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.

The conversations hosted by the WNYEA on are open and accessible for anyone to contribute. Because of this, please note that all opinions expressed and content shared may not represent the views of WNYEA and belong to the author alone.

The WNYEA, its member organizations, and the supporting institutions that were instrumental in the development of the WNYEA and, may not support all of the viewpoints expressed on this website. To learn the position or opinions of a specific member organization, we recommend reaching out to them directly. To view the opinions of the WNYEA, please refer to its Action Agenda.

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Party for the Greencode!

Published on March 18th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Buffalo did it! The City of Buffalo developed a new, innovative, and urban vision of the future of the city embedded in the Greencode, the new zoning ordinance. Mayor Byron Brown initiated this process in 2010 ... Read More

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Alliance for the Great Lakes Update

Published on March 17th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Read more about this update from the Alliance for the Great Lakes and their trip to DC! We’ve just returned from Washington, DC. It was a hectic, but fruitful few days! Here’s a brief update from ... Read More

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Great Lakes Funding Petition

Published on March 15th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

The Great Lakes are the single greatest source of surface freshwater in the world. Every day over 12 million people rely on Lake Erie as a clean, safe, and reliable source of fresh water. The Trump ... Read More

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IJC Public Meeting on the Great Lakes

Published on March 14th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

The International Joint Commission wants to hear your views about how the Great Lakes are faring, and what actions Canada and the United States should take to restore and protect them. Now’s the time to speak ... Read More

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Job Posting: Communications & Development Associate

Published on March 13th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Job Description: The Western New York Land Conservancy is an accredited, regional land trust that permanently protects land with significant conservation values in Western New York for the benefit of future generations. We envision a future in which ... Read More

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Job Posting: Development Officer

Published on March 13th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

TITLE: Development Officer DEPARTMENT: Advancement REPORTS TO: Deputy Executive Director SUPERVISES: N/A FLSA STATUS: Exempt ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: March 7, 2017 CLOSE DATE: March 22, 2017 PREFERRED START DATE: Immediately   POSITION SUMMARY: The Development Officer will ... Read More

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