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					                                                Enviro-News
                                                   November, 2008

    Sponsored by Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement and the Natural
                                            Sciences Department

Newsletter Contents:
 Articles
 Upcoming Activities
 Tips to Help the Environment

Articles:
                        Buffalo ReUse and BMRA to host The Great Lakes ReUse Conference

The pioneering effort of The Great Lakes ReUse Conference (www.greatlakesreuse.org) addresses the root causes of
some of our most challenging urban issues with strategic, common sense solutions that foster communities, create
opportunities, strengthen local economies, and improve the quality of life for all residents.

Michael Gainer, Executive Director of Buffalo ReUse shares his concern for Buffalo, "This is a time of tightening
budgets, declining urban populations, deteriorating housing stock, and whole communities that are becoming 'at-risk.' It's
critical that we all work together: activists, artists, organizers, social service agencies, educators, and neighbors alike, to
bring about positive changes that stabilize and empower the urban core. The Great Lakes ReUse Conference is about
sharing ideas and taking action!"

Buffalo ReUse's mission emphasizes deconstruction and materials reclamation as one model for providing young people
with job skills and revitalizing neighborhoods. Kevin Hayes, ReSource store manager explains, "We're providing
materials to home owners and contractors to maintain existing homes, so they don't become vacant. We're training out-of-
school young adults, engaging artists and service agencies. We're making neighborhoods livable by planting trees,
installing vegetable gardens and retaining some of Buffalo's historic craftsmanship by keeping it out of the landfill."
However, there are hundreds of other programs throughout the country employing similar solutions.

The conference is broken up into major topics "Recycle the City," "Restore the Center," and "Act and Initia te." The
conference topics bring together a very passionate and committed team of speakers from all over the nation. The
combined power of their ideas will inspire and engage others on how to best reverse the trends of our inner cities. This
kind of work requires an unprecedented collaboration. Each speaker has been invited because of a particular emphasis
with which they have devoted their lives.

The City of Buffalo plans to demolish 10,000 houses in ten years at a cost of over 300 million dollars. The City faces a
lot of pressure from residents to bulldoze whole communities within the city. This conference invites dialogue. If you
have an idea, program or project that is working in your city and has the potential to make a positive impact in other
places, share it.

Buffalo ReUse has partnered with the Building Material ReUse Association, a national association for building reuse and
recycling to host this conference. David Bennink, a national reuse building consultant, will discuss the potential of
employing building reuse to address the issues of vacant housing in the urban area. On Wednesday, November 19 -
immediately following the conference - Bennink will facilitate a whole day of training to answer questions from
individuals, organizations, or municipalities wanting to initiate building salvage and hybrid deconstruction efforts in their
home communities. This conference equips contractors, building owners and policy makers with information and
resources to promote and facilitate deconstruction in their communities.
Buffalo ReUse and the BMRA welcome your participation in restoring hope and implementing positive changes in our
urban centers. Register by October 9th for discounted registration. Visit www.greatlakesreuse.org/register or call 716-
885-4131.


                            NYPA Accepting Proposals for Community Greenway Projects

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has funding for projects for environmental improvement, recreational
enhancement and other upgrade efforts within local communities. Applications detailing proposed Greenway projects to
be considered for funding by the Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee should be submitted no
later than Dec. 10. For guidelines and application requirements visit:
http://niagara.nypa.gov/RelicensingGreenwayFunds/BuffaloErieGreenway/buffcommitteeprotocoals.htm.


                                          Volunteers Needed for Tree Plantings

Several upcoming Community Tree Plantings are planned to aid in reforesting Western New York.

Plantings in Olmsted Parks will take place on November 1, 8 and 22 from 9am-noon. All volunteers must be at least 15
years of age to participate. Register by calling the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy at 838-1249 ext.15, or download
an application at http://www.buffaloolmstedparks.org/Tools/Broadcaster/frontend/item.asp?ItemID=271

Additional plantings will take place on Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th. Sign up now by
http://www.wd-gis.com/retreeWNY/VolunteerSignup.aspx , e-mail paul.maurer@citcomm.com or call Paul at 716-888-
9766. We could use large groups organized by churches, schools, colleges, corporations, etc. Since most of these plantings
will be via the "bare root" tree planting method, anybody can help. We will train you.

On Saturday, November 8th , there will also be planting at Buffalo ReUse at 298 Northampton at 9am. To volunteer, email
volunteer@buffaloreuse.org

                               Student Science Symposium and WNY Pioneers of Science

Hauptman-Woodward Research Institute and the Buffalo Museum of Science are collaborating on their biannual daytime
Student Symposium followed by the Research Institute’s Gala and Awards Ceremony at Kleinhans Music Hall’s Mary
Seaton Room during the evening on November 5. A full listing of the award winners is available at
http://www.sciencebuff.org/ftp_only/pioneersofscience/save_date_logo_2008.pdf.

WNY Pioneers of Science celebrates and recognizes the achievements of notable scientists who were born, educated, or
worked in WNY. It provides a unique enrichment opportunity for young people interested in the sciences to interact with
established scientists with WNY roots. Pioneers of Science has taken place every two years since its establishment in
2002. The Symposium, to be held at the Museum from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., will include a keynote speech from one of the
Pioneers and interactive learning sessions designed to inform, educate and inspire the students to consider careers in
science. The 2008 Pioneers of Science award winners and some past award recipients will provide interactive sessions for
the students and will be available for questions and discussion, as well – at no cost to the schools or the students. The
event is primarily geared toward junior or senior level students with an aptitude for and interest in science.

                                                     Buffalo Zoo News

The Buffalo Zoo’s newest exhibit M&T Bank’s Rainforest Falls opened on September 10. It replicates the unique
geology and ecology of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, home to Angel Falls - the tallest waterfall in the world. This
two-story exhibit includes a Visitor Center with interpretive graphics, interactive displays and a short video about
rainforest life. Then enter the rainforest itself where you will see ocelots, capybara, dwarf caiman and dozens of free -flight
birds including toucans, roseate spoonbills, blue-crowned mot-mots and scarlet ibis. You will also see, giant anteaters,
red-footed tortoises, vampire bats, piranhas, a giant anaconda, black howler monkeys and much more. M&T Bank
Rainforest Falls is free with your regular Zoo Admission.
            “Reading Between The Lines”-Environmental Book Discussions in Erie and Niagara County

“Reading Between the Lines” is a series of free environmental discussion groups for adults co-sponsored by a number of
groups. This book discussion program results in a series of lively conversations exploring environmental crises. The
discussion is facilitated by Mary Foltz, a Graduate Student at SUNY Buffalo. Participants are asked to attend and
contribute to all four sessions.

