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Greening USA Seeks to Bring Groups Together Around Sustainability Goals at Annual Meeting

  Central New York has a number of environmental groups working on a range of issues, from climate change to alternative energy, pollution in the environment to solid waste reduction, green building to alternative transportation.  The group plans to use its annual meeting Thursday, May 12th, to try and do some speed dating and see if groups might have more impact by working together.

WAER News Director Chris Bolt Moderates Greening CNY Workshop May 12th

  The special program will be titled Greening CNY: Sprouting New Synergies 2.0.  Attendees will take part in brainstorming sessions that will allow them to share their personal perspectives or those of a group in which they're involved.  From half-a-dozen or more discussions, ideas can emerge to identify actions or project on which groups and individuals can work together.  

Sustainability leaders from all sectors of the green spectrum have been invited to discuss their work, assess local needs, and propose ideas for projects and collaborations.  

Greening USA has a sustainability assessment for communities and organizations that can guide development  efforts.  The annual meeting, May 12th 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. takes place at the Jewish Community Center and  includes Greening USA's Sustainability Awards Program.  People can still sign up for the breakfast and program to follow at

Chris Bolt, Ed.D. has proudly been covering the Central New York community and mentoring students for more than 30 years. His career in public media started as a student volunteer, then as a reporter/producer. He has been the news director for WAER since 1995. Dedicated to keeping local news coverage alive, Chris also has a passion for education, having trained, mentored and provided a platform for growth to more than a thousand students. Career highlights include having work appear on NPR, CBS, ABC and other news networks, winning numerous local and state journalism awards.