Buffalo’s Strolling Eco-Festival
Eco-friendly Shops and Restaurants
Eco-friendly Organizations, Groups, and Pop-Ups
Miles of Participating Businesses
A unique, fun, family-friendly, eco event designed to introduce multi-generations of Buffalonians to local organizations, businesses, and individuals who are committed to educating and demonstrating positive environmental change that can be implemented to benefit our city and ultimately the planet.
On Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, exhibitors will be positioned at street corners along Elmwood Avenue (and commercial side streets) –– from the Gallery District in front of the Burchfield Penney and Albright Knox and continuing to Summer Street. This approach eliminates the need to close down Elmwood Avenue and allows festival attendees to “flutterby” from street to street, corner to corner, to meet and greet the vendors and view their exhibits and demonstrations in a relaxed and friendly environment, while supporting eco-minded businesses along the way.
“The time is right to transform ourselves from the “Queen City” to the “Green City” of the Great Lakes.”
— Newell Nussbaumer, Co-Founder of Buffalo Rising
Flutterby Festival will serve as a direct response to combat our growing lethargy and lack of understanding about climate change, intensifying natural disasters, habitat destruction, plastic-filled oceans, eradication of various animal species, and the increasing number of health issues spawned by indifference. With the information and understanding that this festival will provide, Buffalonians will be equipped to make wise decisions and take the next steps to allow them to serve as stewards of their immediate environments — placing Buffalo at the forefront of urban eco-development. The end goal is to transition Elmwood Avenue into an eco corridor.
Many businesses throughout Elmwood Village are excited to participate in this event. With their doors open to welcome festival-goers, these eco-friendly businesses will offer demonstrations and products that bring awareness about how they are making a difference and helping the environment.
Numerous local organizations and pop-ups that are already mobilized and engaged in environmental change will provide information and demonstrations including: beekeepers, milkweed growers, green transportation advocates, eco clothing companies, water conservationists, solar panel installers, urban farmers, and sustainable building developers.
Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
Flutterby Festival Map (click to view)