Participating Businesses and Organizations
These are what we are doing for our environment:
We use paper straws and stir sticks. We use paper bags for takeout. We use compostable and biodegradable soup cups for takeout. We use compostable food container for salad takeout. And we recycle as much as we can. We still use plastic containers for takeout but we keep looking to find alternative! I hear that one of the festival missions is to help restaurants source eco products, which we look forward to learning about.
Come visit us at 226 Lexington Avenue, just in from Elmwood Avenue.
Our shoe shop will feature, and have a sale on, Asportuguesas shoes, which are sustainable shoes! Plus, we will donate .25 cents for every plastic bag not used that day at ShoeFly - the proceeds will go towards Grassroots Gardens Buffalo. Come find us at 801 Elmwood Avenue, a few doors away from The Co-op!
As the stewards of Buffalo’s Olmsted Park System and historic green spaces, we believe in the powerful impact parks and nature can have on the environment. Within the Conservancy, we have a committee of experts from different departments, Olmsted Naturally, who explore ways to support biodiversity, native plantings, composting, etc. One of our key strategies is via Managed Meadow Areas (MMAs) throughout the Buffalo Olmsted Park System to provide a natural habitat for pollinators, native plants, insects, and birds. To learn more about MMAs, please visit https://www.bfloparks.org/about/olmsted-naturally/mma/
We will officially announce our plan to implement a Managed Meadow Area in the S-Curves along Delaware Avenue. The Conservancy will be joining Let’s Goat Buffalo (animal lawn mowers) at the festival along Bidwell Parkway.
Owned and operated in New York State, this is where we’re from – the place we’ve called home since 1911. We stay true to our roots as a family-owned real estate company and continue to provide end-to-end services that account for all stages of homeownership under one roof. Hunt has an office at 720 Elmwood Avenue, the heart of the street where numerous green festivals are held, including The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts and (now) The Flutterby Festival. Enjoy our lush plantings outside of our office at the corner of Elmwood and Breckenridge. And if you’re looking to live in a “green” neighborhood, stop in for a visit and we will find you a house that suits your eco lifestyle.
Hunt we will be doing a drawing to give away a Nest Thermostat on Saturday. It's a $249 value, and ties in well with the whole energy conservation theme. Good luck eco strollers!
I am an optimistic artist and designer making colorful work inspired by nature. My bright new mural featuring blooming flowers is on the side of Revolver Records - one of the many awesome stops at the festival! I plan to Flutterby the mural to welcome people and answer questions. See you at my wall at 831 Elmwood Avenue!
Pop-Up Corner: We are dedicated to bringing greater awareness of and reducing the environmental impact of tobacco butt pollution, the greatest source of non-recyclable pollution on earth. We will be present to educate, provide information and to create a spectacle using tobacco litter to illustrate that it’s everywhere and its not acceptable.
Our goal is to educate young minds and be conscious of their environment.
From 12pm-3pm we will be at 802 Elmwood Avenue, across from the Lexington Co-op. Children's author Roselyn Kasmire will be talking about her books, and embarking upon writing a new eco-minded book with the help of the children in the community. What makes this book special is the participation of the children who will help to create the characters and plot. Sales from the book will be directed towards a local eco organization. There will be some real life lessons learned, which will directly impact the city Buffalo (surprises await!). This is a collaboration that will involve Her Sanctuary in North Buffalo and the Festival. Please stop by and sign your children up for this once in a lifetime opportunity to collaborate on a book that they will be proud of for the rest of their lives. Sessions will be held after the festival - dates and times TBD.
Thin Ice Gift Shop, at 719 Elmwood Avenue, opened in 2006 to sell the work of local and regional artists in the interest of supporting our own economy and reducing our carbon footprint. Now with over 200 local artists, many of whom walk or ride their bikes to drop off new work, we are thrilled to be able to continue with our mission of supporting local and American made.
