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Gigatechnology: Developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure to Solve Gigaton Problems September 29, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Gateway Center, Room C, SUNY-ESF Campus
Syracuse, NY


This year's Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program will be presented by Sustainable Enterprise Partnership's Fetner Fellow, Prof. John Crittenden, Director, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, Hightower Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Environmental Technologies. Presentation begins at 4:30 PM followed by a catered reception.

Program Overview

Join expert faculty, researchers, & practitioners from Syracuse and beyond as we explore Environmental Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Practices, Climate Action Planning and More!

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. Together, they form a unique collaboration providing world-class education and research on sustainable enterprise management.


To begin the registration process, please click HERE. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.



Who Should Attend

If you are interested in learning about science, policy, technologies and the growth of sustainability practices in New York State and beyond. Attendees may include:

  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Non-profit leaders
  • Those who are involved in the policy, funding, implementation, and other aspects of renewable energy
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Elected and governmental officials
  • Community leaders and policy makers
  • Non-profit leaders
  • University faculty and staff
  • College students
  • K-12 educators
  • Sustainability leaders and officers
  • Other professionals and individuals interested in these topics


Katherina Searing
(315) 470-6888

SURE 2016 Organizing Team


Todd W. Moss

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability and the Faculty Director of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Texas Tech University in 2011, and previously served on the faculty at Oregon State University. Prior to his career in academe, he worked at Ford Motor Company in various product strategy and engineering assignments. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, all from Brigham Young University. He and his wife Jenifer have been married for 17 years and are the joyful parents of three sons and five daughters.

Professor Moss's research interests focus on the intersections of entrepreneurship, innovation, and social responsibility. His most recent work addresses crowdfunding and the various types of value creation pursued by microenterprises. He research has appeared in journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Family Business Review, among others. He currently teaches graduate courses in sustainable enterprise and sustainability consulting.​



David Newman, Ph.D.

David Newman is the Chair of the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management and a Professor of Resource Economics and Policy at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY.   He was previously Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. His primary research areas have been the economics of public policy related to timber supply and land use change.  He has authored or co-authored more than 50 refereed journal articles, two books, and two edited volumes in the general areas of returns to research in forestry, the economics of timber supply, the role of government policy in landowner decision-making, and forest taxation.  He has consulted on various forestry projects with organizations such as the World Bank, the USDA Forest Service, the World Wildlife Fund, the Agency for International Development, the US EPA, and others.  Since 2010, he has written the Forestry Foundations column for the New York Forester.  He has given lectures or served as a visiting scholar at several international institutions including the Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Swedish Agricultural University, the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Oslo University, the Colombian National Planning Department, and the University of Tasmania.


Click here to download a .zip file (62.9mb) of the presentations from the SURE 2015 Symposium.