EPA awards an EJ grant

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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.

Last edited on September 26, 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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