GreeningUSA Annual Meeting: “Building a Sustainable Future”

Friday, May 7th, 2021 8:00am to 10:00am
: Online
Registration required
Meeting Day Agenda:
  • 8:00-8:20 am – Welcome & Opening Remarks by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh
  • 8:20-8:45 am – GreeningUSA’s “Sustaining Our Communities” Awards
  • 8:45-9:00 am – GreeningUSA’s Report to Members
  • 9:00-10:00 am – “The Big Tent” Discussion
  • Mark Burger, M.S., CPESC, Executive Director, Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Howie Hollander, TACNY & MOST
  • Barry Lentz, Moving People Transportation Coalition
  • Lindsay Speer, HeatSmart CNY
  • Erik Backus, USGBC NY Upstate
  • Barry Carr, Clean Communities
  • Lanessa Chaplin, NY CLU
  • Rick Smardon, CNY Land Trust
  • Jessica McCarthy, Prevention Network CNY
  • David Harding, Syracuse Parks Conservancy
This event is free, but registration is required (click here to register).
NOTE: A link to the meeting will be sent to those registered a few days prior to the event.
Central New York has so many motivated and passionate citizens who are working with scores of local like-minded organizations on a host of issues that will move us toward a more socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sustainable future. GreeningUSA has had the privilege of collaborating with many of those organizations and will continue to do so because we believe that we are STRONGER TOGETHER! We continue to make this the focus of our annual meetings because one of our primary goals is to support and promote the activities of those great organizations.
At this year’s “Virtual Big Tent” annual meeting, organizations are invited to briefly share:
  • The primary mission and activities of their organization.
  • How we can help as a community of advocates.
We hope you agree that collaboration is vital and accept our challenge to participate on May 7. We believe that by tearing down silos which isolate, and replacing them with a network that connects, we can achieve far more.
Did you miss our previous Green Bag Lunches? You can access those on our YouTube Channel!