Green Jobs

Call to Action: Public Study Session

City Hall Common Council Chambers (3rd Floor)
Street:
233 E. Washington Street
City:
Syracuse
,
Province:
New York

The Urban Jobs Task Force is fighting for training, local jobs and contracts. Come support the Task Force, at the public study session on June 25 ,as we educate our city common councilors about Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs). Together, we must ask our common councilors to only give tax breaks to developers after they deliver community benefits.

Solar Energy for New York

Syracuse Teachers Association
Street:
731 James St.
City:
Syracuse
,
Postal Code:
13203

Contact Info

Mary Ellen Mangino
315-426-1383
mmangino@wdiny.org

The NYS Apollo Alliance and Workforce Development Institue in cooperation with the Greater Syracuse Apollo, the Partnership for Onondaga Creek and Atlantic States Legan Foundation are presenting this Solar Energy Forum.  Learn about current legislation to make solar viable in New York State.  And about solar panel manufacturing and  leasing.

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.

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.

POC strategy meeting

On May 21 from 9 am to 2pm, Partnership members reviewed its mission and the issues that it is committed to.

With facilitating help from Bob Graham and Jessica Maxwell, the POC examined its mission and the issues that the group wants to work on.  We also looked at sustainability and community recruitment.  Some useful ideas and recommendations came out of this meeting, namely, how to share the burden of various initatives and how to recruit more community members and train our future EJ leaders.

See the attached summary document for this meeting.

Green Jobs

Everyone wonders "What is a green job"?  Broadly, it is any job that conserves or preserves our natural resources, that restores or revitalizes our environment or that promotes healthy, sustainable living.  Some green jobs are recycling waste, reusing through deconstruction, buying products that conserve the environment, weatherizing older homes, planting trees, building rain gardens, installing LED lighting fixtures, building solar panels, installing wind mills, operating a methane plant, teaching workshops on rain barrel installation, building an urban farm, selling  farm p

About the Partnership

 The Partnership for Onondaga Creek (POC), founded in 2000, is a non-profit, un-staffed, low-budget, unincorporated, independent grassroots citizens' group.  The POC is dedicated to environmnetal justice and to water quality of Syracuse's waterways, especially Onondaga Creek.