Local growing is one topic to be discussed at environmental summit at Daemen College

green tomato in Amherst NY
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

“Food for Thought: Safe and Green for the Future” is the theme for the Western New York Environmental Summit to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Wick Student Center of Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst.

The event is free and will include presentations, vendors, exhibits and tours of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) energy efficient buildings on campus. You can also drop off your old electronics to be recycled.

The program includes:

  • 9 a.m. Nellie Brown of the Cornell ILR School Worker Institute will speak on “Endocrine Disrupters in our Environment” and Michael Lee of CAO of Erie County will speak on “Local Growing.”
  • 10:30 a.m. Panel discussion on “How Local Manufacturers are Addressing Sustainability” with representatives from McCullagh Coffee, Perry’s Ice Cream and Rich Products.
  • 11:30 a.m. Workshops:  “Adapting Urban/Suburban Green Space for Food System Reform” will be presented by Michael Lee, director of the Green Entrepreneurial Center, and Judy Einach, director of the NY Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. Nellie Brown will present “Endocrine Disrupters Explained.”

Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com will have a table at the event, so stop by and say hello.

The event is sponsored by Daemen College, Erie County Environmental Education Institute, Knoer Group, McCullagh Coffee,Cornell Worker Institute and Apollo Alliance.



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