2012

Help promote recycling with a poster by SU’s own ‘trash Conqueror’
December 13, 2012
Abby Legge, a S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences dual major in design and writing, was the New York State winner and one of three top “trash conquerors” chosen in the recent Students Vs. Trash poster design contest. Her poster, “Excuses make waste,” cleverly sets a long list of reasons why people don’t recycle in the shape of a bottle. Read More

New place for e-waste
November 28, 2012
It’s a fact of life in the digital age. As our smart phones, laptops, printers and other electronic devices reach the end of usefulness, we need a place for disposal. If you are a friend of the environment, you should realize one of the worst places to throw out so called e-waste is in the trash. On the Syracuse University campus, there are now two locations for e-waste disposal, run through the SU Sustainability Division’s recycling program. Last spring, a collection bin for e-waste was established at Bird Library on the ground floor near the restrooms. Now, a second collection spot is available in the Carnegie Library. Read More

Syracuse leaders recognized with U.S. Green Building Council award
November 15, 2012
As the not-so-great philosopher Kermit (the frog) once opined, it’s not easy being green. Regardless of that mindset, a growing number of communities are realizing the quality-of-life benefits of “going green.” The Central New York community and Syracuse University are leading the charge and receiving recognition as a result. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is recognizing Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor together with Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive, and Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, with the 2012 Global Community Leadership Award for their collective and collaborative efforts to foster substantive change across the Syracuse and Central New York landscape. Read More

SUstainable CommuNitY Film Series screening ‘Strange Days on Planet Earth’ on Nov. 1
October 26, 2012
Can dust storms in Africa be linked to an asthma epidemic in the Caribbean? How can crumbling houses in New Orleans be related to voracious creatures from southern China? Come see how seemingly unrelated events happening on different continents can be connected in the fourth movie of the SUstainable CommuNitY Film Series. Read More

SUstainable CommuNitY Film Series presents ‘Blue Gold’ on Oct. 4 
October 2, 2012
The world’s fresh water supply is becoming scarce as we pollute and waste one of our most precious and limited resources. This scary and intriguing scene sets the stage for the second movie in the SUstainable CommuNitY Film Series. Read More

SUstainable CommuNitY Film Series to kick off Sept. 27
September 25, 2012
The Syracuse University SUstainable CommuNitY Film Series will begin on Sept. 27 with a striking documentary about the impact on China of its massive industrial revolution, and conclude in mid-November with a peek under the hood of our nation’s highly mechanized food industry. Read More

Sept. 27 ‘Manufactured Landscapes’ documentary launches SUstainable CommuNitY Flim Series 
September 25, 2012
Here’s your chance to engage others in the campus community about regional and global problems—and enjoy dinner and a movie! The SUstainable CommuNitY Film Series will kick off with a screening of the multiaward-winning documentary “Manufactured Landscapes” on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:15 p.m. in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel. The event will start with a modest meal. After the film, Professors Steven Brechin (sociology) and Peter Wilcoxen (economics) will facilitate a conversation around the movie’s sustainability implications. Admission is free and open to students, faculty and staff. Read More

Let it rain: Monitoring effectiveness of downtown green roof
September 17, 2012
Civil engineering professor Cliff Davidson had a breathtaking view of the City of Syracuse from a rooftop garden recently. But it’s the possibilities of that prime location that made the experience memorable. Davidson, three civil engineering doctoral students, a recent SU graduate and Onondaga County facilities workers were on the green roof of Onondaga County’s Oncenter to install monitoring equipment that will gather data and show how effective the 1.5-acre roof system is at stemming stormwater runoff. Read More

SU Receives Two Water Quality Awards
June 19, 2012
Both the Syracuse University Steam Station and Chilled Water Plant have received an Onondaga County Industrial Achievement Award for protecting local waterways from wastewater discharge pollutants. Read more

New Steam Station Equipment Saves 3 Million Gallons of Water Each Year
June 12, 2012
The Syracuse University Steam Station is now a lot greener when it comes to using water. The plant’s two new air compressors will slash more than 8,200 gallons of water discharges per day from entering into the county’s sanitary sewer system. The new equipment is also energy efficient and uses far less electricity to run than the 40-year-old compressors they replaced. Read more

University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market Series begins June 8
June 5, 2012
The sixth annual University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market series will kick off on Friday, June 8. The first market of the 2012 season will be held that day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., during SU’s Strawberry Festival, on the Kenneth A. Shaw Quad. Read More

Giving Students a New Perspective on Food Waste
April 27, 2012
SU Sustainability Division interns Becca Osborne, senior environmental science and renewable energy major at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Lindsey Adams, senior public health major in SU’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, recently gave students a firsthand look at the food they’re wasting. Read More

Green filmmaker Antonio Saillant to speak at SU Showcase April 18
April 11, 2012
As part of SU Showcase for Sustainability 2012, innovative director and producer Antonio Saillant will present on greening the entertainment industry. Saillant will speak at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in the Schine Student Center Goldstein Auditorium. He will discuss sustainable initiatives in film, television and on Broadway, covering practices from energy to waste and beyond. Read More

New student sustainability club looking to make its mark on campus
February 23, 2012
There’s a small, highly motivated group of students concerned about the environment, and they’re working to start a grassroots movement to enhance sustainability on Syracuse University’s campus. No, this is not a flashback to the 1960s. It’s happening right now thanks to SU student Emma Edwards, a freshman policy studies major in The College of Arts and Sciences. Read More

Campus sustainability conference coming to SU will offer variety of sessions for professionals and students
February 22, 2012
Syracuse University will be a bit greener this spring when it hosts the eighth annual Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) Conference from April 2-4 at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center. Many practical sessions aimed at both professionals and students involved in enhancing campus sustainability will be presented as part of the conference’s “Climate, Community and Culture” theme. Read More

Feb. 14 Event to Celebrate Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center earning LEED Certification
February 14, 2012
Syracuse University’s Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center has earned LEED® certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), for its green design and construction. The SU community will celebrate this distinction in sustainability at an event on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 2-4 p.m. at the Melo Center. 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.
Opened in 2009, the $19 million Melo Center is named for former Orange basketball standout and New York Knick Carmelo Anthony, who provided a gift representing one of the largest individual donations to Syracuse University Athletics. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, King + King Architects, with construction by Hayner Hoyt Corp. Read More