Indoor Programs Archive




Citizens’ Climate Lobby - Building Political Will for a Livable World

Citizens' Climate Lobby
Image provided by Citizens' Climate Lobby
Wednesday, October 28 2015, 7:30 PM

University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY

The use of fossil fuels is so thoroughly embedded in the economic activities of all industrialized countries that a global solution is required. Kyle Thomas, Syracuse Group Leader of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will discuss CCL’s Carbon Fee-and-Dividend proposal and how every one of us can make a difference by participating in our political system and building the political will for a solution to climate change.




Covered Up: The Onondaga Nation’s View of Onondaga Lake

Onondaga Lake, public domain
Onondaga Lake public domain
Wednesday, September 23 2015 - 7:30 PM

University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY

The Onondaga Nation has a unique view of the Onondaga Lake remediation process. The lake is sacred to the Haudenosaunee, and their legal team has reviewed/commented on the remediation for years. Join representatives of the Onondaga Nation to hear about the information they believe is being withheld from the public.



Northern Forests and Climate Change

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 PM

University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY

How will climate change affect our forests and ecosystems? Syracuse University environmental engineering professor, Charles Driscoll, will summarize his research to assess past climate-change and project future climate-change impacts. His work is based at the US Forest Service Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, a member of the National Science Foundation Network.

Information : 492-4745

Free and open to all.


Prospects for the Environment Following the 2014 Elections

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:30 PM

University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY

Celebrate Earth Day with this informative presentation by Roger Downs, Atlantic Chapter Conservation Director. Downs will report on the activities of the new Legislature in Albany and discuss the status of the Atlantic Chapter’s efforts to date.


Stop Coal Bailouts Campaign Kickoff

Smog, Photo provided by Sierra Club
Photo provided by Sierra Club
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00 PM

Onondaga Free Library
4840 W Seneca Tpke
Syracuse, NY

Join with the Sierra Club to learn how we can push the Governor to stop coal bailouts, ramp up on renewable energy, and protect workers and communities put at risk from these closures. Together, we can push the Governor to create a new 21st-century clean energy economy for New York. Find us in room 222 of the Onondaga Hill Library.




CAPILLARY REACTION: Hydrofracking and Irrevocable Loss

Frack Immaculata, artist: Ron Throop
Frack Imaculata
Artist: Ron Throop
Image provided by the artist
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Artrage Gallery
505 Hawley Place
Syracuse, NY

View the paintings of Ron Throop in this ArtRage Gallery exhibit April 11 thru May 23, 2015. Opening night reception Saturday, April 11 from 7 to 9pm. Everyone is welcome!

Hailing from Oswego, New York, Ron Throop is a prolific expressionist painter. This exhibition is selected from his on-going Fracking Series. Throop began painting on the subject in 2009, concerned that the process of hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale for natural gas has the potential of poisoning the groundwater for hundreds of thousands of people for many generations. Since 2009, hydrofracking has become a worldwide health and environmental threat and activists across the globe are working for bans. After years of campaigning, activists in New York State achieved a statewide ban on December 17, 2014.

"Art and artists must take up the moral torch. We have the ability to create an imagined memory before it's too late to turn back. The 21st century artist has a mission to make sense common once again." ~ Ron Throop



Time for an Update on Onondaga Lake

Nine Mile Creek restoration photo provided Honeywell
Nine Mile Creek restoration
image by Honeywell (
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:30 PM

The dredging of Onondaga Lake is complete! Water quality is the best it’s been in 100 years, and more than 110 species of fish, birds and mammals have returned to wetlands in the area. Join us as Honeywell describes their success and shares their plans to further restore the lake that has gone from “polluted” to “swimmable.”


Fossil Fuel Divestment on Central New York Campuses

Fossil Free
Image provided by Fossil Free
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:30 PM

Students from several CNY campuses will report on their ongoing efforts to convince their respective colleges/universities to divest their fossil fuel investments. Attendees are sure to draw some inspiration from their dedicated efforts.