Welcome to the GrowWNY Blog, an open forum for discussion on all things green. Here you will find blog posts on a variety of topics, submitted by our GrowWNY Team, our WNY Environmental Alliance member organizations, and members of the WNY community. Are you interested in submitting your story? We are happy to accept public submissions. Click here to submit a blog and review the Policy for Posting.  If you don’t have a blog you can still contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment.

Blog Ideas:

  • An article with your thoughts on why it’s an important read
  • A photo with commentary
  • A review of an outdoor place that you love to visit in WNY
  • A recap of a recent event you attended
  • A creative ways you’ve reused something in your house
  • An explanation of an environmental buzz word (i.e. CSA, Permaculture, Greywater, etc.)

Our most popular blogs are under 500 words, but there is not a word count required for a blog. While sources and researched facts are welcomed, they are not required. Your two cents will be accepted as long as it follows our Policy for Posting.

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Issues & Advocacy

New York Campaign to Save the EPA

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

The New York Campaign to Save the EPA is a state-based network whose mission is to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from the Trump administration and Congressional attacks. The EPA plays a crucial role in ... Read More

Issues & Advocacy

Snapshot: Lake Erie

Published on July 11th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Lake Erie’s ecosystem is in poor condition and the trend is deteriorating. Harmful algal blooms resulting from excessive nutrient inputs occur regularly in the western basin and Lake St. Clair during summer, and have impacted drinking water ... Read More

Issues & Advocacy

Why should we save the EPA?

Published on July 5th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Author: Ryan McPherson, Chair of the WNYEA The Alliance is a coalition of over 100 independent organizations that collectively represents the environmental voice for our region. We mobilize change through collective action and collaboration in order ... Read More

Outer Harbor

Outer Harbor Needs Climate-Smart Planning

Published on July 1st, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

This article was written by one of our members, Margaret Wooster, and was featured on The Buffalo News.  Any major plan or project proposed for the Outer Harbor must account for extreme weather events. Lake surges, ... Read More

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