Friday, March 8, 2013

PUSH Green makes office location change

By Janiel Thomas and Malniquia Evans
BengalNews Reporters

         PUSH Green, the community-based energy efficiency arm of PUSH Buffalo, has a new office location. The office is now on the second floor of 271 Grant St.
        The PUSH Green organization, which focuses on reducing household energy burdens and creating jobs for the West Side is PUSH Buffalo’s newest initiative.
PUSH Green started as one of the few entities in Western New York to administer energy efficiency. The organization caters to individuals of different income levels, providing free weatherization for houses on the West Side.
         “We want to make sure that the community knows about them. PUSH Buffalo is a non-profit organization and it’s pretty well-known, but a lot of people didn’t know we had an arm dedicated towards energy efficiency programs,” said Lonnie Barlow, Communications Coordinator at PUSH Buffalo. “We had recently gone through some staff changes, so we felt they needed the room to grow.”
          The move displaced members of PUSH Buffalo’s organizing team and members of the administrative department, who now have office locations on the first floor of 271 Grant St. and PUSH Green’s old location, 456 Massachusetts Ave.
           Executive Director, Aaron Bartley and Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Company Housing Director, Jenifer Kaminsky, along with the aforementioned Barlow have moved to the office on Massachusetts Avenue.
           According to Organizing Director, Jennifer Mecozzi, the move took place on Feb. 22.