TENTH ANNUAL BUFFALO ENVIRO-FAIR
Walden Galleria Mall
A celebration and exhibit of earth and ecology
Mark your calendar – 10th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair Saturday, April 23, 2016
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Erie County Environment & Planning Department and the WNY Coalition for Donated Goods will be having a recycling drive at the Buffalo Enviro-Fair at the Walden Galleria. Donate old clothing and textiles in any condition. Reusable clothing will be divided amongst six area charities (Goodwill, Salvation Army, City Mission, St. Vincent DePaul, Hearts for the Homeless, & Amvets). The proceeds from any textile recycling will also go to the six charities.
As an electrical contractor, CIR is able to effect substantial positive change on the Western New York region with regard to energy efficiency and consumption, which benefits both the environment and the local economy. To accomplish this we strive to continuously educate our employees and keep abreast of the latest technologies for increased energy efficiency and on-site energy generation. We will also pursue partnerships with industry organizations and local businesses that can help us to provide additional energy related services to our customers.
The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy was formed to support the restoration and preservation of the rich natural, recreational, and historic resources that comprise Chestnut Ridge Park. To that end, we have established a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works in conjunction with the County of Erie and is dedicated to:
- Identifying projects within the park that will help restore the park to its original beauty
- Raising awareness for these projects in the Western New York community
- Raising funds to supplement those provided by the county budget and allow the Conservancy to maintain a minimal operating budget
We encourage you to join the conservancy by becoming a member, a volunteer, or both. We also suggest that you join our mailing list and frequently refer to our calendar of events for the latest news on events at Chestnut Ridge Park. If you have any questions, please email us at info@ChestnutRidgeConservancy.org.
ECWA enhances the quality of life throughout Erie County and Western New York by providing an abundant supply of safe, high quality drinking water at an affordable rate. With this goal, we strive to deliver a superior product to the more than 540,000 people that rely on ECWA water everyday, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. .
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire historic urban park system that consists of 850 acres of beautifully designed parks, parkways and circles. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a not-for-profit, membership-based, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations.
The Buffalo Zoo’s philosophy is to exhibit animals and plants in naturalistic settings that represent their native habitats. The Zoo is dedicated to providing visitors with a better understanding of nature, including how animals relate to each other, their environment and to humankind. The Zoo will be at the Enviro-Fair along with some of their docents and animal ambassadors to showcase some of their conservation efforts. For more information, please visit buffalozoo.org.
Designing to Live Sustainably [d2ls] is both a competition with awards and a celebration of designs that become the tools through which we intend to nurture an emerging culture of social, economic and environmental sustainability in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. d2ls invites anyone with an idea that could contribute to the region’s planning for the effects of climate change to join in this competition. Whether an architect, planner, designer, student, developer, business person, elected official or none-of-the above to take part in this radical collaboration and collectively improve the Buffalo-Niagara bioregion. The 2015 Our Responsibility To Future Generations- Preparing for the effects of climate change competition will focus on the Buffalo-Niagara Region with the mission to collectively embrace our responsibility to future generations by doing more than merely coping with the effects of climate change by designing our built environment and policies to facilitate doing well. A multidisciplinary panel of judges will select a winner across each of the 6 categories and additionally, one grand prize recipient.
Habitat for Humanity Buffalo establishes partnerships among God’s people
to give a helping hand to families who otherwise would be unable to achieve their dream of ownership of a simple decent house in a safe environment. Habitat for Humanity Buffalo was founded in 1985, and in January of 2015 dedicated our 264th house. HFHB relies 100% on volunteers to build these homes. We are one of the largest home builders in the Northeast, completing 12-15 houses per year. Your Support at our ReStore’s Saves over 250 tons of house hold goods and materials from landfills each year.
