Recently, the Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) named Bread & Roses Collective a winner of its “Green of the Crop” contest. Steve Penn, associate professor of physics, is a member of Bread & Roses, which the article describes as “a model of cooperative living that provides inexpensive housing for activists, while practicing and teaching sustainable living strategies.”
More on Bread & Roses is online.
The article and list of winners of the Green of the Crop awards follows. A longer article was later published and is now on the Post-Standards website.
“Winners honored for their Central New York green initiatives”
April 23, 2010
Winners of the “Green of the Crop” contest were named Friday. The contest recognizes individuals or groups from the 12-county Central Upstate region doing something unique to care for the environment.
The first-place winners:
Business: Syracuse Habitat for Humanity ReStore for its retail store, at 308 Otisco St., Syracuse, that collects and sells used building materials, keeping it out of landfills.
Educational or community organization: Go Green SCSD/Syracuse City School District, an effort to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum on each grade level at all 36 schools and to put it into practice with recycling, food composting, gardening and other projects.
Individual or household: Bread & Roses Collective House, on Cambridge Street, Syracuse, a model of cooperative living that provides inexpensive housing for activists, while practicing and teaching sustainable living strategies.
Inventor or entrepreneur: Anil Netravali, a Cornell University professor and expert in fiber reinforced composites. His work formed the basis of the biodegradable soy-based building material being commercialized by e2e Materials, an Ithaca startup.
The first-place winners were chosen out of more than 85 nominees. They will receive $150 and will be profiled in the May 18 issue of Green Central New York magazine, a publication of The Post-Standard.
The Green of the Crop contest was sponsored by The AMOS Project, The Clean Tech Center, CNY Works, Earthsense, the Metropolitan Development Association, New York’s Creative Core, the Syracuse Center of Excellence, Syracuse First and The Post-Standard/Green CNY.
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In the photo above Penn is working in the lab at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.