Carbon Storage: A Review and New Estimates. | Contact: Martin Dovciak

  • Monday, February 08, 2010

    SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY. A 4-day course covering the basics on how to site, design and install photovoltaic systems. Instructed by Dr. Gay Canough (Owner, ETM Solar Works) and Dr. Neal Abrams (ESF Assistant Professor, Chemical Education and Inorganic Chemistry). This Basic PV course is a board-recognized training program through NABCEP.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

    Opening Event: "Brighten the Chain - Treaty Commitments," Jake Edwards, Joe Heath, Sid Hill, Audrey Shenandoah, Jeanne Shenandoah, Stephanie Waterman
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future II."
    Sponsor: CNY Community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire State College, et. al. | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-470-6816

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    CANCELLED Projects, Philosophy and the Future of Landscape Architecture
    4:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium, Marshall Hall. This event has been cancelled due to weather.
    Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture | Contact: Tim Toland, 315-470-6969

    Seminar: Effects of Species on Ecosystems: Addressing the Complexity under Global Change
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. Seminar by Dr. Ann Russell, Iowa State University. Global environmental change, especially climate change, land-use change, and loss of biodiversity, bring fundamental changes to life-sustaining processes on Earth. Using a systems approach, Dr. Russell investigates the theoretical underpinnings of the control of plant species over environmental change, and explores the implications for developing more sustainable managed ecosystems.
    Sponsor: | Contact: Neil Ringler, 0

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Earthweek Committee Meetings
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 111 Marshall Auditorium. We will be meeting weekly to discuss and plan for Earthweek 2010.
    Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Meagan Pepper, 518-572-6798

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    Environmental Career Fair
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm. Moon Library. A special opportunity, on campus, to gather employer information, develop networks, meet employers from a variety of sectors, including corporate, environmental, and not-for-profit and interview of open jobs and internships. Check out Green Link for the most current career events at ESF and SU.
    Sponsor: ESF Career Services | Contact: John Turbeville, 470-6658

    Automating Urban Canopy Cover Modeling using Python and ArcGIS
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. 105 Marshall. Weekly lunchtime seminar for GISers. This week's featured speaker is Alexis Ellis, USDA Forest Service, talking about how to model urban tree canopy using Python in ArcGIS.
    Sponsor: Spatial Analysis Lab for Interdisciplinary Research | Contact: Myrna Hall, 470-4741

  • Monday, March 01, 2010

    Marcellus Shale & "Hydrofracking" Panel Discussion
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Marshall Auditorium. ESF and its environmental science graduate program will sponsor a panel discussion March 1 about horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as "hydrofracking," which is proposed for areas in Upstate New York. The discussion will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, March 1, in Marshall Hall Auditorium on the ESF campus. | Contact: Melody Kight

    From the "Doctrine of Discovery" to International Recognition of Rights, Tonya Gonella Frichner, Phil Arnold, John Diefenbacker-Krall
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. LeMoyne College, Grewen Auditorium. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future II."
    Sponsor: CNY Community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire State College, et. al. | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-470-6816

  • Tuesday, March 02, 2010

    University Lecture Series: Featuring Alex Steffen
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Hendricks Chapel. Steffen is the founder of "World Changing" a popular website on sustainability. Also editor of the book "Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century". He is also author of the book, "Bright Green", a newly published piece aimed at helping businesspeople understand where the big opportunities for change are. He is a much sought-after speaker on the power of new thinking and innovative solutions for sustainable cities. Free admission.
    Sponsor: Syracuse University Lecture Series | Contact: Esther Gray, 443-2941

  • Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    "CNY Blooms" Flower & Garden Show
    Syracuse OnCenter. Visit the SUNY-ESF booth at CNY Blooms - the 2010 Syracuse Flower & Garden Show. CNY Blooms features booths and displays of hundreds of area landscapers and horticulturalists. There will be seminars and presentations to help with sustainable landscape planning. Enjoy music, speakers, special guests, a children's area and more.
    Sponsor: Wegmans, SUNY-ESF and others | Contact: Karen B. Moore, 470-6644

    2010 ESF Movie Series: "Split Estate"
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Moon Library Room 110. If you are concerned with hydrofracking in New York or want to learn more about the topic, then this movie is a must see! Come join us for the 2010 ESF Movie Series featuring "Split Estate" at 7pm in Moon Library Room 110. Free food and drink will be provided and there will be a brief discussion afterwards. See you there!
    Sponsor: Environmental Communication Workshop Class

  • Thursday, March 04, 2010

    Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Dr. Meredith Gore
    4:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Dr. Meredith Gore, Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife & School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI will address "From lemurs to livelihoods: what can conservation criminology offer for resolving environmental risks in Madagascar?" Also part of Adaptive Peaks & Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series.
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, Graduate Student Association and ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Susana del Granado

  • Monday, March 08, 2010

    A Forum on the Future of Energy
    3:15 pm - 4:30 pm. Baker 146. Come listen to George Pataki, former governor of NYS, and Michael Morris, the CEO of American Electric Power, talk about energy issues such as carbon sequestration, restructuring the electric industry and renewable energy targets for NYS! Moderated by ESF President Neil Murphy. Reception to follow forum.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Hannah K. Morgan, 518-588-8640

    Public Lecture: Dr. Barbara Heinzen, "Scenarios and How Societies Learn"
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. 145 Baker Laboratory. Barbara Heinzen, DPhil Geography (SOAS, London), will share her experience in scenario-based planning for addressing environmental, social, and other concerns in countries and communities around the world.
    Sponsor: Environmental Studies, Environmental and Forest Biology, and others | Contact: Jack Manno, 315.470.6816

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    2010 ESF Movie Series: "Food, Inc."
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Moon Library Room 110. If you want to know more about the food you're eating and the United States food industry, then come join us to see "Food, Inc." as part of the 2010 ESF Movie Series, shown in Moon Library Room 110 at 7pm. There will be free local, organic and sustainable food being served. If you wish, you can help support healthy eating by bringing your own organic, sustainable dish for everyone to enjoy, however this is NOT mandatory. There will be an opportunity for everyone to swap recipes and a brief discussion following the movie.
    Sponsor: Environmental Communication Workshop Class

  • Thursday, March 11, 2010

    8th Annual Green Building Conference
    Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 . The Annual Green Building Conference Mission is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry partners with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter to host the Annual Green Building conference at the Oncenter Complex. Featured speaker, SARAH SUSANKA, Bestselling author, architect and cultural visionary.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF and U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6888

    Composting Demonstration and Project Launch
    1:00 pm. West end of Old Greenhouses, ESF Campus. Students in the Green Campus Initiative and ESF President, Dr. Cornelius Murphy, Jr., will give a demonstration of the new food and organic waste composting operation. The project includes an innovative process called static aerated composting which produces a weed free, pathogen free compost in as little as 3 weeks. It's located at the west end of the greenhouses located next to Oakwood Cemetery.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Paul Otteson, 470-4858

    Dr. Katrina Korfmacher: "Pursuing Environmental Justice Through Local Lead Policy"
    2:00 pm. 319 Marshall Hall. "PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE THROUGH LOCAL LEAD POLICY" Dr. Katrina Korfmacher, Deputy Director of Community Outreach in the Environmental Health Sciences Center of the University of Rochester Medical Center
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Studies | Contact: Joyce Buczek, 6636

  • Monday, March 15, 2010

    Visual Impact Assessment workshop (VIA)
    DOT facility, Albany, NY. Topics include VIA field as it pertains to transportation projects; landscape inventory with special reference to state/local significant historic & cultural landscape features; advances in visibility analyses, basic concepts & new technology; scoping problem-Route 17 upgrade to interstate standards; scoping for landscape context & significance, sensitive receptors; viewshed and simulation viewpoints; next steps - simulation to assessment to mitigation; and visualization support.
    Sponsor: Department of Transportation, PSWP University at Albany | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6888

