The Western New York Environmental Alliance (WNYEA) is a group of groups that collectively create the voice of the environment for our region. Convened in 2009 by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Alliance’s mission is to mobilize change through collective action and collaboration, in order to ensure sustainable, thriving ecosystems and communities in Western New York. With more than 100 member organizations, affiliates and supporters, the Alliance wants to ensure the environment is the key factor in local and regional planning.
The WNYEA works by creating a consensus around important environmental issues and policies. It takes action through its advocacy process, where member organizations raise action items through Working Groups and Process Groups that the Board of Directors votes on for the Annual Action Agenda. The Action Agenda serves as the road map for advocacy and discussions in that year. Read our 2014 Action Agenda here.