2011

Nov. 11 event to celebrate Near Westside ‘From the Ground Up’ homes earning LEED certifications
November 10, 2011
Just about two years ago, three vacant infill sites on Syracuse’s Near Westside remarkably represented a new vision for one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. These once-forgotten residential lots would become the sites for three new sustainable homes as part of the “From the Ground Up: Innovative Green Homes” international design competition, sponsored by the Syracuse University School of Architecture, Home HeadQuarters Inc. and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE). Read More

Move to paperless bus schedules supports campus sustainability
November 4, 2011
With more and more people accessing the Internet wirelessly from just about everywhere, finding the next Quad Shuttle, Late Night Orange Express or any other bus departure/arrival time is now just a few quick clicks or finger taps away. Read More

Oct. 21 Warehouse trash audit to gauge recycling efficiency
October 21, 2011
The Syracuse University Sustainability Division conducted a trash audit during the morning of Oct. 21 at the Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., downtown Syracuse. As a part of SU’s Climate Action Plan and recycling campaign, the Sustainability Division’s trash audit covered all seven floors of the Warehouse in order to identify whether the building’s students, faculty and staff are correctly recycling discarded items. “The purpose of this audit is to bring awareness to the campus community about recycling,” says Melissa Cadwell, marketing manager for the Sustainability Division. “Specifically, we want to show people the amount of recyclables that are thrown in the trash and the amount of trash that is mixed in with recyclables.” Read More

Ernie Davis Hall to Celebrate LEED Gold Certification Oct. 10
October 2011
Syracuse University’s newest and first “green” residence hall has been awarded LEED® Gold certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Ernie Davis Hall will celebrate this achievement with a plaque presentation ceremony and brief reception on Monday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. in the residence hall’s private dining room. Ernie Davis Hall LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED certification may be earned at the levels of certified, silver, gold and platinum. Read More

Final University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market of the season to be held Friday
September 28, 2011
The 2011 University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market series will conclude on Friday, Sept. 30. The market will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Waverly parking lot, located on the corner of Waverly and South Crouse avenues. Read More

Sept. 28-30 outdoor recycling display to make it easier to ‘go green’
September 26, 2011
The Syracuse University Sustainability Division will be showcasing a display of recyclable materials on the lawn between the Schine Student Center and Newhouse School, from Sept. 28-30. The display will help educate the University community about which materials are recyclable in the City of Syracuse.  “The green space will be lined with various recyclable material and recycling posters will be displayed,” says Hannah Morgan, Sustainability Division research intern. “The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) provided 50 blue bins for the display to promote recycling among the student population.” The goal of this display is to create awareness about recycling efforts on campus and to educate students about what is recyclable. Read More

Syracuse Center of Excellence earns highest LEED certification
September 23, 2011
The Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) headquarters has been awarded LEED® Platinum-level certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Read More

University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market continues Sept. 16
September 14, 2011
The 2011 University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market series continues on Friday, Sept. 16. This market will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Kenneth A. Shaw Quad, in conjunction with the Apple Festival. Read More

University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market Series continues Sept. 9
September 1, 2011
The 2011 University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market series will resume on Friday, Sept. 9. The market will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Waverly parking lot, located on the corner of Waverly and South Crouse avenues. Read More

Chilled Water Plant receives wastewater compliance award
July 13, 2011
Syracuse University’s Chilled Water Plant has been recognized for its performance in protecting local waterways from pollutants discharged into the county sewer system.
The plant, which is part of SU’s Steam Station, received a 2010 Onondaga County Industrial Achievement Award from the Department of Water Environment Protection (WEP) during a brief ceremony recently. This is the 10th time the Chilled Water Plant has received this award, which recognizes 100 percent compliance with the terms and conditions of its Onondaga County Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit. Read More

University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market Series begins June 10
June 6, 2011
The fifth annual University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market series will kick off on Friday, June 10. The first market of the 2011 season will be held that day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., during 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. Read More

SU-SIFE helps local businesses ‘go green’
June 1, 2011
The local business community is now a little more sustainable thanks to a new green business certification program that received support from nearly two dozen Syracuse University student volunteers. Eight businesses graduated from the Green Core Company program on May 19. Bluepoint Environmental, Cooperative Federal Credit Union, dbdesign, Divine Renewable Energy, Roji Tea Lounge, Sustainable Office Solutions, The Tech Garden and Syracuse Real Foods Co-op were recognized during a graduation ceremony held in downtown Syracuse. Also praised during the ceremony, although unable to attend because they had already left campus for the summer, were the SU students that helped many of these businesses throughout the certification process. Read More

Newhouse PR students to highlight ‘green’ work at SU showcase
April 25, 2011
Going “green” for a group of Newhouse public relations students doesn’t mean hopping on the sustainability bandwagon with some superficial eco-friendly spin just to attract publicity. For the members of Hill Communications, the Newhouse School’s student-run public relations agency, it’s all about service and giving back through green initiatives to help Hill’s clients achieve their communications goals. Read More

‘Tapped’ documentary on bottled water to be screened April 7
March 30, 2011
Take a peek behind the scenes of the fastest-growing beverage category in the U.S. The documentary “Tapped” will be shown on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Nifkin Lounge, located in the basement of Marshall Hall on the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More

Sherburne Abbott appointed Syracuse University’s vice president for sustainability initiatives and University Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy
March 30, 2011
Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric F. Spina today announced the appointment of Sherburne “Shere” Abbott as vice president for sustainability initiatives and University Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy. Read More

SU-SIFE brings Saatchi & Saatchi’s ‘DOT: Do One Thing’ campaign to campus
March 3, 2011
SU-SIFE has teamed up with world-renowned advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi to bring the “DOT: Do One Thing” campaign for sustainability and action to university campuses. The DOT campaign encourages people globally to make one small positive change in their lives in order to contribute to a collective big positive difference in the world. Read More

University concentrates Verizon directory distribution based on sustainable practices
February 7, 2011
In a continuing effort to reduce paper waste on campus and in support of the University’s Climate Action Plan, the Verizon telephone directories (Super Yellow Pages) will not be delivered in bulk to University buildings or departments. In a practice that was initiated last year, the University will order a smaller set number of directories based on pre-orders from individual departments. These directories consist only of white and yellow page listings for businesses, organizations, and government offices. They do not contain white pages residential listings. Read More