Central New York has a number of environmental groups working on a range of issues, from climate change to alternative energy, pollution in the environment to solid waste reduction, green building to alternative transportation. The group plans to use its annual meeting Thursday, May 12th, to try and do some speed dating and see if groups might have more impact by working together.
The special program will be titled Greening CNY: Sprouting New Synergies 2.0. Attendees will take part in brainstorming sessions that will allow them to share their personal perspectives or those of a group in which they're involved. From half-a-dozen or more discussions, ideas can emerge to identify actions or project on which groups and individuals can work together.
Sustainability leaders from all sectors of the green spectrum have been invited to discuss their work, assess local needs, and propose ideas for projects and collaborations.
Greening USA has a sustainability assessment for communities and organizations that can guide development efforts. The annual meeting, May 12th 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. takes place at the Jewish Community Center and includes Greening USA's Sustainability Awards Program. People can still sign up for the breakfast and program to follow at Greeningusa.org