Writers Group

Climate and Clean Energy Writers Group:  A public education and outreach project of the Sierra Club Niagara Group Energy Committee.

Upcoming Meeting

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

This Session will feature a presentation from Aaron Bartley Executive Director of PUSH Buffalo.

Aaron’s topic will be: Energy Democracy!

push Aaron Bartley

 What can we learn from Germany?  Aaron recently traveled to Germany and witnessed entire communities that produce, maintain, distribute, and sell their own renewable energy.   Let’s hear what he learned and how PUSH Buffalo sees it applying to WNY!

6:00-7:30 PM Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood at Ferry, use Garden Entrance,  upstairs in Alliance Room

Recent Monthly Meeting Topics: 

January 2014 The presenter was Walter Simpson former UB Energy Officer and Director of UB Green. His presentation was titled “The Case for Renewable Energy”.

December 2014 The presenter was Dave Majewski of  Premium Services, Inc. His topic was mitigating climate change by pulling existing GHGs from the atmosphere.

November 2014 – Bill Nowak answered many questions with his presentation on geothermal for heating and cooling, explaining how a system works and the important role of geothermal as part of a sustainable energy future.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE – The Sierra Club has set up a Climate and Clean Energy Writers Group to encourage a stronger voice for local advocates in the regional dialogue on climate change and renewable energy.  We meet monthly to hear a short presentation on a relevant topic, discuss energy related news, letters and articles, and encourage each other to write for publication on topics of interest.

We are seeking writers of all ages and are very interested in getting the word out via various media, including print and the internet.  If you would like to write, critique writing, or track local news items, please let us know via email c/o billnowa@gmail.com.

What is the process:

You are encouraged at any time to write letters to the editor, op eds, blogs – any way to express your opinion about climate and clean energy issues.

There is no process required.  If you would like us to help you with fact checking or editing, or any form of encouragement, please contact billnowa@gmail.com.

The monthly meetings are meant to provide stimulating information and a chance to talk together, but If you can’t make a given meeting, don’t let that stop you from expressing yourself.


Guidelines for articles and letters to the Buffalo News can be found here.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz has set up a great page laying out how to write letters to the editor to local media here.

Writer’s Group Links can be found here.

Meeting Info:

We meet the first Monday of each month.

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Place: The Alliance Room on the 2nd floor at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 695 Elmwood at Ferry – enter through the garden courtyard doors

Co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo (UUCB) Social Justice Task Force!