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The State University of New York Green Infrastructure Summit

Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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The State University of New York is proud to be hosting the 2014 Green Infrastructure Summit

The purpose of this summit is to develop a more sophisticated understanding of green infrastructure throughout The State University of New York system and state agencies, explore the opportunities for and challenges of green infrastructure applications, and create and capitalize on synergies relevant to storm water management within the SUNY campuses and New York State.


Thursday, April 17th


8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration and Light Refreshments

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome, Agenda Overview & The Green Infrastructure Summit Funding Opportunity

-     Deborah Howard, SUNY Director of Sustainability

-     Timothy Killeen, President of the Research Foundation and SUNY Vice Chancellor of Research

9:30 – 10:30

Why is Reducing Storm-Related Pollution so Important?

-       Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper



An Introduction to Green Infrastructure Through Application

-       Doug Johnston, Chair Department of Landscape Architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


11:30 – 12:00

Building Green Infrastructure Across NYS - Environmental Facilities Corporation

-     Suzanna Randall, Green Program Manager


12:00 – 1:15 PM

Green Infrastructure – A Federal Perspective

-     Judith A. Enck, Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

1:15 – 1:45

EPA Tools and Programs

-       Maureen Krudner,  Green Infrastructure Coordinator, Region 2


Presentation by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

-     Jim Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation


Networking & Refreshment Break


How can the State University Construction Fund help with Green   Infrastructure Projects?

-     Chris Marcella, Director of Design, State University Construction Fund


Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

-       Matthew J. Millea, Deputy Onondaga County Executive for Physical Services, Onondaga County

-       Mark Lichtenstein, Sustainable Community Solutions

-       Matthew Marko, CH2Hill


Closing Remarks

Cornelius B. Murphy, SUNY Senior Fellow for Environmental and Sustainable Systems 

*** Please note following the Summit there will be a small green-infrastructure project competition for SUNY campuses.  Only campuses that send a representative will be eligible to participate in the competition. 

Sponsored by:

    SUNY Office for Sustainability



Have questions about The State University of New York Green Infrastructure Summit? Contact the organizer

When & Where

SUNY Plaza
353 Broadway
3rd Floor of the Federal Building
Albany, NY 12246

Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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