Onondaga Environmental Institute serves as fiscal sponsor to the Partnership for Onondaga Creek. OEI and POC's missions are aligned through commitment, education and positive action toward the revitalization and protection of our water resources and the communities that they flow through.
The USEPA awards a $25,000 Environmental Justice grant for "Promoting Healthy Homes in Syracuse" to the POC, Onondaga Environmental Institute, Syracuse United Neighbors, and L & M Training Center. The awardees will be putting on four community meeting with the help of the city and county to raise awareness of the dangers from lead and asbestos often present in Syracuse's older homes. And L & M Training Center will offer certified trainings in safety, lead remediation and asbestos removal.