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City Hosting Green Code Workshops

City Hosting Green Code Workshops

The City of Buffalo is hosting free community workshops surrounding its proposal to create a Green Code for the city.  The code represents a new zoning ordinance for the city bringing it into the 21st century.

The plan calls for developing common themes for neighborhoods and regulating what land owners can and cannot do with their property. New rules are being called for as well to reduce energy use and improve neighborhoods for the future.

Workshops will be held in all major neighborhoods in the city at the times and locations below:

February 28, 6:30-9:00PM- Hutch Tech High School, 230 S.

Buffalo ReUse MASSIVE Discount Sale

Buffalo ReUse MASSIVE Discount Sale

I love using the word massive...check out this great organization's sale.

  • January 11-16 50% OFF
  • January 18-23 40% OFF
  • January 25-30 30% OFF

Buy up before the discount goes down! They are still stocked with sinks, tubs, toilets, doors windows, furniture, trim, flooring, and more! There are great deals in their yard too. **Most items discounted as listed. Antiques, cabinet sets, radiators, lumber, and hardware at their usual low low prices. Also, there are only a few RAIN BARRELS left at rock-bottom prices. The price will go up once this lot is gone.

Visit http://www.buffaloreuse.org for more info...

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for Emergency Situations

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for  Emergency Situations


Safety is Top Priority in All Emergencies; National Grid Follows Well-Tested Plans for Restoration

  

National Grid crews prepare for winter storms all year round by taking part in drills and familiarizing themselves with time-tested emergency restoration plans. As the season approaches, the company urges its customers to also prepare for possible storms and power outages,  as well as learning important safety tips in case of an unexpected event.

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for Emergency Situations

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for  Emergency Situations


Safety is Top Priority in All Emergencies; National Grid Follows Well-Tested Plans for Restoration

  

National Grid crews prepare for winter storms all year round by taking part in drills and familiarizing themselves with time-tested emergency restoration plans. As the season approaches, the company urges its customers to also prepare for possible storms and power outages,  as well as learning important safety tips in case of an unexpected event.

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid customers don’t have to be Scrooges to save money on lighting and festivities this holiday season.  By following some simple energy efficiency and safety tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective season.

 

Save Big on Lighting

Over the past few years, new lighting alternatives have become available that may cost more initially, but cost much less to maintain and operate.  Energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights use considerably less energy than traditional lighting technology. The list below provides customers with the potential costs associated with each type of lighting.

McKibben Decries Failure to Act on Global Warming

This article originally appeared on the website of Grow WNY

Those who attended the 2010 WNY Environmental Congress November 13 at City Honors had the honor to hear renowned writer and climate activist Bill McKibben address the climate change problem.

While the WNY Environmental Alliance, the main sponsor of the event, may be planning to release a report about or video or audio of McKibben’s excellent talk, we thought it would be helpful if we did a quick summary to share with those who missed the presentation.  That summary is below.

Whether you attended or not, please feel free to use and distribute this information if you find it helpful.

Click here to read the summary of Mr. McKibben’s remarks.

Noted Environmentalist Headlines WNY Environmental Congress This Weekend

This article originally appeared on Grow WNY

This is your last chance to register for the Western New York Environmental Congress, with special guest Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming and alternative energy and advocates for more localized economies. 

Join us to participate in a discussion of recent progress on efforts to improve our environment and learn how we can all work together to protect Western New York's natural resources in 2011.

The congress, which takes place November 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at City Honors High School, is open to all interested participants.

Click here for details.