University Funding Available for Projects on Reducing Energy Use, Promoting Sustainability
November 15, 2016
A new University grant program that combines scholarship with campus sustainability is offering up to $50,000 in funding for projects that promote reductions in greenhouse emissions and increase awareness about sustainability. The establishment of a bike sharing program on campus this fall is a recent example of a new sustainability program. The Syracuse University Climate Action Plan, which was released in 2009, is providing the competitive funding to students and faculty for projects in the spring semester. The deadline for submitting proposals is Dec. 31. Read More.
Screening and Panel Discussion of Documentary ‘At the Fork’
October 12, 2016
Sustainability Management and student groups Students of Sustainability, Green Peace SU and BrainFeeders will sponsor a free screening of the new documentary “At the Fork” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Grant Auditorium, in White Hall, Falk College. In “At the Fork,” filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife, Lisa, offer up a timely look at how farm animals are raised for human consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers—real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food. Read More
Syracuse University, Local Community Invited to Celebrate Sustainability and Earth Day at EARTHFEST
April 15, 2016
Syracuse University’s Sustainability Division, the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and Students of Sustainability (SOS) will sponsor EARTHFEST, a free communitywide, sustainability-themed music and arts festival celebrating Earth Day in the Thornden Park Amphitheater on Sunday, April 24, from noon-6 p.m., with a pre-event yoga session starting at 11:30 a.m.
Last year’s event was highly successful, with more than 700 attendees throughout the day. This year, the event plans to have an even greater turnout. The day will feature live bands, art installations, local food and craft vendors, community and student organizations, and prominent speakers. All proceeds will benefit Syracuse Grows, a not-for-profit grassroots network that develops food justice through advocacy, education and resources in support of urban food production. Read More