Past Events

28th Annual Community Salute to the Environment

The Community Salute to the Environment, sponsored by CEI, will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester. This event serves as an opportunity for organizations, businesses, agencies, and individuals to highlight their involvement or support for environmental protection, and to network with others in the Rochester metropolitan region.

The event provides members and friends of CEI the chance to:

  • learn from an expert about the latest developments in the ongoing effort to protect the environment;
  • come together to discuss current environmental issues and network;
  • help celebrate the accomplishments of an individual organization whose work has contributed to significant environmental improvements or protection in the Rochester-Genesee-Finger Lakes region (Hugh E. Cumming Award); and
  • support CEI's free public information services.

This year's guest speaker is Dr. Robert Howarth, who will tell us about the important work he and other scientists are undertaking which demonstrates the dramatic impacts of nitrogen pollution on our coastal ecosystems.

Please call Shirley at the CEI office at 585-262-2870 to make your reservation.

Tentative Schedule

6 - 7 pm


7 - 8 pm Dinner
8 - 9 pm Awards and Guest Speaker
Hyatt Regency, Rochester NY (map)

Environmental Law Course

The CEI Environmental Law Course is intended for municipal officials, small business owners/employees, environmental engineers, attorneys and staff, architects, realtors, contractors/builders, environmental compliance managers, technical consultants, governmental employees, industry representatives, students, environmentalists, and interested citizens who wish to learn about this important aspect of our efforts to protect the community and environment. It will provide a general overview of environmental law including:

  • the history and philosophy behind current environmental law
  • recent developments in environmental law at the local, state and federal levels
  • major problem areas the latest trends and possible future directions

This award winning course will be taught by leading environmental lawyers from the respected law offices of Knauf Shaw LLP, Nixon Peabody LLP, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP, Bansbach, Zoghlin, Wicks & Wahl, P.C., Underberg & Kessler LLP, and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 Attorney.

To register or for more information download the Environmental Law Course brochure (pdf or doc) fill out the form, print and send the completed forms to CEI at 55 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604-1314

Courses Dates

Wednesday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 2002
Nazareth College (map)
Arts Center, A-183 (campus map)
4245 East Avenue
Pittsford, NY

Long Range Planning Survey
Has been completed

New York's North Coast - A Troubled Coastline

Acid Rain: Are the Problems Solved Conference
Washington D.C. May 2-3, 2001

Acid Rain Conference Program (including abstracts and biographies of the speakers)

Final Press Release

Additional information about CEI and acid rain

Acid Rain Conference Executive Summary is available online or hardcopy.

For a hardcopy version please contact the CEI office by phone at 585-262-2870 or by email at

Acid Rain: Are the Problems Solved Conference Proceedings

Acid Rain Conference Executive Summary (pdf)

Table of Contents

Steering Committee
Conference Program
Conference Quotes

Conference Executive Summary

Appendix A: Conference Chairs, Speakers, and Guest Speaker Biographies (pdf)

Past Publications

Global Climate Change Digest

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