How Green Works For Me: Meet Johnnie

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Who’s Johnnie you said? We’ll if you’re talking about Johnnie Fenderson – of PUSH Green (PG), then he’s your Workforce Development Organizer.

Johnnie grew up in Mobile Alabama, this state’s 3rd largest city. Growing up there, Johnnie wasn’t a stranger to hard work, and the plight of the regular working American. Mobile has

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How Green Works For Me: Meet Alex

So proving that PUSH Green (PG) is a family thing, meaning that we are a team of individuals working towards the same goal, but with different perspectives, we caught up with Community Energy Advocate Alex Kuttesch. Alex gave us a few minutes of his time to

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Friends and Neighbors for Sustainability

For those who missed the piece on our Friends and Neighbors program on Buffalo Rising here is a link to the post.

Acumen Insulation & Coatings Takes On Spray Foam Business

Acumen Insulation PUSH Green PUSH Buffalo

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How Green Works For Me: Meet Lin

Meet Lin PUSH Buffalo Green

What many in the community do not know is that PUSH Buffalo is now a certified organization through NYSERDA for new money, and energy saving programs available to a host of New York State residents.

PUSH Green is a manifestation of these past few years of

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We’ve had a rough couple of days, but we’ve survived. The PUSH Green Team wishes everyone a sustainable, fun, and safe Halloween!

We’ve had a rough couple of days, but we’ve survived. The PUSH Green Team wishes everyone a sustainable, fun, and safe Halloween!

The PUSH Green Friends & Neighbors Program & Marc Hunt

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On Friday, October 19, the PUSH Green staff were joined by friends, neighbors, homeowners, contractors, workers, and community leaders. City of Buffalo Delaware District Council member Mike LoCurto, Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli, and Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana were also on hand. We gathered at the home of PUSH Green "Friends and Neighbors" participant Marc Hunt. We came on the last day of Marc’s

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Need a Job? PUSH Green Wants You!

· Do you want to increase your opportunity for employment?
· Do you want to make your community more energy efficient?
· Are you an experienced and/or trained construction worker?
· Maybe you have no experience in construction?
· Do you want to become a certified Green and Healthy Homes worker?


Then the time to act is now!

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Uh-oh…looks like our PUSH Green team has an arch nemesis on the rise. And his name? Gene Vashing. Mr. Vashing is a proud, overly compensated representative for Coal, Oil and Gas America (COG America). His mission in life? To stop #COGBlockers, like us and our PUSH Green team, who believe in working to improve our communities through energy efficiency. 

Vashing believes that people should not be getting paid to weatherize (or upgrade) your homes. After all, “If we are trying to convene with nature, why fight to keep weather out?”

Looks like Mr. Vashing is working pretty hard to NOT save you or your friends and neighbors any money on your energy bills! 

It’s Gene Vashing vs. the #COGBlockers!

Whose side are you on?

#staygreen #livebetterbuffalo

WBEN 930AM’s “Hammertime with Domenic Cortese” Welcomes Back Erie County’s New Energy Efficiency Program, PUSH Green

PUSH Green friends, did you know that our awesome PUSH Green Community Energy Advocate, Alex Kuttesch, PUSH Green Program Manager, Kate Howard, and PUSH Green Friends and Neighbor participant (and Kenmore homeowner), Ryan McCarthy, were on “Hamertime with Domenic Cortese” Saturday? 

Well, if you didn’t, now you know.

And…

In case you missed the show, you can listen to the radio segment here!

#staygreen and #LIVEBetter friends!


Domenic Cortese is the President of Cortese Brothers Construction Company in Depew, New York, specializing in residential renovations, additions, kitchens, and baths as well as handyman services. The business, founded by Domenic’s dad and uncle in 1951, recently celebrated its 60th year in business. Cortese Brothers completed $2.75 million dollars in residential renovation projects last year.

Read more about Domenic, here.