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How we work

OEI is supported through public and private grants from local, state and federal sources. OEI partners with colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities to maximize expertise and achieve the highest benefit for Central New York’s environment.

OEI conducts research, develops educational programming, shepherds planning processes, and implements ecological restoration projects.

OEI acknowledges the US Environmental Protection Agency for past and continued support.




Inside OEI

Northeast Surplus -
E-Waste Recycling

OEI staff

Our Sponsors

City of Syracuse
Metropolitan Development Association
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Onondaga County
Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency work in support of the Onondaga Nation*


Our Partners and Collaborators

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County
SUNY Cortland
Darrin Freshwater Institute
Izaak Walton League of CNY
LeMoyne College Center for Urban and Regional Applied Research
Natural Heritage Trust
Natural systems Engineering, PLLC

Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District
Onondaga Earth Corps
Partnership for Onondaga Creek
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Syracuse University
US Geological Survey
Environmental Finance Center
Upstate Freshwater Institute
F.O.C.U.S Syracuse



Onondaga Earth Corps. - OEI serves as the fiscal sponsor to the Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC). OEI’s mission is supported by the OEC’s mission to empower youth to be active participants in creating positive change for their communities and the environment, specifically by fostering outreach and education to develop an informed public, promote environmental ethics and build an environmentally conscious citizenry.

Partnership for Onondaga Creek - OEI serves as the fiscal sponsor to the Partnership for Onondaga Creek (POC). OEI and POC’s missions are aligned through commitment, education and positive action toward the revitalization and protection of our water resources.


* OEI understands the government-to-government relationship between the Onondaga Nation and US EPA and is honored to support the consultation and cooperation between these two governments.