Syracuse Center of Excellence's headquarters is a new national resource to promote collaborations in research, demonstration, commercialization, and outreach projects relating to sustainable built environments. It is the hub of an emerging regional innovation cluster that engages hundres of firms and institutions from throughout NYS, across the U.S., and around the world.
Senator DeFrancisco protests S1635 - Senate Republicans were successful in defeating this anti-economic development legislation pushed thru by Senate Democrats. Had the Democrats been successful in their attempts to pass this bill, they would have essentially put up a Closed for Business sign on New York State. Passage of the bill would have shut down all economic development activity, increased the number of frivolous lawsuits, and put up obstacles to legitimate environmental projects throughout New York.
Daiton Daibo-Williams from Salem Hyde Elementary School in Syracuse was the winner of the New York State Senate's 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from Senator DeFrancisco's district. Daiton's theme was reduce, reuse, and recycle. The Senator visited Daiton at his school on June 7th to dicuss the poster and to meet his art teacher and family.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco toured the renovation project at OCCRA's Amboy Compost Facility in Camillus on Monday November 26, 2013. Senator DeFrancisco saw how the facility transforms food scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich compost. OCCRA's Amboy Compost Facility generates 36,000 cubic yards of compost each year.