NINTH ANNUAL BUFFALO ENVIRO-FAIR
New Location: Walden Galleria – near Forever 21 mall entrance!
A celebration and exhibit of earth and ecology
Mark your calendar – 9th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair Saturday, April 25, 2015
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.
The Home Depot will be featuring several of their Eco Option products and will have information and demonstrations of products that are earth friendly. The Home Depot is also gearing up for spring and staffing their stores, especially needing associates to work in key areas of the store including garden, overnight freight, cashiers, merchandising execution associates both days and nights and many other departments. There are seasonal, part-time and full-time positions available. To apply online now go to: http://careers.homedepot.com/
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.
Lighthouse Wind is a proposed wind energy project, located in rural Niagara and Orleans Counties in the Towns of Somerset and Yates. The project is expected to generate up to 200 megawatts of clean, homegrown energy. Local wind data confirms that the area under consideration is ideal for a project of this size, which will produce enough safe, pollution-free energy to power up to 53,000 U.S. homes. Apex Clean Energy is currently developing about 10,000 MW of wind energy across the country, with about 1,165 MW currently under construction. Apex will provide asset management services for four of these facilities, representing more than 800 MW of capacity. For more information, visit www.apexcleanenergy.com.
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.
The famous Miss Lily’s biscuits for the Pampered Pooch returns to the Buffalo market with her all natural and affordable dog treats. Miss Lily’s biscuits are all homemade using the freshest ingredients in all shapes and sizes: Delicately decorated and packaged for all occasions. Pet owners! You wouldn’t want to feed your dog anything you wouldn’t eat yourself. Offer your pet a high quality , nutritious treat that is chemical and preservative free which is very beneficial to your dog’s health. All treats are Taste tested by CEO (Chief Eating Officer) Miss Lily herself! Try Miss Lily’s freshly baked and hand crafted adorable and affordable treats. If you think your pets can’t love you anymore, give them Miss Lily’s tasty and nutritious treats and see for yourself how much more love they will have for you. Coming soon, Miss Lily’s cat treat for the finicky feline!
Norwex is committed to radically reducing chemicals in our homes to promote the health of your family and of the environment. More than ever we feel the need to emphasize the positive environmental impact of reducing chemical use throughout the home and creating safe havens around the globe. It is a fact, household pollutants impact our environment. A radical reduction in the use of chemicals is an important step to improve the health of our planet and our quality of life. The Norwex corporate vision for our products reaches far beyond the limited horizon of just making a profit; we are striving for a better quality of life for present and future generations. Our deep central theme is reverence for the value and beauty of all life on a healthy planet. Join us in our effort to improve quality of life in a profound way by becoming a Host/Hostess and open your homes to consultants and letting us show you a healthier and greener way to clean. Please contact Jackie Antonelli 585-307-7533 Jackie Antonelli or Rachel Rifenburg 716-861-2316 and we can help you get started.
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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