Green Local 175 seeks to create a greater degree of environmental awareness and to stimulate and promote green economic development within a 175 mile radius of Utica - Rome. The organization started off with a bang as the first event was a large environmental expo. The Utica Rome Green Expo (URGE) is part of our multi - year Green Local 175 program, which is an educational and economic development campaign to make our region's green economy come alive and thrive.
The first URGE took place during September 2008. We rented a large arena and had 26 exhibitors and 42 speakers ( in 3 concurrent multi-media rooms ), over an entire weekend at our event. Thanks to our network of businesses, organizations, and individuals collaborating for the benefit of our region ; this unique and much needed event was achieved without any taxpayer money. We are always looking for volunteers, whether they be individuals, businesses, or organizations to help make the next URGE a reality.
We will be fostering and promoting green initiatives, projects, products , and services of businesses and organizations in our region, at this event and others throughout the rest of the year(s). Since 2008 our Utica Monday Nite green events have always been very well received . We are always open to partnering with other companies and organizations in the future. Please contact Richard Morris (event organizer) at 724-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved and for further information about up coming events.
Our latest venture or vehicle to carry out our mission is Green Local 175 LIVE, which is an environment and sustainable economic development focused broadcast, The show is produced from the studios of WPNR 90.7 FM and broadcast to the Utica-Rome NY area via the FM dial and to the world via our live internet stream. The twice weekly show can be heard every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. HERE. Join host Richard Morris as he talks with local, state, and national newsmakers and we'll even throw in an occasional Nobel Peace Prize winner! For more information about our scheduled guests and their issues clickHERE.