4:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

OCRRA holds clothing and textile donation event for America Recycles Day 2014

Life Cycle of Secondhand Clothes
Credit Council for Textile Recycling

  Your favorite pair of pants all worn out?  Have a stained shirt?  Holes in your socks?  Don’t throw them away. Instead, drop them off for donation or recycling. 

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THE General Body
9:23 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Student Protests and Sit-in Might Last Through Thanksgiving at Syracuse University

Student Protestors plan to continue their sit-in at SU administration building after rejecting what was called 'final response' by University Chancellor Kent Syverud.
Credit thegeneralbody.org

UPDATE:  Students plan protest at Chancellor's residence; 2:00 p.m. rally on campus; 2:45 vigil with speakers, singers, poets and testimonies.


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THE Response Chancellor
6:51 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Syracuse University Demonstrators Address Chancellor's "Final Written Response"

Syracuse University students demonstrate Thursday in response to the Chancellor's email about the protests.
Credit (c) Scott Willis, WAER.

A group of Syracuse University student organizations says progress has been made but is still insisting the administration can do more to meet their demands. Kent Syverud, Chancellor of the university, released what he called the administrations final response to THE General Body Wednesday night.

THE General Body has been holding a sit-in at Crouse-Hinds Hall for the past ten days. Colton Jones, a member of THE General Body, says that specific problems, such as the closing of the advocacy center, have yet to be addressed by the current administration.

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5:26 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Solarize Syracuse Helps Double Residental Solar Power in Syracuse Area

Property owners in over 70 Onondaga County homes used the Solarize Syracuse program to put solar panels such as these on their homes.
Credit (c) John Smith, WAER.

An offer to “go solar” through a low-cost program has resulted in 70 Onondaga County homeowners placing energy saving solar panels on their rooftops. 

The time to enroll for Solarize Syracuse has passed; but the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board’s Chris Carrick says there are still ways to save.

“So, the federal tax credit is currently 30%, and it’s scheduled to go down to 10% by the end of 2016. So this is a great time for folks to go solar if they’re thinking about it,” Carrick said Thursday.

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2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment
2:02 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Syracuse, New York State Gear Up for Second Round of ACA Enrollment

ACR Health has opened a special office to help uninsured find health coverage under Obamacare...and help others get or renew coverage plans.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  Obama care goes into its second enrollment period beginning this Saturday, and one local organization aims to make that process faster and easier.

A-C-R Health opened a new office in Syracuse to assist residents with signing up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act.

Assistant Director of Insurance Services Steve Wood, says about 50% of people who sign up, enroll online by themselves, but they do not complete the application correctly. He says that's where A-C-R Health can help. 

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8:15 am
Wed November 12, 2014

When You Get a Mid-November Day Like This, Know How to Appreciate It

A sunny and warm November 11 in Allie B's Eastwood backyard
Mark Bialczak

I certainly am not qualified to judge if Tuesday's high temperature of 65 degrees in Syracuse, N.Y., had anything to do with global warming. That is such a serious matter that I had to mention it here this once. I surely worry about the polar bears losing their habitat at the melting glaciers at the poles and the domino effect of eco structures tumbling around us and the planet that will or will not be left for future generations.

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5:04 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Syracuse University to Go Completely Smoke-Free (almost)

A no smoking sign is displayed on the doors of the Schine Student Center at Syracuse University.
Credit Scott Stabbert / nccnews.expressions.syr.edu

   Syracuse University officials have taken the first step in going completely smoke-free. A letter was sent out earlier today to Syracuse students, faculty, and staff, stating that Syracuse University will become a smoke-free campus beginning July 1, 2015.  Officials say this will allow the campus to provide a healthy environment for students to thrive.  All Syracuse University owned buildings will be going smoke-free including all outdoor venues with the exception of the Carrier Dome, the Sheraton Hotel, Drumlins, and Syracuse Stage.

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