UB Sustainable Living Fair

 

The 5th annual UB Sustainable Living Fair

Held Sept. 18, 2013 on UB’s North Campus, this free event featured vendors offering ways to green your home and reduce your environmental footprint.

Picture of the Fair

 

The UB Sustainable Living Fair is designed to raise awareness of environmental stewardship and provide UB students, faculty and staff an opportunity to visit with vendor representatives. The fair presents an opportunity to learn how to make our community sustainable by reducing your personal environmental footprint. (Photo Galleries below).


UB Green Trivia Game prizewinners!


Solar Backpack Prize

A fun and informative contest for students, faculty, and staff was run on the UBGreen Facebook page. The grand prize of a solar backpack has been claimed by the winner, Doug Campbell. John Lambert won the Weaver's mat. Winners of Sierra club t-shirts: Michael Daniels, Justin Jurado, Dave Bray, Glenn Imiola, Ben Shaw, Jennifer Chazen, Laura Barnum, Mark White, Kevin Grazioplene, and Corey Kress.

 

 

These vendors exhibited at our greatly expanded 2013 Fair:

  • Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment: Is the place for nurses to gather essential environmental health information, connect with other nurses.
  • AWARE: Association for Wild Animal Rehabilitation and Education, Inc.: Cares for orphaned, injured and distressed wildlife. As a part of our goal, we offer live educational programs to the general public using live disabled, but healthy birds.
  • Buffalo First: building a local, green and fair economy in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Encourages people to shop locally, helps independent businesses access local goods and services in order to root more dollars here, preserve community, and create a healthier environment.
  • Designing to Live Sustainably: We are a diverse and unilateral group that meets every Tuesday evening over coffee, to discuss the issues that plague our region and brainstorm ideas for how we can promote sustainability in the City of Buffalo.
  • Feel Rite Fresh Markets: Offers a wide variety of vitamins, organic produce, healthy food options, health and beauty items.
  • Goodwill: specializes in helping people develop their gifts and skills, assisting them in their search for employment, and providing job retention services, assuring our clients succeed at one of life’s most important challenges: finding and keeping a job.
  • Green Top (formerly Bale on Bale constructions) designs and install green roofs using recycled materials.
  • GrowWNY: Hyperlocal source of information about living green--powered by organizations collaborating for our regional environment and YOU.
  • Lexington Cooperative Market: A membership-based organization, open to the entire community, serving both members and non-members by providing a natural foods grocery store.
  • Master Gardeners: A volunteer service program. Extension Master Gardeners receive and recommend university and research-based information.
  • Massachusetts Avenue Project: A diverse and equitable local food system promoting local economic opportunities, access to affordable, nutritious food and social change education.
  • McCullagh Coffee: Features rainforest alliance certified coffee.
  • Modern Disposal: provides recycling, commercial and residential waste removal, landfill, industrial cleaning, sanitation and environmental services to commercial, industrial and municipal customers.
  • NFTA-Metro: Provides efficient and professional public transportation services that enhance the quality of life throughout the Buffalo Niagara region in a manner consistent with the needs of our community.
  • National Fuel: National Fuel Resources, Inc. (NFR) markets natural gas to industrial, wholesale, commercial, public authority and residential customers primarily in western and central New York and northwestern Pennsylvania, offering competitively priced natural gas for its customers.
  • National Grid: Provides electricity to Upstate New Yorkers. Committed to reducing pollution, protecting wildlife, protecting wetlands, minimizing climate change, conserving natural resources, and promoting awareness.
  • New York Power Authority: The country's largest state public power organization, producing some of the cheapest electricity in North America.
  • One Region Forward: A broad-based, collaborative effort to promote more sustainable forms of development in Erie and Niagara counties – the Buffalo Niagara Region – in land use, transportation, housing, energy and climate, access to food, and more.
  • Reinstein Woods: A 292-acre complex of forests, ponds, and wetlands surrounded by suburban development. Reinstein Woods offers a variety of opportunities to explore and learn about nature. Free guided tours of the woods, special programs include snowshoe and ski adventures, walks on seasonal topics, and a fall nature festival.
  • Rivers, Tom: In addition to book signing at the Sustainability Fair, Tom will join us in University Libraries Special Collections, 420 Capen Hall, from 5-6pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to discuss his book, Farm Hands.
  • Sierra Club: Inspired by nature, we are 2.1 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet.
  • Solar Liberty: Promotes energy independence through widespread installations of grid-tied photovoltaic solar energy systems. We design and install solar electric systems. We further promote the technology through wholesale distribution of PV components.
  • Sustainable Earth Solutions: Empowering you to save money through sound sustainability practices.
  • Therapty Animals of Western New York (TAWNY): We can help you find the resources you need to get your animal certified, and then find a location for you and your therapy animal to visit.
  • UB Campus Dining and Shops: Showcasing UB's CDS dedication to buying locally. Pride of New York suppliers to UB will be on hand with free food samples.
  • UB Parking & Transportation: Provides parking for cars (admittedly not green at all) as well as bus transportation (very green) UB Stampede and campus shuttle buses.
  • UB Campus Safety bike patrol: Click the link to register your bike.
  • UB Career Services: UB Career Services can help you explore careers related to sustainability. Find out how to search for green jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities, how to identify and network with professionals at “green” companies, agencies and community organizations.  Checkout: www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/career/green.php.
  • UB Office of Sustainability: The primary campus organization advocating, developing, and implementing programs which promote environmental sustainability of campus operations and encourage eco-literacy. Our areas of advocacy include energy conservation, green power and renewable energy, recycling and waste reduction, green building design, and green purchasing.
  • University Heights Tool Library: A nonprofit program set up to lend tools out to community members to help them maintain and fix-up their homes and gardens. Tools can range anywhere from hammers, screwdrivers, and shovels to power drills, circular saws, and sanders.
  • Weaver's Guild of Buffalo: an organization that promotes weaving. We weave on and off looms, spin, knit and also do basketry. We love to do demonstrations and let others give it a try. We welcome new members and can be reached through the Amherst Museum 716-689-1440 or Peggy Kresovich at poodlesbytheoodles@yahoo.com.
  • Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo: The non profit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo and Western New York USA is a public benefit organization whose simple but challenging mission is to "Create Healthy Communities".

Enjoy our photo galleries of the Sustainability Fair

Plenty of great pictures of the Sustainability Fair are available by clicking these links:
Our vendors
AWARE
Pride of New York
Sustainable Living Fair committee members and volunteers

Questions and More Information

If you have questions, contact Jim Simon at UB Green (jrsimon@buffalo.edu, or 716-829-3535) or Janiece Jankowski at the Professional Staff Senate (jk18@buffalo.edu, or 716-645-1312).

Last updated: 19 December 2014