Community

The Uban Jobs Taskforce

The Syracuse Peace and Social Justice Center
Street:
2013 E. Genesee St
City:
Syracuse
,

Contact Info

Aggie Lane
315-478-4571
aggielane@verizon.net

A number of organizations and individuals have come together to form the Urban Jobs Taskforce.  This coaltion wants to push for local jobs and also for community benefit agreements (CBAs) for development happening in Syracuse.  All are Welcome.

Chester & Bellevue Brownfield Public Hearing

NYSDEC office, 2nd floor
Street:
615 Erie Blvd West
City:
Syracuse
,

Contact Info

Aggie Lane
315-478-4571
aggielane@verizon.net

This hearing is to review the findings about the pollution at the  Chester St. brownfield and the proposed remediation.  It is important for the community to push for this long-standing brownfield to be at last cleaned up.

Special Achiever Lanika Mabrey

Check out the The Stand 's Special Achiever article on POC member Lanika Mabrey  at http://mysouthsidestand.com/hometownnews/special-achiever-2/  

NYSDEC Awards POC and Its Partners a 2012 Environmental Justice Grant

The Partnership for Onondaga Creek (POC) and Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) are pleased to announce the award of $49,967 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to their joint project called “Growing Syracuse’s Next Generation of Environmental Justice Leaders”. Out of 123 state applicants, the POC/OEC project is the sole winner for the Central New York region. The award will be administered by the groups’ fiscal sponsor, the Onondaga Environmental Institute.


“OEI is pleased to serve as the fiscal sponsor on this project,” stated Onondaga Environmental Institute President Edward Michalenko. “The project’s goals to empower youth to be active participants in creating positive change for their communities and the environment aligns nicely with OEI's mission to advance environmental research, education, planning and restoration in Central New York. Amy Samuels, OEI’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, is excited to provide youth technical training and mentoring.”

NYSDEC awards Environmental Justice grant

The NYSDEC granted $49,967 to the POC, the Onondaga Earth Corps and our fiscal sponsor Onondaga Environmental Institute.  This two-year grant will help the POC run our Young Eco-'Cuse Explorer program.

Facilitated Discussion at Feb. 7 POC meeting

At our Feb. POC meeting, Ms. Muhammad will facilitate a discussion of Dr. King's Drum Major Sermon.  All are welcome.

Drum Major Sermon of Dr. King - Facilitated Discussion

Brady Faith Center
Street:
404 South Avenue
City:
Syracuse
,
Province:
New York
Postal Code:
13204

Contact Info

Lanika Mabrey
315-395-1562

Our guest, Ms. Muhammad will faciltate a discussion of Dr. King's drum major sermon.  The theme focuses on giving back to the community through service, service that empowers the community.

Our guest, Ms. Muhammad will faciltate a discussion of Dr. King's drum major sermon.  The theme focuses on giving back to the community through service, service that empowers the community.

Rain Barrel Workshop

City Hall Commons Atrium
Street:
E. Washington St.
City:
Syracuse
,
Province:
New York
Postal Code:
13202

Contact Info

Carissa Matthews
443-3507
cmatthews@syracusecoe.org

Onondaga Environmental Institute and the Onondaga Earth Corps will lead a workshop on rain barrels. All are welcome to attend and city residents can receive a free rain barrel.  Art supplies will be available for those who want t decorate their ran barrel.

Community meeting on the design plan for the Delaware Rain Garden

Mundy Library's Community Room
Street:
South Geddes & Rowland St.
City:
Syracuse
,
Province:
New York
Postal Code:
13204

Contact Info

Aggie Lane
478-4571
aggielane@verizon.net

Onondaga County has designed a Rain Garden for the area of Delaware and Grand Ave. on the Westside.  They want to show the design to the community and get input.

Community Meeting on county's W. Castle St. Restoration Plan

Southwest Community Center
Street:
401 South Avenue
City:
Syracuse
,
Province:
Postal Code:
13204

Contact Info

Mercedes Bloodworth
315-478-4571

The community meeting answering the question:  After the County pipeline goes in what will our neighborhood look like?

This community meeting is especially for the residents near W. Castle Street but it is free and open to the public.  Refreshment will be provided.  Onondaga Earth Corp youth will present an introduction on Green Infrastructure followed by a county presentation on the proposed restoration plan.