7th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair - Join us in Niagara Square in front of City Hall on Arbor Day (Friday, April 26th) from 11am-2pm. We'll have a lot of booths in tents from our local eco-organizations and companies that are green-based. Re-Tree WNY is giving out FREE tree seedlings and Lake Shore Savings is handing out wildflower seed packets. NYS Senator Mark Grisanti is helping to sponsor and his sponsorship helps us to offer free booth space to worthy not-for-profits at the event. We'll have a press conference at noon followed by a traditional street tree planting near City Hall. If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring, please e-mail email@example.com
. See what's happening by going to the Enviro-Fair Website. By the way, the event is held rain or shine!
MORE ways you can help us
Three great partnerships have come to us recently, and we encourage you to check these out:
Viridian Energy - a company that practices sustainability in a major way. They have helped many groups like ours all over the nation and have now agreed to help us. They are suppliers of "green electricity", you can choose 100% green (wind, solar, hydro) or partial green. You can even save money over your current supplier. The utilities were forced to de-regulate a couple years ago, so you can now choose your supplier. It is very easy to switch. You can click this link right now to get started http://www.re-treewny.org/retreegoesgreener/ or, their local representative, Jeff Berger, will be at our next signature planting on April 20th (Old First Ward). If you bring your electric bill, he will tell you about how much you will save. He also has some cool prizes for those who sign-up for Viridian right on the spot, so be sure to BYB (bring your electric bill). We will get an instant donation and a monthly donation, as long as you stay with Viridian. There's no charge to switch, it's quite easy!
Lake Shore Savings - I always thought a bank partnering with Re-Tree would make perfect sense. After all, banks are located in our neighborhoods and they call their locations "branches"! One came forward and I am very grateful. Lake Shore Savings had a grand opening on April 11th of their Snyder branch, at 4950 Main Street near the 290. If you open an account, they will donate. If you take out a loan or mortgage, they will donate even more. This is at the Snyder location only. Find out more at
Orchard Fresh - A brand new store and a new way to shop local and fresh. The store is NOW OPEN on North Buffalo Road in Orchard Park.
The store specializes in upscale, healthy, natural, and organic foods. Watch the papers for more information about this exciting new way to buy wholesome foods and be sure to patronize Orchard Fresh. . They will donate 1% of their sales on our chosen day (Monday, April 15, 2013)!
Reminder: You can find out about all of our partners that help Re-Tree by going to our "Partners" page. Click here to see it http://www.re-treewny.org/partners.html