Greenworks Buffalo Niagara is happy to bring you the second installment of Women in the Sustainable Economy, a mini-series of the Business Gets Green speaker series.
Taking place today, Tuesday, 3/19 from 5:30-7:00 PM at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center at 341 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202, GreenWorks | Buffalo Niagara brings this event to the public free of charge.
Who are these women and what are they doing?
Working and living beside us in Buffalo Niagara are a growing number of bright, talented and environmentally conscious women doing their part to push a sustainability agenda here in WNY. They all have a different story to tell but some underlying themes such as economic sustainability, social equality, and environmental sensitivity are embedded in their ethos and work ethic. All of their efforts, however big or small, contribute the transformation of major industry paradigms developed over last 50 years. You may not know many of them as they often operate behind the scenes within their companies, in schools, through their families and friends but we want to bring them out into the limelight to share their stories with you.
We are proud to announce our three speakers:
Sarah Bishop, Executive Director of Buffalo First, will talk about her work in bringing the national Business Alliance for Local Living Economies BALLE Conference to Buffalo, NY in June 2013. Buffalo First! She has been working tirelessly to organize this event which will bring our countries leaders in local and small business development to Buffalo. Buffalo First! a local non-profit whose mission is to build a local, green and fair economy in the Buffalo-Niagara region.
Learn more here: www.buffalofirst.org
Crystal Surdyk is the Administrative Manager at Joy Keubler Landscape Architect PC. She is going to talk about the recently announced initiative called Designing to Live Sustainably( D2LS), a design competition for our youth. She will describe why D2LS asks, “How would you design a space in the City of Buffalo to promote living sustainably in a neighborhood there, and for the City of Buffalo as a whole?”
Check out D2LS here.
Brenda Young is a Professor of Biology at Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement. She will discuss the work she has done leading the charge to promote environmental responsibility at Daemen College and the larger WNY community for years. She maintains positions on the board of directors of the Buffalo Audubon Society and Western New York Sustainable Energy Association and is an active member of the Western New York Environmental Alliance.
Learn more about sustainability initiatives from Dr. Young’s popular EnviroNews here.