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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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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 …

May 26, 2022

City & State New York: "“We battled to get that food store:” What the Tops supermarket meant to Buffalo’s Black community"

By:Justin Sondel | May 26, 2022 Shortly after President Joe Biden laid flowers at a memorial for the dead in the days after the racist attack that took the lives of 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, Robert Scott, who has frequented the store for years, spoke with other mourners. He …

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African Heritage Food Co-op: Alexander J. Wright on The Public GoodJuly 12, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re talking with Alexander J. Wright, Founder and President of the African Heritage Food Co-op. We’ll be discussing food equity issues, particularly in communities of color and Buffalo’s East Side. We’ll be discussing what a food …

Segregation by Design - History and Impacts of Segregation in Buffalo: Anna Blatto on The Public GoodMay 24, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we speak with Anna Blatto, Research Associate at PPG and author of PPG report “A City Divided: A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo.”  The heartbreaking tragedy at the Tops on Jefferson on May 14 reminds us of the decades of historical …

Community Response in the Wake of Tragedy: Franchelle Parker and Tyrell Ford on The Public GoodMay 17, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we speak with Franchelle Parker, Executive Director of Open Buffalo, and Tyrell Ford, Lead Community Organizer at VOICE Buffalo. We discuss the tragedy that took place at the Tops on Jefferson on Saturday May 14 where ten people lost their lives and three …

The Clean Air Coalition of WNY: Chris Murawski, Emily Terrana, and Bridge Rauch on The Public GoodFebruary 22, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we speak with Chris Murawski, Emily Terrana, and Bridge Rauch of Clean Air Coalition of WNY. We discuss their approach to environmental justice campaigns and power building with grassroots leaders, some of their current campaigns, and their upcoming Annual …

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