As a Great Lakes region, Western New York (WNY) is home to great natural resources and an incredible built heritage, but unfortunately, much of what is here has been lost and what remains is threatened. WNY organizations have formed the WNY Environmental Alliance (the Alliance) to work together to address the numerous environmental issues we face in our region. Each environmental topic has a Working Group that meets regularly.
People are invited to get involved with the effort to protect and restore our regional environment by participating in the Alliance Working Groups.
|Working Groups||Description||Upcoming Meetings||Resource Files||Listserv Sign Up|
|Energy & Climate Change||The Energy & Climate Change Working Group is concerned with public knowledge and use of sustainable energy resources and energy efficiency measures, improving energy policy and changing public behavior.||Click here||http://scr.bi/mT0vwQ||Click here|
|Environmental Justice||The Environmental Justice Working Group is dedicated to improving participation and decision-making by low-income, people of color and youth, and lifting up projects and policies that impact environmental justice communities.||Click here||Not available||Click here|
|Growing (a.k.a. Food, Agriculture & Gardens)||The Growing Working Group is concerned with securing urban vacant land for farming and community gardening, sharing resources for gardening and farming necessities, and educating the broader community.||Click here||http://scr.bi/pnx5ie||Click here|
|Habitat & Natural Resources||The Habitat & Natural Resources Working Group is concerned with educating the public about the importance of habitat and native species, reducing or controlling invasive species and protecting regional habitats such as corridors to ensure the connectivity of urban and rural areas.||Click here
|Parks & Recreation||The Parks & Recreation Working Group is concerned with creating a regional stewardship and maintenance plan for parks, and increasing advocacy for parks and green spaces.||Click here||http://scr.bi/nu8iYD||Click here|
|Transportation||The Transportation Working Group is concerned with education, implementation and enforcement of the Complete Streets policy in the City of Buffalo.||Click here||http://scr.bi/p62ICT||Click here|
|Urban Regeneration||The Urban Regeneration Working Group is concerned with reclaiming vacant property and advancing public policy on building and zoning codes.||Click here||http://scr.bi/oXbJJv||Click here|
|Pollution & Hazardous Waste||The Pollution & Hazardous Waste Working Group is concerned with cleaning up toxic and hazardous waste, improving recycling, and protecting water quality and quantity.||Click here||http://scr.bi/oJhFMu||Click here|