Stop on in - we’re giving away free bags of beach glass with every purchase, while supplies last! The beach glass was collected throughout Western New York, all the way to California and back again to Buffalo. Happy flutterbying!
Pop-Up Corners: We have deep roots in environmental studies which we infuse into our art and educational practices. A love for art and nature is what has driven Vivid Buffalo for nearly 20 years and something we are very passionate about. We must protect our natural world through conservation, education, and reduction of toxic materials.
We are all about plein air painting with our collective of over a dozen live landscape artists - look for us on various corners along Elmwood Avenue. This is also a competition of sorts, with the winner receiving a $100 dinner at Trattoria Aroma (the restaurant that helped to lead the way with the farm to table movement in Buffalo).
Artists include Hannah Olek, Paige Marki, Jillian Burton, Victoria May, Danielle Saeva, Annie Farrand, Jeremy Miklas, Deb Meier, and Molly Ederer.
I founded the Ecology club in my high school in 1972.... I’ve been concerned about the environment since then! I have eaten organic for 31 years, compost, have an organic garden, and protect the pollinators with indigenous plants that they thrive on. I care deeply.
Welcome Labyrinth walkers to 122 Ashland Avenue, a block from Elmwood near Bryant. Come walk my stone labyrinth, visit the milkweed and the butterflies, and interact with nature in the city. I’m interested in hosting an eco-minded organization or two in my spiritual garden - feel free to reach out to email@example.com, and he will introduce us. Otherwise, just stop by to relax, sit for a spell, and reflect on the importance of this festival and everything that it stands for. Image is by Dani Costelo.
Pop-Up Corner: Our firm embraces green tech and sustainability as a mandate for survival. Our design philosophy integrates a strong ECO position in a number of these projects. Some of our projects are: the SolarPoweredOutrigger (www.solarpoweredoutrigger.com) provides a great alternative for kayaking, kayak fishing , and other water sports. Angelica Naturals Brand are organic grown medicinals and herbs from the country. Panther Gorge Bee Wranglers raise bees, honey, and bees wax for use in Angelica Natural products. All in tune with the balance of Nature.
We will provide design services for branding, signage, and graphics for the festival.
Pop-Up Corner: DIY BFLO is a volunteer run, fiscally sponsored, non-profit creative reuse resource. Our goal is to transform potential waste into a valued resource with creative potential by preventing useful materials from reaching the landfill and to facilitate the redistribution of supplies and materials among community members for creative reuse.
During the festival, we will collect donations of gently used art supplies and creative materials for our future Dare to Share Community Swap events. We will also share information about our goals for a Creative Reuse Center in Buffalo. Anyone with an interest in the arts or reuse may sign up for our email list or better yet, join our volunteer team.
When we think Eco, what comes to mind is We (including all of Us) are Equal; equally responsible and equally poised to benefit from increasing Buffalo's awareness for being an ecologically conscious community. Inspiration Point is a source for knowledge, metaphysical goods and offerings which assist individuals and the community in becoming more connected, aligned and inspired people on this planet! We use post-consumer recycled packaging, offer a selection of used books alongside new, unpackaged smudging herbs, locally crafted products, organic, wild-crafted and ethically harvested essential oils. Our Eco Stance believes that together we can help each other to be fulfilled with less and inspired by more.
We will offer Tarot and Oracle Readings (appointments can be made in advance), aura smudging services. Local artist will display works in front of the shop. At 2:30pm we will host an energy clearing and blessing of Elmwood Avenue. All are welcome! Come find us at 483 Elmwood Avenue, and we will help you find your way.
Specializing in regenerative agricultural practices including organic food production and permaculture systems. Organic recycled products include wood art, forest soil, bulk mulch, compost and firewood.
Demonstrate organic food production by incorporating permaculture methodology, organic recycling practices, innovative renewable energy and natural resource conservation concepts.
We will be located in a pop-up storefront (and patio) at 431 Elmwood Avenue, corner of Bryant. We will be set up alongside Snowy Owl Kombucha. Come see what we’re all about!
