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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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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, …

April 2, 2018

Urban Expressway Removal in Buffalo: The Historical Context

PPG has just released a policy brief drafted by Daniel Cadzow, Policy Fellow at PPG and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable traffic infrastructure. The policy brief summarizes the history of transportation infrastructure in Buffalo and some of the thinking behind its …

March 23, 2018

Fighting Against Displacement: The All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network

The city of Buffalo has been selected for PolicyLink’s All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Network. It is a network of local elected officials, city staff, and community leaders from 10 cities that will advance a range of strategies to prevent displacement of low-income residents and …

December 18, 2017

PPG Partners Vote on 2018 Community Agenda

Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total community members to the first floor community room of the Market Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of policy planks that …

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

Sam Magavern

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 …

New Campaign to Improve Buffalo Public School Food LaunchesApril 24, 2018, 5:30-7 pm

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, …

New Campaign to Improve Buffalo Public School Food LaunchesApril 24, 2018, 5:30-7 pm

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, …

So you don’t want nuclear waste in your water?March 1, 2018, 7-9 pm

Sierra Club, Alan Lockwood, MD

So often we find ourselves cleaning up the messes that others make; undoing structures that harm. But here we have an opportunity to prevent a catastrophic event in our region – the possible contamination of our water and our Lake with nuclear waste.

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