The Buffalo #greencode makes healthier neighborhoods

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown congratulates the Common Council, strategic planners and citizens on the passage of the new Green Code.

Mark Zuckerberg tells his people at Facebook, “Done is better than perfect.”  The same can be said about the newly approved new set of zoning regulations in the city of Buffalo known as #thegreencode. More than six years, 230+ public meetings and thousands of voices heard led to what many urban planners, and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, … Continued


Planting The Seed: Tobacco-Free Parks in Olean

Olean Reality Check advocates plant the seed for tobacco-free parks.

While some of us were putting up our Christmas tree on December 8, the Olean High School Reality Check group put up trees of their own at the Olean Mall.  In place of fresh pine needles and twinkling lights, however, the student advocate group’s tree displays two distinct kinds of trees – some dying and some alive — … Continued