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June 27, 2018

Lead exposure in Buffalo still "highly disturbing"

PPG's Executive Director, Sam Magavern, was featured in WBFO's news article discussing the disturbing levels of lead in the city of Buffalo. The article reveals that there are three zip codes in the city of Buffalo that have children testing positive for lead in their bloodstream at high rates. The …

June 26, 2018

New Policy Brief on Good Food Purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools

This new policy brief provides a snapshot of the current status of school food at Buffalo Public Schools and several ongoing school food improvement initiatives.

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 …

December 8, 2017

PPG Policy Fellow Demands Dangerous Roadway Justice

"One way or another, those who advocate for and design dangerous roadways will be held accountable for the damages that they cause."

December 6, 2017

PPG Signs on in Support of a Manufacturer-Funded Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Program

While progress has been made, many New Yorkers still do not have convenient access to safe pharmaceutical disposal options.

December 5, 2017

Buffalo News Article: "Inclusionary zoning debate continues..."

"Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good, addressed the Council's Legislation Committee, making a case for inclusionary zoning."

December 5, 2017

Buffalo News Article: "Parents want more Metro Bus and Rail access for Buffalo students"

"The Buffalo Public Schools pay the NFTA about $8 million a year to transport some 10,200 students, but their bus passes are “highly restrictive” to certain times and routes, according to the Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization." Click here to watch PPG's live coverage of the BPTO press …

November 10, 2017

Become a Champion for Change in 2018!

Are you ready to plan a change for your community? Are you ready to join thousands of citizens and hundreds of organizations working to create an equitable, healthy and ecologically thriving region? If so, please apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward’s Citizens …

November 7, 2017

PPG to Offer Climate Justice Workshop

Please join Sam Magavern of the Partnership for the Public Good and a team of seven University at Buffalo Law School students for a workshop on climate justice. This Climate Justice Workshop will be held December 1, 2017 from 10am to Noon at 617 Main St. (Market Arcade) in the First Floor Community …