  • Friday, March 19, 2010

    Great Lakes Research Consortium Annual Conference
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Baker Hall. The Great Lakes Research Consortium's annual conference emphasizes student research while providing opportunities for students, faculty and others to meet and share insights and information about Great Lakes-related research, academic programs, science and policy, and the Consortium's many programs. The Conference will include student presentations, research planning meetings, a faculty panel on the Great Lakes and Environmental Economics, a luncheon with awards for best student presentations, and a banquet.
    Sponsor: Great Lakes Research Consortium | Contact: Heather Carrington, 315470-6720

  • Monday, March 22, 2010

    Central New York Biotechnology Symposium 2010 – Cultivating Economic Growth
    Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse, NY 13224 . The purpose of the symposium is for regional universities such as ESF, SU, Cornell, Upstate and maybe others to showcase their entrepreneurial efforts in creating biotech based companies and to develop synergies between those start-up companies.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6888

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    2010 ESF Movie Series: "The 11th Hour"
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Moon Library Room 110. If you liked Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," then this film is a must-see! Learn about the problems facing our planet's life systems. Come join us for the 2010 ESF Movie Series featuring "The 11th Hour" at 7pm in Moon Library Room 110. Free food and drink will be provided and there will be a brief discussion afterwards. See you there!
    Sponsor: Environmental Communication Workshop Class

  • Thursday, March 25, 2010

    Green Ideas That Can Change the World: A student innovation exposition
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Center of Progress Building, NYS Fairgrounds. The SAGE exposition's purpose is to provide a showcase of student talent in green and sustainable innovation as part of the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Business Show. Open to college and high school students. Participants have an opportunity to win a peer award and/or an expert "best in show" award.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach, MDA, Clean Tech Center, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Monday, March 29, 2010

    Building adaptive capacity to respond to the impact of climate change on water resources in the Middle East
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 408 Baker. Dr. Zawahri's research interests focuses on how states manage their shared rivers to facilitate cooperation and avert conflict. Her work compares the experience of the Indus, Ganges, Euphrates, Tigris, and Jordan Rivers.
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Studies, Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute Lecture Series | Contact: Jack Manno, 470-6816

  • Monday, April 05, 2010

    Lacrosse: The Creator's Game, Oren Lyons, Roy Simmons II
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future II."
    Sponsor: CNY Community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire State College, et. al. | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-470-6816

  • Sunday, April 11, 2010

    Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium
    The Sagamore Resort on Lake George, 110 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, NY 12814. The Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, held at the beautiful Sagamore Resort, fosters quality information exchange between recreation and travel resource managers and researchers throughout North America. The forum provides opportunities for managers from different agencies, states, and governmental levels to discuss current issues and problems in the field. Students and those interested in continuing education in recreation and travel resource management are welcome.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6888

  • Monday, April 12, 2010

    SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course
    Syracuse, NY. A 4-day course covering the basics on how to site, design and install photovoltaic systems. Instructed by Dr. Gay Canough (Owner, ETM Solar Works) and Dr. Neal Abrams (ESF Assistant Professor, Chemical Education and Inorganic Chemistry). This Basic PV course is a board-recognized training program through NABCEP.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Moon Library Eco-Art Exhibit
    Moon Library. Submit sculpture, photo or any other environmentally friendly/themed art to be exhibited in Moon Library. Students vote for their favorite submissions. Enter for a chance to win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes: Gift Certificates to various Westcott Area vendors, prolonged exhibition of your art and a spread in the ESF Knothole!
    Sponsor: GCI and Friends of Moon Library | Contact: Adriana Beltrani

    Spotlight on Research and Outreach
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Moon Library AND Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). The Spotlight on Research and Outreach highlights student work in a conference-style setting. Poster sessions for all students as well as oral presentations by graduate students are eligible for cash awards. Keynote speaker is Dr. William Porter. | Contact: Linda Galloway, 315-470-6724

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainability: The 1990 Indigenous Peoples March for Territory and Dignity and the Origins of the Bolivian National Forest
    4:00 pm. Rm 12 Illick Hall. Learn about indigenous forest management in Bolivia, different perceptions of sustainability, and how indigenous communities helped establish one of the most progressive tropical forestry laws in the world. Presented by: Mike Dockry, US Forest Service Liaison to College of Menominee Nation, Center for First Americans Forestlands, PhD Candidate University Wisconsin Madison Forest & Wildlife Ecology | Contact: Robin Kimmerer

  • Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Friends of Moon Library Spring Event
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Moon Library Conference Room. Come hear Terri Ettinger's presentation, "Welcome to Your Illick Hall Greenhouses" and also see some work of student section of the Green Campus Initiative.
    Sponsor: Friends of Moon Library | Contact: Kevin J. Reynolds, X6667

  • Saturday, April 17, 2010

    Event image.Earth Week at ESF
    Various locations on and off campus. Join in the many activities scheduled as part of ESF's annual Earth Week celebration.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Committee & the ESF Community

    Event image.Connective Corridor Planter Design Charette
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This event will begin with a short introduction and presentation about Syracuse's Connective Corridor Project and sustainable design. Student will then form design teams with the objective to come up with a plan for the series of street planters to be placed along the Connective Corridor. Designs will be judged by a panel of professors, community officials, and local professionals.
    Sponsor: LAND|scape Club, ASLA, and Earth Week Committee | Contact: Keri Murphy

    Event image.Sustain-A-'Cuse
    3:30 pm - 11:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin) . NYPIRG will be hosting concert series to kick start earth week! Preformances by The Fly, Superfine Behind, Boots N' Shorts, and Joe Driscoll along with guest speakers from Syracuse First, the Peace Council, and Onondaga Nation. Late night showing of documentary "Split Estate." Community and student groups can table at the event (bring your own) and share information about your organization and activities!
    Sponsor: Sustainability at SU, WERW, Peace Council, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, NOON, Syr. First | Contact: Alejandro Fernandez-Lovo

  • Monday, April 19, 2010

    Event image.Dedication of NEW Waverly Rain Garden
    9:00 am. Crouse and Waverly parking lot. Dedication of new Waverly Rain Garden designed by ESF's own student, Nick Zubin-Stathopoulos.

    Event image.SU Showcase
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm. SU Quad. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, SU Showcase 2010 will officially focus on the theme of "sustainability" and includes student presentations, posters, and hands-on activities about climate change and sustainable food and consumption, plus a soap box for airing your ideas.
    Sponsor: SU

    Event image."Don't Be Such a Scientist"
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Maxwell Auditorium. Randy Olson speaks on his book, "Don't Be Such a Scientist," focusing on helping scientists get their message across about global warming, evolution, and other contentious issues.

    Event image.Shifting Paradigms Lecture: Dr. Robert Costanza
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. "Overcoming systemic roadblocks to sustainability: The evolutionary redesign of worldviews, institutions, and technologies." Robert Costanza, Ph.D. is Director of Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, The University of Vermont. For more information, please visit his website: http://bit.ly/aC3FSC
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association and Dept.Environmental & Forest Biology | Contact: Susana del Granado, 315-470-6812

    Event image."Sacred Waters: Onondaga Lake and Creek," Jake Edwards, Henry Lickers, panel of community responders
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY. Hear the public unveiling of the Onondaga Nation's "Vision for a Clean Onondaga Lake" and listen to brief responses from a panel of community responders along with Jake Edwards and Henry Lickers. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future II.
    Sponsor: CNY Community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire State College, et. al. | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-470-6816

    Event image.Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Part documentary, part mockumentary, Dr. randy Olson's film takes a humorous look at the debate about global warming.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Committee

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    Event image.Clothing Swap and Free Cycle
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. The ESF Quad. Bring your unwanted items to campus, whether it be clothes, CDs, text books, etc, and swap them with things that others bring! If you are moving out of your apartment any time soon, bring pictures of furniture you would like to give away before the end of the year.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Hannah K. Morgan, 518-588-8640

    Event image.T-Shirt Repurpose Clothing Workshop
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). T-Shirt Revolution! Bring an old t-shirt (or more) to repurpose as part of Earth Week. This studio workshop (held by ESF's own Maura Stefl from Outreach) will have stations to paint, stencil and embellish your t-shirts. There will also be sewing machines and a serger for those adventurous folks who want to alter theirs. Learn how to use a t-shirt to make a shopping bag, rug and other nifty things. Don't throw it out, reuse it!