Garden Walk Buffalo is a free, self-guided tour of more than 380 Buffalo gardens, the largest garden tour in America. Held annually on the last weekend of July, in 2015 it will be Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gro-operative will produce two things our city certainly won’t turn down– more living wage jobs and more locally grown, organic food. These two fundamental elements are essential to creating healthier communities and sustainable economic growth. And what better way to start combating some of the city’s greater socioeconomic issues than by creating more sustainable job opportunities and expanding access to fresh food?
Approximately 80 percent of the homes in Erie County were built prior to the 1978 ban of lead-based paint. Join the Erie County Department of Health, New Buffalo Impact and PUSH Buffalo to learn how to spot lead in your home and reduce your family’s risk of exposure. Additional resources can be found at www.wipeoutlead.com.
Purpose of the Amherst Garden Club is to further the education of members, youth, and the public in gardening, horticulture, landscape design and flower arranging. To aid and promote beautification with in the Town of Amherst.
From our plant in Western New York, RubberForm has been recognized as a leader in the manufacturing of innovative green products—all made from recycled scrap tire rubber and plastic. Featuring products that are GreenSpec listed for LEED green building certification, RubberForm offers durable, cost-effective solutions for: parking lot and road safety, road construction, industrial applications, hospitality, vehicular & shipping safety, and commercial marine applications. When you buy RubberForm products, you’ll enjoy the ROI of American-made quality while helping keep discarded rubber and plastic out of U.S. landfills and incinerators!
Our Mission: To offer innovative educational, social and community building services for children, youth, senior citizens and families living in Western New York. The Belle Center is home to Buffalo AmeriCorps, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service! *Buffalo AmeriCorps is its own entity based at The Belle Center and is separate from other AmeriCorps programs in WNY.
New Buffalo Impact (NBI) provides the services you need to make your home safer and more energy efficient, in turn saving you money on your utility bills, and increasing the value of your home.
NBI is a participating contractor in NYSERDA’s EmPower New York Program. To help reduce energy use and costs, EmPower offers electric reduction measures such as ENERGY STAR lighting and refrigerators, as well as home performance measures such as insulation and air sealing. These essential energy efficiency services are available for FREE to both homeowners and renters. To be eligible for services through EmPower, you must live in a building with 100 units or less, be a customer of a participating utility or heat with oil, and have a household income that is at or below 60% of the State Median Income (SMI). If you are HEAP eligible, you may be eligible for EmPower New York.
The Buffalo Recycling Alliance believes that ALL towns and cities in Western New York should: Establish a universal, shared recycling menu that includes all currently recyclable items; Track their recycling rates accurately and report them to the public; Prioritize public education and marketing of recycling and adequately fund it.
Dig|Safely. New York’s promotion and education efforts are designed to prevent excavation related damages to our expanding underground infrastructure. The basic premise is to create awareness statewide for excavators of New York to provide notice of any intent to excavate by making a toll-free call to our organization, which transmits these notices to its participating members who own and operate critical underground facilities. Upon receipt of the notices underground facility operators mark the location of their facilities so excavators can avoid damaging them.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation- Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods is located near Buffalo in the town of Cheektowaga, village of Depew. Reinstein Woods contains a wealth of opportunities for individuals, teachers, students, youth groups and families to enjoy our unique nature preserve. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve-a unique 292-acre complex of forests, ponds and wetlands surrounded by suburban development. Call or visit the education center to join our Annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, from April 13 to June 22, 2013. Garlic Mustard is an invasive plant in the preserve and needs to be removed each year. The group that picks the most garlic mustard will win a night’s stay at Beaver Meadow’s cabin and a $200 cash prize. Visit our booth for more information.
Riverkeeper leads Buffalo Niagara’s efforts to safeguard our water for present and future generations while connecting people to their water. We are here to champion drinkable, swimmable and fishable water. Learn how you can get involved!
Re-Tree WNY was established on November 3, 2006 by a group of about 40 Western New York residents who saw first-hand the devastation done to our beautiful Western New York living resource — our trees — and decided to take action to re-forest every public area that was destroyed by the freak October 12-13 snowstorm.
Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, NY
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