SURE 2014: Sustainable Practices in Central New York

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October 2 & 3, 2014, Syracuse, New York

My colleagues and I began SURE in 2005 as the Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) project, one in a suite of programs that grew from ESF’s first U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant.

In its tenth year, SURE continues to advance professional development and collaboration among and between the private, public, and non-profit sectors around renewable energy, sustainability, and related environmental challenges and opportunities.Our ability to continue to serve students, practitioners and scholars throughout Central New York, New York State, and beyond relies on the long-term commitment of ESF faculty and staff, and many dedicated collaborators.

More recently, SURE has benefited from a collaboration with the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems. This fall’s program especially reflects the leadership of Dr. Cliff Davidson, Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Professor of Engineering at Syracuse University, and Dr. Todd W. Moss, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability and Faculty Director of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

Join us this week or in the future as we evolve this program in service of our shared commitment to a sustainable future.

My appreciation goes to, among others on and off campus, my ESF colleagues Katherina Searing, Terry Webb, Tom Amidon, Tim Volk, Mike Kelleher, Neal Abrams, Rick Smardon, and Paul Crovella. Thank you.

Chuck Spuches, Associate Provost for Outreach, SUNY-ESF

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