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NY Green Business Program

The Department of Environmental Conservation has recently announced the launch of the New York Green Business program (http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-launches-new-york-green-business-program). NYGB provides recognition and benefits to businesses that have a strong commitment to sustainability. The program is free and voluntary to participate in. Benefits of membership include recognition from the State for your achievements, ability to use the program logo to market yourself as a sustainability leader, priority access to technical assistance from the Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT, and acccess to a statewide network of green business leaders.

More information, including applications and how to submit them can be found on the program website: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/939.html.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Brendan Woodruff (Brendan.woodruff@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-9159).

It’s Electric A WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable Event

We’ll explore state and local policies and initiatives for electricity that inspire innovation and impact sustainable businesses in WNY.  Speakers include Lt Governor Kathy Hochul, Ken Kujawa (National Grid), and Paul Tyno (Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus).  After individual presentations, the interactive roundtable will be moderated by Ali Adelman (Wendel).

Solarize SBR Campaign

You can go solar in 2017!

At the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable (SBR)Annual Meeting in May, the concept of a Solarize SBR Campaign was approved by our members. Since then we have been working to make it a reality.

The Solarize SBR Campaign is a program to facilitate residential and commercial solar power installations created exclusively for the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable’s 75 member businesses and their employees.  The campaign will provide discounted pricing for a limited amount of time, as well as information on financing and permitting.  By switching to solar power you can reduce your utility bills and your carbon footprint, and you can be part of a green energy solution.

The Solarize SBR Campaign starts with a Request for Proposals from qualified Solar Installers (attached).  In September an action packed nine week campaign will be kicked off to promote the Solarize SBR Campaign. If your business would like to be one of our Solar Ambassadors and host an information session for your employees and/or the employees of other members, please contact Amy at amy.alduino@erie.gov.

Buffalo Green Code Party

Party for the Green Code! Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 at Rich Atrium

1 Robert Rich Way at Niagara Street

Buffalo did it!   A new, innovative, urban and green future for our city!

We saved a large green open space on the Outer Harbor! We helped preserve the character of our neighborhoods like the Fruit Belt and Elmwood. We have a shared vision that brings clarity to development in all our neighborhoods and waterfronts. We can stop zoning by variance and exception!

Come and Celebrate with us!!! Snacks and Cash Bar

 Co-Hosted by New York State Assembly Member Sean Ryan and Buffalo Common Council Member David Rivera

Sponsored by Our Outer Harbor Coalition, Western New York Environmental Alliance,

Green Works Buffalo Niagara, 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor, Signity Financial, and many other organizations.

RSVP for Green Code Party

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