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
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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

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

Issues & Advocacy

Public Comment for West Valley Clean Up

Published on April 2nd, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Written by: Lynda Schneekloth, Advocacy Chair, WNYEA The Buffalo Niagara Region is being exposed to a risk that we should not be asked to take. The West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility has been at our headwaters ... Read More

Issues & Advocacy

Scoping Hearing Recap

Published on March 26th, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

By: Lynda Schneekloth Advocacy Chair, WNYEA This past week there were three West Valley Nuclear Waste ‘scoping hearings’ to get public input on what should be included in the final Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement – ... Read More

Issues & Advocacy

So What is West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility?

Published on February 27th, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Adapted from resolution written by Pat Townsend, and adopted by steering committee of Interfaith Climate Justice Community, February 21, 2018 In the 1960s Western New York became the home of the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing ... Read More

Environmental Justice

Justice & Ecology & Community

Published on February 20th, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Written by: Adrienne Bermingham, Roots & Shoots National Program Manager, the Jane Goodall Institute I am a Western New Yorker, born and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo. I am a millennial. I work in the ... Read More

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