The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has awarded Syracuse EFC/SyracuseCoE Center for Sustainable Community Solution’s proposal, “Training the Trainers: Preventing Pollution Through Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers,” submitted under the 2012-2013 Community Grants Program. The award totals $19,985.00, and will fund the “Spring Greening” teacher conference in April 2013. The training will be held at the SyracuseCoE headquarters, and will feature keynote presentations, three concurrent tracks, exhibits, green building tours, and bus tours. Spring Greening will reach 70 teachers from 20 school districts in the greater Central New York Region—increasing their awareness and knowledge of environmental issues and solutions, and providing with them with the resources necessary to train their students to be good environmental stewards. The main environmental issues addressed by this program are sustainable materials management and green infrastructure, which will comprise two of three concurrent tracks of the training as well as the focus of the two bus tours. Additionally, as a direct result of workshops provided during this training, CSCS will provide 20 compost tumblers and 20 rain barrels to at least 15 different schools—training teachers how to use them and how to establish a demonstration project at their school.