SUNY E-S-F is getting closer to its goal to achieving carbon neutrality by 2015. A ribbon cutting was held Friday to officially dedicate the college’s newest building.
The Gateway Center has a three million dollar combined heat and electric system powered by biomass and natural gas. Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability Michael Kelleher explains the process once the wood pellets are loaded.
The paddlers have returned home, unpacked, rested, and are now processing the past few weeks of a historic canoe trip, aimed at renewing the promise of a 400-year-old treaty. It all began in early July, on Onondaga Nation Lands on Onondaga Creek, and ended about a week ago in New York City. Native peoples and non-Natives formed two lines representing the Two-Row Wampum, with hopes of educating people along their journey about the treaty that once bound the two peoples and bringing new focus to the importance of environmental cleanup and preservation.
Dozens of Syracuse University students living on south campus starting this fall will be getting their heat and hot water from the sun. S-U has installed solar thermal panels on 20 buildings, which will serve 160 apartments.
WAER's Max Brady talked with S-U Sustainability Division Project Analyst and Public Relations Coordinator Brooke Wears.