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Growing Green Infrastructure in New York State and Central New York


  • Presentations by experts on the future of green infrastructure in our state and region
  • Panel discussions on strategically advancing green infrastructure, and current barriers and opportunities
  • Gathering of leaders and professionals interested in green infrastructure applications and tools
  • Field trips to local green infrastructure projects
Rain Garden

The Central New York Green Infrastructure Symposium is hosted by SUNY ESF and the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University . This Symposium provides a focused discussion and gathering of leaders, professionals, researchers, government officials, and others who wish to learn more about advances in green infrastructure applications and regional workforce development. Experts and specialists on the local to regional level will share their insights into the growth of green infrastructure (GI) and related workforce development, and will discuss current opportunities and barriers in the field. Students and those interested in continuing education in green infrastructure are welcome to attend.

For a taste of the topics addressed at this gathering, please see the Fall 2010 Symposium webpage, where you can view the program and presentations.

Who Should Attend

You should attend if you are interested in learning about the growth of green infrastructure and green infrastructure-related jobs in our region.
Past attendees have included:

  • Those involved in or interested in stormwater and watershed management
  • Those interested in workforce development
  • An architect, engineer, planning, or other professional
  • An elected or government official
  • A community leader & policy maker
  • A green residence owner
  • A green alliance & organization
  • An entrepreneur
  • Green Roof Planting
  • A non-profit organization leader
  • A college/university student
  • A K - 12 educator

Related Programs

SUNY ESF Outreach hosts many education programs that serve the needs of professional audiences, community residents, government personnel and students.

Programs of similar interest and topical content to this Green Infrastructure Symposium include:

Environmental Finance Center Syracuse University

Growing Green Infrastructure in CNY is presented in partnership with the the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University.

Contact Information

For further information about Central New York's Green Infrastructure Symposium, or other green infrastructure initiatives at SUNY ESF, please contact Ginny Williams, Project Manager at SUNY ESF Outreach at (315) 470-6818.

This program is made possible, in part, by support from the New York State Department of Labor through Central New York Works.