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OCRRA participated in Sustainabilty Academy at Blue Rain EcoFest 2011, teaching attendees how to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost in Onondaga County.
OCRRA participated in Sustainabilty Academy at Blue Rain EcoFest 2011, teaching attendees how to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost in Onondaga County.

The GreeningUSA Education Committee is comprised of GreeningUSA members across industry sectors—ranging from nonprofit to government to higher education—who are passionate about advancing education about the environment and sustainability. Our members believe that through education, we can advance GreeningUSA's goal of promoting, supporting and advocating for sustainable communities.

To accomplish this, GreeningUSA works to reach a variety of audiences, from K-12 students to educators to entire neighborhoods. Past and current activities include:

  • Hosting the Sustainability Academy, our hallmark program for reaching both kids and adults alike to learn more about different aspects of sustainability. In July 2011, a Sustainability Academy took place at Blue Rain EcoFest, with hundreds of participants engaged in learning about different "green" topics.
  • Hosting and partnering with other organizations to host teacher training events. GreeningUSA recently hosted a summit of educators from across Central New York to gauge what is needed to help bring sustainability into the classroom.
  • Creating and maintaining a comprehensive database of sustainability resources for educators.
  • Collaborating with other organizations to promote various programs and events that fit in with our mission.
  • ...and much more!

If you'd like to be involved with any of these programs, or want to learn more about joining the Education Committee, please contact Meryl Corsun at education@greeningusa.org.

William P. Fisher (second from right), Onondaga County deputy county executive, presents the SU Chilled Water Plant's 2010 Industrial Achievement Award to (from left) Becky Ponza, Environmental Health Office compliance manager; Steve Richards, Steam Station assistant manager; and Tom Reddinger, Steam Station plant manager.
Members of the Onondaga Earth Corps participated in Sustainabilty Academy at Blue Rain EcoFest 2011 by demonstrating how watersheds work, and what kind of pollutants end up in our water after a large rainstorm.
William P. Fisher (second from right), Onondaga County deputy county executive, presents the SU Chilled Water Plant's 2010 Industrial Achievement Award to (from left) Becky Ponza, Environmental Health Office compliance manager; Steve Richards, Steam Station assistant manager; and Tom Reddinger, Steam Station plant manager.
GUSA Education Committee member Greg Michel taught an introduction to sustainability to families at Sustainability Academy during Blue Rain EcoFest 2011.
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