Join today and become part of our growing local community of sustainable businesses!

 A place-based and like-minded community is ready to welcome you in. Let’s work together to create an environmentally and economically resilient Western New York. Whether you are an early stage business or an established company, new to sustainable business practices or a longtime champion, there is a room at our table for you.

Member benefits


A SBR membership provides your business with visibility and opportunities to invest, connect, learn, and get recognized. Our members get:


Reduced Event Prices: ALL employees receive member pricing for programs and events (between 15-20 per year), including our annual marquee event, the Sustainable Business Summit. Our events will provide your business with a scale of business sustainability knowledge, from implementing basic sustainability practices to more in-depth approaches and programs. 

Member Page Profile: Your logo and URL will be in our online searchable membership directory.

News & Updates: Access to news, updates, and more as information is published in our e-mail communications and social media platforms.

Submit Content: Opportunities to submit editorial and promotional content for display in SBR’s communication platforms.

SBR Logo: You receive use of the SBR logo to differentiate your sustainable business.

A chance to influence and collaborate with like minded individuals: SBR has several active committees with monthly meetings, including Membership, Communications, Summit, Education, Finance, and Recognition committees. We are always looking for passion and skill to enhance our committee work.


Become a member

To become a prospective member of the SBR, please fill in, sign and return the Member Application PDF form to The Member Application is also available on google drive, please see this link.  Please fill in all sections with yes and no answers, and note that answering “no” does not impact your organization’s ability to become a member, but creates a baseline. These baseline metrics are reflecting investments in your own organization, and the opportunity to improve year to year. 

New applications are reviewed monthly by SBR’s Board of Directors.

Membership is available to all businesses (for-profit, not-for-profit, and government and academic institutions) with a presence in Western New York. Following the approval of your application, SBR will contact you to confirm your membership and provide you with an invoice. Annual Membership Dues are currently the following:

  • Organization with 1-10 employees: $250
  • Organization with 11-199 employees: $500
  • Organization with over 200 employees: $750

Member testimonials 

“Greif joined the SBR because we wanted to be part of a group of local like-minded individuals.  We were trying to gain knowledge from other companies and stumbled onto the SBR.  We immediately had access to innovative projects, idea sharing, and the opportunity to connect with local business professionals that all had a common goal of making Western New York more sustainable.” Daniel Healy , Complex Manager, Greif

“The Dumpster Dive – a Solid Waste Assessment at Tri-Main Center, was an eye opening demonstration of the need for better public understanding about what can be recycled. By attending this SBR event and others I am gaining valuable insight that I can share with my colleagues and clients and in my own day-to-day life.”  Chuck Emerson, Account Manager, Chudy Paper

“SBR is inspirational by bringing professionals together from many different businesses with common values, enabling everyone involved to learn and explore new creative ideas. The biggest value of our membership and participation in SBR is the oppportunity to build relationships and expand my network. Since Triad became members, we have gained over 12 new contacts and started 4 new initiaitves, and there’s more to come!”  John Hannon, Partner, Triad Recycling & Energy

 Video presenting why SBR is important to our community

Video presenting why SBR’s Summit is important to our members


Become a Sponsor


As a non-profit organization we rely on our members and other business partners to implement our programming. We are actively seeking mission-aligned sponsors and individual donors who are committed to helping us create a competitive advantage and contribute to a thriving, sustainable future for the Buffalo-Niagara region. Email Asa Guilamo,, to inquire about sponsorship and donations.