In November of 2012, the Western New York Environmental Alliance (WNYEA) presented its 2013 Action Agenda. The agenda contains 10 planks from 7 of the Alliance’s Working Groups, all dealing with environmental issues impacting the Western New York Region. To learn more about the Action Agenda items of the WNYEA and their progress, get involved in the Alliance through the Working/Process Group Meetings, signing up for a listserv, or visiting the WNYEA section on GrowWNY. Or continue reading to learn about the latest Growing Working Group meeting.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Growing Working Group held their regularly scheduled meeting. The key focuses of this meeting were:
The group started talking about ideas for 2014 Action Items at the April Meeting. The following ideas were discussed:
Action Goal #2: Inform and mobilize the public, the WYNEA and policy-makers on growing-related policy items. Ideas for possible objectives to work towards in 2014 and actual work already going on towards this goal:
Action Goal #3: Share resources, educational and marketing opportunities for local food, gardening and farming efforts. Ideas for possible objectives to work towards in 2014 and actual work already going on towards this goal:
In regards to the meeting attendance, the group talked about other food oriented groups that meet regularly, like the Slow Food Group. They also discussed having an activity or learning workshop for their meetings to increase attendance. The group likes the idea of inviting speakers to their meetings to have mini-presentations during their regularly scheduled meetings.
For a full summary of the meeting, please check the Working Group’s page for the meeting minutes. Minutes from last month’s meeting have been approved and can be found here.
Do you have feedback or suggestions for this group? Tell us in the comment section below, or come to the next meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Offices in the Larkin at Exchange, 726 Exchange St., Buffalo, NY 14210.