What we're about

We are a group that is interested in local, state and national environmental issues. We all deeply love the natural environment and feel the need to advocate on the behalf of our beautiful waterways, forests and wildlife. We also engage in advocacy for renewable energy, environmental justice for exposed communities and a sustainable economy. We have great collaborations with many non-profits in the area to get our voices heard. We are a very friendly, well informed and dedicated group of individuals from varied backgrounds and parts of Western New York. Sierra Club Niagara is part of the Sierra Club NY State Atlantic Chapter which has a professional lobbyist and assistant to work on conservation issues in NY State. Sierra Club National is the oldest and most effective grassroots environmental organization in the country. Our voice counts please add yours. We need you more than ever! Please go to for more information about us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Protest Transport of Nuclear Waste Across Peace Bridge

Please check with Charley Bowman if weather looks bad. What: Protest the Shipments of Highly-Radioactive Liquid Nuclear Waste Where: Front Park (by the tennis courts), Buffalo NY. Enter Front Park from Porter Ave. The entrance to Front Park is just before the new (and confusing) circle. When: Every Friday, June 2, 2017 from 2 PM - 3 PM Why: According to Canadian nuclear expert Dr. Gordon Edwards, 23,000 liters (6,100 gal.) of highly radioactive liquid waste are being transported over the Peace Bridge from Ontario to a processing plant in South Carolina. 100 to 150 truckloads are to be shipped over the next four years -- an average of 1 very 2 weeks. The first shipment was completed in April. The environmental risks are huge. One quart of this highly radioactive liquid is enough to destroy the water supply of any North American city. If the processing of nuclear waste had been carried out on-site in Canada, as originally planned, these shipments of radioactive liquid over public roads and bridges could have been avoided altogether. It is still not too late to do this. There's no need to transport these materials through hundreds of communities (both Canadian and American). We should not endanger the Great Lakes and other sources of drinking water in NY, PA, OH, VA, NC, and SC. Bring signs.... Sponsors: Environmental Justice Task Force of the WNY Peace Center, Inc., WNY Drilling Defense, and Sierra Club-Niagara Group

Sierra Club Niagara Group Executive Committee Meeting

This meeting is open to the public. We are local, grassroots activists who work on environmental and climate justice issues and campaigns that are important to WNY and across the state. Although this is a planning and strategy meeting, anyone is welcome to sit in and learn how you can get involved. There are other meetings that focus on specific campaigns, i.e., gas pipeline infrastructure, renewable energy promotion, electric vehicle transition and more. Please check out or sign up for Re-energize Buffalo event blog or go on our website NiagaraSierra Club.com, to find out what is going on.Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Sierra Niagara Executive Committee Meeting

Daemen College

This meeting is open to the public. We are local, grassroots activists who work on environmental and climate justice issues and campaigns that are important to WNY and across the state. Although this is a planning and strategy meeting, anyone is welcome to sit in and learn how you can get involved. There are other meetings that focus on specific campaigns, i.e., gas pipeline infrastructure, renewable energy promotion, electric vehicle transition and more. Please check out or sign up for Re-energize Buffalo event blog to find out what is going on.Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Protest Transport of Nuclear Waste Across Peace Bridge

Please check with Charley Bowman if weather looks bad. What: Protest the Shipments of Highly-Radioactive Liquid Nuclear Waste Where: Front Park (by the tennis courts), Buffalo NY. Enter Front Park from Porter Ave. The entrance to Front Park is just before the new (and confusing) circle. When: Every Friday, June 2, 2017 from 2 PM - 3 PM Why: According to Canadian nuclear expert Dr. Gordon Edwards, 23,000 liters (6,100 gal.) of highly radioactive liquid waste are being transported over the Peace Bridge from Ontario to a processing plant in South Carolina. 100 to 150 truckloads are to be shipped over the next four years -- an average of 1 very 2 weeks. The first shipment was completed in April. The environmental risks are huge. One quart of this highly radioactive liquid is enough to destroy the water supply of any North American city. If the processing of nuclear waste had been carried out on-site in Canada, as originally planned, these shipments of radioactive liquid over public roads and bridges could have been avoided altogether. It is still not too late to do this. There's no need to transport these materials through hundreds of communities (both Canadian and American). We should not endanger the Great Lakes and other sources of drinking water in NY, PA, OH, VA, NC, and SC. Bring signs.... Sponsors: Environmental Justice Task Force of the WNY Peace Center, Inc., WNY Drilling Defense, and Sierra Club-Niagara Group

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