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Event image.Baker Lab Waste Audit
    12:00 am. Baker Lab. Paul Crovella's ERE596 class will weigh all Baker trash for a week.
    Sponsor: ERE 596 | Contact: Paul Crovella

    Event image.Mello Velo on the Quad
    9:00 am - 11:00 am. Quad. Mello Velo Bike Shop will be providing FREE adjustments and lubrication to ESF students who bring their bikes to campus!
    Sponsor: Mello Velo Bike Shop

    Event image.Syracuse Speaks
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Andrew Maxwell and Lindsay Speicher will discuss the newly created Syracuse Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, along with a representative from Dan Maffei's Office. Mr. Maxwell was appointed by Mayor Stephanie Miner to lead the Bureau and Ms. Speicher has been interning under the administration to focus on interdepartmental coordination and execution of planning and sustainability efforts across all city departments. Come learn about internship opportunities and initiatives happening in the community and how you can get involved! Refreshments provided and light reception to follow! | Contact: Kevin M. Phu

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010

    Event image.Waste Audit
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The ESF Quad. Have you ever wondered what type of stuff ends up in ESF's trash? How much trash does ESF produce in one day?! How much material that ends up in the garbage could have been recycled, composted, donated or given to OCRRA to dispose of properly?! Come help GCI sort through 1 days worth of ESF trash! Bring gloves and help out!
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Hannah K. Morgan, 518-588-8640

    Event image.Climate Change Outreach – Was it a success? 10 Years of Conservation Education from Polar Bear Habitat and Zoos
    12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Marshall Auditorium. The situation for polar bears is pretty grim as global warming causes a decrease in their sea ice habitat. Dr Don Moore (ESF '76), Associate Director for Animal Care Sciences at Smithsonian's National Zoo, shares his knowledge and ideas about how to help, based on 10 years experience working with polar bears in captivity and as an outreach educator on behalf of the award-winning NGO Polar Bears International.

    Event image.Interfaith Earth Day
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Hendricks Chapel. SHARE reflections on your relationship with the earth and stewardship of the environment. JOIN in meditation or prayer in a contemplative and conversational interfaith setting. LEARN more about the earth and how those of different traditions understand its role in their lives. All are welcome- those with faith and those without!
    Sponsor: SU Students for Inter-Religious Understanding | Contact: Kate Fuller, 8178216472

    Event image.Recycled Sculpture Competition
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. ESF Quad. All materials collected from the GCI waste audit (that could have been recycled) will be used to create beautiful, unique designs for viewing!

    Event image.Baker Lab Waste Audit - Day 2
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Baker Lab. Think before you toss! Paul Crovella's ERE596 class will be weighing all Baker trash for a week as part of Baker Lab's LEED certification process. Our goal: significantly reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill. Please RECYCLE.
    Sponsor: Paul Crovella's ERE596 Class | Contact: Carmela Peters

  • Friday, April 23, 2010

    Event image.Primitive Pursuits Friction Fire Workshop and Braintanning Demonstration
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Quad. Come check out one of ESF's new clubs, Primitive Pursuits, as they teach how to start a fire without matches and naturally tan animal hides with brains and woodsmoke!

    Event image.Baker Lab Waste Audit - Day 3
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Baker Lab. Think before you toss! Paul Crovella's ERE596 class will be weighing all Baker trash for a week as part of Baker Lab's LEED certification process. Our goal: significantly reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill. Please RECYCLE.
    Sponsor: Paul Crovella's ERE596 Class | Contact: Carmela Peters

    Event image.Insomniacs
    10:00 pm - 2:00 am. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge (Nifkin) . Make your own lip balm, laundry detergent and all-purpose household cleaning products - all eco-friendly, non-toxic, and organic! You will be taught how to make them yourself and can bring home as much as you'd like. Bring your own jars and Tupperware! "Wild America" will be shown and food from Alto Cinco will be provided!
    Sponsor: Earth Week

  • Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Event image.Adopt-a-Stream Creek Clean-Ups
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Buses and vans leave Skyhall at 8AM. 3rd Annual Stream Survey and Clean-up Event. This year's locations are Onondaga Creek at Lords Hill Access, Nedrow, Nine Mile Creek at Marcellus High School, Marcellus.
    Sponsor: General Chemistry II | Contact: Kelley Donaghy, 470-6826

    Event image.Garlic Mustard Pull
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Baltimore Woods Nature Center has declared war on the exotic garlic mustard and is using an "eat your enemy" theme. The majority of volunteers will be helping to pull the garlic mustard, while a few will be in the kitchen helping prepare lunch (that will be made from it!). Transportation is provided, and information about where to meet on campus will be e-mailed to all who sign up as the date draws closer. 9 volunteers needed- SIGN UP IN 110 BRAY! | Contact: Liz Mix

    Event image.EWB and SUOC Hike for Honduras
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Heiberg Forest - ESF Students meet behind Lawrinson @ 11:00am for transportation. Come join us in beautiful Heiberg Forest for our Earth Week Hike for Honduras. The event will take place at the pavilion in Heiberg near Tully, NY. The pavillion is about 1.25 south of the forest entrance on Maple Ridge Road, near the Heiberg classrooms. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of facilities, transportation and LUNCH (meat and veggies for everyone!). We ask hike participants to help us fund raise for our community water supply project in Buena Vista, Honduras. For fund raising information, please visit the event website. If you fundraise $50 of pledges, the $10 participation fee is WAIVED. Transportation for ESF student will be provided. Please meet behind Lawrinson and 11:00am for a ride.
    Sponsor: SU Outing Club, Engineers Without Borders, and Earth Week Committee | Contact: Colin Bell, 585-490-9753

  • Monday, April 26, 2010

    Baker Lab Waste Audit - Day 4
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Baker Lab. Think before you toss! Paul Crovella's ERE596 class will be weighing all Baker trash for a week as part of Baker Lab's LEED certification process. Our goal: significantly reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill. Please RECYCLE.
    Sponsor: Paul Crovella's ERE596 class | Contact: Carmela Peters

    "Sacred Waters II: The Danger of Hydrofracking," Helen Slottje and Denise Waterman
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future."
    Sponsor: CNY Community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire State College, et. al. | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-470-6816

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2010

    Baker Lab Waste Audit - Last Day
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Baker Lab. Think before you toss! Paul Crovella's ERE596 class will be weighing all Baker trash for a week as part of Baker Lab's LEED certification process. Our goal: significantly reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill. Please RECYCLE. Our last Audit day - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
    Sponsor: Paul Crovella's ERE596 class | Contact: Carmela Peters

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Forestry Seminar: Dr. Laura Kenefic
    12:45 pm. 110 Moon Library. Dr. Laura Kenefic (MS '95), Research Forester and Principal Silviculturalist, Center for Research on Ecosystem Change, USDA Forest Service and Faculty Associate, University of Maine, Orono will talk about "Northern white cedar: what we know and why you should care." This presentation will conclude the Forest and Natural Resources Management Speaker Series.
    Sponsor: Department of Forest and Natural Resources Managment | Contact: Steve Stehman, 315-470-6692

