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Mary Queen of Angels Students Participate in Environmental Competition

Mary Queen of Angels Students Participate in Environmental Competition

 

Eighth grade students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga recently participated in the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning’s 2014 Earth Day Rain Barrel Painting Contest. The theme of the contest was “Rainwater is a Resource, Not Just Runoff.”

Rain barrels are used to collect and store rainwater from roofs that would otherwise flow across lawns, driveways, roads and parking lots, picking up dirt, oil, fertilizers and other chemicals along the way. The rain barrels used in the contest were converted from 35-gallon syrup concentrate drums donated by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo. Other sponsors of the event were the Western New York Stormwater Coalition and the Erie County Water Quality Committee.

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen College has been presented a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) New York Upstate Chapter in honor of its campus-wide green initiatives.

Daemen President Gary A. Olson accepted the award on behalf of the college from Aliesa Adelman, who serves on the chapter’s board of directors, at a presentation held April 22 in the college’s Research and Information Commons. Also in attendance was Dr. Brenda Young, chair of the global and local sustainability program at Daemen.

“This honor underscores Daemen’s steadfast dedication and support of campus sustainability and green initiatives that are important to improving our environment,” said Olson. “We are proud of the culture of sustainability that exists at Daemen and excited to have the collaborative efforts of our faculty, staff and students recognized by the USGBC.”

Grant Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programs

Grant Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programs

A grant from New York State Senator Mark Grisanti will provide perpetual savings to the Lake Shore Central School District and taxpayers.

Senator Mark Grisanti awarded $50,000 in funding to the District in the form of bullet aid for the 2013-14 school year with the designation the funding as being for one-time expenditures. 

“Senator Grisanti’s grant allowed Lake Shore to replace exterior lighting at five facilities in the District, continuing our efforts in energy conservation as well as improving safety and security by increasing visibility on our campuses,” Mr. Przepasniak said.

“We were delighted to receive this additional funding and sought to use the money to make a lasting investment in our District,” Superintendent of Schools James Przepasniak said.

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Orchard Park

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Orchard Park

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced he will join Orchard Park Town Supervisor Patrick Keem and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 19 in the town of Orchard Park.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orchard Park Senior High School, located at 4040 Baker Road in the Town of Orchard Park.

The electronics recycling drop off will offer professional disposal of unused and obsolete items to help ensure they do not end up harming the environment. Computer monitors, printers, fax machines, home telephones, televisions, video game consoles, laptop computers, scanners, cellular telephones and MP3 players are among the items that will be collected that day and properly disposed.

Bilingual Birdwalk to Take Place at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Bilingual Birdwalk to Take Place at Forest Lawn Cemetery

The Buffalo Audubon Society and the Western New York Land Conservancy will host their first ever bilingual birdwalk – offered in both Spanish and English – at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, and is free and open to the public. Participants should meet just inside the main entrance of the cemetery at Delaware and Delavan.

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night!

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night!

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night

Friday, March 28

7-9 PM

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night

Friday, March 28

7-9 PM

Adults

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Guided Snowshoeing Fun at Tifft this Weekend

Guided Snowshoeing Fun at Tifft this Weekend

Let's celebrate the snow! Since Mother Nature graced us with lots of fluffy snow this week, Tifft Nature Preserve added two guided snowshoe walks to this weekend's busy schedule of fun programming. Tifft's trails are beautiful, accessible, and full of ever-changing signs of wildlife passing through or residing within the preserve. Please help us spread the word! #Tifftsnowshoe

Saturday, February 8
Tyke Snowshoe Trek
10:30 - 11:30am
For families with children ages 2-6 only. 
$6 per person. BMS members save 10%
Pre-registration required by calling Tifft, 825.6397

Sunday, February 9
Family Snowshoe Stroll
2:30 - 4pm
Ages 7 and up
$7 per person. BMS members save 10%.
Pre-registration required by calling Tifft, 825.6397