In Erie County, the program is co-sponsored by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and the New York
Council for the Humanities. The schedule includes “Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash” by Elizabeth Royte on
October 8, “White Noise” by Don Delillo on November 12, “Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit” by
Vandana Shiva on December 10, and “The Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler on January 14. For more information
on the books and to register, visit http://www.buffalogardens.com/Classes_Tours/AdultClasses.aspx.

In Niagara County, the discussions will be held at 10am at The Book Corner, 1801 Niagara Falls, NY (285-2928). This
program is a result of collaboration among the New York Council for the Humanities, Residents for Responsible
Government (RRG), Just Words, Niagara’s Literary Forum, and the Book Corner. The schedule includes “Garbage Land:
On the Secret Trail of Trash” by Elizabeth Royte on October 4, “White Noise” by Don Delillo on November 1, “Water
Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit” by Vandana Shiva on December 6, and “The Parable of the Sower” by Octavia
Butler on January 3. The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required. For more
information about series dates and acquiring books, please contact Michelle at 745-7635.

                                  Daemen College Students to Host “Green” 5K Race

Daemen College Environmental Club students are holding a 5K run/walk on November 16 as a fundraiser for a village
water project in Guatemala. The DC*5K*4*H2O is being planned as an environmentally-friendly race and will include a
fun and informational post-race Water Fest. Register by October 15 for early-bird specials. For information on the race
and the water project, visit www.daemen.edu/water.

                               Our Water-Our Future; An Exciting New Collaboration

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation has awarded funding for a three year collaborative project between Buffalo Audubon
and Riverkeeper to be known as “Our Water-Our Future”. With the Wendt Foundation’ support, Riverkeeper and Buffalo
Audubon Society will join forces to dramatically change the region’s relationship with our local Great Lakes and rive r
resources. They plan to leverage and increase their collective expertise and organizational capacity to reconnect local
communities with the Niagara River and the magnificent landscapes that we call home. To accomplish these objectives
over the next five years, they plan to: Re-acquaint Niagara residents with the region’s globally significant features through
an extensive - communications campaign and waterfront tour and events program; Educate a new generation of river
stewards through the development of an educational program that - focuses on the Great Lakes, Niagara and the region’s
river restoration challenges and opportunities; Engage students and volunteers in the practice of river-keeping, including
shoreline habitat restoration - and rain garden development projects; Build a base of financial support for ongoing river
conservation by increasing shared development – capacity; Act as vocal advocates for the integration of natural amenities,
environmental restoration, and green - infrastructure into plans for our region’s future.

                                                 Green Jobs Conference

Assemblymember Hoyt will host a Green Jobs Conference in the Minnie Gillette Auditorium at ECC City Campus. The
Conference, a follow-up event from the Green Economy Summit in April, will be an in-depth discussion of how we can
overcome existing obstacles, including lack of training and a need to recruit new employers, so that we may create the
most hospitable environment to create new green jobs at all skill and wage levels. You can register online at
www.samhoyt.com (see the events section) or e-mail teresa@samhoyt.com. Sign-in for registration will begin at 8am.
The program will begin at 8:30am and last until 12pm.


                                       Positions Available -Development Directors
Buffalo Audubon Society and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper are each searching for qualified Development Directors. The
Development Director positions are responsible for Buffalo Audubon Society and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s
fundraising efforts as regional environmental management, public advocacy and environmental advocacy issues. The
Development Directors will provide administrative and strategic oversight for Buffalo Audubon Society and Buffalo
Niagara Riverkeeper’s fundraising programs. The job includes fund development, information management, financial
administration and fiscal reporting while implementing fundraising activities for our regular programs. The Development
Director reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director at each organization. If interested, visit
http://www.bnriverkeeper.org/DevelopDirDescrip.pdf.

                                        Positions Available -Americorps Positions
Are you looking for an exciting job in environmental protection? Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is recruiting for 2
Americorps positions (1 full time and 1 part time). Americorps members will coordinate volunteer recruitment and assist
in outreach and restoration activities in the new Citizen Action Program. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to
Kate Sarata, Western New York Americorps: katesarata@wnyamericorps.org. For a complete job description and
compensation information, visit www.bnriverkeeper.org.

                        Reduce your Church Congregation Carbon Footprint and Win Prizes

Would you like to help your congregation measure its carbon footprint? Interfaith Power and Light has designed a brand
new carbon footprint calculator specifically for congregations and congregants. It allows you to input basic information
about energy use, and then provides a total "footprint" in pounds of carbon and acres of land. This tool will help your
congregation find out where its emissions are coming from and identify steps you can take to significantly reduce energy
use. Then, you will be on the path toward saving money and saving Creation at the same time.

To further entice you to participate, The Regeneration Project’s national Interfaith Power and Light campaign is offering
$10,000 in cash prizes to congregations that make the most progress in shrinking their footprints. But to enter the contest,
you must measure your starting footprint before the end of the year. Visit CoolCongregations.com today to measure your
footprint.

                                          “Heat” Available for Online Viewing

There is a new PBS Frontline global warming special called Heat which can be viewed online. It is in segments so you
can view specific topics (e.g. coal) and watch smaller clips if you have limited time. Each segment also has interviews,
graphs and other information available online. An excellent and convenient resource for educating ourselves and others!

Award-winning producer and correspondent Martin Smith investigates how the world's largest corporations and
governments are responding to Earth's looming environmental disaster. "I have reported on the Cold War, the breakup of
the Soviet Union, the rise of Al Qaeda, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," says Smith. "But nothing matches climate
change in scope and severity." View “Heat” at www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/heat.

                                                  Christmas Bird Count

Join us for an Audubon tradition on or around December 20. The annual Christmas Bird count will be held throughout
Western New York and you can help. No experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity for beginner birders to learn
from birding veterans. Every year, during the two weeks surrounding Christmas, birders young and old, skilled and
novice, gather on a given day to spend some time watching our feathered friends for a greater good. If you would like to
join either the Beaver Meadow bird count (Sat., Dec. 20th) or the East Aurora/Hamburg area count (date TBA) or the
Wilson-Lake Plains count (Sat., Dec 20th) please call us soon. For either the Beaver Meadow count or the East
Aurora/Hamburg count call Paul Fehringer at (585) 457-3228 or email at fehringer@buffaloaudubon.org. For the Wilson-
Lake Plains count call Garner Light at (716) 772-5110 or email at glight@rochester.rr.com. This is GREAT FUN! For a
complete listing of local counts please visit www.nybirds.org. There is a small fee to participate.


              Town of Tonawanda Seaway Site Nuclear Waste Disposal Plan-Public Comments Invited
The public comment period on nuclear waste disposal at a Town of Tonawanda site has been extended to November 28.
Comments on the proposed plan for the “Seaway Site” off River Road will be reviewed by the U.S. Army Corp of
Engineers. The proposed plan includes a combination of containment and excavation. You may view the plan and
background information at http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/fusrap/seaway/index.htm.