  • Thursday, April 29, 2010

    C. Eugene Farnsworth Memorial Lecture and Fellowship
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. 146 Baker Lab. Guest lecture presented by Dr. Brett Butler, USDA Forest Service, "The Next Phase of Forest Conservation in the United States: Understanding and Reaching Family Forest Owners"
    Sponsor: Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management | Contact: Tari Pittenger, 315-687-6636

  • Monday, May 10, 2010

    SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course
    Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY. A 4-day course covering the basics on how to site, design and install photovoltaic systems. Instructed by Dr. Gay Canough (Owner, ETM Solar Works) and Dr. Neal Abrams (ESF Assistant Professor, Chemical Education and Inorganic Chemistry). This Basic PV course is a board-recognized training program through NABCEP.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Monday, May 24, 2010

    "The Influence of Haudenosaunee Women," Jeanne Shenandoah and Sally Roesch Wagner
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future."
    Sponsor: CNY Community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire State College, et. al. | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-470-6816

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Event image.The Nature Conservancy public lecture
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 5 Illick. The Nature Conservancy will be hosting a public lecture in 5 Illick. All faculty, staff and students are invited. Please see the attachments for more information.
    Sponsor: EFB | Contact: Dawn Thomas, 6742

  • Friday, June 11, 2010

    University Community Harvest Farmers Market
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Q3 parking lot on the SU Quad. The June 11 market will feature a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and plants; snacks; condiments; and ceramics and other handmade items. There will also be educational literature on healthy eating, sustainable practices and organic farming. The 2010 series of markets will continue on three Fridays: Sept. 24 and Oct. 8 and 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Waverly parking lot, located at the corner of Waverly Avenue and South Crouse Avenue. For more information on the markets, call 443-3608. Presented in conjunction with the Syracuse University Strawberry Festival.
    Sponsor: ESF and Syracuse University | Contact: Karen Moore, 6647

  • Monday, June 14, 2010

    "The Ground Beneath Your Feet is Sacred: Haudenosaunee Cultural Resource Protection," Tony Gonyea and Jack Rossen
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future."
    Sponsor: CNY Community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire State College, et. al. | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-470-6816

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    SPARE Advanced Photovoltaic Installer Course
    Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY. A two-day advanced photovoltaic installer course will be offered June 23 and 24 through the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The course is part of ESF Outreach's Solar Power as Renewable Energy (SPARE) program. The instructor is Dr. Gay E. Canough, a NABCEP certified installer and owner/operator of ETM Solar Works. She is also treasurer of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA). The advanced course is geared toward PV installers and engineers who have experience with PV systems. It offers participants an overview of commercial PV systems in a two-day workshop. The course is recommended for those who have taken an introductory installer course or have previous installer experience. The workshops will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 216 at the J. Stanley Coyne Building at Onondaga Community College. Participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes early the first day for registration.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Monday, July 12, 2010

    Climate Change Science and Sustainability
    Online. This online course is an introduction to climate science, the evidence of modern climate change, and an evaluation of some of the proposed solutions, integrating NASA and other web-based climate change media and products with outside readings.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Sharon Weis, 315470-6811

  • Monday, July 12, 2010 - Friday, August 20, 2010

    Concepts in Watershed Hydrology
    Online. The course is an introduction to the distribution and movement of water throughout the earth, as it interacts with the atmosphere, living organisms, and the physical earth.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Virginia Williams, 315470-6818

    "The Two Row Wampum and the Covenant Chain of Treaties," Irving Powless, Jr., and Robert W. Venables
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY. This presentation is part of a collaborative education series, "Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future."
    Sponsor: CNY Community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, LeMoyne College, SUNY Empire State College, et. al. | Contact: Jack Manno, 315-470-6816

  • Monday, July 19, 2010

    Introduction to Renewable Energy
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 141 Baker Lab, ESF Campus. This 2-credit course is designed to promote the understanding and use of alternative energy technologies as they pertain to both the classroom and outside world. The course will involved lectures from ESF faculty and staff involved in alternative energy resesarch, a laboratory portion for hands-on curriculum development, and ESF facility tours. Students will gain information regarding many of the proposed alternative energy technologies including solar, wind, biofuels, and others. Fundamental discussions of the operations of each of these devices at the atomic level are included at these research lectures, encompassing many scientific areas including chemistry, physics, and agriculture.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Sharon Weis, 315470-6811

  • Monday, July 26, 2010

    Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 141 Baker Lab, ESF Campus. This course will introduce you to the challenges and goals of creating a start-up venture in environmental science or technology and will help you develop the ability to recognize trends in the marketplace and where commercial opportunities can be created.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Monday, August 09, 2010

    Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 141 Baker Lab, ESF Campus. This course will introduce you to the challenges and goals of creating a start-up venture in environmental science or technology and will help you develop the ability to recognize trends in the marketplace and where commercial opportunities can be created.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Thursday, September 09, 2010

    Movie "Gasland" w/ Director Steve Fox
    6:30 pm - 11:00 pm. NEW LOCATION: Newhouse 3, Hearg Auditorium. The Sundance Award winning documentary, GASLAND and Director Josh Fox return to Syracuse for a screening in Newhouse 3, Hearg Auditorium (NOT Thornden Park!). Live music, information on hydro-fracking, and speakers begin at 6:30, the film begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by a discussion. This event is free & open to the public. Senator Dave Valesky, Jeanne Shenandoah, and others scheduled to participate. | Contact: Paul Otteson, 4858

  • Monday, September 13, 2010

    SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course
    Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY. A 4-day course covering the basics on how to site, design and install photovoltaic systems. Instructed by Dr. Gay Canough (Owner, ETM Solar Works) and Dr. Neal Abrams (ESF Assistant Professor, Chemical Education and Inorganic Chemistry). This Basic PV course is a board-recognized training program through NABCEP.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Thursday, September 16, 2010

    Centennial Hall Cornerstone Celebration
    12:30 pm. Oakland Street Construction site, just west of campus. Please join the College Foundation as we unveil a commemorative cornerstone and dedicate the name of ESF's first student residence: Centennial Hall.
    Sponsor: ESF College Foundation / Quality of Worklife Committee | Contact: Michele Stottlar, 470-6683

  • Friday, September 24, 2010

    Green Activities Fair
    10:00 pm - 2:00 am. Nifkin lounge. Come join Green Campus Initiative for a night full of good ol' sustainable FUN! Eat local produce, swap your old clothes for nifty new ones, plant a seed, and let your creativity run crazy with recyclable crafting!
    Sponsor: GCI | Contact: Laura Mateya

  • Monday, September 27, 2010

    SPARE Advanced Photovoltaic Installer Course
    Online and Syracuse, NY. New this year, Advanced Photovoltaic course will be offered as an online/onsite hybrid. Online study begins September 27th with the onsite session to held October 27th in Syracuse, NY. Course geared towards PV installers and engineers who have experience with PV systems and want information on commercial installation.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Wednesday, October 06, 2010

    Energy Management and Funding Sources at Water Infrastructure Facilities
    Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF and NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6888

  • Friday, October 15, 2010

    GSA Student Speaker Series - David Murphy on "The End of Economic Growth"
    11:50 am - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon. Join us as ESF Doctoral student David Murphy will be giving his talk "The End of Economic Growth" as our inaugural event in the Graduate Student Association Student Speaker Species. David's research focuses on the failings of neoclassical economics to accurately describe and predict global economic dynamics as we move past peak global peak oil production. Instead, he explores current global economics from an energy-based approach. Light refreshements are provided and feel free to bring your lunch! This is a minimum-waste event - bring mugs and bowls!
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association | Contact: Lewis Grove, 814-880-5667

