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Environmental Finance Center hosts Saturday walking tour of downtown Syracuse

April 29, 2010

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

On Saturday, May 1, at 10:30 am, the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University will host a walking tour of Downtown Syracuse. The walk will start and end at the Syracuse Center of Excellence headquarters, and will last about an hour and a half.

Named after legendary urban thinker, writer and activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk is a tour that takes place in more than 60 cities across the United States, Canada and around the world to promote walkable communities. Jane’s Walk Syracuse was organized to show Syracuse-area residents and workers that the city has a vibrant and beautiful downtown core, and that walking to and around it allows one to experience hidden gems that you just don’t see at 35 miles per hour.

Members of the community are welcome to join the walk from the Center of Excellence to Clinton Square, Hanover Square, Armory Square, Columbus Circle and back. Learn about local stores and restaurants that make Syracuse unique. See parks and art spaces you didn’t know existed. Hear about historic Syracuse locations and share your own stories. Along the way, make note of improvements that could be made to make walking around the city even easier and more enjoyable. Most importantly, join the walk and find out that walking in Syracuse isn’t just better for the environment and your health–it’s also a lot more fun.

For more information, visit or e-mail Khris Dodson at

The Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University is tasked by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency with facilitating the development of sustainable communities. As an affiliated center with the Syracuse Center of Excellence, the EFC-SU leverages more than 200 SyracuseCoE partners to connect local government officials and private organizations with technical assistance, assessment tools and funding offered by its large network of collaborators and resources. EFC also provides professional training and community outreach to engage, educate and enable the public to make their own change toward improved environmental infrastructure and quality of life.

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