                                               Car Share Comes to Buffalo

Buffalo Car Share seeks to provide affordable, community-based car sharing services that benefit the environment
through practical innovation. Car sharing gets you where you need to go, when you need to get there, without the burdens
of car ownership (including the cost of gas). Members of the program access a car on demand, allowing them to run
errands to the grocery store or doctor’s office, for example. With the cost of auto ownership averaging 71 cents per mile,
car sharing is a convenient alternative at a fraction of the cost. Look for Buffalo Car Share in the City of Buffalo
beginning in March 2009!


                                           Tools Wanted for Loaning Library

Buffalo ReUse is continuing its first tool drive for the tool lending library. This is a component of our Buffalo Action for
Revitalization (BAR) program funded by The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. We hope to equip people,
literally, with the tools they need to maintain their properties and/or make improvements on their streets. Many people we
meet do not have the transportation or money to buy and rent equipment from home centers. Some of the tools they may
need are special or only necessary for a limited time. There are also block clubs or service groups that would like to do
things like street cleanups/blitzes with more regularity, but don’t have the edgers, rakes, loppers, weed wackers they
would need to make it easier. Maybe they need to repair or paint their porch, but don’t have a ladder, table saw, or
reuseable drop cloths. Maybe they don’t have the extra funds to get the safety equipment either. It becomes overwhelming
–you can imagine! We believe people should have access to the tools they need to make their neighborhoods a source of
pride. So, if you have used tools, extra tools or tools you never knew how to operate and want to donate them–we’ll take
them anytime at The ReSource, 298 Northampton.

                                            Volunteer Opportunities Available

A number of volunteer opportunities are available at organizations in Western New York. For a listing of some Buffalo
positions, visit http://www.handsongreaterbuffalo.org/.

Heartwood Wilderness Skills School-Located in Wales, NY (3 miles from East Aurora) is looking for volunteers with
outdoor/teaching experience. If you are articulate, professional, physically fit, and have respect for Nature, call 716-655-
7622. As a volunteer, you may be asked to help prepare for workshops, harvest materials, and assist with classes/hikes."

Buffalo ReUse can use volunteers for many things including fundraising, graphic design, building salvage and material
pickups. Join them for their fun Saturdays. To help, contact them at volunteer@buffaloreuse.org.

Botanical Gardens-Docents needed. To be a tour guide you must enjoy plants and be able to communicate with small
groups. Training is provided with the next round from Sept. 8-12 from 9am-noon. Tours and hands-on lessons are
scheduled in advance, so you may sign up for those that fit your schedule. Other opportunities to help out at the gardens
are available too. For info, contact Nancy Kalieta at 827-1584 ext. 207 or nkalieta@buffalogardens.com.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper- http://www.bnriverkeeper.org/programs/riverwatch/index.htm for volunteer
opportunities.

Science Firsthand needs adult mentors to work with children in learning about science. All materials are provided for
fun experimentation. Mentors and students meet one hour per week after school at a community center. For information,
call 858-7548.
The Buffalo Museum of Science has volunteer and internship opportunities available for teens, college students and
adults. For information, contact Monika McFoy, Director of Community Programs, at 896-5200, ext. 343.

Tifft Nature Preserve also needs volunteers for their programs, communications, fund-raising and other events. Call
662-1342 or email tifftfriends@yahoo.com.

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center needs help with tour leading, office work, programming, grounds keeping and general
maintenance. Tour leaders are desperately needed for the school year tours. Tour leader training classes are scheduled
throughout the summer.

HOME, Inc. (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) seeks volunteers to work on various committees to further fair
housing. If you would like to get involved with the work of HOME consider sitting on any one of the following
committees: Development, Finance, Membership, Nominating, Program Operations & Planning, Annual Meeting or the
JoAnne Champion Granger Scholarship committee. For information/application, email muj265@homeny.org or visit
their website at www.homeny.org.

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is seeking volunteers for education, data entry, bookkeeping, cleaning, maintenance,
construction, and fundraising. Monday– Saturday, 9am-4pm. East Aurora. 16 years or older. Call 716-652-8646. Email
info@hawkcreek.org.

Iroquois Observations offers free nature programs presented in partnership with the Buffalo Audubon Society each
spring and fall. Programs include: birding field trips, scope watches, owl prowls, canoe trips, hands on activities, and
guest speakers. If you are friendly and love the outdoors those are all the qualifications you need to volunteer. Please
contact Garner Light at 772-5110 or glight@rochester.rr.com for more information.

                                          T-Shirt Design Contest for Grades 4-8

Buffalo Audubon Society is sponsoring a t-shirt design contest in celebration of their 2009 centennial year. Kids in
grades 4-8 may submit an original design between September 22 and November 3. Designs are limited to 4 colors which
will be printed on a white tshirt. Complete rules can be found in the Outlook at www.buffaloaudubon.com. First prize is
$100 with a BAS Family Membership, Audubon Bird Book, Free T-Shirt with your design, 2nd Prize - $50.00, BAS
Family Membership, Audubon Bird Book and 3rd Prize - $25.00, BAS Family Membership, Audubon Bird Book. For
info, contact BMAC 800-377-1520 or Mary Canfield (716) 491-3601


                                   Fungal Disease Poses New Threat to Oaks

Oak trees near Albany have succumbed to a fungal disease known as oak wilt caused by Ceratocystis
fagacearum. While all oak species may be susceptible, the red oak group (pointed tips on lobes on leaves) are
more sensitive and likely to die as a result of the disease. The fungus grows within the xylem or water-conducting
vessels and plugs these so that water transport is reduced. The disease appears in spring or summer and trees can
die within several weeks. The disease is transmitted both by spores and between trees through root systems so it
is possible to dig trenches to minimize root transmission. For more info and treatment advice, visit
http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/Oak%20Wilt%20Announcement.html

                                        Tours Highlight Unique Buffalo Features

Tours of Buffalo’s unique historic, architectural and landscaped sites are available throughout the summer. Learn more
about our lovely city or find something to entertain an out of town visitor. Check out the complete schedule of walking,
biking, audio and guided tours at http://www.landmark-niagara.org/sched/sched.html. Buffalo Tours offers self-guided
architectural audio tours of Buffalo which are available as downloadable MP3 files! Just go to www.buffalotours.org and
follow the directions!

                                             Be a Sea Lion Trainer for a Day

The Aquarium of Niagara has a unique program for individuals (12 years or older) who want to get close to the sea lions
and seals. Participants can follow a trainer through their daily routine from 10am-1pm (Tuesday through Friday) and aid
in training sessions with sea lions, help with feeding and play and receive a personalized painting by one of the sea lions.
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and no more than two participants are allowed per session.
Participants must meet several physical requirements as well. For reservations, contact the training department at
mmcniagara@yahoo.com or by calling (716) 285-3575 ext. 214. Cost is $175 for non-members, $150 for members.


