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Brendan Mehaffy Provides Status on City's Green Code

BRENDAN MEHAFFY PROVIDES STATUS ON CITY’S GREEN CODE TO URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S YOUNG LEADERS GROUP OF WESTERN NEW YORK
City of Buffalo’s head of strategic planning offered perspective on strategic initiatives to restructure and enhance the downtown development process

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (ULI YLG of WNY), a subsidiary of the global nonprofit research and education organization, the Urban Land Institute, hosted a lunch and learn with Brendan Mehaffy, executive director of the City of Buffalo’s Office of Strategic Planning, at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Free Exhibit Booth Space Offered at City Hall Enviro-Fair

Free Exhibit Booth Space Offered at City Hall Enviro-Fair

A Statement Released by Re-Tree WNY: A Program of Keep WNY Beautiful 

BUFFALO, NY     The sixth annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair will be celebrating Earth Day with booths from area eco-organizations in front of City Hall on Friday, April 20th, with their traditional offer to not-for-profits to exhibit at no charge.

“We strive for a great, diverse Fair and don’t want any organization that legitimately is green and unable to pay for a booth to be left out of the Enviro-Fair,” stated Paul D. Maurer, Chairman of the event.

The event started in 2007 as the area was planning their first volunteer tree plantings with a visit from Al Gore at the University of Buffalo.  The first Buffalo Enviro-Fair was held before and during Gore’s speech on global warming at UB Alumni Arena.  Since then, the event has been held every year in Niagara Square.

Turtles in the Sun, South Park Lake

Turtles in the Sun, South Park Lake

Thank you to 2 On Your Side Facebook friend Patrick Blake for posting this solarific photo.

Legislator Dixon: Outreach Marks 50th Anniversary of Nat'l Poison Prevention Week

Legislator Dixon: Outreach Marks 50th Anniversary of Nat'l Poison Prevention Week

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon is hosting a District Outreach Meeting during National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) in an effort to educate adults and children about the risks presented in their everyday lives. Legislator Dixon’s Outreach will include educational information on poison prevention, where to get help in the event of a poisoning and answers to frequently asked questions.

The Outreach will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Dudley Branch Library, 2010 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

First Robin of Spring?

First Robin of Spring?

Could this be the first robin of spring in Western New York? This bird was spotted in Killbuck, NY (outside Salamanca) by 2 On Your Side Facebook friend Eva Brooks on Wednesday morning.

If you can get a photo of a robin, email it to us and we'll post it here.

NYPA Completes Major Energy Efficiency Project at the UB

NYPA Completes Major Energy Efficiency Project at the UB

NYPA COMPLETES MAJOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT AT THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

Annual Savings to UB of more than $630,000 on Utility Bills

BUFFALO—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed a new round of major energy efficiency upgrades at the University at Buffalo (UB) that will save the State University of New York (SUNY) more than $630,000 a year. The improvements are also expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,600 tons annually from reduced electricity demand.