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

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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

Last edited on June 5, 2012

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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.”

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