EIGHTH ANNUAL BUFFALO ENVIRO-FAIR
Buffalo’s City Hall (in Niagara Square)!
A celebration and exhibit of earth and ecology
Mark your calendar – 8th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair Friday, April 25, 2014
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
See the latest in gas-sipping cars on display in Niagara Square from Towne MINI and Towne BMW. Interact with Towne BMW’s “BMW Genius” who will explain how earth friendly their vehicles are!
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.
RubberForm Recycled Products uses recycled tire rubber and other environmentally friendly materials to manufacture sign bases, sign stands, traffic calming devices such as speed bumps, speed humps, speed cushions, speed tables, vehicle bumpers, wheel stops, car stops, rooftop patio pavers, rubber bricks, spill containment berms, rubber landscape mulch, pipe and hose ramps, curb ramps, wheel chocks and other products at its U.S. facilities.
The Buffalo Recycling Alliance is a group of volunteers from Buffalo businesses and organizations that are working to increasing Buffalo’s recycling rate through education, collaboration, and advocacy. Currently we are working to get 1,000 youth involved in recycling projects for Global Youth Service Day and the Community Carnival & RecycleFest we are having on April 27th at Community Charter School. We are also working on collaborating with schools to create or enhance recycling programs.
June 21-August 2nd is a five-week-long garden party! With 14 garden walks and tours (including America’s largest – GARDEN WALK BUFFALO), bus tours, weekday Open Gardens, speakers, workshops and a Front Yard Garden Competition, this festival of 1,000 gardens has something for anyone with – or without – a green thumb!
BUFFALO IN BLOOM’S mission is to promote gardening throughout the City of Buffalo all summer long by recognizing and celebrating the efforts of city residents, businesses and institutions that beautify their streetscape with blooming gardens that can be enjoyed by anyone who walks or rides on our city streets. Buffalo in Bloom volunteers also maintain the gardens at Niagara Square, a focal point for visitors to Buffalo. The volunteers plant and maintain its beauty through the growing seasons. We spend one afternoon a week and a few Saturdays from Spring to Fall tending the gardens. Volunteers are always welcome as “garden scouts” or as gardeners at Niagara Square. Please see the Volunteer section on the Bloom Web Site, www.buffaloinbloom.com, for more information.
Master Gardeners make research-based integrated pest management information available to the public by way of :the HotLine, Speakers Bureau, Community Beautification Projects, and Outreach and Education programs at such venues as Plantasia, Hamburg Fair, visits to schools.
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning develops and implements programs in partnership with a variety of stakeholders to address the pressing environmental needs and concerns of the region. Our staff will be happy to answer your environmental questions on any of our programs including stormwater management, pollution prevention, indoor air quality, pharmaceutical collections, and related solid waste issues. Visit us at:http://www2.erie.gov/environment/.
Did you know that 40% of our carbon emissions come from buildings? Learn more about how we can combat this problem by contacting PUSH Green. PUSH Green is a new nonprofit initiative designed by People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) and NYSERDA. We’re helping homeowners across Erie County access energy efficiency opportunities, regardless of income. PUSH Green connects Erie County residents with a state program called Green Jobs Green New York, which offers free or reduced cost comprehensive home assessments to find out how and where your home is losing the most energy and what can be done to fix it. If you’re interested in learning how energy efficiency can not only improve our planet but also save you money and create local jobs, call us now at 886-1780 or check us out on the web at www.pushgreenwny.org.
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.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is the oldest independent citizens’ organization devoted 100 percent to the Great Lakes. From forging forward-looking Great Lakes policies to promoting Great Lakes education to on-the-ground efforts to improve thousands of miles of Great Lakes shoreline, we’ve been out front and behind the scenes caring for the lakes since 1970. In 2008, we received the American Bar Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Environmental Law and Policy, the first not-for-profit citizen’s group to receive the honor.
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!
The Sierra Club will be providing brochures on global warming and other environmental issues. They will display newspapers that the Club has recently published on environmental awareness in the Erie Niagara Region.
Find out how you can recycle useable goods and keep them from ending up in a landfill, save hundreds of dollars on home furnishings and building materials, and help Habitat for Humnanity build decent, affordable homes for low-income families in Buffalo.
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.
Outside of Buffalo City Hall. RAIN or SHINE
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