Pop-Up Corner: The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.
We will have a hands-on Botany BioFacts station with cool plant items to touch, feel and explore, and a leaf rubbing coloring station (for kids/adults of all ages), promote our programs and events and be able to answer questions!
We believe in using only the finest all-natural ingredients available for spray tanning. They include Certified Organic DHA, Shea Butter, Citrus, Ginseng, and Cucumber. Our products are never tested on animals. Our premium all natural solution is 98% natural, unscented, paraben-free. We recommend spray tanning as a safer alternative vs excessive exposure to UV radiation. We also email receipts!
We will have a table set up outside of our location at 754 Elmwood Avenue - stop by and say hello!
Pop-Up Corner: Solar Liberty is the largest solar energy installer in Western New York and across New York State. Founded in 2003, our experienced team installs grid-tied solar electric systems for residential, commercial, municipal, nonprofit, an educational customers. Solar Liberty is committed to providing turnkey solar energy systems and solutions using only the highest quality equipment and components.
1. Provide information and demonstrations to home and business owners on going solar
2. Provide free Solar Liberty swag 3. Provide free popcorn
4. Provide free, local music by Mama Earth Songs
Through industry best practices, we're focused on minimizing our environmental footprint while maintaining the service & quality levels that our customers have come to expect. Initiative highlights include; investments in water based cleaning technologies, our hanger reuse and recycling program, our "Green Garmento" reusable garment bag program & investments in software to dramatically improve the efficiency of our delivery fleet, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
During the festival, we will be offering our "Green Garmento" reusable garment bags for $5 each. That's almost 40% off! There is a 5 bag, per customer limit.
Come find us at 620 Elmwood Avenue.
Pop-Up Corner: The Tool Library provides communities with the tools they need to create the change they want. Members can borrow tools on an as-needed basis as well as attend DIY workshops to save time, money, and the environment. We believe that by sharing more, we can build stronger more connected communities.
At the festival, we will lead a hands-on screen repair workshop. Keep the bugs out and that cool summer breeze in!
Half & Half Boutique is committed to an eco-friendly environment in the Elmwood Village. Our entire store was rebuilt using repurposed wood from our horse farm. We also have many gardens where we have are contributing to establishing natural habitats for birds, bugs, and butterflies! Additionally, we carry only vegan leather handbags, organic beauty products, and CBD products. We are happy to show you our beautiful gardens, bird baths, and feeders during the Flutterby Festival.
Come find us at 1088 Elmwood Avenue, and then grab yourself a cold Flutterby Honey Blonde Beer at Cole’s, a few doors down. Also, stop by to see our new Flutterby mural by street artist Chris Piontkowski!!!
Mindful Market is a two-sided marketplace that serves heart-centered, socially-responsible small businesses who offer sustainable & eco-friendly products. . Visit www.mindfulmarket.com where you can shop by over 150 values. Support real people with unique products & services that enrich well-being and save our planet. Love what you purchase! We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet.
We will offering free life-time subscription memberships to anyone participating in the Flutterby & giving away a special eco-friendly prize to a lucky attendee. Look for Mindful Market in front of Breezy Burrito - 1000 Elmwood Avenue, near Bidwell Parkway.
Pop Up Corner: Donating use of city properties for agricultural education - this is the “new way”. Urban agriculture is the future of cities. With urban sprawl on the rise, people are looking to cities for best practice sustainable initiatives. We have been disconnected from our organic and natural food suppliers - it’s time to reconnect, by urban farming.
The term "goatscaping" defines the use of grazing goats to manage vegetation growth in an environmentally sound manner. Let's Goat Buffalo offers clearing services within suburban and urban environments. Whether it's a small plot that needs to be cleared of troublesome poison ivy, a commercial property that has become overgrown and high-risk, or a park that has become less accessible to the public, our herd is prepared to help! When goats eat, their unique digestive process sterilizes seeds, thus disturbing the regrowth cycle of invasive flora. This allows native pollinator-friendly plants to compete and regenerate. Goatscaping also avoids the use of herbicides and limits the use of toxic fuels required for traditional machinery.
