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.

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ANWR Campaign

Action Alert: ANWR Campaign

Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

[Updated: 12/05/2017] Dear Friends of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: As you may know the Budget Bills passed by both Houses of Congress are heading to a reconciliation vote which will probably take place this week. ... Read More

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

West Valley Comment Period Closed

Published on May 31st, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

THANK YOU, THANK YOU! A sincere thank you to all who sent in comment regarding the West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility. May 25 has come and gone. Now, all the comments we’ve made will be used ... Read More

Issues & Advocacy

Time to Send Comments About West Valley

Published on May 14th, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

By: Lynda Schneekloth, Advocacy Chair There are only two weeks left to make comment on the West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility. May 25th, 2018 is the date for final comments according to the US Department of ... Read More

Job Posting

We’re Hiring!

Published on May 3rd, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Position Title: Youth and Climate Justice Coordinator (.5 FTE) Reports to: Executive Director, Climate Justice Campaign Committee Organization Summary: The WNY Environmental Alliance (the Alliance) is an independent, member-run organization with a mission to mobilize change ... Read More

Environmental Justice

RENEW: Distinguished Lecture Series

Published on April 2nd, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Dr. Vandana Shiva Earth Democracy: Sustainability, Justice, and Peace The ecological crisis and social crisis are interconnected. Exploitation of the earth and injustice to the more vulnerable members of society are rooted in the same causes. ... Read More

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