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2014 CNY Solar Summit a Success!

October 31st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, FEATURED ACTIONS, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

2014 CNY Solar Summit a Success!

  On October 14, 2014, 174 municipal representatives, planning and zoning officers, architects, engineers, and solar energy professionals gathered at an all-day Solar Summit, a comprehensive outreach and training event sponsored by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board.  The Solar Summit provided four informational tracks throughout the day with specialized topics for [...]

Near Westside Initiative Receives Prestigious Award from USGBC

October 31st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Near Westside Initiative Receives Prestigious Award from USGBC

SYRACUSE, NY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 – The Near Westside Initiative, a not-for-profit organization housed in Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The award was presented [...]

Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned, Report Finds

October 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned, Report Finds

When it comes to providing jobs and money to towns and cities, not all renewable energy is created equal. At last month’s People’s Climate March, among the most popular signs were ones supporting renewable energy like wind and solar as the best way to avoid a climate catastrophe. And because of the urgency of the [...]

The Classroom Energy Challenge

October 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, FEATURED ACTIONS, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized

The Classroom Energy Challenge

In September 2014, the CNY Regional Planning & Development Board (CNY RPDB) and Energy Training Solutions (ETS) implemented a program called the Classroom Energy Challenge (CEC) at two pilot schools in the Syracuse City School District. The CEC was developed to broaden the level of understanding of energy sustainability, to provide value to diverse school [...]

Onondaga Community College to receive energy efficiency awards for newest buildings

October 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

Onondaga Community College to receive energy efficiency awards for newest buildings

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Onondaga Community College’s two newest buildings, Academic II and the SRC Arena and Events Center, have earned LEED Gold Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a certification system created by the U.S. Green Building Council to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed using green building [...]

Liverpool school district receives state grant to purchase solar panel array

October 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

Liverpool school district receives state grant to purchase solar panel array

LIVERPOOL, NY — The Liverpool Central School District was awarded a state grant to purchase a solar panel array, which will save the district about $170,000 in energy cost in the first year of the agreement. Liverpool Superintendent Mark Potter announced the grant earlier this week. Liverpool is one of 142 New York State businesses, [...]

Waste as a Boon for Economic Development

October 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Residential

Waste as a Boon for Economic Development

Elected Officials and Environmental Leaders are invited to a presentation by Neil Seldman, leader of the Institute for Local Self Reliance, Washington DC, on October 22nd from 10am to noon at the DeWitt Town Hall (5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse) in the Courtroom. The Town of DeWitt Sustainability Committee, DeWitt Advisory Conservation Commission, the CNY [...]

Why Solar Power Is Taking Off At Airports Across The Country

October 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

Why Solar Power Is Taking Off At Airports Across The Country

The biggest solar power project in the entire state of Minnesota is going to be at an airport.  On Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton joined officials from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport to announce the construction of a $25 million solar project there, which will be built on top of two parking ramps at the [...]

The Smithsonian Institution Announces an Official Climate Change Statement

October 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Residential

The Smithsonian Institution Announces an Official Climate Change Statement

As humans continue to transform the planet at an increasingly rapid rate, the need to inform and encourage change has become ever more urgent. The situation is becoming critical for wild species and for the preservation of human civilization. Recognizing this urgency, the Smithsonian Institution has formulated its first official statement about the causes and [...]

GUSA Green Bag Lunch event 10/10/14

October 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

GUSA Green Bag Lunch event 10/10/14

GreeningUSA and the Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) Center for Sustainable Community Solutions will hold their Introduction of Sustainability Education forum on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, 12-1:30 p.m. at the SyracuseCoE, Room 203, 727 East Washington St., downtown Syracuse. This Green Bag Lunch session will introduce various pre-k through high school sustainability education programs taking place [...]

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