The SyracuseCoE Center for Sustainable Community Solutions (SyracuseCoE CSCS) recently received three awards for leading the 3rd Annual Spring Greening teacher conference in April. SyracuseCoE CSCS was honored to receive the following awards community groups in Central New York:

• The Professional Development Award from the CNY STEM Hub and Partners for Education and Business. Partners for Education and Business serves as the CNY STEM Hub Steward, ensuring an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

• GreeningUSA’s “Greening Our Community Advocacy Award” in the education category. GreeningUSA advocates for sustainable communities to the benefit of local economies and environments.

• The “Sign of Sustainability” Award from Sustainable Tompkins, a community-based organization whose mission is to promote the long-term well-being of our region by integrating social equity, economic vitality, ecological stewardship, and shared responsibility.

Spring Greening provides teachers in the greater CNY region with resources to incorporate environmental, sustainability, and related STEM lessons into their current curriculum, and connects educators with each other and environmentally-focused community organizations.