Just in time for our Green Issue, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office will oversee a public forum about improving the environment in Onondaga County. Katherine Kennedy,
special deputy attorney general for environmental protection, will
moderate a panel of experts who will discuss ongoing efforts to “green”
communities in Central New York.
The panel will include Mark Lichtenstein, director of operations and outreach, Syracuse Center of Excellence; Amy Samuels, natural resources team leader, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Association of Onondaga County; Samuel Sage, Atlantic States Legal Foundation; Dennis Brogan, director of public affairs, mayor’s office, city of Syracuse; Susan Miller, director of the Department of Water Environment Protection, Onondaga County; Louise Poindexter, Partnership for Onondaga Creek; and Kenneth Lynch, regional director, New York state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The forum takes place at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1
Conservation Place, on Wednesdays, April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more
information, call (518) 473-5525.
This year’s Syracuse University Showcase, being held on Tuesday, April 21, will take a daylong look at sustainability. The Sustainability Showcase
will feature student presentations on ideas for green products and
designs in architecture, engineering, industrial and interior design,
landscape architecture and sustainable enterprise. It runs from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://sushowcase.syr.edu.
On the same day, SU and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry will host the second annual Focus the Nation Teach-In on Climate Change Solutions
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Life Sciences Complex. A full schedule
with updates on times and locations is available at
The Green Room
The Everson Museum of Art is getting in on the action with Family Day: Earth Day!
On Saturday, April 25, from noon to 3 p.m. Families are invited to use
their imagination to create original sculptures and collages from
recycled materials, found objects and junk mail. Participants should
bring clean recyclables, newspapers, magazines, catalogs and junk mail
to create their projects. The Everson is located at 401 Harrison St.
This event is free. For more information, visit www.everson.org or call