Join us Saturday, June 4 from 10am-3pm at the WNY Welcome Center on Grand Island to learn about the importance of Native Plants and our Decade of Biodiversity Campaign.
On Monday, April 11 friends and supporters of the Outer Harbor gathered to lament the loss of a diverse regenerative landscape. The trees we lost had taken over 70 years to grow from bare soil, and to bare soil the place has returned. Yet we come again to give thanks for the gifts we had received, for the shelter and food provided. Now, to the wounded and devastated site we say, “we loved you” even if it was not enough (Susanne Moses).
We offer prayers for the Outer Harbor, for its regeneration as a biological diverse habitat. We pray it will again serve as home to the waterfront coastal community of beings with whom we share the place.
On October 18, 2021, over 100 people gathered at the Outer Harbor to give thanks to the land, the trees, the flowers and grasses that were home to birds, deer and small mammals and to ask for the protection of this small woodland. On December 22, 2021, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation bulldozed the site, removing all vegetation and the organic soil to make way for an amphitheater. Our prayers, songs and arguments were not heard.
View more from Chair, John Whitney on our Facebook page.
Join Food & Water Watch TONIGHT to learn about water resources availability, efficacy, and financing in the 50 years since the passing of the Clean Water Act in the United States. Hear from experts and community leaders about how we can pass the WATER Act, stop water privatization, and ensure clean, affordable water for all.
For more info and to register: https://www.mobilize.us/fww/event/436723/?utm_source=moam_fb_03082022_lfl-social
Keeping our Great Lakes beaches clean starts with you! Adopt-a-Beach cleanups are a fun, free, easy way to give back to your community and keep plastic pollution out of our Great Lakes. It’s easy to jump right into the Adopt-a-Beach community. Join a cleanup today!
You can take part in two ways: Find an Adopt-a-Beach cleanup near you and sign up. A Team Leader will meet you at the beach with all the supplies! You can also become a Team Leader and host your own cleanup with friends, family, or community members. This is a great opportunity to keep your community beautiful and engage those around you. We have lots of resources to help you organize a successful cleanup! You can sign up to attend a cleanup or to become a Team Leader at adopt.greatlakes.org. We hope to see you on the beach this season!
Information about becoming a Team Leader, Training, and registration is available at: https://adopt.greatlakes.org/s/
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is a nonpartisan nonprofit working across the Great Lakes region to protect our most precious resource: the fresh, clean, and natural waters of the Great Lakes. We are active in advocacy, volunteering, education, and research. Each year, through the Adopt-a-Beach program, thousands of volunteers work to keep the Great Lakes shorelines healthy by removing litter from our beaches and collecting important data. We hope you’ll join us this season as we work to reach our goal of 500,000 pounds of litter removed from Great Lakes shorelines! Join the Adopt-a-Beach movement today!
The Interfaith Climate Justice Community of WNY is inviting all to attend an interfaith gathering and prayer vigil.
From the ICJC - We gather, united in a fundamental belief that all people, all living things and the Earth are sacred. To restore that which we hold sacred, we pledge to work for climate justice legislation—the NYS Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA). The CCIA, will make polluters pay and invest that money in our communities to address the climate crisis, address environmental injustice, and create hundreds of thousands of good, green jobs.
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Thursday, March 11th, 4:00 pm
Cathedral Park, next to St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 139 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Event co-sponsors: Greenfaith, New York Renews, Interfaith Peace Network, Western N.Y. Peace Center, Riverside-Salem UCC/DC, Sierra Club Niagara Group, WNY Environmental Alliance, Crossroads Coalition.
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