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 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. Members get access to our Member Resources Area as well as Ask a SBR Member on Slack. 

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, Development, 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 reach out to to receive a link to our new electronic member application. We have streamlined the process to allow us to use your new member application answers to pre-populate your annual metrics reporting form, required by all members in the Spring, saving you time and allowing you to see your sustainability progress instantly! A PDF version of the Member Application can be used for reference. Please fill in all sections 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: $1000


Member testimonials


“Wow – What an engaging team of individuals the SBR has assembled.  Participating in the SBR’s workshops/ happy hours/seminars have been super beneficial.  Being able to learn from and share paths forward with super smart people and more importantly passionate people in the sustainability world has been valuable. The SBR has great membership, with positive people who challenge others to do the right thing and find a better way.  This is why National Grid is proud to be an engaged member of the SBR” .” Dan Keating, Engineering Manager, National Grid 



“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 Alexandra Holland,, to inquire about sponsorship and donations.