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Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

 

by Susan Marie and Hind Houas

 

Ben Gardane is a town in southeast Tunisia, close to the Libyan border, Ras El Jedire.  In 2011, during The Libyan Uprising, two entities became government of Libya. Muammar Gaddafi controlling Tripoli and Western Libya and Mustafa Abdul Jalail in Benghazi, controlling Eastern Libya.  Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa and 17th largest in the world.  Libya is one of the world's 10 richest oil-producing countries.

Spring Snow! We Want Your Photos!

Spring Snow! We Want Your Photos!

Citizen Photojournalist Larry Lowell set off to capture the first snowfall of the spring season here in Western New York.  Photos were captured near the 18 mile creek near Lakeview Road in Hamburg, NY.

If you have photos of the snow that you would like to share, send an email with your name and the town where you live to become a Community Content Provider today.

NYPA Greenway Fund to Hold Open Meeting to Review Projects Submitted for Funding.

NYPA Greenway Fund to Hold Open Meeting to Review Projects Submitted for Funding.

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park in Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda will include the review of projects that have been submitted for funding.

Representatives for each project will be given the opportunity to make a short presentation, however, there will not be any funding decisions made at the meeting. Funding will be announced at a future meeting, currently scheduled for March 29, 2011.

The projects scheduled to be reviewed include:

Town of Grand Island: Scenic Woods—Bicentennial Park Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservacy: Riverside Park—River Rock Gardens Rehabilitation Project
City of Buffalo: Tifft Street Pier  
Friends of the Cotter: Fireboat Edward M.

Getting the Green Light Series to Focus on NU Sustainability Topics

Getting the Green Light Series to Focus on NU Sustainability Topics

Not many people know that Niagara University has a dedicated funding source that enables the university to purchase recycling bins, rain barrels and other sustainability-enhancing products. Or that all of the new and renovated buildings on the university’s campus were constructed to meet LEED specifications. Some may not have realized that Niagara has planted over 200 new trees on Monteagle Ridge within the last three years.

They will now.

Getting the Green Light, a recurring series of online videos intended to highlight Niagara University’s sustainability efforts, will appear periodically on the university website and its social networking sites.

New York Power Authority Offers Slick Savings at Hyde Park Ice Rink with New Electric Zamboni

New York Power Authority Offers Slick Savings at Hyde Park Ice Rink with New Electric Zamboni

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Standing in front of a new electric Zamboni, New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel (at podium) is joined by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster (left) and New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto at an announcement on Jan. 26, 2011, of the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.

In addition to the  Zamboni, the nearly $1.4 million initiative will save energy, provide significant financial savings for taxpayers, and help protect the environment.

Swiss Junior Hockey Team Takes on Niagara Falls

Swiss Junior Hockey Team Takes on Niagara Falls

Approximately 40 junior hockey players from Switzerland and their coaching staff toured the Niagara Falls State Park on Wednesday, giving them some much needed relaxation and an icy view of a world renowned attraction.

The players visited the observation tower, caught an up-close view of Niagara Falls from Prospect Point, and were able to tour the park at their leisure.

The Swiss junior hockey team is in the Buffalo and Niagara areas until Tuesday for the World Junior Hockey Championships.

ReNU Niagara Greenroots Program To Develop Young Leaders

ReNU Niagara Greenroots Program To Develop Young Leaders

This article originally appeared on the GROW WNY website

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - ReNU Niagara, a community outreach program of Niagara University, will implement a GreenRoots Leadership Development Program aimed at building a youth and adult sustainable resident leadership base in Niagara Falls to help reduce existing demographic disparities.

“The goal of this program is to build individual and civic empowerment capacity through effective training and the application of environmental revitalization projects,” said Jill A. Shuey, executive director of ReNU Niagara.  “We are looking to provide residents of Niagara Falls with the creative tools to create change and positively impact their surroundings.”