Environmental Justice

NYSDEC awards POC EJ grant

The NYSDEC awarded the POC a two-year Environmental Justice Community Impact grant to continue its year-long Young Eco-'Cuse Explorer program.  This program explores an environmental justice theme with city youth between the ages of 11 and 14 years olds.  For our Young Eco-'Cuse Explorers the NYSDEC also provides free camperships for a week at Camp Pack Forest in the Adirondacks.  In 2014 the theme is water pollution/water quality and in 2015 it's toxic substances/healthy homes.

EPA awards an EJ grant

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.

Environmental Injustice in the Onondaga Lake Waterscape, New York State, USA

Environmental Injustice in the Onondaga Lake Waterscape, New York State, USA
By:

Tom Perreault, Department of Geography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA; taperrea@maxwell.syr.edu

Sarah Wraight, Onondaga Environmental Institute, Syracuse, New York, USA; swraight@oei2.org

Meredith Perreault, Onondaga Environmental Institute, Syracuse, New York, USA; mperreault@oie2.org

Published in June 2012 in Water Alternatives

Environmental Injustice in the Onondaga Lake Waterscape, New York State, USA

Environmental Injustice in the Onondaga Lake Waterscape, New York State, USA

Written by Dr. Tom Perreault, Sarah Wraight and Meredith Perreault

is an article for the publication Water Alternatives.

EPA EJSG program

At the end of February our fiscal sponsor OEI submitted a grant proposal to the EPA EJ Small Grants Program.  This proposal is for OEI, the POC and Syracuse United Neighbors to collaborate with the city and the county.  This partnership team would educate residents regarding the dangers of an unhealthy home and the resources available to address the hazard.  Also, our proposal has training dollars for the L & M Training Center, located on S.

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.

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.

Hydrofracking: POC comments to the second draft of NYSDEC's sGeis

The POC focused on the Environmnetal Justice weaknesses of the NYDEC's second draft of the sGEIS.  No hydrofracking permits can be issued without the DEC's sGEIS completed and in place.

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.