Upcoming Community Activities:
Saturday, November 1
       Movie Matinee - Fly Away Home- Join us at Reinstein Woods for an afternoon of viewing the Oscar nominated
       movie "Fly Away Home" (Rated PG). A thirteen-year-old girl finds renewed happiness when she adopts an
       orphaned flock of baby geese and, later, teaches them to migrate using an ultralight aircraft. Advance registration
       required. To register for this 3pm program, call 683-5959. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive,
       Depew.

        Walk at Knox Farm State Park- Family walk beginning at 9am. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or
        email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

        Owl Prowl at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge- Join Chuck Rosenburg from 6:30-8:30pm for an exciting
        evening of calling in owls. Free-call 800-377-1520 for info.

        Geology Field Studies-Join Earth Spirit at Little Rock City, Cattaraugus County from 1-3:30pm for a challenging
        hike through one of Western New York’s most interesting geological playgrounds focused upon spore-bearing
        plants and unique rock formations. Cost is Members $4.00 / Non-Members $7. Please pre-register. For
        additional information and/or to register, please contact: Earth Spirit, P.O. Box 261, Orchard Park, New York
        14127 , (716) 941-6267 or e-mail earthspiritoffice@roadrunner.com.

        Messinger Woods Fall Fest-Join us at Hearthstone Manor in Depew from 7pm-midnight. Tickets are $25. For
        details visit http://www.messingerwoods.org/Fall2008Color.pdf.

        “Oil and Food”-A presentation by Dr. Sandra Steingraber as part of the Western New York Peace Center’s 41st
        Anniversary/Annual Dinner & Masquerade Ball at the Buffalo/Niagara Convention Center. Dr. Steingraber is an
        internationally recognized expert on the environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. To buy tickets or
        place an ad, call 894-2013 or contact elea@wnypeace.org.

Sunday, November 2
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Wednesday, November 5
      Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council Meeting-Public Meeting at 9:30am at Public
      Works Department, Room 1404, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY. Join us to learn how GBNRTC operates and to
      see how “hot” transportation topics in the region are being addressed.

        Animal First Aid Class-Learn general first aid tips that can save your pet's life in a crisis. The class is from 6-
        8:30pm at the SPCA at 205 Ensminger Rd in Tonawanda and includes first aid for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other
        kinds of pets. Basic CPR and bandage demonstrations will be included. All participants will receive an animal
        first aid booklet to bring home. Space is limited, and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. To reserve your spot,
        contact Debby Williams at the SPCA: 875-7360, ext. 3526, or DebbyW@spcaec.com. Admission donation: $15,
        payable at the door.

        4 th Biennial WNY Pioneers of Science Conference and Awards Banquet-Hauptman-Woodward Research
        Institute and the Buffalo Museum of Science sponsor a daytime Student Symposium (8am-1:30pm) followed by
        an evening Research Institute’s Gala and Awards Ceremony at Kleinhans Music Hall’s Mary Seaton Room. For
       info on the winners and program, visit
       http://www.sciencebuff.org/ftp_only/pioneersofscience/save_date_logo_2008.pdf.

       Upstate New York Business Sustainability Network - Buffalo Niagara Chapter Event-The formation of the
       local chapter is almost complete. Please join us at the Buffalo Club from 3-9pm to learn how to incorporate
       sustainability thinking into your business decisions. This event will be a great way to learn more about programs
       and services of the Upstate New York Business Sustainability Network and how it can help your business reach
       its sustainability goals for triple bottom line benefits! Membership materials will be available at the event.
       Details and registration information will be sent shortly. Questions? Contact Katy Duggan-Haas, 716-629-3675,
       katy@viridityconsulting.com. From 3-6pm, John Huey, Director of Environmental Affairs for Delaware North
       Companies, will present “Going Greener. Mr. Huey will share the approach Delaware North Companies has used
       through its GreenPath® Program to reduce its impact on the environment while improving its bottom line. From
       6-9pm, Warren Emblidge, Jr., President of S.J. McCullagh Coffee and founder of the Buffalo Chapter of the
       Upstate New York Business Sustainability Network, will present “Is Sustainability the Answer to Upstate's
       Economic Woes?”. This presentation is an event of the Cornell Entrepreneur Network (CEN) Buffalo. This
       event is open to all Cornell University alumni and a limited number of non-alumni. More information is available
       at: http://cen.cornell.edu/index.cfm/events.list/Buffalo.htm?regionID=23

Thursday, November 6
      Penn Dixie Fundraiser-Come to the Hamburg Natural History Society’s 13th Annual Fund Raiser from 7-9pm at
      Holiday Inn, S-5440 Camp Rd., Hamburg with door prizes, auctions and free hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $20
      presale/$25 at door.

       Tromping on Sacred Ground-World premier of Tromping on Sacred Ground by Suzanne C. Dickie. Scientist
       Thomas Huxley steps forward to support Charles Darwin’s newly published theories on nature and evolution only
       to become the most ridiculed man in London. Public controversy interferes with his private life, taking a toll on
       his family. The Victorian world, on the brink of change, attempts to resist the inevitable. Winner of the 2007
       Mazumdar New Play Competition! Directed by Thomas Dooney. Suitable for all audiences. At Alleyway
       Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley. Performances through November 22. http://calendarhome.com/cgi-
       bin/calforward.pl?user=/alleyway.

Friday, November 7
        Advanced Tour Leader Training-For those interested in leading tours at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, the
        topic for this 10am-noon session is “7 Sleepers of WNY”. Learn how to teach this program. Contact Beaver
        Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

Saturday, November 8
       North Tonawanda Owl Prowl-Join Buffalo Ornithological Society at 6:30 p.m. North Tonawanda Audubon
       Nature Preserve (Klydel Wetland). Meet at the Kinkead Ave. trailhead (off Meadow Drive, across from NT High
       School). No registration required. More information available from Chuck Rosenburg (622-3278) or at:
       http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/3317/index.html.

       Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop-This 10am-3pm workshop at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center is for anyone
       wishing to complete the Eagle required Environmental Science Merit Badge. Pre-requisites required so sign up
       early. $12 per scout. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more
       info.

Sunday, November 9
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Monday, November 10
     Laury Hammel on Green Business-Buffalo First and the Partnership for the Public Good are sponsoring this
     event from 2-3:30pm at the Cornell School for Industrial and Labor Relations. Laury Hammel is one of the
        founders of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and co-author of Growing Local Value. He will
        discuss why local, green and fair business practices matter. For more info, visit www.buffalofirst.org.

