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Sustainability Commitment. SUNY ESF. Dr. Chuck Spuches, SUNY ESF Onondaga Community College Campus Forum October 31, 2007. Components of ESF’s Sustainability Commitment. Renewable Supply Fuel Cell PV Bio-fuels Energy Conservation and Efficiency Green Roof Lighting, HVAC, motors

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Sustainability Commitment

SUNY ESF

Dr. Chuck Spuches, SUNY ESF

Onondaga Community College Campus Forum

October 31, 2007


Components of ESF’s Sustainability Commitment

  • Renewable Supply

    • Fuel Cell

    • PV

    • Bio-fuels

  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency

    • Green Roof

    • Lighting, HVAC, motors

    • Energy Smart Purchasing

    • Energy Management Systems

  • Sustainable Use of Resources

    • Recycling

    • Composting

    • Storm water


Research and Demonstration Projects

  • Willow Biomass Production

  • Fuel Cell

  • Campus Photovoltaics

  • NYPA All Electric Vehicle and Biodiesel Powered Bus

  • Biodiesel Production Facility

  • Green Roof

  • High Efficiency Chiller Replacement


A STEM Vision for CNY

Further align our education, business and community resources to support STEM talent development…

  • Increase continuing professional education opportunities for people engaged (or who can be engaged) in STEM careers

  • Strengthen inter-institutional and cross-sector leadership

  • Engage young people in STEM education and career exploration


ESF Science Corps

  • Campus-based, in-school, workplace and field-based STEM learning and professional development experiences for middle and high school students and teachers

  • ESF Undergraduate, Masters, & PhD students link ESF research with student learning and teacher professional development


ESF SCIENCESummer Camps Investigating Ecology in Neighborhood and City Environments

  • Introduces Syracuse middle school students to environmental stewardship through experiential learning activities and community service projects

  • This program is made possible, in part, with funding made available by Congressman James Walsh through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • NYS DOL grant to support CNY WORKS, MDA, and ESF-OCC partnership


ESF SCIENCE: A Community Partnership Approach

…and several more partnering organizations


ESF in the High School: Developing Students and Citizens

  • Enhancing student learning and teacher professional development in STEM

  • Over 330 students experience college-level coursework in 25 partnering schools throughout greater upstate / central New York and the…

  • New York City High School for Environmental Studies


Continuing Professional Education

  • Local, state, regional, national and international programs related to ESF’s academic and research areas…

  • Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) / November 1, 2007

  • Green and Sustainable Schools and Green Building Conference / March 27 – 28, 2008

  • Solar Power as Renewable Energy (SPARE) in 2008 with OCC


ESF Outreach

Improve Your World

SUNY ESFGreen Power to

221 Marshall HallSUNY-ESF1 Forestry DriveSyracuse, NY 13210315-470-6817 (phone)315-470-6890 (fax)

[email protected] (e-mail)www.esf.edu/outreach


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