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Sustainability in Action

Sustainability in ActionBuffalo Niagara is finding ways to live more sustainably every day. One Region Forward is asking individuals, businesses, organizations and local officials to tell us how their actions define sustainability for our region.

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Case StudyFeatured / Sustainability in Action

Singer Farm NaturalsTN_SingerFarms

A couple shows how easy and affordable sustainable living can be

Tom and Vivianne Szulist are not experts in green building or organic farming. Tom was once a stockbroker and Vivianne worked on graphics and special effects for film and television. But despite their backgrounds, the couple has been running the organic retail business Singer Farm Naturals since 2009 and operating out of an energy efficient 19th century barn known as the Legacy Barn since 2011.

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Buffalo Niagara RiverkeeperBuffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s
Rust to Blue Initiative

What if we used our unique water resources to drive economic revitalization?

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is leveraging economic resources to restore the health and integrity of our watershed. In other words, it is launching a blue economy.

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Promised Land CSAPromised Land Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Oles’ farm and community supported agriculture for the community

While much of our food comes from hundreds – sometimes thousands – of miles away, the furthest Oles’ goes to drop off his produce is about 25 miles.

Once a week throughout the growing year, shareholders of the Promised Land CSA receive a box of fresh produce from the Oles Family Farm in Corfu, NY.

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Sustainability in Action: Net Zero HouseNet Zero House

What if a home produced as much energy as it consumed? The folks at PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing) Buffalo thought it would be a good idea. So, they made one. The result is, a home that produces all the energy it needs to stay warm and bright, a home worthy of the designation “NetZero Energy House.”