10 Ways to “Go Green” in your Dorm
Nov29

10 Ways to “Go Green” in your Dorm

College Campuses are a hub for young emerging advocacy. National and world issues are widely discussed, then change and awareness becomes the goal of many, even if it is on a smaller scale. One of these issues is being environmentally-aware. While it has always been something instilled in us at a young age, it is the follow-through that could use still use a little help, especially when it comes to the dorm life. While on campus,...

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Stony Brook University Rooftop Garden A Win-Win
Sep18

Stony Brook University Rooftop Garden A Win-Win

A group of volunteers and interns, with a little help from Mother Nature, have turned a rooftop of Stony Brook University’s Medical Center into a bountiful vegetable garden.  In first year that the garden has been grown, the University has yielded enough crops to incorporate them into at least one meal a day for patients. The “farm”, appropriately named Stony Brook Heights, is headed by the Hospital’s Department of Family Medicine,...

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$6 million wind power system headed for SUNY Canton
Jul10

$6 million wind power system headed for SUNY Canton

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has granted a $6.6 million contract to Syracuse-based firm Northland Associates to design and build a wind power system on the campus of SUNY Canton.   The project will allow the college to become more energy efficient using an alternative energy source and reduce dependency on purchased electricity, especially during periods of low energy use. The project will be handled in two phases.  The first...

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Morrisville State College hosts a beautiful architectural transformation
Jun29

Morrisville State College hosts a beautiful architectural transformation

A barn on the SUNY Morrisville State College campus has been designed and rebuilt into a stunning design studio with soul of the barn it takes after.  The entire facility is expected to obtain LEED Certification for its energy sustainability and serves as a centerpiece for the entrance to the agricultural college. Originally built at the turn of the 20th century, the barn fared fire and relocation and stayed in use until just eight...

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Saranac Brewery Taps SUNY ESF to Go Green
Jun21

Saranac Brewery Taps SUNY ESF to Go Green

The F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica is working with SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry to go green.  Cleaner wastewater, less energy usage and an environmentally-friendly landscape will result. The Brewery, also known as the Saranac Brewery, is investing $4M at its century-old site.  But instead of putting that toward beer production, the company is installing five 30,000-pound anaerobic digester tanks that will clean...

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Advanced manufacturing, SUNY, and the future
Jun06

Advanced manufacturing, SUNY, and the future

On May 25, business, education and elected officials convened for a panel on topics relating to attracting and growing advanced manufacturing at the Hudson Valley Community College TEC SMART facility.  Hosted by GlobalFoundries, the panelists spoke to the need for the US economy to invest in high-tech manufacturing and the role that state and local governments play in policy development . “GlobalFoundries has been a key driver...

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