    Chemistry Seminar - Guest Speaker Dr. Donald A. Bryant
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 148 Baker Lab. Dr. Bryant, from The Pennsylvania State University - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will speak on the topic - Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002: A Robust Cyanobacterial Platform for Biofuels Development
    Sponsor: Faculty of Chemistry - Host: Professor Chris Nomura | Contact: Jill Winterhalt, 315-470-6855

  • Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Centennial Hall Leasing Office Open House
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 162 Baker. The Leasing Office for the new ESF student residence, Centennial Hall, will be open for visitors and tours. The Centennial Hall Leasing Office is located in room 162 Baker. It is now open daily to provide information and applications to students who are potentially interested in living in Centennial Hall next year. The entire campus community is invited to stop by throughout the day tomorrow to enjoy bagels, fruit and desserts. It's also a great opportunity to see the interior designs for Centennial Hall and samples of the Stickley furniture that will be used in the residence. For more information on Centennial Hall, please visit our leasing website at http://www.centennialhallesf.com/ | Contact: Brenda Greenfield, 6683

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    Net Impact: "What the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Means for You and the Future of American Energy"
    6:30 pm. Whitman 525. Net Impact will be holding a meeting prior to the University Lecture at Hendrick's Chapel, "What the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Means for You and the Future of American Energy". The club will discuss upcoming events and will hold a drawing where one student will receive a picture with National Public Radio's Joe Palca, moderator for the lecture. Refreshments will be served at the meeting. After the meeting members are invited to join the club for the lecture. A limited number of VIP seats are available to club members then non-member students depending on interest and availability. To find out more about Net Impact, please visit our website http://www.su-esf-ni.com/
    Sponsor: Net Impact/CASSE | Contact: Jonathan Haas

  • Saturday, October 30, 2010

    Nature Connection with Jon Young
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Primitive Pursuits Club will be hosting Jon Young to give a talk on Nature Connection. Jon Young is a famous naturalist and storyteller, author of Kamana Naturalist Training Program, and author of recent book "Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature" You do not want to miss this opportunity to see him speak!
    Sponsor: Primitive Pursuits Club | Contact: Justin Sutera, 914-582-8927

  • Wednesday, November 03, 2010

    SURE:Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy Symposium
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Milton Room, Syracuse University Whitman School of Management. Panel discussion with a brief overview of the conceptual framework of renewable energy ideas, issues and decisions. ESF and SU faculty, staff, students and local companies will help you understand and will respond to questions about basic renewable energy and conservation terms and concepts.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, November 04, 2010

    SURE:Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge, (Nifkin). Presentations and debate about Renewable Technologies and Carbon Cycling from a production, policy and viability perspective.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6817

    Presentation on "Structures, Building Envelopes, and Energy Efficiency"
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 146 Baker Laboratory. Developing buildings with low energy use through careful attention to building's structural elements.
    Sponsor: Green Construction Group/Department of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering | Contact: Judy Barton, 470-6880

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    Green Infrastructure Symposium
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 701 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY . This program will provide you the opportunity to learn about the green infrastructure technologies at work in Central New York along with current technology design, applications and policies.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach and Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University | Contact: Virginia Williams, 315-470-6818

    Seminar: Observing land-atmosphere coupling with satellite remote sensing
    11:40 am - 12:30 pm. Baker Lab 146. Dr. Craig Ferguson, a recent graduate of the Princeton University Water Resources Engineering program, will deliver a seminar entitled, "Observing land-atmosphere coupling with satellite remote sensing". This talk is part of the ERE (Environmental Resources Engineering) Seminar Series. Craig has compiled an unprecedented spatial array of sensor imagery and data to observe whether climate change is leading to hydrological intensification (i.e., has a warming atmosphere lead to increased rates of evaporation and precipitation). Craig, an ESF alumnus, is a 2005 graduate of our ERE undergraduate program, is living in Japan with his wife and baby, and is working as a Post-Doc at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
    Sponsor: Department of ERE | Contact: Ted Endreny, 470-6565

  • Friday, November 19, 2010

    From the Waste Down: Composting Toilets, Watershed Governance & The Human Dimension of Sewage Mgmt
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon. GSA Student Speaker Series: Mike Dimpfl will be presenting preliminary findings from recent fieldwork on Skaneateles Lake targeting a cohort of 75 household compelled by the City of Syracuse to install composting toilets as a component of watershed policy. The study seeks to bring empirical data about the use of an alternative toilet technology in conversation with scholarship dealing with environmental governance, watershed policy, and the human dimensions of household freshwater use. Come early for light refreshments. This is a trash-free event, so bring a mug and bowl (or plate)!
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association | Contact: Lewis Grove, 814-880-5667

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    S.O.S. - State of Syracuse: Sustainability Forum
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. This forum will highlight the current initiatives toward creating a more sustainable Syracuse. We hope to inform and motivate community members (residents, college students, business owners, and anyone else who is connected to the city) to help private, government, and NGO initiatives. Panelists: Andrew Maxwell: Director of Planning and Sustainability for the City of Syracuse Charlotte "Chuckie" Holstein: Founder of F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse Matthew Millea: Deputy Onondaga County Executive for Physical Services Sam Gordon: Senior Planner from the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Andrew Dorr, 315-292-0306

  • Tuesday, February 08, 2011

    Climate Change Policies in Canada: Views from North of the Border
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm. Baker 146. Join us for a panel discussion with four policy professionals working on climate change issues in Canada: Mr. Paul Davidson, Policy Advisor, Climate Change Secretariat, Province of Ontario Mr. David Hew Grace, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy Branch, British Columbia Ministry of the Environment Mr. Ryan Hennessy, Project Manager, Community Adaptation, Northern Climate ExChange, Yukon College Mr. Jeffrey Kasbrick, Executive Assistant, Alberta Minister of the Environment These visitors are invited to the US under the auspices of the International Visitor Program in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State, and they are hosted in Syracuse by the International Center of Syracuse. Their university visits are being coordinated by: the Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration (CEPA) of the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and the organization, Students for Tomorrow's Environmental Policy (STEP) . For further information contact Prof. Sharon Moran, Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, smoran@esf.edu
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental Studies | Contact: Sharon Moran, 315-470-6690

  • Wednesday, February 09, 2011

    Arctic Air Documentary
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. The documentary's producer, Amy Manley, will be introducing the piece and answering questions afterward. Dr. Charlie Hall is featured in an interview in the documentary. "Flying the world's only ski-equipped C-130 Planes, the 109th Airlift Wing out of Scotia New York has provided vital support for international polar researchers for over two decades. The men and women of this National Guard unit expertly transport supplies, cargo and crew to Antarctica and the Greenland ice sheet… enduring temperatures barely above those at which their fuel and hydraulic fluid would gel. Over a barren white landscape with no natural landmarks, these highly trained pilots must land their aircraft on a trackless sheet of ice. It's a finely tuned balance of raw skill and constant training that makes each precarious mission anything but routine. And as more and more focus is placed on the Greenlandic Ice Sheet as the center for arctic research, these extraordinary missions continue to endow scientists all over the globe with the critical data that is now shaping our political policies on the divisive topic of Global Warming." | Contact: Liz Mix, 470-4909

  • Monday, February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day Clothing Swap
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. This Valentine's Day, show some love for Mother Earth at the GCI Clothing Swap and Repurposing! Come recycle or add style to your old clothes and get some new ones!
    Sponsor: GCI | Contact: Laura Mateya

