The Open Buffalo Ecology Center is a holistic solution to address the intersecting and systemic challenges faced by Buffalo residents, in particular, approximately 93,000 residents of the East Side of Buffalo.
Open Buffalo stands steadfast to our commitment to achieve racial equity in Buffalo. That means that families can afford to feed ourselves, we aren’t living in a state of constant fear, and that we can actually have joy in our daily lives.
Ecological Justice is a core element of Open Buffalo’s mission. To understand the interdependence between all living things is a crucial step toward protecting the global climate and its delicate ecosystems to ensure that marginalized communities have uninhibited access to quality air, water, and food.
Open Buffalo’s Justice & Opportunity campaign work includes advocating for ecological justice, creating safer neighborhoods, dismantling of mass incarceration and cutting recidivism, increasing grassroots power in frontline communities, and removing barriers to civic participation.
We launched the Community Restoration Project to push for equitable cannabis legalization, "clean slate" criminal justice legislation, and progressive tax reforms.
Open Buffalo seeks to provide as much information as possible for the community at large regarding the coronavirus pandemic. This page will be updated as new resources are identified.