In 2008 and 2009, with input from the public and 150 environmental organizations in our region, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo led a process to create a Shared Agenda for Action, an inclusive, but focused plan of action for working together to accomplish environmental change in our region. This led to the creation of the WNY Environmental Alliance (WNYEA), a collaborative organization that works toward fulfilling the Shared Agenda for Action.
The Community Foundation knew that the WNYEA would need a communications tool in order to fulfill its Shared Agenda for Action. With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources, GrowWNY was created to act as the communications arm of the WNYEA.
Through GrowWNY.org, its blog, social media platforms and its community involvement, GrowWNY acts as a source of information about all things green. It acts as an open forum for discussions around our environment and the successes and challenges it faces—a discussion that anyone can contribute to by submitting a blog, coming to a meeting, or simply commenting on a Facebook post!
On the website alone, you can find information on everything from living greener, to ways to enjoy the many natural resources our region has to offer. You can also find out how to get involved in the many projects being led by our nonprofit partners around the region. These projects range from beach clean ups to tree plantings to meetings where advocate support is needed to show our policymakers why green votes are important.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.