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SURE: Sustainable Practices in Central New YorkCampus Calendar

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Friday, October 3, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center & 2 Field Sites

Event Description: 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.

Katherina Searing

Sponsor: SUNY-ESF & Sustainabile Enterprise Partnership

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