Some furry members of our goatscaping herd will attend the Flutterby Festival at Bidwell Parkway (East side of Elmwood). The public will be able to take pictures and learn more about the positive effects of goatscaping in Western New York. We will be joined by The Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
Neo Gift Studio has been in business in Buffalo, N.Y. for 35 years. We support and showcase socially and environmentally conscious enterprises, resources, and products that are committed to make a positive difference in saving and preserving the integrity of our planet and its occupants.
During the festival, we will identify and promote our in-stock products that support the efforts in preserving and saving our planet for future generations. Some of our products available are all natural bee's wax polish, all natural bee's food wrap, organic cotton children’s wear line with a mission to help children orphaned by war in DR Congo, and many products using repurposed and recycled materials.
You can find us at 905 Elmwood Avenue.
Breezy Burrito Bar will be featuring an Eco-Friendly cocktail menu for the Flutterby Festival. Breezy has also teamed up with HEAL Buffalo to offer afternoon yoga (4pm) at Bidwell Parkway, and the Cosmic Wanderer will be on the patio of Breezy Burrito Bar from 1-3pm and 5-7pm offering “Eco Hair Shimmer”. You will also find Papercraft Miracles and Mindful Market out front of the burrito establishment, which will be open for lunch and dinner!
Breezy Burrito is located at 1000 Elmwood Avenue.
Making streets safer for all road users so they see alternative transportation as a real option. We will demonstrate a Pop-up bike corral and have GObike office hours. Find our pop-up outside of Campus Wheelworks at 744 Elmwood Avenue.
Pop-Up Corner: I use natural henna in all my designs that's made out of all plant based ingredients to spread love and joy. I will be doing Henna designs for interested and would be donating 15% of my earnings of the day with a local eco group.
We promote learning about the environment through play and reading. We will be having a planting station using pots made from recycled paper, seeds provided! Participants will also receive a care sheet so they can learn how to make their plants grow. Crane Library is located at 633 Elmwood Avenue.
Established in November of 2015, ShopCraft is an artisan collective featuring the art and work of more than 35 local artists focusing on handmade, local and eco-conscious products. We function as an art collective with consignment or membership opportunities available to artists living and working within 90 miles of our store, thereby reducing our carbon-footprint. We will offer a free Milkweed Seed Bomb with every purchase. Offer a free reusable canvas tote with each $50 purchase. (While supplies last). Find us at 773 Elmwood Avenue.
Ró offers a curated selection of danish inspired furniture as well as reclaimed furniture made here in Buffalo NY, Scandinavian dishware, original artwork, and specialty home goods from innovative design firms. Our passion for worldly culture and strong connection to ethical design practices is reflected in our product choices. We strive to introduce our customers to beautiful items that promote a peaceful environment and last a lifetime. RÓ will have a few local furniture artisans set up out front of the shop for the afternoon. We will also be running a sale, 20-% off storewide. Find us at 732 Elmwood Avenue.
One of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus is being renewed after years of neglect. We welcome visitors to the South Lawn greenspace to relax and reflect in our ecological and environmentally-friendly landscape. Come visit us at 444 Forest Avenue.
At INIZIO we strive to decrease our footprint by minimizing waste in food and beverage. We do our best to cross-utilize ingredients between the dishes on our various menus, and to select products that are at peak ripeness, to maximize how long they last on our shelves. We are an Italian restaurant, specializing in pasta and other classic Italian preparations, but we believe our most Italian feature is our effort to use the bounty of ingredients we have at hand—to their fullest extent. We attempt to minimize waste of food and beverage. In doing so, we will serve a sangria special made from wines that were opened the previous day. Instead of throwing these wines down the drain, we will make a tasty refreshing cocktail treat of them. We will also serve one pasta dish special that emphasizes our cross-utilization of "trim" from other dishes—ingredients that often end up in the garbage can. Inizio will be open for dinner - 534 Elmwood Avenue.
