Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship serving Upstate

I appreciated and enjoyed reading my colleague’s, Sharon Weis, contribution to the Sunday, April 17, 2011 Post Standard.  Her piece, “High school student can take ESF green course” followed an article titled “Five reasons to be optimistic about Upstate” that appeared in the Post Standard the previous week.

The course Sharon refers to, Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship, is indeed a wonderful opportunity for high school students to capture and pursue the entrepreneurial spirit, and to spend some of their summer learning what it’s like to take a college course on campus.  This course has served nearly 100 students from 14 New York State counties over the past four years.

Sharon’s piece is provided below.  Here, too, is a link to “Five reasons to be optimistic about Upstate”:

     High school students can take ESF green course
To the Editor:
In last Sunday’s article “5 reasons to be optimistic about Upstate,” Brad Feld stated that he is very optimistic about the entrepreneurial potential of the    Upstate New York region. SUNY ESF Outreach would like to share an opportunity for high school students wishing to tap in to that potential.

High school seniors who will be graduating in 2011 and juniors who will enter their senior year in fall 2011 may apply for enrollment in a three-credit college course, Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship. In its fourth summer, the course reflects the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and the commitment we share with business, education, public and nonprofit organizations to engage you in learning experiences that help you improve your world.

More information and the application form for the July 25 to 29 five-day course can be found at

Sharon Weis
Administrative staff assistant
ESF Outreach

Chuck Spuches, Associate Provost for Outreach

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