Writers Group

Climate and Clean Energy Writers Group

A public education and outreach project of the Sierra Club Niagara Group

See What We’ve Written at:  Published Writers

Recordings of past meetings:

Myths and Facts on Fighting Climate Change with Solar  We must transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy as we face the very real climate crisis before us. Dr Perez answers these questions. What role will solar play in meeting our energy needs here in NY? What are the most effective and efficient ways to harness the power of the sun to meet our growing needs as we phase out fossil fuels? Dr. Perez is the Senior Research Associate (lead solar energy researcher) at the Atmospheric Science Research Center, University of Albany.  The recording can be found here.

The Cryptocurrency Mining Dilemma was another excellent presentation that included NY Assemblywoman Dr. Anna Kelles, Lauren Darcy a Senior Planner with BN Waterkeeprs and Dr. Colin Reed, former Mayor of Plattsburgh. The recording can be found here.

Save the Outer Harbor we learned the importance of the shoreline habitat of Buffalo’s Outer Harbor and the need to protect this freshwater ecosystem from writer and conservationist Margaret Wooster. The recording can be found here.


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.

What is the process:

You are encouraged at any time to write letters to the editor, or other formats to express your opinion about climate and clean energy issues.

The monthly meetings are meant to provide stimulating information and a chance to talk together.

Submitting a Letter to the Editor:

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.