Introducing the Open Buffalo Eco-Center: A dynamic, sustainable urban oasis empowering the people of Buffalo’s East Side. Situated on an entire city block, the Eco-Center encompasses 22,000 sq. ft of indoor facilities and expansive outdoor spaces, designed to foster community growth, resilience, and ecological awareness.
The Open Buffalo Eco-Center will serve as a versatile, indoor-outdoor urban sanctuary, assisting residents in crafting neighborhood-level climate resilience strategies, preparing communities of color for burgeoning green sector jobs, and employing community-building techniques to create more equitable, secure, and vibrant neighborhoods for all.
Envisioned as a 10-acre development, the Eco-Center boasts an array of exceptional offerings:
Highly sustainable architectural design and operations
Beautiful, natural indoor and outdoor green spaces
Team-building facilities, including a ropes course, walking paths, and creative play spaces
Multi-use art spaces for educational events, performing arts productions, and diverse arts programs
Shared spaces for organizations and individuals championing Just Transition
A hub for organizing, strategizing, and consolidating political power
A community store-style space offering quality food and home goods
Gardens, composting, and a commercial kitchen to support a holistic food economy
Publicly available Wi-Fi, technology access, computer labs, and maker spaces
A café and co-workspace providing healthy fare and a peaceful atmosphere
Ongoing education on Just Transition, anchored in local examples
Leadership opportunities for participants and workers
The Open Buffalo Eco-Center presents a unique and compelling opportunity for investors and donors who share our vision of a more just, sustainable, and vibrant future for the East Side community. Your support will help turn this transformative urban ecology center into a reality, creating lasting, positive change for generations to come.
Eco Center Community Listening Session 2
We hope to see you on Thursday, August 31st for part 2 of this ongoing series. Our listening sessions are an intentional time to share a meal with beloved community members, explore why the Open Buffalo Ecology Center is needed, and empower YOU to decide what this project will become.
Thursday, August 31, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Utica Business Center | 11 E Utica St. | Buffalo, New York 14209
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