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.

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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

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

Issues & Advocacy

Dig It Up!

Published on February 19th, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

We Demand Full Clean-up of the West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility Submitted by: Lynda Schneekloth, Advocacy Chair Western New Yorkers are demanding a full clean up of the West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility to remove all ... Read More

Annual Congress

Save the Date!

Published on January 30th, 2018 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Save the Date for the 2018 WNYEA Congress! Evening of March 14th, @ The 9th Ward | Babeville Buffalo This year’s Congress is co-sponsored by PechaKucha Buffalo and will feature fun and fast-paced presentations of the work ... Read More

Issues & Advocacy

Member Blog Post: Insectageddon

Published on December 20th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

By: Jay Burney Jay is a member of the Pollinator Conservation Association (PCA) and recently published a piece for The Public, titled “GreenWatch: Insectageddon”. Continue reading to learn more about the PCA and the decline of ... Read More

Get Involved

Join a Nonprofit Board with charitySTRONG

Published on December 11th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Introducing: charitySTRONG charitySTRONG is a new organization connecting talented individuals who want to help their communities with nonprofit board opportunities in New York State. What We Do We have two free, online programs: onBOARD and Directors U. ... Read More

ANWR Campaign

Save the Arctic

Published on November 14th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Why the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is Important to New Yorkers by: Antonina Simeti (Executive Director, WNYEA), Lynda Schneekloth (Advocacy Chair, WNYEA), and Jay Burney (Campaign Coordinator) The fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), located in ... Read More

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