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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. 

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.