Tuesday, November 11
      Buffalo Waterfront Coalition Meeting-Meeting is at 6:30pm at Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper office. The office
      is between Auburn and Breckenridge on the river side of Niagara Street. Parking is along the Breckenridge side.

Wednesday, November 12
      Olmsted Luncheon and Talk-This event at Marcy Casino in Delaware Park features Olmsted Scholar, Dr.
      Charles E. Beveridge. Call 838-1249 ext. 17 for information.

        The Niagara River Corridor Bird Observatory-Buffalo Ornithological Society Meeting at 7:00 PM in the
        Cummings room of the Buffalo Museum of Science. Former Buffalo Ornithological Society President Terry
        Yonker will do a power point presentation on the proposed Niagara River Corridor Bird Observatory. It is the
        presentation he gave to the Niagara County Environmental Fund and the Niagara River Ecosystem Task Force.

Thursday, November 13
      Beaver Full Moon Walk-Beavers are now active in their preparation for winter. Join us as we try to spot our
      resident "busy" beavers. Advance registration required. To register for this 6pm program, call 683-5959.
      Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew.

Friday, November 14
        Friday Tiffternoon “Harvest”- An adult event at Tifft Farm from 2-3:30pm. Come work out some of the kinks
        while exercising your mind too, and meet some new people while enjoying the natural beauty of Tifft Nature
        Preserve. Monthly topics and snacks will be seasonally relevant with program including an informational
        presentation and a walk around the preserve. Cost is $5/members $4.

        Reptile Experience at Niagara Aquarium-Jeff Musial from Nickel City Reptiles will present several reptile
        shows from 12-4pm at the Niagara Aquarium. For info, visit http://www.aquariumofniagara.org/.

        The Phoenix Mars Mission Update - Please join us at 7:30 pm for the Buffalo Astronomical Association's
        November meeting in the NEW SCIENCE BUILDING (Room NS213 - Auditorium, off Parking Lot S) on the
        Buffalo State College campus. Our featured speaker will be Mary Lou Bebak who will provide us with a Phoenix
        Mars Mission Update.

Saturday, November 15
       Leaf Hunt -Fallen leaves are a form of art. We'll search for leaves, learn how to press them and use them to make
       simple crafts. Advance registration required. To register for this 10:30am program, call 683-5959. Reinstein
       Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew.

        Walk at Knox Farm State Park- Family walk beginning at 9am. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or
        email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

        Beast Feast at the Buffalo Zoo -How would you prepare a Thanksgiving Feast for a rhino or a gorilla? Find out
        in this family workshop from 10am-noon that begins with a light continental breakfast (for you)! We will then
        explore zoo animal diet and nutrition, observe zoo animals enjoying their breakfast, and even go behind-the-
        scenes to explore the diet kitchen.

        “Soak it Up”-Meet in the Reptile House at the Buffalo Zoo from 12-3pm for this event in “Year of the Frogs”
        series. Free with zoo admission. Crafts, keeper talk and extra activities.

        America Recycles Day-Stay tuned for local events or plan your own. Visit http://www.nrc-
        recycle.org/americarecycles.aspx.

Sunday, November 16-Tuesday, November 18
       Great Lakes Building Reuse Conference -Buffalo ReUse and the Building Materials Reuse Association
       (BMRA) are co-sponsoring the first regional conference on developing and implementing building deconstruction
       and other creative solutions to address problems and solutions surrounding vacant and abandoned structures. The
       conference will include site visits to highlight innovative practices in Buffalo as well as demonstrate
       deconstruction and salvage strategies and techniques. For info, visit http://www.greatlakesreuse.org/.

Sunday, November 16
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

       Daemen 5K*4*H20-“Green” race/walk fundraiser for Guatemalan village water project sponsored by Daemen
       College Environmental Club. For registration and info, visit www.daemen.edu/water.

Tuesday, November 18
      Niagara Frontier Botanical Society Meeting-Monthly meeting at 7:30pm at the Harlem Rd. Community Center
      in Snyder.

       Western New York Climate Action Coalition Meeting-Tentatively planned meeting to discuss Lackawanna Pet
       Coke Gasification Plant Meeting. To find out meeting site and details or ask to be on WNYCAC email list,
       contact enconser@buffalo.edu.

Wednesday, November 19
      Babes in the Woods- This nature discovery program at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center is designed for 3-5 year
      olds and their parents from 10am-11:30am. Registration is required. Cost is $5 child & adult/ $3 each additional
      child. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

       Citizens for Regional Transit Meeting- CRTC meetings are free and open to the public. Come on your lunch
       break, bag lunches welcome! Join us from 12 noon-1pm at Market Arcade (Landmark Society), 617 Main
       Street, Buffalo. We will rethink the Cobblestone Loop.

Thursday, November 20
      Third Annual Buy Buffalo Bash - Celebrate thinking locally first during the holidays. This event at Babeville
      (341 Delaware) will highlight some of the finest local, green and fair businesses and organizations in Buffalo.
      Enjoy all local food, drink, retail prizes and entertainment and kick off the Local Lover Contest of 2008. Event
      is 6-10:30pm and tickets are $8 presale, $12 at the door. Contact info@buffalofirst.org

Friday, November 21
        Movers & Shakers Forum, To drill or not to drill? Is that even the right question?-A Buffalo Niagara
        Partnership event from 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. at 665 Main Street, Suite 200 in Buffalo. Cost is $25 for non-
        members. For registration and full program description, visit
        http://www.thepartnership.org/Home/HomeLinks/events.

Saturday, November 22
       In the Rut- Learn about the white-tailed deer of Reinstein Woods and see the behavior patterns of bucks and does
       during the breeding season. For adults and children ages ten and older only. Advance registration required. To
       register for this 3:30pm program, call 683-5959. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew.

       Green Jobs Conference -Assemblymember Hoyt will host a Green Jobs Conference in the Minnie Gillette
       Auditorium at ECC City Campus. The Conference, a follow-up event from the Green Economy Summit in
       April, will be an in-depth discussion of how we can overcome existing obstacles, including lack of training and a
                                         Special may create the most hospitable environment to create New York State
       need to recruit new employers, so that we guests - Hawk Creek, New York Power Authority,new green jobs at Parks
       all skill and wage levels. You can register online at www.samhoyt.com (see the events section) or e-mail
                                         Interpretive Center, Herschell Carousel Museum, Wildlife Rehabilitator Lori.
       teresa@samhoyt.com. Sign-in for registration will begin at 8am. The program will begin at 8:30am and last until
       12pm.
Sunday, November 23
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.


        A Collection for All Seasons: What is the Hiscock Stuff Good for Anyway?-A talk at the Buffalo Museum of
        Science by Richard Laub, Geology Curator/Byron Dig Project Director, BMS. The 2pm talk is free with museum
        admission.

