How “green” are you? Take this quiz to see how everyday choices like what to eat and where to shop affect our planet—and how small changes can make a big difference.
If you need occasional car access, Buffalo CarShare may be the perfect option for those trips around town. A local two hour trip to the grocery store costs about $12.00 when car sharing.
All you need to do is sign up and become a member, reserve one of our vehicles that are located closest to you, drive, and return it to the same spot for the next member to use. Gas and insurance are included in the costs of the trip.Read more »
WNY bicycling's appeal depends on Sunshine on Saturdays in March and April.
To check for sunshine, visit the Weather Channel and enter your zip code or pick up your phone and call (716) 844-4444.Read more »
Whether you have a large family, are a young couple, empty-nesters, or single, you can adapt and use these tips to your benefit. Your kitchen is potentially the source of a lot of waste, whether time, energy, water or your food itself. How can you reduce that? Let’s look at some of the categories of what’s wasted, and ideas on how to cut down.Read more »
Be sure to recycle your rechargeable batteries!
The NYS Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act (Article 27, Title 18 of the Environmental Conservation Law) was signed into law by the Governor on December 10, 2010. Beginning June 8, 2011, retailers that sell covered rechargeable batteries will be required to accept used rechargeable batteries from consumers during normal business hours, so recycling them will be easy! By December 5, 2011, it will be against the law to dispose of them as solid waste (ie. putting them in your trash).
Click here to learn more.Read more »
In 2007, 1.84 million tons of TVs, cell phones and computer products were disposed of in landfills, while 414,000 tons were collected for recycling (US EPA).
Many retailers such as Best Buy, Office Max and Home Depot offer recycling services for customers. Earth911.com offers a tool to search for recycling centers in your zip code.Read more »