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Keep WNY Beautiful Wins National Award

Keep WNY Beautiful Wins National Award

 

Keep Western New York Beautiful (KWNYB) received a prestigious National Award from Keep America Beautiful for its Green-to-Clean demonstration project.  The project introduced urban gardeners to phytoremediation.

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for Emergency Situations

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for  Emergency Situations


Safety is Top Priority in All Emergencies; National Grid Follows Well-Tested Plans for Restoration

  

National Grid crews prepare for winter storms all year round by taking part in drills and familiarizing themselves with time-tested emergency restoration plans. As the season approaches, the company urges its customers to also prepare for possible storms and power outages,  as well as learning important safety tips in case of an unexpected event.

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for Emergency Situations

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for  Emergency Situations


Safety is Top Priority in All Emergencies; National Grid Follows Well-Tested Plans for Restoration

  

National Grid crews prepare for winter storms all year round by taking part in drills and familiarizing themselves with time-tested emergency restoration plans. As the season approaches, the company urges its customers to also prepare for possible storms and power outages,  as well as learning important safety tips in case of an unexpected event.

NYSERDA To Winterize Your Home

NYSERDA To Winterize Your Home

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is taking initiatives to make WNY homes more energy efficient this winter.

By offering up a contractor in WNY to do a walk through at local homes, or to walk through their pretend home at a training center, NYSERDA looks to offer tips on how to winterize your home to save the environment and your wallet. 

For more information visit www.getenergysmart.org.

NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 primarily as a research and development center whose main aim was to reduce the State’s petroleum consumption.  Today, NYSERDA’s aim is to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment.

 

 

 

 

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid Offers Energy, Money-Saving Tips for Safe, Bright Holiday

National Grid customers don’t have to be Scrooges to save money on lighting and festivities this holiday season.  By following some simple energy efficiency and safety tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective season.

 

Save Big on Lighting

Over the past few years, new lighting alternatives have become available that may cost more initially, but cost much less to maintain and operate.  Energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights use considerably less energy than traditional lighting technology. The list below provides customers with the potential costs associated with each type of lighting.

Sunshine Saves Money for Amherst Youth Foundation

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Amherst Youth Foundation just flipped the switch on a new solar energy system that will supply 42% of the building’s electrical needs. The solar installation will save the youth organization over $4,300 in the first year of operation. The 108-panel rooftop solar array is expected to produce 24,847 kWh of electricity per year. That is the equivalent amount of electricity consumed by 4 average homes.

EARTHLINGS Screening at The Screening Room

There will be a FREE screening of Earthlings held at The Screening Room, located at 3131 Sheridan Drive on Monday November 22nd at 6pm. Snacks will be available. Donations are appreciated, and will be collected with half being donated to Nation Earth, the makers of the film, and the other to Farm Sanctuary. (See the official trailer after the fold. )

On the Earthlings site, the film is described as follows:

"EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.