Tuesday, November 25
      Sierra Club Meeting-Join others with the Niagara Sierra Club for their monthly meeting at 7pm at Room 240
      Duns Scotus Hall, Daemen College. Visit www.daemen.edu/maps for directions.

Saturday, November 29
       Getting Ready for Winter -Mammals have three strategies for surviving winter: migrate, hibernate, or stay
       active. Learn how our local mammals cope with the cold. Advance registration required. To register for this
       10:30am program, call 683-5959. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew.

        Chickadee Day-Let’s celebrate one of Tifft Farm’s beloved year-round residents from 11am-3pm! Drop in or
        stay a while, make your own birdfeeder and explore the trails in search of our feathered friends. Cost is $5/$4
        members. Pre-registration required-call Robin at 716-896-5200, ext. 338.

Sunday, November 30
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Wednesday, December 3
      Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council Meeting-Public Meeting at 9:30am at NYSDOT,
      100 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY. Join us to learn how GBNRTC operates and to see how “hot” transportation
      topics in the region are being addressed. Meeting locations rotate.

        Western New York Herpetological Society-A combined November/December club meeting will be held at 8pm
        in the Alumni Room of Medaille College. This will be our annual Holiday Potluck, please bring a dish to share.

Saturday, December 6
       Breakfast with Santa-Santa is coming to Beaver Meadow Audubon Center. Family fun is planned from 9am-
       1pm. Cost is $8 ($7 members).

        Walk at Knox Farm State Park- Family walk beginning at 9am. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or
        email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

Sunday, December 7
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tuesday, December 9
      Buffalo Waterfront Coalition Meeting-Meeting is at 6:30pm at Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper office. The office
      is between Auburn and Breckenridge on the river side of Niagara Street. Parking is along the Breckenridge side.

        Movers & Shakers Forum: Peace Bridge Expansion Project-A Buffalo Niagara Partnership event from 8:00
        a.m.- 9:30 a.m. at 665 Main Street, Suite 200 in Buffalo. Cost is $25 for non-members. For registration and full
        program description, visit http://www.thepartnership.org/Home/HomeLinks/events.
Friday, December 12
        Advanced Tour Leader Training-For those interested in leading tours at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, the
        topic for this 10am-noon session is “Native American Life & Lore”. Learn how to teach this program. Contact
        Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

        Friday Tiffternoon “Harvest”- An adult event at Tifft Farm from 2-3:30pm. Come work out some of the kinks
        while exercising your mind too, and meet some new people while enjoying the natural beauty of Tifft Nature
        Preserve. Monthly topics and snacks will be seasonally relevant with program including an informational
        presentation and a walk around the preserve. Cost is $5/members $4.

Saturday, December 13
       “Hibernation Themed”-Meet in the Reptile House at the Buffalo Zoo from 12-3pm for this event in “Year of the
       Frogs” series. Free with zoo admission. Crafts, keeper talk and extra activities.

Sunday, December 14
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Wednesday, December 17
      Babes in the Woods- This nature discovery program at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center is designed for 3-5 year
      olds and their parents from 10am-11:30am. Registration is required. Cost is $5 child & adult/ $3 each additional
      child. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

Saturday, December 20
       Winter Solstice Weekend!-Celebrate the shortest day of the year at Tifft Farm with outdoor snow science,
       investigating outdoor winter mysteries, discovering how wildlife survives winter conditions, and snowshoeing.
       Then join us in our visitor center for winter science activities, hot cocoa, and crafts. Chilly fun for the whole
       family. Event is 11:00 - 3:00 PM. Members: $7 per person, Non-Members- $8 per person. Pre-registration
       required. Call Robin at 716.896.5200 x338 to register or for more information.

        Walk at Knox Farm State Park- Family walk beginning at 9am. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or
        email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

        Christmas Bird Count with Audubon-Join other birders (beginning or advanced) from 7am-3pm for the annual
        census. For a complete listing of local counts please visit www.nybirds.org. There is a small fee to participate.

Sunday, December 21
       Winter Solstice Weekend!- Saturday’s fun continues on to Sunday with Friends of Tifft Nature Preserve, Inc.
       We will make crafts and ornaments from recycled goods and natural materials. Take a guided snowshoe walk and
       make birdfeeders! Fun for all ages! Event is 2 - 4 PM and is free. Pre-registration required. Call Robin at
       716.896.5200 x338 to register or for more information.

        Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
        help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
        1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Friday, December 26
        Annual Old Woods Hike- Join us from 10am-noon at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center as we walk through the
        old woods for an enjoyable after Christmas hike. Donation requested.

Sunday, December 28
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.
Friday, January 2
        Snow Shoeing, Winter Camping & Backpacking Seminar -"Outdoor Education Series" sponsored by the Steve
        Baldo Family of Dealerships and presented by Bob Van Hise. Free course will be held in the Tonawanda Gander
        Lodge at Gander Mountain Store beginning at 7pm. For additional information, and to register, please contact the
        store at (716) 743~2300.

Saturday, January 3
       Walk at Knox Farm State Park- Family walk beginning at 9am. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or
       email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

        Ice Fishing at Its Best Seminar-By Maki Plastics Founder, Marcum & Arctic Armor Pro Staffer Scott "Maki"
        Brauer Seminar. Free seminar will be held in the Tonawanda Gander Lodge at 10am. For additional information,
        please contact the store at {716} 743~2300.

Sunday, January 4
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Wednesday, January 7
      Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council Meeting-Public Meeting at 9:30am at NFTA, 181
      Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY. Join us to learn how GBNRTC operates and to see how “hot” transportation topics
      in the region are being addressed. Meeting locations rotate.

Friday, January 9
        Friday Tiffternoon “Harvest”- An adult event at Tifft Farm from 2-3:30pm. Come work out some of the kinks
        while exercising your mind too, and meet some new people while enjoying the natural beauty of Tifft Nature
        Preserve. Monthly topics and snacks will be seasonally relevant with program including an informational
        presentation and a walk around the preserve. Cost is $5/members $4.

Saturday January 10
       Full Moon Stroll-Enjoy a winter wander by moonlight at Tifft Farm from 6:30-8pm and appreciate the sights and
       sounds of a winter’s night. We’ll end the evening with hot cocoa and snacks by the fire. Please bring your own
       flashlight. Members: $4 per person, Non-Members: $5 per person, Pre-registration required. Call Robin at
       716.896.5200 x338 to register or for more information.

Sunday, January 11
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Wednesday, January 14
      Getting Started in Fly Fishing Seminar-By Fly Fishing Authority & Author of "It's Just Fishing" Gary Bauer
      as part of the "Outdoor Education Series" at Gander Mountain Store in Tonawanda. Seminar is free and begins at
      7pm. For additional information, please contact the store at {716}743~2300.

