Published on January 29th, 2015 | by GrowWNYAdmin


Buffalo First

Meet the member organizations of the Western New York Environmental Alliance! 

Organization Name: Buffalo First

Organization Mission: Buffalo First is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of local independent “Main Street” businesses, organizations and concerned citizens. The mission of Buffalo First is to build a local, green and fair economy in the Buffalo-Niagara region. We encourage people to shop locally, we help independent businesses access local goods and services and we give independent businesses a united voice to shape better policies for local independent and green businesses. The goal is to root more dollars here, preserve community, and create a healthier environment.

Organization Vision: Buffalo First is comprised of local independent businesses, organizations and concerned citizens creating a more local, green and fair economy.

Key Achievements:

  • Won a sustainability award and the Future of Justice Award
  • Created Benefit Corporations in New York State
  • Hosted nearly 20 events including Indiesound in Allentown, a local-music-meets-local-business festival
  • Educated consumers about local holiday shopping with our Give Local a Chance campaign

Leadership: Melanie Shorey

Established Date: 2006

Purview: Buffalo, NY

Address: PO Box 166 Buffalo, NY 14213

Website and Social Media:

Contact Information: (716) 817-8596

Events: Art Exhibitions and Different Workshops

Membership Offered: Yes


This membership profile was created by UB Honors Student Andrew Kimiecik, Fall 2014.

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