Speakers Bureau

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Welcome to the WNYEA Speakers Bureau. Our Education and Outreach Process Group has worked hard to compile a group of experts who can speak on a variety of environmental topics to a variety of audiences. The speakers are listed below, and you can download more information on each speaker by clicking on their profile.

We are always looking to expand. If you or someone you know is interested in applying to the Speakers Bureau, please fill out the application here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@growwny.org


Speaker

Topics of Interest

Description

Audience Range


Dave Bauer
Dave Bauer
Sustainable
Earth Solutions

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  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Sources
  • Environmental Justice
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Habitat
  • Pollution
  • Recycling
  • Renewable Energy
  • Waste
  • Water

Environmental Science Instructor, Sustainability Consultant, Innovation Process Consultant, Professional Facilitator

  • Established the Young Adults Environmental Leadership Program (YAELP) 2007 – 2012
  • Established the Youth Connection (WNY college students)

Click here for Dave’s full profile.

  • Grades 6 – 12
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • General Public
  • Adults (block clubs, condo or homeowners associations)
  • Staff Training
  • Trade or business association

Fred Bristol
Fred Bristol
Buffalo State Small Business
Development Center

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  • Energy Efficiency

 

Fred Bristol is a business advisor, educator and marketing strategist with senior leadership experience in sales, marketing, organizational development, process improvement and project management.

Click here for Fred’s full profile.

  • Trade or business association
  • Business owners and nonprofit organizations

 


Jay Burney

Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve; The Learning Sustainability Campaign; GreenWatch

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  • Advocacy
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Climate Change
  • Economics
  • Habitat
  • Pollution
  • Water

 

I like to engage audiences on topics including sustainability, climate change, ecology, biodiversity, nature, outdoors, education, economy, outreach, communications strategies, media, wildlife, birds, local economy, leadership, history and culture.

Click here for Jay’s full profile.

  • Grades 9-12
  • Undergraduate Classes
  • Graduate Classes
  • General Public
  • Community groups
  • Trade association, business association

 

Gary Carrel
Erie County

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  • Waste
  • Waste Reduction: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Compost

There are so many fascinating ways to discuss how we can reduce our impact on our planet. It goes way beyond recycling (but I’ll tell you all about that too)!

Gary’s profile is coming soon!

  • Grades K-12
  • Undergraduate Classes
  • Adult education classes
  • General Public
  • Community groups
  • Scouts
  • Staff training
  • Trade association, business association

Don
Duggan – Haas

Don
Paleontological Research Institute &
its Museum of the Earth

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  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Sources
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy (Wind, Solar, Geothermal)

With humor, deep scientific understandings, and decades of experience as a teacher, professor, museum educator, educational researcher, and author, Don gives engaging talks on energy, climate change and science education.

Click here for Don’s full profile.

  • Grades K – 12
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • General Public
  • Staff Training

Douglas Funke

Citizens for Regional Transit

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  • Transit and Rail Systems

Doug is a long-time transit advocate and user and President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT), a non-profit citizen advocacy organization.

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  • General Public
  • Community groups
  • Trade association, business association

Gladys Gifford
Citizens Regional Transit Corporation

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  • Advocacy
  • Climate Change
  • Complete Streets
  • Environmental Justice
  • Transit and Rail Systems

After retirement, Gladys’ focus has turned to volunteer service: she became interested in environmental concerns through the Presbyterian church and served as coordinator of environmental concerns for the Presbytery of Western New York, 1996-2010.

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  • Grades 6 – 12
  • General Public
  • Adults (block clubs, condo or homeowners associations)
  • Trade or business association

Sam Magavern
Sam Magavern
Partnership for
the Public Good

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  • Advocacy
  • Climate Change
  • Recycling
  • Vacant Land Reclamation

Sam Magavern is a public interest lawyer. He teaches for the SUNY Buffalo Law School and the Cornell University ILR School, and he co-directs the Partnership for the Public Good, a community based think tank.

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  • Grades K – 12
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • General Public
  • Adults (block clubs, condo or homeowners associations)
  • Trade or business association

Sherri “Sam” Mason
Sherri “Sam” Mason
SUNY Fredonia
Sustainability Committee

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  • Climate Change
  • Energy Sources
  • Pollution
  • Water

Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin before completing her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Montana as a NASA Earth System Science scholar. She is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at SUNY Fredonia.

Click here for Sherri’s full profile.

  • Grades K – 12
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • General Public
  • Adults (block clubs, condo or homeowners associations)

Loren Smith

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Buffalo Audubon
Society

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  • Advocacy
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Habitat
  • Water

A paleontologist and evolutionary biologist by training, Loren presents on a wide range of topics touching on the natural world, environmental education and stewardship.

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  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • General Public
  • Adults (block clubs, condo or homeowners associations)
  • Staff Training
  • Trade or business association

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center Staff
Hawk Creek Wildlife Center Staff
Hawk Creek Wildlife
Center

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  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Education

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is home to one of the largest bird of prey collections in the Northeast and serves as a leading regional provider of quality environmental education and wildlife conservation services.

Click here for Hawk Creek’s full profile.

  • Grades K – 12
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • General Public
  • Adults ( block clubs, condo or homeowners associations)
  • Staff Training
  • Trade or business association
  • Corporations

Jeffrey Wittlinger
Jeffrey Wittlinger
The Leader Group

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  • Hazardous Waste
  • Pollution
  • Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Geothermal)
  • Vacant Land Reclamation
  • Waste
  • Water

Jeffrey Wittlinger is a principal and CFO of The Leader Group, an environmental, industrial hygiene and safety consulting firm.

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  • Trade or business association
  • Professional organizations
  • Development Committees

Brenda Young

Daemen College Center
for Sustainable Communities
Buffalo Audubon Society
WNY Energy Association

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  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Gardening
  • Habitat

PhD in Biology, Ecology, LEED AP, Professor of Biology and Director of Daemen College’s undergraduate program in Global & Local Sustainability. Board member for Buffalo Audubon Society, Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement at Daemen, WNY Sustainable Energy Association and WNY Earth Day Expo.

Click here for Brenda’s full profile.

  • Grades 6 –12
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • General Public
  • Adults (block clubs, condo or homeowners associations)