Friday, January 16
        Snowshoe Night Hike #1-Join Earth Spirit from 6-8:30pm at Chestnut Ridge Park for a unique adventure focused
        upon snowshoeing skills, Winter ecology and nighttime wildlife. Shoes will be available – call early as
        registration is limited.. Fees: Members $9.00 / Non-members $12.00. For reservations, contact 716-941-6267 or :
        earthspiritoffice@roadrunner.com.

        Advanced Tour Leader Training-For those interested in leading tours at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, the
        topic for this 10am-noon session is “Overnights”. Learn how to teach this program. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-
        800-377-1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.
       Fly Tying Workshop Covering Glow Bugs -By Gander Mtn. Pro & Fly Fishing Authority Jim Guida as part of
       the "Outdoor Education Series" at Gander Mountain Store in Tonawanda. Seminar is free and begins at 7pm. For
       additional information, please contact the store at {716}743~2300.

Saturday, January 17
       Walk at Knox Farm State Park- Family walk beginning at 9am. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or
       email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

Sunday, January 18
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tuesday, January 20
      Understanding Ice Fishing Electronics-by Gander Mtn. Pro & Tournament Angler Pete Lewis as part of the
      "Outdoor Education Series" at Gander Mountain Store in Tonawanda. Seminar is free and begins at 6:30pm. For
      additional information, please contact the store at {716}743~2300.

Wednesday, January 21
      Babes in the Woods- This nature discovery program at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center is designed for 3-5 year
      olds and their parents from 10am-11:30am. Registration is required. Cost is $5 child & adult/ $3 each additional
      child. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org for more info.

Thursday, January 22
      Alaskan Fish Odyssey- A Multi Media Presentation on How to Travel to Alaska to Fish for Salmon, Halibut,
      Greyling & More by experienced Alaskan Fishing Authority Tom Owczarczak as part of the "Outdoor Education
      Series" at Gander Mountain Store in Tonawanda. Seminar is free and begins at 7pm. For additional information,
      please contact the store at {716}743~2300.

Friday, January 23
        Fly Tying Workshop Covering Steelhead Jigs -By Gander Mtn. Pro & Fly Fishing Authority Jim Guida as part
        of the "Outdoor Education Series" at Gander Mountain Store in Tonawanda. Seminar is free and begins at 7pm.
        For additional information, please contact the store at {716}743~2300.

Saturday, January 24
       Creating Better Deer Habitat on Your Property Through Timber Management Seminar-Seminar by
       Professional Consulting Forester Bruce Robinson as part of the "Outdoor Education Series" at Gander Mountain
       Store in Tonawanda. Seminar is free and begins at 10am. For additional information, please contact the store at
       {716}743~2300.

Sunday, January 25
       Family Walk at Beaver Meadow- Join us for a free walk beginning at 2pm through the woods as our naturalists
       help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow. Contact Beaver Meadow at 1-800-377-
       1520 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Saturday, January 31
       Wildlife Tracking-Join Earth Spirit for a winter wildlife hike from 1-3pm at Chestnut Ridge Park focused upon
       tracking skills, wildlife ecology and interpreting life signs. Fees: Members $4.00 / Non-members $7.00. For
       reservations, contact 716-941-6267 or earthspiritoffice@roadrunner.com.

Tips for the Environment:
1. Be an educated voter-Research the candidates and make an educated decision prior to going to the polls. Visit
   http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm and http://lwvny.org/advocacy.html.
2. Greener School Fundraisers -If you are trying to raise money for your school, consider alternatives to the normal
sale items. Tips from Co-op America suggest fundraisers with fair-trade chocolate (www.divinechocolateusa.com) or
coffee, e-waste recycling (www.projectkopeg.com), books for sale (www.betterworldbooks.com), unique items
(thejuicypeargiftshop.com), green school supplies (http://myearth360.com/main.sc) , recycled greeting cards
(www.arbutusimages.com), and reusable shopping bags.


Need other tips-check out http://www.globalstewards.org/ecotips.htm, http://www.epa.gov/earthday/tips.htm

To see our previous newsletters with additional tips for the environment, go to:
http://www.daemen.edu/academics/affairs/common/eco-news/

Additional Links to area environmental/sustainability organizations and regularly scheduled activities:

Adirondack Mountain Club-Niagara Frontier Chapter                   http://www.adk-nfc.org/home.php
   Meetings 7:30, second Tues. from Sept.-June
   Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy, Snyder

Animal Advocates of Western New York                                www.animalswny.org

Aquarium of Niagara                                                 www.aquariumofniagara.org

AWARE-Assoc. for Wild Animal Rehabilitation & Education             www.awarewildlife.com

Beaver Meadow Nature Center-Buffalo Audubon                         www.buffaloaudubon.com
   Volunteer Day every Wed. 10am-2pm

Bond Lake Environmental & Beautification Committee                  http://www.freewebs.com/bondlake/

Braddock Bay Bird Observatory                                       www.bbbo.org

Brush Up Buffalo                                                    www.brushupbuffalo.org

Buffalo Astronomical Association                                    http://www.buffaloastronomy.com/

Buffalo Blue Bicycle                                                www.buffalobluebicycle.org

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens                           www.buffalogardens.com

Buffalo Environmental Management Commission                         www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/Home/CityServices/Environmental_M

Buffalo First                                                       www.buffalofirst.org/
   Member Orientation- first Tues. monthly at 6pm

Buffalo Geological Society                                          www.bgsny.org
   Meetings 7:30pm, first Fri. Oct-April, Parkside Lutheran

Buffalo Green Art                                                   http://buffalogreenart.com/

Buffalo Green Fund                                                  http://www.buffalogreenfund.org/
Buffalo in Bloom                                         www.buffaloinbloom.com/

Buffalo Institute for Urban Ecology                      http://www.nfwhc.org/groups/buffalo.htm

Buffalo Museum of Science                                www.sciencebuff.org/

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper                              www.bnriverkeeper.org/

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy                        www.buffaloolmstedparks.org

Buffalo Orienteering Club                                www.buffalo-orienteering.bfn.org

Buffalo Ornithological Society                           www.bosbirding.org

Buffalo Recycles-City Information                        http://www.buffalorecycles.com/

Buffalo ReUse                                            www.buffaloreuse.org/

Buffalo Urban Development Corp                           http://budc.ecidany.com/

Buffalo Zoo                                              www.buffalozoo.org

Campaign for Buffalo History, Architecture and Culture   http://greaterbuffalo.blogs.com/

Carvings for a Cause                                     www.carvingsforacause.com/

Celebrate the Waterfront                                 www.celebratethewaterfront.com/

Center for Environmental Information (Rochester)         http://ceinfo.org/

Center for Great Lakes Environmental Education           www.greatlakesed.org

Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center                www.THEBNAC.org

Citizens Campaign for the Environment                    www.citizenscampaign.org