    ESSO Hydro-fracking Campaign Discussion
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 110 Moon. The Environmental Studies Student Organization, Campus Progress and the Syracuse Chapter of College Democrats are involved in a campaign to instill community involvement and understanding of the issues relating to hydro-fracking for natural gas. This meeting will outline the agenda for our campaign and will provide a policy analysis of hydro-fracking activities. If you are interested in participating in this information session and supporting our campaign, please come and voice your opinion!
    Sponsor: Environmental Studies Student Organization | Contact: Shaylyn Decker, 973-600-5638

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2011

    Event image.ESF Centennial Seminar #8: "ESF in the Future"
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. 213 Marshall Hall. One of a series of eight seminars celebrating the first 100 years of SUNY ESF. Seminar #8 "ESF in the Future" presented by Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., President, SUNY ESF. ESF faculty, staff, students, alumni and off-campus colleagues are welcome to sit in on any of the seminar sessions.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Barbara Newman, 3154706817

  • Monday, March 14, 2011

    SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course
    room 216/220 Coyne Hall, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Tpk., Syracuse, NY 13215 . A 4-day course covering the basics on how to site, design and install photovoltaic systems. Instructed by Dr. Gay Canough (Owner, ETM Solar Works) and Dr. Neal Abrams (ESF Assistant Professor, Chemical Education and Inorganic Chemistry). This Basic PV course is a board-recognized training program through NABCEP.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, March 24, 2011

    New York State Green Building Conference: 9th Annual
    Doubletree Hotel, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, New York 13057. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry partners with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter to host the New York State Green Building conference at the Doubletree Hotel in East Syracuse, NY. Conference Mission of the New York State Green Building Conference is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes. The keynote presenter for 2011 is JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER, Urban Planning Expert, Social Critic, Author, Journalist.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF and U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011

    Climate Change: Can Northern Forests Keep Pace? -- Lindsey Rustad
    4:00 pm. Alumni (Nifkin) Lounge, Marshall Hall. "Climate Change: Can Northern Forests keep pace?" Dr Rustad is Hubbard Brook Team Leader & Research Ecologist, Center for Research on Ecosystem Change, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Durham, NH. Part of the Cross-disciplinary Seminar in Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes and Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series
    Sponsor: EnvironmeESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4868

  • Wednesday, April 06, 2011

    GSA Shifting Paradigms: Bernardo Aguilar-Gonzalez, Executive Director of Fundacion Neotropica on "Costa Rica: Greenwashing or Greentopia?"
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Join us for one of our two Shifting Paradigms speakers this spring as we host Bernardo Aguilar-Gonzalez, environmental lawyer, ecological economist, and the Executive Director for Fundacion Neotropica for his talk entitled, "Costa Rica: Greenwashing or Greentopia?" A reception in 408 Baker will follow. Mr. Aguilar-Gonzalez has graduate degrees in Applied and Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia and Agricultural and Environmental Law from the University of Costa Rica. Currently, he is finishing a PhD in Natural Scienes for Development through a collaborative program between Mesoamerican universities. He is the Executive Director of Fundacion Neotropica, one of the oldest and most reputable environmental NGOs in Costa Rica. Bernardo is also adjunct faculty at Northern Arizona University and an Instructor for Universidad Latina, Universidad Nacional and Universidad para la Cooperacion Internacional in Costa Rica (where is also the director of the Masters Program in Ecological Economics). He is the current President of the Mesoamerican Society for Ecological Economics and a Board member of the US Society for Ecological Economics. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and has several publications in the United States, Europe, Latin America and India.
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association and the Department of Environmental Studies | Contact: Lewis Grove, 814-880-5667

  • Thursday, April 07, 2011

    Documentary Film Night: "Tapped"
    7:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Join GCI and NYPIRG for a showing of the award-winning documentary, "Tapped." Uncover the issues surrounding the bottled water industry and see if you can taste the difference between water from a bottle and water from the tap.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Laura Mateya, 607-651-8619

  • Monday, April 11, 2011

    DATE CHANGED: SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course
    DATE CHANGED. The SPARE Basic class will take place May 9-12, 2011. Visit the website for details and registration: www.esf.edu/outreach/spare .
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Thesis Defense -- Meredith Atwood
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 8 Illick Hall. Bottom-up Influences on Freshwater Pool Food Webs: Implications for Amphibians and Restoration Efforts | Contact: William Winter, 470-6586

  • Saturday, April 16, 2011

    Event image.Sustainable Skill Share
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington Street. Sustainable Skill Share Mission: To engage the Syracuse community in sustainable living practices through multiple workshops taught by local experts. This free event will feature up to 15 different skill building workshops that are focused around sustainability. Instructors will teach affordable, eco-friendly skills that families can use at home to better their own lives and the environment. There will be plenty of hands on skills to learn. Examples of events include gardening, bike fixing, making/using rain barrels, and cooking with local foods. Skill shares will be held for 45 minutes to 1 hour, with 15 minutes in between each. A list of all workshops will be posted before the event, and people may choose which shares they would like to attend. When not attending a skill share at the event people can take special tours of the Syracuse Center of Excellence building or visit with multiple tables that will highlight local environmental organizations. This event is designed for every one of all ages. It will feature local donations of food, a kid's corner with crafts, and entertainment. Special tours of the Syracuse Center of Excellence will be given throughout the day.
    Sponsor: Syracuse Center of Excellence, Environmental Communications Workshop | Contact: Jill Trunko, 518-429-7165

  • Sunday, April 17, 2011

    Event image. 2nd Annual Earth Week Hike for Honduras at Clark’s Reservation
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Clark’s Reservation Park. You are invited to join the 2nd Annual Earth Week Hike for Honduras at Clark's Reservation State Park, 6105 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. The hike is a fundraiser for a community water supply project in Buena Vista, a rural mountain village in Honduras. Suggested donation is $10, however additional donations will gladly be accepted the day of the hike. Top donors will receive a prize and additional raffle tickets, which will be sold at the hike. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to various Syracuse-area shops and eateries, including Mello Velo Bicycle Shop, Sweet-on-Chocolate, etc. Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship from their family or friends, where sponsors offer to pledge a given amount of money for the hiker's participation. Sponsorship cards and accounting sheets can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/iiC2SU. Payment and mailing info for donations is included on the pledge cards. If you want to participate, please email Emily Wilmott (efwilmot@syr.edu) stating your interest and your plans on attending. Family-friendly hike -- bring the kids! We'll be playing games and will have lots of free food!
    Sponsor: ESF's Student Chapter of Engineers without Borders (ESF-EWB) | Contact: Emily Wilmott

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Event image.Open Forum on Sustainability at ESF
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Join us for a discussion of ongoing sustainability efforts at ESF and let us know what ESF can do to improve current efforts.
    Sponsor: Middle States Reaccreditation Steering Committee | Contact: Anna Stewart, 315-657-8270

    Event image.Climate Refugees Documentary
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Climate Refugees brings awareness to the "human face" of climate change. Director Michael Nash travels the globe investigating climate induced disasters and migration. The movie is a call for environmental, social, and personal change as well as hope. "A must see film that puts the human soul in the science of climate change," (Sherri Quinn, NPR). Join us for a free Earthweek showing at SUNY ESF, Marshall Auditorium, April 19th at 6pm. Informal discussion and snacks to follow! First 50 people receive a free official Earthweek t-shirt.
    Sponsor: Earth Week | Contact: Danielle Kaveney, 7167257648

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Event image.Onondaga Lake Presentation
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Moon Conference Center. The Onondaga Lake Community Education Project is a collaborative effort between the Onondaga Nation, the Onondaga Environmental Institute, and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation to provide historical and ecological education, facilitate the exchange of community knowledge and experience, and foster public participation in the restoration of Onondaga Lake and its watershed. We'll provide an introduction to the historical ecology of the lake environment, major sources of damage to the watershed, some of the current remediation and restoration efforts, and the Onondaga Nation's vision for the future of the lake. Join us and add your voice to the community conversation!
    Sponsor: Earth Week | Contact: Danielle Kaveney, 7167257648

