In the News

CSCS-EFC in the News 2/6/23 –EPA AWARDS SU-EFC GRANT FUNDING TO CONTINUE SERVING THE EPA’S REGION 2” – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Syracuse University (SU) Environmental Finance Center (SU-EFC) to serve as a regional EFC. 1/26/23 –SU’s Environmental Finance Center focuses on local communities after receiving EPA grant” – The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center is among 29 regional centers nationwide selected for a five-year grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. 1/23/23 –Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center Receives Multi-Million Dollar Environmental Protection Agency Grant to Support Underserved Communities” – The Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center (SU-EFC) was selected by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to serve as a regional Environmental Finance Center (EFC) to help communities access federal infrastructure funds, and continue supporting environmental and financial challenges in the communities that need it most. 8/15/22 –Company news: Melissa Young and Khris Dodson become directors at SU College of Engineering and Computer Science” -Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced two new directors at the Center for Sustainable Community Solutions – Environmental Finance Center (CSCS-EFC).

Syracuse University 3/7/22 –Syracuse University and the Rochester Institute of Technology Partner to Reduce Wasted Food in New York State” -Each year, the U.S. wastes more than one-third of its food supply, while an estimated 1 in 9 Americans face hunger. CSCS is responding by offering a series of workshops, guidance materials, and technical assistance for rural community leaders in New York, in partnership with RIT.

Capitol Pressroom 3/4/22 –Food Waste Finding New Life in New York“- CSCS Program Manager Jesse Kerns speaks with Capitol Pressroom’s Peter Wendler about the new law on organic recycling that took effect in 2022, and what it means for the future of composting and anaerobic recycling in New York State.

Syracuse University 12/23/21 – “Webinar to Explain How Wastewater Surveillance Will Slow Spread of COVID Statewide“- As the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads across New York State and the U.S., Syracuse University and the New York State Department of Health partnered on a statewide wastewater surveillance network to provide three to five days early warning that COVID-19 cases are increasing or decreasing in a community. Co-sponsored by the Water Resources Institute at Cornell University and New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA). 11/7/18 – “Recycling’s Costs Expected to Grow as Demand for Materials Eases” – CSCS-EFC staff members helped organize and promote the NYSAR³ 29th Annual Recycling Conference, which was covered by the Times Union. 2/7/18 – “NY Sea Grant, DEC award $200,000 to Great Lakes Projects” – SU-EFC received $25,000 to create community and watershed resiliency through training and technical assistance. 2/13/18 – “Trump Proposes 90 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Cleanup Program” – SU-EFC’s Associate Director, Khris Dodson, speaks to about proposed budget cuts to Great Lakes cleanup. 3/8/17 “Proposed Trump cuts to EPA could harm Great Lakes, researchers say” – SU-EFC’s Associate Director, Khris Dodson, explains how cuts to EPA funding could harm the Great Lakes.

Montclair, New Jersey Patch 12/16/16 – “30 Ways New Jersey Can Improve Its Water Infrastructure In 2017” – Syracuse University’s Environmental Finance Center is playing an important role in improving New Jersey’s water infrastructure through assistance in the management of water infrastructure is highlighted in this article.

New York State Association of Conservation Commissions eNews Spring 2015 –  “Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center: Advancing Sustainable Communities”

Textile Recovery Campaign Publicity 10/14 – Clothes the Loop NY is NYSAR3’s statewide effort to educate New Yorkers about the reuse/recyclability of textiles and reduce textile waste. The campaign was one result of a NYSAR3-sponsored Statewide Stakeholder Summit facilitated by CSCS-EFC on April 10 in Syracuse. CSCS-EFC continues to be a major collaborator.
          “Old textiles helping ‘Clothes the Loop” 11/13/14 Albany Times Union
          – “Herkimer Telegram” 11/7/14 The Telegram
          – “Used Clothing Produces Tremendous Waste” 11/12/14 Jamestown Post Journal
          – “The 17th Annual America Recycles Day” 11/14/14 Rome Sentinel
          – “Got a Pile of Old Clothes You No Longer Wear?” 11/6/14 Syracuse Post Standard
          – “DANC’s north country regional landfill joins effort to reuse, recycle textiles” 11/11/14 Watertown Daily Times 10/21/13 –  “Top EPA Official in Syracuse to announce national drive for green infrastructure” – The EPA press announcement made at the Community Summit on Green Infrastructure hosted by Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center, Onondaga County, and the City of Syracuse is featured.

Virgin Islands Daily News 12/8/12 “Recycling meeting scheduled for Monday” – This piece highlights the work Syracuse University’s CSCS-EFC is doing to facilitate the Virgin Islands Recycling Partnership and support sustainable practices in materials management.

Sustainable City Network 12/6/12 Environmental Grants for Syracuse and Onondaga Environmental Institute” – Talks about the  “Generating a Replicable Environmental Education Network” project implemented by the CSCS-EFC team in Puerto Rico.

Syracuse University News 11/28/12“SU continues to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy” – Reports on the continued involvement of Syracuse University’s Environmental Finance Center and former Executive Director Mark Lichtenstein in NYC working on debris management in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Syracuse University News 11/8/12“SU Plays Key Role in Sandy Clean-Up”  – Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center’s former Executive Director, Mark Lichtenstein, is featured highlighting the work of SU-EFC in helping organize clean-up of NYC areas affected by Hurrican Sandy

Oneida Dispatch 2/24/12 – “Shades of Green expo touts green living, energy efficiency

Oswego County Today 3/10/11 – “Legislature Chair Presents 2011 State Of The County Address” – Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center is highlighted as a partner with Oswego County’s “Green Team.”

Virgin Islands Daily News 3/5/11“EPA celebrates 40th anniversary by getting Virgin Islanders to talk Air quality” – Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center’s former Executive Director, Mark Lichtenstein, discusses the EFC’s project V.I. Recycling Partnership to promote reduce-reuse theory in the Virgin Islands

St. Croix Source 3/3/11 – “Local, Federal Officials Discuss Future of VI Recycling” – Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center’s PI, Mark Lichtenstein, is featured in this article about his work in the US Virgin Islands.

WSYR9 1/26/11 – “Eat Seasonally in CNY” – Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center staff member Melissa Young is featured on “Bridge Street,” discussing the importance of eating seasonally and locally.

Syracuse New Times 1/19/11 – “Green Means Go” – Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center staff member Khris Dodson is quoted discussing the dangers of greenwashing.

YWCA Newsletter January 2011 – “Girls Get Hands-on Ideas About Career Choices” – Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center staff Melissa Young and Mandy Westerdahl’s work with Girls, Inc. is highlighted.