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Buffalo Ranks #8 Greenest City

It’s one thing to be embarking upon green initiatives as a city. It’s another to be recognized for the efforts. With advancements made in wind, solar and electric, along with measures taken in advancing permeable streets, rain gardens and safeguards for water resources, Buffalo is making great strides when it comes to environmental initiatives. Not to mention lack of traffic jams and our sprawling park system, which are also key ingredients when it comes to claiming the right to be called one of America’s 25 greenest cities. #8 on the chart in fact. has ranked Buffalo as one of the greenest cities to live – a distinction that should be recognized by all of the local organizations that have been making headway in the ‘enviro’ department as of late. This year, Earth Day takes on a whole new meaning in Buffalo. Keep up the good work. And check out the article.

Photo: CarShare vehicle recharging at the Medical Campus

*Earth Day 2014 update: Buffalo’s Mayor Brown is traveled to New York City on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 where he will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his city’s contributions to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health.  Mayor Brown is the recipient of the EPA’s 2014 Environmental Quality Award, the highest recognition presented to the public by the EPA. – City Hall Report


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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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