Web Sites

America’s 50 Greenest Cities – Popular Science

Cazenovia Area Community Development Association (CACDA)

Slow Food CNY

Syracuse Grows

The Alchemical Nursery Project

CNY Speaks

Cookin’ in the ‘Cuse

Empire State Future – NYS Smart Growth Coalition

The Environmental Literacy Council

Green CNY – Syracuse.com magazine and blog

Home Grown: The 21st Century Family Farm

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Making Sense of Place – A documentary film series and education outreach project; features Cleveland, Phoenix, Portland, OR

The Mannahatta Project – Wildlife Conservation Society’s original ecology of Manhattan

NYS American Farmland Trust (AFT)

SU -The Green University – SU Sustainability web site


Sustainable Enterprise Partnership – SU

UNESCO’s Urban Systems Group

Envi: prototype environmental magazine online

Greening USA

Chicago BPA ban

NRDC’s Smarter Cities Rankings

ICLEI – International association of Local Governments for Sustainability

Agenda 21 – U.N. Commission for Sustainable Development

Chapter 28 of Agenda 21 – Local Authorities’ Initiatives

Sightline.org – Seattle-based Pacific NW think tank

PBS Blueprint America: Road to the Future

Transportation Demand Management: Victoria Transport Policy Institute Online TDM Encyclopedia

Earth Day Network (Earth Day is April 22)

PodCar City: Ithaca

Sustainable Tompkins

Evergreen Electric Vehicle Company

Onondaga Environmental Institute


Freiburg, Germany – German City Emerges as a World Class Energy-Saver

Top 10 Earth and People Friendly Buildings

Toughest Recycling Law in the U.S.

Greening With Envy – article on peer information/social pressure in the July/August Atlantic

Biking and Walking: Our Secret Weapon?

A New Enforcer in Buildings: The Energy Inspector

Small, Green and Good: The role of neglected cities in a sustainable future
By Catherine Tumber BOSTON REVIEW, MARCH/APRIL 2009

Op-Ed Columnist:  It’s Easy Being Green 
Saving the planet won’t come free (although the early stages of conservation actually might). But it won’t cost all that much either.

Op-Ed Columnist:  The New Sputnik 
China is embarking on a new, parallel path of clean power deployment and innovation. It is the Sputnik of our day. Unfortunately, we’re still not racing.

The Green Case for Cities
Forget the solar panels and the rain barrels—if you want to save energy, leave the suburbs.


Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America, Brookings Report

Metro Area Profiles

Per Capita Carbon Emissions

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) LOCAL LEADERS Studies
COUNTIES with green programs:
Summary chart
Full report 
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Summary chart
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Reducing U. S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much At What Cost?
The McKinsey & Company Report, December 2007 (click here for PDF)

“Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy”, July 2009
by Hannah Choi Granade, Jon Creyts, Anton Derkach, Philip Farese, Scott Nyquist and Ken Ostrowski
165 pages

Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

New York’s Offshore Wind Energy Development Potential in the Great Lakes:Feasibility Study
NYSERDA, April 2010

Sustainability Plans

Greenworks Philadelphia

Lloyd Crossing

Onondaga County 2010 Plan

Syracuse Comprehensive Plan

Sustainable Dubuque

Cambridge Energy Alliance

Greenprint: Providence, RI

Sustainable City—San Francisco

City of Portland and Multnomah County Climate Action Plan 2009

Vancouver 2020: An Action Plan for Becoming the World’s Greenest City by 2020

Further Resources

Syracuse MSA Rural Urban Commuting Area Codes Brief

Syracuse MSA Rural Urban Commuting Area Pattern Map


The Dirt – Landscape Architecture, Sustainability and Environmental News

Best Practies

US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Center – Best Practices

Sustainability and Green Organizations

Review of Organizations Summary

Review of Resource-Related Organizations

Review of Government Organizations

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