Is the Aquarium Project a Sustainable Strategy for CNY?
Friday, August 12th, 2022 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Registration required for online viewing
“Is the Aquarium Project a Sustainable Strategy for CNY?”
Friday, August 12, 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The event is free and online; Register below!
A link to virtually attend using the GoToMeeting platform will be sent to those registered. Registration closes at 5pm on August 11.
Panelist: Mary Kuhn, Onondaga County Legislator, District 7
GreeningUSA’s Green Bag Lunch discussion series was launched to further explore the concepts within the framework of our “12 Traits of Sustainable Communities”. As we refresh our memory of the 12 Traits, we find that this project impacts all 12, reminding us just how complicated this is. We understand that in our 90-minute time slot, we can only scratch the surface of some of the following questions, but we hope to start a conversation that will lead to a good decision about the Aquarium Project.
#1 Government Leadership in Sustainability – Should local government prioritize the use of taxpayer dollars for this project?
#2 Local Economic Resilience – Is this a sustainable economic development choice for CNY?
#3 Sustainable Land Use Planning – Is there a sustainable development plan for this area?
#4 Transportation & Mobility – How do we get people to the aquarium?
#5 Water Related Infrastructure – What are the impacts for supply and waste water for a water-intensive operation?
#6 Green Building – Will the building receive a green building certification?
#7 Energy from Non-Fossil Fuels – Where will the energy needs come from for an energy intensive operation?
#8 Waste Material Management – How will construction and operational waste be handled?
#9 Culture, Arts & Entertainment – Does this project build on the history of CNY and reflect its culture?
#10 Quality Public Education – Will there be programs to enrich local public education goals?
#11 Public Health & Safety – How will you insure this inside and outside the building?
#12 Community Engagement – Will the CNY community have the opportunity to actively participate in the planning process?