  • Thursday, April 21, 2011

    Event image.A Conversation with Jeremy Jackson
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Room 113 HGL. "A Conversation with Jeremy Jackson" Grad students, Post-docs, Undergrads, Faculty All Welcome. This is an event for BIO, EAR, and ESF only. Jeremy Jackson, of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Smithsonian, will be the EARTH WEEK Holmes Lecturer on Thursday, 21 April, at 7 pm in Heroy Auditorium, in an event co-sponsored by Earth Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, and SUNY-Environmental Sciences and Forestry. The lecture will be "The Future of Oceans Past". One of the world's most prominent field scientists and an expert on coral reefs, Jackson was educated at Yale and has held senior faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University and UCSD/ Scripps. For many years, he has also been affiliated with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. He is renowned for his quantitative field studies on coral reefs, as well as for his path-breaking work on the 20-million year history of closure of the Isthmus of Panama. He has become one of the most prominent public intellectuals speaking on scientific study of global change in the oceans. His 2001 SCIENCE paper on the role of overfishing on coral reefs is one of the most highly cited papers in ecology and oceanography.

    Event image.Jeremy Jackson - "The Future of Oceans Past"
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Heroy Auditorium (SU Geology Building). The 2011 Holmes Lecture – In Celebration of Earth Week presents: Jeremy Jackson, Scripps institution of Oceanography. We are proud to announce that SUNY-ESF is co-sponsoring Syracuse University's 2011 Holmes Lecture in celebration of Earth Week. This year's speaker, Dr. Jeremy Jackson, is one of the most prominent marine ecologists in the world. Dr. Jackson is the William E. and Mary B. Ritter Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama. Dr. Jackson is more than just an academic researcher, and he has a message to get out about the world's oceans – declines in coral reefs, decreasing numbers of large marine fish, and losses of coastal and marine ecosystems, and he actively searches for innovative ways to reach the public to inspire action. All are welcome to join us for what will be a most interesting and informative evening. An event flyer is attached.
    Sponsor: SU Department of Earth Sciences, SUNY-ESF, SU College of Arts and Sciences | Contact: Neil H. Ringler

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    STEP Call for Papers
    12:00 am - 12:00 pm. SUNY ESF/SU. The Maxwell School's Students for Tomorrow's Environmental Policy (STEP) student organization serves as a forum for environmental policy discussion, as a vehicle for environmental career exploration, and as a platform for engaging the Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF community in issues related to environmental sustainability. (http://cepa.maxwell.syr.edu/step/) In conjunction with the 2011 SU Sustainability Showcase theme of "Sustainability for a Livable Future (http://sushowcase.syr.edu/)," STEP invites graduate student paper submissions with topics exploring the policy, management and science implications of diminishing resources, energy challenges, and evolving human impacts on the natural environment. Submitted papers will be posted on the STEP website and highlighted in other outlets beginning on April 2, 2011. STEP has a large audience spanning multiple schools and disciplines within Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure and feedback for research underway or completed, as well as to engage the SU community in sustainability dialogue. Published authors will be honored at STEP's end of the year Sustainability Celebration. Suggested content areas include but are not limited to: - Climate Change - Sustainable Development - State and Local Environmental Regulation - Environmental Advocacy and Conflict Resolution - Environmental Governance - Natural Resources Policy and Management Submission Deadlines: - 1st call April 1, 2011: Paper/abstract submissions due - 2nd call April 29, 2011: Paper/abstract submissions due Please email your submission to Carolyn Ramsden: cmramsde@syr.edu, using the form provided below. We look forward to learning about your work and spurring discussion among our peers! The Maxwell School Students for Tomorrow's Environmental Policy (STEP) Research Committee I've invited you to fill out the form STEP Call for Papers: "Sustainability for a Livable Future" To fill it out, visit: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFhadUtHMDVEYmNOeUZPeEZrNVhBdmc6MQ
    Sponsor: Students for Tomorrow's Environmental Policy | Contact: Matt Isles

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    ESF students to present Zenda Farm master plan
    5:30 pm. Thousand Islands Land Trust offices, 135 John St., Clayton, NY. From WatertownDailyTimes.com: "Landscape architecture students at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, will make their final presentation on the master plan for the Zenda Farm Preserve at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thousand Islands Land Trust offices, 135 John St. In February, TILT partnered with SUNY ESF to develop the plan that will serve as a guideline for use, programming and management of Zenda. At Wednesday's meeting, the students will present a summary of their process along with three alternative master plans for the 405-acre farm preserve."

  • Monday, May 02, 2011

    SU Showcase: Sustainability for a Livable Future
    Schine Student Center (SU) and selected schools and colleges. Display and presentation of student research and creative responses to environmental challenges. Student-generated multimedia exhibits on the Anthropocene Era and Visions for a Sustainable Future. Posters, talks, and strategy sessions. Expert speakers include meteorologist Dave Eichorn on climate disruptions in Central New York (8 a.m.); artist-activists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris on visualizing climate change, and geographer Mark Monmonier on mapping changing coastlines (8 p.m.)
    Sponsor: SU Academic Affairs | Contact: Rachel May, 443-9726

    A Biophilic Urban Design Study for the Town of Riverhead & the SUNY Center for Brownfield Studies
    1:00 pm. 409 Marshall Hall. Final Presentation, LSA 470/670, Studio in Landscape & Urban Ecology. A collaboration of graduate and undergraduate students in landscape architecture, seniors in environmental resource engineering, and seniors in the urban ecology minor. Professors Emanuel Carter, Douglas Daley and Preston Gilbert. All are invited. | Contact: Emanuel J. Carter Jr.

  • Thursday, May 05, 2011

    Event image.Talk: Dr. Zhen Lin, "Forestry History and Ecological Civilization in China"
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Marshall 105. The development of civilization is closely related to forest change. The relationship between man and forest reflects the relationship between humans and nature in traditional society. The rich forestry and environmental thoughts over thousands of years of Chinese history and culture are useful resources for developing Ecological Civilization today. Introductory lecture by Dr. Zhen Lin, Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing Forestry University, and Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF. Light refreshments will be served.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315-470-4931

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Stream Investigation, Stabilization & Design Workshop
    Baker Laboratory, Room 146. Workshop Emphasis on Innovative Approaches to Stream Stabilization and Restoration: This workshop will introduce the methodologies and procedures for initiating, planning, analyzing, and ultimately designing long-term sustainable river and stream stabilization or restoration projects. Innovative, environmentally sensitive, and cost-effective approaches to restoration will be discussed. Comprehensive case studies will be presented. Rain gear, boots, and field clothes are recommended for the field trips. | Contact: Ted Endreny

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    New York State Wood Products Development Council meeting
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm. 110 Moon Conference Room. The topic will be "biomass and the forest products industry." The meeting is open to the public. In accordance with Executive Order No. 3, the Council will have audio available on the Internet at http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/webcasting.html following the meeting. The New York State Wood Products Development Council is a public-private partnership and charged with promoting the economic activity of New York's diverse forest products industries.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF & New York State Wood Products Development Council | Contact: Maureen Fellows, 470-6621

  • Friday, June 10, 2011

    University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm. SU’s Strawberry Festival, on the Kenneth A. Shaw Quad. Presented by Syracuse University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and open to the public, this year's markets will feature a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and plants; snacks; condiments; locally made crafts and other handmade items. There will also be educational literature on healthy eating, sustainable practices and organic farming. The market season will continue in the fall semester, with three Friday markets planned: Sept. 9, 16 and 30. The fall markets will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Waverly parking lot, at the corner of South Crouse and Waverly avenues. The University Community Harvest Farmers' Markets began as a pilot project in 2007.
    Sponsor: SU & ESF | Contact: Kelly Homan Rodoski, 443-3608

