Position Statement on Proposal to Import Trash
Photo from News Channel 9, WSYR
By Vicki Baker
At the time of publication, the Onondaga County legislature had not yet voted on a proposal to import trash from Cortland County in exchange for that county accepting ash from the Onondaga County incinerator (also known as the waste-to-energy facility).
This past October, the Iroquois Group and the Jamesville Positive Action Committee (JAMPAC) sponsored a program by Neil Seldman, Ph.D., co-founder and president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) in Washington D.C. Seldman discussed the many challenges posed by Onondaga county’s waste incinerator and municipal waste stream, as well as the highly controversial Ash for Trash Proposal. Attendees also learned about communities across the country who have invested in jobs from recycling.
Sierra events encourage us to Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet. They are free and open to all. Some parks may charge an entry fee.
Outdoor events are walks or visits to places of environmental interest.
Bear Swamp Hike and Picnic Lunch
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 11:00 AM
Where Iowa Rd. meets Bear Swamp Rd.
Pack a lunch, grab a friend and join us as we explore this beautiful area abundant in balsam fir, swamp-meadow grass and alder patches. We’ll meet at the main parking area for the Yellow Trail, located just off seasonal/dirt Bear Swamp Road (just off Iowa Road). Look for the tan Hyundai with the Sierra Club sign.
J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:00-7:00 PM
Onondaga Lake Park
Sierra Club tabie is near the Salt Museum
Help us promote recycling at this popular Syracuse event. Contact Lisa Daly at (315) 428-1384 for more information.
Indoor programs are held at 7:30 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at University United Methodist Church (UUMC), 1085 E. Genesee St. Syracuse. Park and enter on University Ave.
Northern Forests and Climate Change
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 PM
University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St.
How will climate change affect our forests and ecosystems? Syracuse University environmental engineering professor, Charles Driscoll, will summarize his research to assess past climate-change and project future climate-change impacts. His work is based at the US Forest Service Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, a member of the National Science Foundation Network.
Information : 492-4745
Free and open to all.
|Wed, 05/27/2015||Northern Forests And Climate Change||
7:30 PMIroquois Group
1085 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
|Sun, 06/07/2015||Bear Swamp Hike and Picnic Lunch||
11:00 AMIroquois Group
Intersection of Iowa Road & Bear Swamp Rd, Moravia, NY 13118
|Tue, 06/09/2015||J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge||
1:00 PM to 7:00 PMIroquois Group
106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088, USA