News & Events

08/14/2014 -
2014 SyracuseCoE Symposium ...

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02/19/2014 -
U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Perez Visits SyracuseCoE...

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02/11/2014 -
NYPA Establishes Collaborative of Energy Experts to Promote Emerging Technologies to Expand NY's Energy Economy...

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Labs and Testbeds: New SyracuseCoE Facilities to Accelerate Innovations...

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Come visit us for a "Friday at Three" tour...

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2012 Annual Progress Report...

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Center for Sustainable Community Solutions


Photo: Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, takes part in a roundtable discussion with community leaders, workforce development professionals, academic and industry partners, and CSCS staff.

The SyracuseCoE Center for Sustainable Community Solutions (CSCS) fosters resilience in communities by supporting and connecting natural, built, and social systems. We do this through innovative and collaborative approaches in education, policy, and technology.

CSCS works to translate environmental research, technology and policy into real and tangible change for the communities we work with. The efforts of CSCS result in improved water and wastewater infrastructure, decreased energy consumption, reduced waste streams, innovations accelerated into the marketplace, and better informed leaders and community members.

With a firm understanding of the complex barriers inherent in implementing successful environmental innovations, CSCS works with and trains leaders in local government, community organizations, technical assistance organizations, state agencies, and academic institutions to create sustainable community solutions.

Our Staff



Education and Outreach

  • Training
  • Youth Programming
  • Public Engagement
  • Publications
  • Communications and Outreach
  • Web-based Tools

Advising and Technical Assistance

  • Environmental Finance
  • Lifecycle Analysis
  • Scientific Technical Expertise
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Surveys & Studies
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Research Applications Deployed
  • Advising & Counseling

Process Facilitation

  • Municipal Leadership Development
  • Environmental Conflict Resolution
  • Creating Collaborative Networks
  • Collaborative Governance
  • Meeting Event Facilitation

Areas of Expertise

Sustainable Resource Management

  • Sustainable Materials Management
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Water/Wastewater/Green Infrastructure
  • Land Use
  • Clean and Renewable Energy

Healthy Communities

  • Smart Growth
  • Green Buildings
  • Public Health
  • Translational Research
  • Transportation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality

Sustainable Enterprise

  • Workforce Development
  • Green Business
  • Green Jobs