  • 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

  • Friday, November 21, 2014

    Proposal Deadline for Student Sustainability Fund
    Proposals for the Student Sustainability Fund are due! (Send to gci@esf.edu) Obtain funding for projects you want to implement on campus that support ESF's ideals of sustainability and education.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Alexia Zambalas, 3157446984

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014

    Capstone Seminar - Noah Pasqua-Godkin
    10:30 am - 11:30 am. 212 Marshall Hall. Compost to Food Using Aquaponics | Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

  • Thursday, December 04, 2014

    Capstone Seminar - Michael Rann
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 159 Baker Laboratory. "Financial Analysis of a Possible Used Materials Retail Outlet in Syracuse, New York".
    Sponsor: Department of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering | Contact: Judy Barton, 470-6880

  • Sunday, December 07, 2014

    Trash Flash Mob
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Start at Hanover Square. All are invited to the Trash Flash Mob! Join GCI, the Landscape Club and more as we clean up Syracuse and create public art. Trash pickup runs from 11 am - 12:30 pm, starting at Hanover Square. From 1 - 3 pm, we make public art. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Lug your mug for free coffee!
    Sponsor: Landscape Club

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    LA Lecture "GETTING BACK TO THE GARDEN": BEGINNING AN AGE OF RESTORATION
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Brian Houseal, Executive Director Adirondack Ecological Center | Contact: Emanuel Carter, 470-6665

  • Tuesday, February 03, 2015

    Smart Technology for Climate-Smart Agriculture
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Join members of the ESF Planet Forward group for a live interactive webcast of a Planet Forward "salon", 3rd in the Feeding the Planet 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. Smart Technology for Climate-Smart Agriculture Climate­smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that jointly addresses the interactions between food security and climate change. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization defines CSA as having three pillars: -- Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes (food security) -- Adapting and building resilience to climate change (adaptation) -- Reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible (mitigation) As governments, communities and farmers adopt CSA practices, which technologies should be scaled and integrated? This salon will identify an array of high and low­tech innovations that should be considered for climate­smart agriculture. Key Questions: -- Which technologies show the most promise for developing climate­resilience in agriculture in the developing world? How can we scale these innovations? -- How can domestic precision agriculture inform climate­smart agriculture in the developing world? -- Which of these technologies and practices are (or should) be integrated in developing countries? -- Where is the most immediate opportunity for impact ­­ Carbon reduction? Conservation? -- How do we best communicate needs and opportunities to farmers, governments and the public?
    Sponsor: ESF Planet Forward | Contact: Paul Otteson, 470-4858

    Dr. Gregory Boyer, "New York’s Citizens State-Wide Lake Assessment Program"
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. In 1985, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York Federation of Lake Associations established a cooperative citizens-based monitoring program to monitor and track lake water quality throughout New York State. Starting with 25 lakes and 100 volunteers, this Citizen State-wide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) now includes more than 230 lakes and 1,500 volunteers. Volunteers are trained in sampling techniques and samples are collected monthly between June and October. On-site measurements include water clarity and temperature. Additional samples are collected for certified laboratory measurements of nutrients (N,P), pH and algal pigments. Starting in 2011, this program was expanded to include the cyanobacterial toxins that potentially impact human health. In addition to providing a rapid monitoring and alert protocol for the protection against CyanoHABs, information from the CSLAP program is being used to meet Federal Requirements for Lake Assessment and develop state-wide nutrient criteria that can be used as guidance for lake remediation and protection.
    Sponsor: Hydrology & Biogeochemistry Seminar | Contact: Emily Stephan

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Morning Munch!
    7:30 am - 10:00 am. Nifkin Lounge. Come enjoy free breakfast and coffee, courtesy of the Undergraduate Student Association. Your student fee at work!
    Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association (USA) | Contact: PJ Connell, 516-467-6372

    Indigenous Stewardship Brown Bag Lunch Series
    11:00 am - 12:30 am. 110 Moon Library. Among the Albany Savages- Jeff Greg, NYSDEC Jeff Greg (ES '84) is the Indian Nations Affairs Coordinator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the Office of Environmental Justice.
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson, 3154706870

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Whose Food is it Anyway? Digesting the Food Story - Live Webcast
    9:00 am - 10:30 am. Nifkin Lounge. All are welcome to join members of the ESF Planet Forward group in Nifkin Lounge to watch a panel of representatives from government, academia, NGOs, business, and others (projected live on the Nifkin screen) discuss the topic of "Whose Food is it Anyway? Digesting the Food Story". There will be an opportunity to interact directly with panelists online via live video chat. The salon is part of Planet Forward's yearlong focus on "Feeding the Planet". ESF is a member of the Planet Forward Consortium, which includes colleges, universities and partners (like National Geographic). 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. Salon Details Planet Forward and the GW School of Media and Public Affairs will facilitate a dialog on media coverage of food and agriculture. Key Questions Include: -- How do we cover such a broad topic in a way that better informs the public, yet holds government and the private sector accountable? -- What technologies, policies and advancements should the public know about, and how can it be conveyed to a public that is generally disconnected from agriculture? -- What media diet can: - --Provide journalism that meets the needs of an open society? - --Meet the industry's needs (difficulties) to reach consumers? - --Amid a new media revolution, meets the needs of a journalistic operation to get eyeballs 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

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Indigenous Stewardship Brown Bag Series
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. Reframing Indigenous Agriculture in North America: Its the Agronomy Stupid! Dr. Jane Mt. Pleasant, Cornell University, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture where she conducts research in Indigenous agriculture.
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson, 315 470-6870

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Speaker: Boston Schoolyard Initiative
    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm. Baker 146. Guest speaker Kristin Metz was the Director of Education for the Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI) from 2000 to 2013. The BSI (http://www.schoolyards.org/) sparked two decades of collaboration across Boston, transforming asphalt schoolyards of 88 elementary schools into centers for community, recreation, and learning. The multi-stakeholder partnership helped Boston Public Schools incorporate outdoor teaching as a routine practice; and influenced science (STEM) teaching on a national level. Kristin Metz is now an Education Consultant helping schools and districts build the capacity to support outdoor teaching and learning. (This event is sponsored by ESF's Graduate Student Association (GSA), and co-hosted with ESF's Outreach Office and the ESF Office of Energy & Sustainability).
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association & Outreach Office | Contact: Alexandre Poisson, 3157417557

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

    2015 George F. Earle Memorial Lecture
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Marshall Hall Auditorium. Lecture by Walter H. Kehm, Principal; Land,Inc. of Guelph, Ont., Canada A Conversation on Nature and Culture: Case Studies in Morocco, Egypt and Abu Dhabi
    Sponsor: Dept. of Landscape Architecure | Contact: Matthew Potteiger, 315-470-6544

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Indigenous Stewardship Brown Bag Lunch Series
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. "Haudenosaunee Language Restoration" Dr. Percy Abrams, Syracuse University, is a member of the Eel Clan of the Onondaga Nation and specializes in the morphology and phonology of the Iroquois languages
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson, 315470-6870

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Environmental Career Fair
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm. Gateway Center . A special opportunity, on campus, to gather employer and graduate school information, develop networks and meet organizations from a variety of sectors, including corporate, environmental, and not-for-profit.
    Sponsor: Career Services | Contact: ESF Career Services Office, 315-470-6660

    CANCELLED: LA Lecture - Shaun O'Rourke
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED, TBA Shaun O'Rourke Director of Sustainable Design School of Design Studies Boston Architectural College | Contact: Emanuel Carter, 470-6665


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