10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit

Date(s) - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Wick Student Center of Daemen College


The 10th annual Western New York Environmental Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27 in Wick Student Center at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst.

This year’s summit, “A Decade of Progress: Sustainability Comes of Age in Western New York,” will present recent efforts on community sustainability and discuss the opportunities for a brighter, greener future in our region.

The event includes continental breakfast and is free.

The opening session features Robert Knoer (The Knoer Group PLLC and former chairperson for the Western New York Environmental Alliance) and Ian Diamond (Senior Manager, Commercial Project Development, SolarCity) who will highlight our regional progress, next steps for Western New York and SolarCity’s participation in brightening Western New York’s future.

A panel discussion will feature Erin Heaney (Clean Air Coalition), Brendan Mahaffey (Office of Planning, City of Buffalo), Katy Duggan-Haas (Modern Recycling), Dennis Elsenbeck (National Grid), Art Wheaton (Apollo Alliance and Worker Institute at Cornell), Melissa Fratello (Grassroots Gardens), Justin Booth (Green Options Buffalo) and Mary Rossi (WNY Stormwater Coalition).

The summit also includes networking, exhibit and vendor tables and electronics recycling (acceptable materials).