Ecological Justice in the News

Take a look a the most recent work done to improve Ecological Justice in the Buffalo community.

A Milestone in Pursuit of "Getting the Lead Out"

Published December 19, 2023

Open Buffalo is proud to help bring to the public a new data-mapping tool that will help our community develop a clearer picture of the problem of lead pipes delivering water to city homes.

Open Buffalo Launches Ecology Center Capital Campaign!

Published November 21, 2023

The Open Buffalo Ecology Center is a 10-acre urban refuge that will be housed on Buffalo’s East Side. It will offer the ample green space, outdoor recreation, educational opportunities, and community-building spaces and activities intended to correct the financial and physical harms inflicted upon Black bodies amid decades of environmental racism, systematic disinvestment, and a worsening climate crisis. 

Ya'Ukuu featured on WBFO's "What's Next?"

Published October 4, 2023

Ecological Justice Coordinator Tendaji Ya'Ukuu sat down to discuss these projects and more with WBFO's "What's Next?" program.

How Clean Is Buffalo's Transportation?

Published May 22, 2023

A collective of buffalo organizations are looking to collaborate with community members to address clean mobility issues throughout the East Side of Buffalo.

FREE Residential Soil Sampling

Published May 12, 2023

Open Buffalo is collaborating with a professor and Environmental Science Ph.D. to test the soil of homes within a half-mile radius of the previous General Motors and American Axel Site; in labs at Buffalo State University.