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Buffalo Niagara suffers from serious health problems closely linked to poverty, environmental problems, and systemic inequality. Problems like lead poisoning and asthma, for example, disproportionately affect people of color and people with low incomes. Like other regions, Buffalo Niagara also suffers from our broken health insurance system, which excludes many working people from coverage and imposes unnecessary costs on employers.

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February 2, 2022

WBFO: "Coalition calls for community benefit agreement tied to new Bills stadium"

By: Thomas O'Neil-White| February 2, 2022 A Community Benefits Agreement, or CBA, attached to a large-scale development project is an agreement that spells out what contributions could come back to the community impacted by the project. In Erie County, talk of a new football stadium for the Buffalo …

February 2, 2022

WBEN: "Local coalition calls for community benefits agreement in Bills stadium deal"

By: Newsroom| February 2, 2022 A local coalition known as Partnership for the Public Good held a press conference at the steps of the Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion in Buffalo on Wednesday calling for Erie County Legislators to insist on a robust community benefits agreement as part of …

January 13, 2022

Buffalo News: "11 ideas Buffalo's Partnership for Public Good is pitching to improve the city"

By: Matt Glynn | January 13, 2022 The city of Buffalo should make more-productive use of the vacant lots it owns, said Jeanette Koncikowski, executive director of Grassroots Gardens WNY. "While the city has long evaluated repurposing ideas for its 8,000-plus vacant lots, they continue to …

December 30, 2021

Buffalo News: "Community leaders, organizations reveal their wish lists for Mayor Brown's fifth term"

By: Deidre Williams | December 30, 2021 As Mayor Byron Brown readies for a fifth term, community leaders and organizations are preparing their own wish lists for what they hope to see him accomplish over the next four years. Concern for tenants tops some of the lists. The mayor needs to give …

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Water's Role in Lead Exposure in Buffalo: Daniel Cadzow on The Public GoodFebruary 1, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we speak with Daniel Cadzow, a PPG Policy Fellow and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable transportation infrastructure. We discuss Dan's new policy brief, looking at lead in Buffalo's water, and he shares his experience in his own home of lead …

Climate, Clean-up and Accountability at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in 2021October 26, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Barbara Warren, RN, MS, Executive Director, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

The workshop, the sixth and final one in the series, Climate, Clean-up and Accountability at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in 2021 will be held virtually, is free and is open to the public.  Federal and NYS major environmental laws were passed years after the West Valley Nuclear site was …

How Activism Made Us Safer and Why We Need More at the West Valley Nuclear SiteSeptember 28, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Patricia K. Townsend, Ph. D.

This is the sixth workshop in a series hosted by the The West Valley Action Network.  Register for the 9/28  session here: This workshop features Patricia K. Townsend, Ph. D. From her perspective as a social scientist, Dr. Townsend will review highlights …

Climate CarnivalAugust 14, 2021, 11 am-3 pm

PPG, PUSH Green and Ujima Theater Company

This Saturday, August 14th, join PPG, PUSH Green and Ujima Theater Company at the first ever Climate Carnival!