WNYEA 2015 Congress

Published on November 21st, 2015 | by Bradley Cantor


2015 WNYEA Congress

The Western New York Environmental Alliance’s 9th annual Environmental Congress is a future-oriented forum, exploring innovative solutions for a cleaner and sustainable Western NY. We are bringing together a panel of climate action leaders for proactive and critical discussion of the solutions being offered, their impacts on the WNY community and implications for climate justice. The panel represents a range of point of views, including environment, science, social justice, local government, faith, labor, and business.

Join us on December 8th, at 5:30 for networking, refreshments and an exhibition of local projects demonstrating climate innovation. Also come to see the fantastic Museum of Science second floor exhibits that will be open to our guests.

The panel discussion will begin at 6:30.

RSVP: https://growwny.wufoo.com/forms/2015-wnyea-congress-rsvp/


Business  – Joseph Mendelson, Director, Policy & Electricity Markets and Regulatory Counsel, Solar City

Environment – Adrienne Bermingham, Roots & Shoots Program Coordinator, The Jane Goodall Institute

Social Justice – Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project

Public Sector – Brendan Mehaffy, Executive Director, Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning

Science – Jason Briner, Associate Prof. of Geology, University at Buffalo

Labor and Economic Justice – Franchelle C. Hart, Executive Director, Open Buffalo

Faith – Rev. Shirley Chan, Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ / Disciples of Christ

Moderated By:

Robert Shibley, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo

One Region Forward



Thanks to our partners, The Western New York Rise up for Climate Justice Campaign, and The Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable.


The Western New York Rise up for Climate Justice Campaign includes elected officials, environmental, faith based, social, economic, and peace groups, labor unions, and over 1000 individuals working to raise awareness of climate justice issues, urging leaders to take action, and offering solutions to address climate change. The 2015 Congress is WNYEA’s contribution to the WNY Rise up for Climate Justice Campaign and joins the series of local events and actions in the lead up to the UN Paris Climate Talks taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 11, 2015. For more information on the campaign and other upcoming events please visit: http://niagarasierraclub.com/rise-up-for-climate-justice/ or https://www.facebook.com/riseupforclimatejustice.



The Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable fosters collaborations that enable member businesses to act on their sustainability goals, maintain profitability, and promote a healthy community. WNY SBR is a “business driven” organization that relies on its member businesses to drive its mission and organize its events. Members are businesses that have employees in the Western New York region and have signed a pledge to create and implement a sustainability plan. For more information please visit: http://www.wnysustainablebusiness.org/.


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