Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Green JOBS: Buffalo ReUse

BUFFALO ReUSE Inc is seeking extraordinary community builders with experience in urban agriculture, land use planning, and developing best practices of green space management. Responsibilities consist of installing and managing community gardens and events/educational programming related to the urban agriculture.
Complete job description and contact information are HERE.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Environmental Summit at Daemen College

4th Annual Environmental Summit
"My Environment, My Choice"

This FREE event will include multiple workshops to address questions about greening your home and promoting environmental responsibility. The full AGENDA is here.

WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 8:30AM to 12:30PM
WHERE: Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, NY [Town MAP]
MEETING: Wick Center [Campus MAP]

REGISTER: Click here, or Phone 839-8524.
An event FLYER is here.

The Summit will include a "GREEN JOBS NOW" event hosted by Brenda Young as part of a National Day of Action. The local Apollo Alliance chapter will have an informational table and speak briefly about green jobs. For more information, and to register, click here.

GREEN JOBS NOW is project of Green for All, 1Sky, and the WE Campaign.

Riverkeeper Jobs & Internships

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper has several openings for jobs and internships:
"Everyone has the RIGHT to clean water"

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Alice Kryzan for Congress

Alice Kryzan is a Democratic candidate for the 26th Congressional District. She is an experienced attorney and has lived in the district for over 30 years. Alice Kryzan has developed a comprehensive plan to create new jobs that will help achieve energy security while preserving our environment. She will work to bring an end to American involvement in the war in Iraq, and be an advocate for returning security and prosperity to the middle class families in Western New York.

Alice Kryzan has the endorsement of the NY League of Conservation Voters, former Rep. John LaFalce, local environmentalists, and the National Organization of Women PAC.

Vote for Alice Kryzan in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, September 9!

Find your polling place HERE.

NY District 26 MAP

Business Gets Green: Session IV

The next session of Business Gets Green will be Thursday, September 18 at the Buffalo Museum of Science from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. If you are interested in giving a 1 to 2 minute filmed introduction of your business at the beginning of this session, please e-mail Bill Nowak at bill.nowak2@verizon.net .

Cheryl Zanghi
, Director, Buffalo's Green Hospitality Initiative, wherein the Convention and Visitor's Bureau is working with local hotels and others to provide a green and clean experience for visitors to conventions and conferences in WNY.

Frank Kennedy, from one of the original local Green Gold businesses, will discuss his patented insulated block, which has been used to build over one hundred highly energy-efficient buildings throughout the US. Thermal insulated block offers a tremendous opportunity for builders, developers, architects, and engineers to reduce our carbon footprint using a proven, available, economical alternative to standard block.

David Hahn Baker, a member of the Green Gold board,is a consultant to the Community Action Organization which for over 40 years has administered the county's Head Start programs. Dave is helping design CAO's environmental program which is working on projects to prevent lead poisoning, foster brownfield redevelopment, educate the community on environmental issues, reduce exposure to air pollutants, and foster urban agriculture.

Dave Bauer, President of Sustainable Earth Solutions, where in the empowerment and training of youth and small business owners is used to achieve sustainable action plans on environmental issues. SES applies the world-wide, research-based model of creative problem solving in achieving its clients' goals.

Business Gets Green is sponsored by the Green Gold Development Corporation.

EVENT: Sustainability for Tomorrow

The Green Future and You!

Blue Green Alliance ~ Town Hall Meeting
  • When: September, 24, 2008
  • Where: Buffalo Historical Society (map is here)
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
Speakers will include:
  • NY State Senator Antoine Thompson
  • County Legislator Bob Reynolds (Solar Energy)
  • Walter Simpson (Energy Audits)
  • Bob Knoer (Climate)
  • Bill Nowak (Wind Action Group)
  • Bruce Herman - Dep. Commissioner of Workforce, DOL
This event is sponsored by the Blue Green Alliance, the United Steelworkers, the Sierra Club, and Green Jobs for America.