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  • PUSH Green & Roc Da Sustainable Mic visit Music Is Art This Year

    We're extremely excited to announce that we will table and bring another edition of the Sustainable Mic with us to the Music Is Art Festival on September 13th. You'll know where we are because #EnergyEfficiency never sounded so good. We'll have music right by our table.

    What is the Sustainable Mic?

    A musically driven performance piece, with song, spoken word, and live instrumentation. The Sustainable Mic looks at not just the physical, or material aspects of sustainable redevelopment, but also the people involved and affected. It features performances by the Buffalo NY based band Ismail and Company with support from the Thursday Nights Roc Da Mic emcee crew.  Our first edition of it was at Silo City for City of Night Buffalo 2014 and it was a huge hit. We can't wait to do it again. 

    Come talk to us to see how your home or small business can get warmer and save money this coming winter. We hope to see you there!! 

    #BuffaloNY #PUSHgreen#SustainableMicBuffalo #BuffaloArtsUnderground #PUSHbuffalo

     

  • Summer Tabling Recap

    The weather this summer was truly amazing. It made for a great atmosphere for tabling at different community events. Just because winter was taking a break, doesn't mean we were #RememberWinter. Winter is coming around again and we want to make sure you know who we are so that your home or small business can get ready. We tabled at Silo City for City of Night, the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, and at Larkin Market in Larkin Square among other places. Here's a quick photo recap of our adventures.  

            

     


  • Buff News says no "polar vortex" But Still Get Ready For Winter

    The Buffalo News says that the Farmers' Almanac has no mention of the term "polar vortex", but you should still get your home or small business ready for winter. Here's a link to the story. #EnergyEfficiency #BuffaloNY

     

  • Business Owners Be Like September 2014

     

    Winter is coming, get energy efficient call 716.886.1780 and talk with one of our Community Energy Advocates today. Find out how your home or small business can save money on utility bills. #PUSHgreen #BuffaloNY



  • Good music to the ears – Home is where the heart is

    “Just random memories of life without energy efficiency” - (PBI)

    By Professor Bill Insulation (PBI)

    “Heart is a house for love, and I’ve learned, that it don’t take much to build it up” – The Dells

    Home is where the heart is. Some of us remember finally getting our own rooms (if we had siblings), getting our first apartments, or buying our first residences. Some of us remember our first jobs, and first starting our own small businesses. The feeling of independence is something that makes life worth living.

    “Heart is a house for love, and I’ve learned, that it don’t take much to break” – Dells

    I remember singing this line in my head when the ancient artifact known as our furnace died out in an apartment I lived in one late September. It wasn’t an Indian summer either; this particular fall was as cold as you know what. It was quite the experience to say the least. The one thing that I’ll always remember is that under certain conditions, one becomes very creative in finding ways to generate and keep heat. I remember plugging in every lamp I had, and opening the oven door for heat. I also received a much higher than normal electric bill.

    I wish there was a program like PUSH Green years ago when I was working in an old warehouse for a company which no longer exists. It wasn’t a bad place to work, other than the fact that the building it was in wasn’t very energy efficient. I worked during the 2nd shift, at night working production during the winter. At night in the winter time in Buffalo, the weather is the coldest. One of the job requirements not mentioned on the application was a winter coat. I’m not sure what they paid in utility bills, but it seemed like the heat that was there was just going right out the window.

    “Build it up, build it up, build it up, build it up” – The Dells

    I mentioned these horror stories because home is where the heart is, winter is coming (probably one of the scariest things you’ve heard all summer right?) and I want you to know how to get energy efficient. If you didn’t know, there are resources available for you to get your residence or small business ready. PUSH Green has residential (homes, apartment units), and commercial (small businesses) programs. Each program works differently so you’ll have to give one of their Community Energy Advocates a call at 716.886.1780 to learn more.

     

  • Homeowners Be Like July 2014

  • Why we’re hosting an Ambassador Event on May 15th

    We've traveled to Albany more times than we can count to advocate for legislation that helps to promote energy efficiency. With help from our partners across the state, that legislation – Green Jobs Green New York – became a reality in 2009.

    Since then, we've knocked on hundreds of doors.

    We've tabled at community events and presented at churches and neighborhood association groups.

    And we've convened over a dozen energy efficiency contractors in our community to form our program.

    We’re in year three and we’re looking to expand. We started out in Erie County and now we’re looking to connect with home and small business owners in Niagara and Cattaraugus Counties too.

    So we’re having an ambassador event to kick things off.

    In 2008, Erie County Homeowners with income at or below 80% of the annual median income paid $267,516,827 more than they could afford for their energy bills." 

    The above is a statement from the 2011 LIFE Energy Affordability Gap report. Energy bills continue to rise and our beautiful housing stock continues to age – the need for energy efficiency in our region will only increase from here.

    In the past, we've partnered with trusted allies like NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan, Village of Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang and Buffalo Common Council Member Michael J. LoCurto to help us get the word out about our program. We're so grateful for these partnership and know this is only the beginning.

    Why are we having an ambassador’s event on May 15, 5:30 PM at Coco Bistro & Bar?

    Because our friends and neighbors continue to deal with rising energy costs.

    Because we need jobs in our community and we believe they can be created through the weatherization sector.

    Do you have a friend or neighbor who endured this harsh winter without proper insulation or a proper furnace in their home?

    Want to help drive real job creation in our community?

    If so, the ambassador event is for you.

    Join us! 

  • PUSH Green releases 2012 - 2013 progress report to mark two year anniversary

    It’s hard to believe that PUSH Green is two years old. Our six person team has been hard at work recruiting home and business owners, contractors and job seekers to participate in energy efficiency programs that benefit our community. 

    Over the last two years, we’ve assisted over 472 homeowners get a comprehensive energy audit on their home. Over 132 of those homeowners went on to have energy saving upgrades performed on their home like getting new insulation blown into their walls or having a high energy efficiency furnace installed. Our region has some of the oldest housing stock in the nation – much of which was built before insulation was the norm. It’s a great feeling to take back some control over your energy bills!

    In 2013, our program was extended to small businesses and nonprofits organizations. In just under a year, we’ve helped 38 such owners get audits on their buildings.  Check Sheila out with the owner of C&R Housing who just signed up for a retrofit on his building.  We love this work! Being able to connect homeowners and business owners in our community to energy efficiency services that helps them

    1. Save on their energy bills
    2. Creates local jobs
    3. Reduces our regions carbon footprint

    Is a no brainer!

    Check out the full two year journey by downloading our progress report and call our team at 716-886-1780 for info on our program!

  • C & R Housing, Inc Join's our Small Biz Retrofit Program

     

    We are so excited! C & R Housing, Inc. - a small business right on the city's East Side - just joined our Green Building Retrofit Program today! Moments like these are exactly why we do this work - connecting local business to #energysaving upgrades. Thanks #pushgreen team!

  • Text HIGH BILLS

     Now finding out about energy efficiency options is as easy as a simple text message!

    Text HIGH BILLS for energy efficiency!!!!

     #TextHighBills

     

     

     

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