Spring 1-Credit Workshops

Undergraduates from all disciplines are invited to take our hands-on workshops.

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Climatopia!

A zine-making workshop about climate solutions.

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SOS Mural

Students of Sustainability transform the neighborhood.

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What’s on Your Plate?

SOL 300 workshop on sustainable food choices.

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Biodiversity and Art

Students explore and record the variety of species living near campus.

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Climate Change Garden

SU installs a unique arboretum for studying the impacts of climate change.

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Syracuse University News

Syracuse University News

Did you miss the Syracuse University Campus Commuter Challenge? You have another chance to win great prizes!

Post a ride during the month of November and you will automatically be entered into the 2014 Zimride by Enterprise National November Post-a-Ride Sweepstakes and have a chance to win great prizes such as an iPad Mini, a FitBit Zip and Amazon gift cards. So where ever you need to go to, Zimride will help you find a ride. Post your ride today!
CCCPicThis contest is valid from November 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014. The sweepstakes is open to all private networks, zimride.com/syr/ and there is 1 entry per person with a Zimride account. Zimride by Enterprise National will choose the winners on December 1st randomly using random.org.

This is a Zimride by Enterprise fun competition, all prizes are supplied by Zimride by Enterprise and contest rules are from Zimride by Enterprise.

Syracuse University will announce the winners of the SU Campus Commuter Challenge the week of November 10th, all winners will be notified via email.

CAMPUS AS A LABORATORY

CAMPUS AS A LABORATORY

SU Students and Chaplain Grow Flax at Local Garden

By Christine Edgeworth ’15
About 4 years ago, SU’s Lutheran Chaplain, Gail Riina, secured a plot in Morningside Community Garden for SU students to cultivate through the Lutheran Campus Ministry’s STEP Center. With this plot, Chaplain Riina hoped to connect SU students to the garden and encourage them to explore the advantages of urban gardening.

Flax2While visiting the Syracuse Center of Excellence in 2010, Chaplain Riina saw a model display of sustainable urban design features, one of which was growing flax in empty city lots. She was “inspired by the beauty of the plant and by the potential of putting together an urban project that could create new employment opportunities, beautify the city, and produce sustainable clothing, creams, and beauty products made of flax.” As it turns out, flax is one of the most sustainable fibers on the market—it’s extremely durable, requires just a tiny fraction of the water that it takes to grow cotton, and actually grows better without pesticides.

Since 2010, Chaplain Riina has enlisted the help of 10 students on average each summer to get a trial flax garden at Morningside up and flourishing. Read more…