Citizens' Environmental Coalition                        www.cectoxic.org/index.html

Citizens for Green North Tonawanda                       http://www.geocities.com/ntgreencitizen/index.html

Citizens Regional Transit Corporation                    www.citizenstransit.org/

Clean Communities of Western New York                    http://www.cleancommunitiesofwny.org/

Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities        www.daemen.edu/sites/cscce

Department of Environmental Conservation (NY State)      www.dec.ny.gov/index.html
Earth Spirit Educational Services                         www.earthspiritedu.org

Eco-Island Nature Center                                  www.k12.ginet.org/resources.cfm?subpage=6518

Edible Buffalo                                            www.ediblebuffalo.com

Environmental Education Associates                        http://environmentaleducation.com/

Environmental Leadership Institute (Niagara University)   http://www.niagara.edu/eli/

Environmental Protection Agency                           www.epa.gov
  Local Office (716) 551-4410

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning        http://www.erie.gov/environment/

Erie County Parks and Recreation                          http://www.erie.gov/parks

Erie County Soil and Water Conservation                   www.ecswcd.org/

Evergreen-Buffalo State College                           www.buffalostate.edu/orgs/evergreen

First Hand Learning                                       www.firsthandlearning.org

For A Clean Tonawanda Site                                www.factsofwny.com/

Friends of the Ancient Forests                            Friendsoftheancient@yahoo.com

Friends of the Lower Great Lakes                          http://www.friendsofthelowergreatlakes.org/

Foothills Trail Club                                      www.foothillstrailclub.org

Gander Mountain Store (seminar listings)                  http://gander.distanthorizon.com/seminars/index.asp

Genesee County Nature Center                              www.gcv.org

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo                             http://www.grassrootsgardens.org/

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council   www.gbnrtc.org/

Great Lakes Beach Sweep                                   www.greatlakesbeachsweep.com

Great Lakes Program/UB                                    http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/glp/

Great Lakes United                                        www.glu.org

Green Gold Development Corporation                        http://greengold.org/
Green Options Buffalo                                     http://www.greenoptionsbuffalo.org/

Habitat for Humanity Buffalo                              http://habitatbuffalo.org/
Intro to Volunteering 9am-3rd Saturday each month


Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc.                          www.hawkcreek.org

Heart Inc. Animal Rescue and Adoption Team                http://heart.buffnet.net/

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge                         www.fws.gov/northeast/iroquois/

Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary                      www.jamestownaudubon.org

Lake Ontario Ordinance Works Restoration Advisory Board   www.loowrab.org/

Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier                  www.landmark-niagara.org

Local Initiatives Support Corporation                     http://www.lisc.org/buffalo/

Massachusetts Avenue Project                              www.mass-ave.org

Messinger Woods Wildlife Care and Education Center, Inc   www.messingerwoods.org

Nature Conservancy-Central and Western New York Chapter   http://Nature.org/centralwestern

Nature Ed-Ventures                                        www.natureed-ventures.com

Nature Sanctuary Society of WNY                           www.sciencebuff.org/nature_sanctuary_society_of_western_

New Millennium Group                                      www.nmgonline.org/

New York State Parks                                      www.nysparks.com

New York Upstate Chapter of the Green Building Council    http://www.greenupstateny.org/

Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District       www.niagaraswcd.com

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society                        http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~insrisg/botany/

Niagara Frontier Wildlife Habitat Council                 http://www.nfwhc.org/

Niagara Heritage Partnership                              http://www.niagaraheritage.org/

Niagara Restoration Council                               www.niagararestoration.org/

Niagara River Greenway Commission                         www.niagaragreenway.org
Paths, Peaks and Paddles                                          www.pathspeakspaddles.com

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center           www.penndixie.org
   Open Sat. 9am-4pm May-Oct. for fossil collecting

Pfeiffer Nature Center (Portville)                                www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org

Preservation Buffalo Niagara                                      http://preserve.bfn.org/

People United for Sustainable Housing                             http://pushbuffalo.org

Queen City Farm-urban organic farm in Buffalo                     www.queencityfarm.org/

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve                                   www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
   10am Sat. guided tours, Self-guided trails 9am-5pm M-Sat,
Env. Educ. Ctr M-F 9am-4:30pm, Sat. 1-4:30pm

Reptile Adoption, Rehabilitation and Education, Inc. (RARE)       http://rarerehab.org/

Retree Western New York                                           www.re-treewny.org/main.html

Roger Tory Peterson Institute                                     www.rtpi.org

Slow Food Buffalo                                                 www.slowfoodbuffalo.org/

Sierra Club (Niagara Group of Atlantic Chapter)                   http://newyork.sierraclub.org/Niagara

SPCA serving Erie County                                          www.yourspca.org

Tifft Nature Preserve                                             www.sciencebuff.org/tifft_nature_preserve.php
  Wellness Walks, Thursdays 10-noon, $2 donation, call 825-6397
to confirm walk taking place

UBEN-UB Environmental Network                                     http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/uben/
 Meetings Wed. 6:30-7:30 pm, Porter 451 in Ellicott Complex

UB Environment and Society Institute                              http://wings.buffalo.edu/esi/

UB Green Office                                                   http://wings.buffalo.edu/ubgreen

Urban Design Project at UB                                        http://urbandesignproject.ap.buffalo.edu/

Urban Roots                                                       www.urbanroots.org/

US Army Corps of Engineers-Buffalo District                       http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/

Western Chapter New York Water Environment Association            www.wnywea.org/
Western New York Climate Action Coalition                          wnyclimateaction@gmail.com

Western New York Herpetological Society                            www.wnyherp.org/

Western New York Hiking Trails and resources                       www.wnyhikes.com

Western New York Land Conservancy                                  www.wnylc.org

Western New York Sustainable Energy Association                    www4.bfn.org/wnysea/

Wild Spirit Rehab and Release Center                               http://www.wildspirit.org/

Wind Action Group                                                  www.greengold.org/wind

Zoar Valley Nature Society                                         www.zoarvalley.org

Additional calendars with local events -
http://artvoice.com/calendar
http://buffalorising.com/event

Additional local blogs and websites-
Re-Energize Buffalo Blog- http://renewnrg.blogspot.com/
ReNews Weekly Digest (renewable energy news)- sign up by email to zaczek@prodigy.net
New York Outdoors Blog- http://newyorkoutdoors.wordpress.com
Buffalo News Jim Heaney Blog-http://buffalonews.typepad.com/outrages_insights/
Reinstein Woods Lily Pad Newsletter-http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1841.html

Recycling and Disposal Options:
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs-Accepted at all Home Depot stores
Computer equipment-Accepted at all local Goodwill stores and attended donation centers
Expired or Unused Medicines- http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/guidance3.pdf

				
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