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The Buffalo Niagara region is facing major environmental problems with sprawl, air pollution, poor water quality, and numerous brownfields. But with its abundant water, wind, and solar resources, Buffalo Niagara also has the potential to be a major hub for clean, green energy. By protecting and restoring our waterways, we can take advantage of our location on the Great Lakes and the Niagara River. Local and state governments need to understand that the most competitive cities of the future will be the greenest: cities that promote mass transit, green buildings, and the conservation of energy, water, and habitats.

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August 7, 2018

New Climate Justice Publications

Partnership for the Public Good just released four policy briefs for the Crossroads Collective, which is comprised of nine organizations working at the intersection of climate justice with economic and racial justice in Western New York. 

June 27, 2018

Lead exposure in Buffalo still "highly disturbing"

PPG's Executive Director, Sam Magavern, was featured in WBFO's news article discussing the disturbing levels of lead in the city of Buffalo. The article reveals that there are three zip codes in the city of Buffalo that have children testing positive for lead in their bloodstream at high rates. The …

June 26, 2018

New Policy Brief on Good Food Purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools

This new policy brief provides a snapshot of the current status of school food at Buffalo Public Schools and several ongoing school food improvement initiatives.

April 24, 2018

New Report on Good Food at the Buffalo Public Schools

What does good food mean? For a new coalition in Buffalo, it means nutrition, but it means four other values as well: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, and animal welfare. The Good Food Buffalo coalition will work collaboratively with the Buffalo Public Schools, …

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Democracy Fellow Bernadette Giles: on the Public GoodAugust 28, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Bernadette Giles, Open Buffalo's Democracy Fellow, discussing her work as a Democracy Fellow and other topics centered around the city of Buffalo. Listen in, then learn more about Bernadette Giles and the Democracy Fellows here. The show will …

Democracy Fellow Micheal Zak: on the Public GoodAugust 21, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Micheal Zak, Co-Founder and Worker Owner at Gro-op, and Board Chair at Buffalo Cooperative Federal Credit Union. Discussing his work as a Democracy Fellow and other topics centered around the city of Buffalo. Listen in, then learn more about …

Buffalo Museum of Science: President and CEO on The Public GoodAugust 14, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Marisa Wigglesworth, President, and CEO at Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. Discussing the Buffalo Science Museum and other topics centered around the city of Buffalo. Listen in, then learn more about the Buffalo Science …

Holding the NFTA Accountable: Doug Funke on the Public GoodApril 24, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

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Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Doug Funke discussing Citizens for Regional Transit and the recent developments within NFTA practices. Listen in, then to learn more visit their website here. The show will air live on Power 96.5 WNY at 7 pm, and on PPG's Facebook page at 1 pm …

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