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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 29, 2018

WBFO News: "New report highlights 'cultural significance' of Buffalo's Outer Harbor"

"A coalition formed to resist a proposal to privatize and redevelop public lands along Buffalo's Outer Harbor released a report Monday which, according to those who commissioned it, highlights the cultural significance of that part of the city's waterfront. It's part of an effort to preserve green …

October 26, 2018

Intersection of Human Rights and the Environment

Please join the environmental law and human rights committee of the Erie County Bar Association to discuss climate issues and human rights. Speakers include Sam Magavern of PPG and Arthur Wheaton of the WNY labor and environmental programs of Cornell University. Topics range from state and local …

September 29, 2018

Buffalo News: "Critics take aim at Benderson over city tax break — for one apartment"

"When the public invests money in things, it should yield a benefit for the community," Magavern said. "It should be providing affordable housing and quality jobs for city residents, not just padding the profit of wealthy developers."

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. 

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Community Controlled Economy: FB Community Land Trust on The Public GoodNovember 20, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from the FB Community Land Trust. Residents of the Fruit Belt community will discuss how the collaboration between community-based organizations and resident leaders have produced innovative policy solutions like the moratorium on the sale of …

Working With the MediaNovember 19, 2018, 12-1:30 pm

Marsha McLeod, Aaron Lowinger, Mark Sommer

Learn to effectively engage the media by building relationships and crafting your message. If you want to get media coverage for your organization or campaign, it’s essential you’re seen and heard in the media on a regular basis. Journalists are constantly looking for interesting …

Anti Gentrification Month and Summit: OUR CITY Coalition on The Public GoodNovember 13, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar from the OUR CITY Coalition. She will discussing the OUR CITY Coalition and its nine main areas that include affordable housing, community policing, immigration, public education, transportation, frontline arts, food …

The Intersection of Human Rights and the EnvironmentOctober 26, 2018, 9 am-12 pm

Please join the environmental law and human rights committee of the Erie County Bar Association to discuss climate issues and human rights. Speakers include Sam Magavern of PPG and Arthur Wheaton of the WNY labor and environmental programs of Cornell University. Topics range from state and local …

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