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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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October 28, 2022

Residents Gather to Discuss Vacant Lot Concerns and Recommendations

On Thursday, October 6th, City of Buffalo residents came together to discuss their experiences with vacant lots. Residents were grouped by neighborhood and spoke about how they used the vacant lots, their concerns, and their visions for the vacant lots.

May 31, 2022

Buffalo News: "Racist attack highlights sparse supermarket options in Buffalo's largely Black neighborhoods"

By: Stephen T. Watson | May 31, 2022  The Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue, targeted by an avowed white supremacist in a massacre that killed 10 Black people, is the only supermarket within the 14208 ZIP code and a wider section of Buffalo's East Side. The closest full-service grocery …

May 30, 2022

Buffalo News: "The Editorial Board: An ingrained system of segregation led the Tops shooter to Buffalo’s East Side"

The Buffalo News Editorial Board | May 30, 2022 This is the first in a series of editorials.  The cauldron of hate had been brewing for a while, fueled by false notions of “replacement theory.” But long before the shooter stepped foot in that Tops supermarket on May …

May 27, 2022

Black Enterprise: "The supermarket that was the scene of he Buffalo shooting is also an example of supermarket redlining"

By: Derek Major | May 27, 2022  The Tops Supermarket that was the scene of the Buffalo mass shooting was once a beacon of progress for the city’s Black residents. CNN reported in August 2001, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer attended the announcement of the  Tops …

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Electrify 2.0: Rick Steinberg and Whitney Skeans on The Public GoodSeptember 20, 2022, 10:30-11 pm

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week, Rick Steinberg with the Sierra Club Niagara Group will be joined Whitney Skeans, Senior Program Manager of Electric Vehicles at National Grid. They’ll be discussing the electrification of vehicles as well as the upcoming event Electrify

Electrify 2.0: Rick Steinberg and Whitney Skeans on The Public GoodSeptember 20, 2022, 10:30-11 pm

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week, Rick Steinberg with the Sierra Club Niagara Group will be joined Whitney Skeans, Senior Program Manager of Electric Vehicles at National Grid. They’ll be discussing the electrification of vehicles as well as the upcoming event Electrify

Electrify 2.0: Rick Steinberg and Whitney Skeans on The Public GoodSeptember 20, 2022, 10:30-11 pm

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week, Rick Steinberg with the Sierra Club Niagara Group will be joined Whitney Skeans, Senior Program Manager of Electric Vehicles at National Grid. They’ll be discussing the electrification of vehicles as well as the upcoming event Electrify

Youth Education at MAP: Neena Hussey and Echo Martinez on The Public GoodAugust 30, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week’s guests are Neena Hussey, Youth Education Director at Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP). She’ll be joined by MAP Youth Echo Martinez. The Massachusetts Avenue Project’s (MAP) mission is to nurture the growth of a diverse, accessible, …

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