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Brendan Mehaffy Provides Status on City's Green Code

BRENDAN MEHAFFY PROVIDES STATUS ON CITY’S GREEN CODE TO URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S YOUNG LEADERS GROUP OF WESTERN NEW YORK
City of Buffalo’s head of strategic planning offered perspective on strategic initiatives to restructure and enhance the downtown development process

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (ULI YLG of WNY), a subsidiary of the global nonprofit research and education organization, the Urban Land Institute, hosted a lunch and learn with Brendan Mehaffy, executive director of the City of Buffalo’s Office of Strategic Planning, at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Planet Flop Fights Poverty with Soles

Planet Flop Fights Poverty with Soles

Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of poverty and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Sole4souls looks for companies in the apparel and footwear industry to partner with to battle for the lives of people in natural diasters and to combat poverty.

Soles4souls is partnering with Planet Flops who make flip flops made of natural rubber and from every one flipflop purchased one goes to provide footwear to an impoverish adult and/or child in developing nations. It’s called the “Buy one, Give One” campaign. Planet Flop also has the Buy one Plant program that plants a tree in the Brazilian rainforest for every pair of its flip flop sold on its website. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls.

Free Exhibit Booth Space Offered at City Hall Enviro-Fair

Free Exhibit Booth Space Offered at City Hall Enviro-Fair

A Statement Released by Re-Tree WNY: A Program of Keep WNY Beautiful 

BUFFALO, NY     The sixth annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair will be celebrating Earth Day with booths from area eco-organizations in front of City Hall on Friday, April 20th, with their traditional offer to not-for-profits to exhibit at no charge.

“We strive for a great, diverse Fair and don’t want any organization that legitimately is green and unable to pay for a booth to be left out of the Enviro-Fair,” stated Paul D. Maurer, Chairman of the event.

The event started in 2007 as the area was planning their first volunteer tree plantings with a visit from Al Gore at the University of Buffalo.  The first Buffalo Enviro-Fair was held before and during Gore’s speech on global warming at UB Alumni Arena.  Since then, the event has been held every year in Niagara Square.

First Robin of Spring?

First Robin of Spring?

Could this be the first robin of spring in Western New York? This bird was spotted in Killbuck, NY (outside Salamanca) by 2 On Your Side Facebook friend Eva Brooks on Wednesday morning.

If you can get a photo of a robin, email it to us and we'll post it here.

Family Snowshoe Hike

Family Snowshoe Hike

 

Bring the family to stretch their legs and see what Tifft is like in the wintertime. We’ll end by having a warm drink in Tifft’s cabin. *Snowshoeing is weather permitting.

Megan Greene, Esther Neisen, and Balint Zsako: Three Solo Exhibitions

Megan Greene, Esther Neisen, and Balint Zsako: Three Solo Exhibitions

Please join us Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 7-10 p.m. for a free public reception to celebrate the opening of three solo exhibitions featuring new work by Chicago-based drawing/collage artist Megan Greene, Buffalo-based mixed media artist Esther Neisen, and Brooklyn-based painter Balint Zsako.

Artist talks @ 7 p.m.

Live bossa nova by Christian Campos @ 8-10 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments and cash bar.
Exhibition runs through March 10, 2012.