Review the Final Draft Plan encompassing almost 3 years of research, community engagement partnership building and planning.
Learn how these citizen planners are making a change in their communities.
Learn how citizens across the region responded to Text It Forward surveys over this past summer.
Share your vision and ideas for a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara through photos and captions.

Upcoming Events

Sustainability Events in the Region

October 28, 2014, 6PM-9PM

Buffalo Startup Scramble

Buffalo’s Allentown Neighborhood

An evening of innovative art, music, education, and networking opportunities with local entrepreneurs. Learn about different startup initiatives happening in the Buffalo area by stopping by one of the multiple venues participating along Allen St. from Symphony Circle to Elmwood Ave.

Additionally, Startup Grind will be hosting a kickoff event at DBGBs at 5:30PM with keaynote speaker Stephen Kiernan, President of Algonquin Studios.

Click here to register.

Sustainability Events in the Region

October 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

43 North: Buffalo’s Global Business Plan Competition

Shea’s Performing Art Center, 646 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Be there for the intense finals of 43North. Watch as 11 finalists present their ideas to a team of star judges, including co-owner of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres Kim Pegula, onstage at the magnificent Shea’s Performing Arts Center during a pair of pitch sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Then, see the dreams of top entrepreneurs become reality when 43North holds its Awards Ceremony and reception at 6 p.m. Finalists are competing over $5 million of financial backing with the grand prize of $1 million. 43North will also debut a new video on Buffalo’s proud legacy of innovation. It all comes down to this.

You can find a schedule of event here.
Click here to register for the 43North Finals- Awards Ceremony


November 18, 2014, 5:30PM – 7:30PM

One Region Forward Economics of Sustainability Series: Getting Around

Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Join us for an evening discussion with Andreas Souvaliotis, Executive Chairman, Social Change Rewards

Andreas will focus this discussion on transportation and regional access and challenge us to think differently about the way we move about the region and the impacts of those choices.

This event is free and open to the public. Light appetizers will be served. Cash bar available.

To RSVP and for more information click here.


Ways You Can Get Involved in One Region Forward Right Now

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Express your vision for making Buffalo Niagara more sustainable through photos and captions.

Take photos or videos of places you want to change or places you want to keep for future generations, describe how you feel about these places, and help shape the One Region Forward movement.

Get started adding your photos!