Simply, that bicycling is the answer to many of the Earth and its inhabitants' problems. Slow Roll supports greeen transportation, bike lanes, clean air, and healthy lifestyle choices.
We will have a Green Crawl up and down Elmwood Avenue
Pop-Up Corner: We provide sustainable garden services including native plantings, pollinator friendly gardens and nutritional compost in gardens instead of mulch. Low maintenance gardens with seasonal color. All green waste from our projects is recycled at local composting facility and returned to our customers gardens the following year. Plantings that are not wanted by home owners are donated to Grass Roots Garden of Buffalo. We will hand out flyers, talk with people about native plantings, pollinators, sustainable gardening practices. Interested in learning more about opportunities available.
Founded in 2017, Honest Apothic provides face care, hair care and body care solutions that are created from the heart and not the lab. All the Honest Apothic brands create their products in small batches to ensure the highest consistency and quality that you should expect from products you put on your body. Our store will be open to provide a platform for festival goers to ask questions about clean ingredient skin care, how it can help them and the environment around them. We will also be available to provide a product testing experience as well as giving away, free, all natural soap samples. Find us at 262 Bryant Street, just off Elmwood Avenue.
Wild Things prides itself on sourcing its merchandise from local independent artists, reducing postal delivery trucks and packaging while growing a local economy. Among our many "NOT made in China" items are jewelry made from up-cycled metals, locally sourced Herkimer diamond jewelry, bow ties made of re-purposed materials, robot sculptures made from found objects. and natural fiber accessories. Stop by Wild Things for a refreshing cup of CBD iced tea and put together a bouquet from our West Side Tilth flower bar. Find us at 224 Lexington Avenue.
During the festival, Hodge Liquor will be offering a wine tasting (3pm - 7pm) of a winery that practices biodynamic farming - Bonterra. Hodge Liquor is also introducing its reusable wine totes, which are free with purchases of $50 or more.
Also, Hodge Liquor is pleased to introduce a new butterfly mural by artist Nicole Cherry. Come get a selfie taken with beautiful butterfly wings at 463 Elmwood Avenue!
Sparkling, probiotic tea to nourish the body and delight the senses. Brewed with love by two sisters from organic fair-trade tea in Buffalo's Old First Ward, and infused with delicious fruit, herbs, and flowers to maximize your health. They will offer free kombucha samples and bottled kombucha for sale in recyclable glass bottles. Find us at a pop-up at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bryant Street. We will be set up at 431 Elmwood!
Repurposed items, reuse and refurbished at 656 Elmwood Avenue at the corner of West Ferry. Stop by for some Flea Market finds that will have you smiling from ear to ear.
We are a local, independent toy store. We have used recycled Kraft paper as our complimentary signature gift wrap since the day we opened in 1996. We will be offering free Butterfly Scratch Art craft for Ages 5 and up while supplies last. Come visit us at 793 Elmwood Avenue.
We will be teaching a free yoga class at Bidwell. The class will be held at 4pm. Afterwards, we’re going to head across the street to Breezy Burrito to enjoy some eco cocktails!
We plant edibles outside the store, we use natural fabrics for our clothing, and we use brown paper bags. Not to mention that we have incredible fashion finds that you won’t come across anywhere else. You can find us at 820 Elmwood Avenue, on the opposite side of the street from the Lexington Co-op.
Pop-Up Corner: Our goal is to create a community of thriving individuals who possess creative and inspiring gifts that bring them joy. BWC works to be the conduit to unearth women’s potential and to pursue their passion for the greater purpose of creating a better community. We believe by doing this our world ultimately thrives. We welcome anyone who seeks to cultivate community, promote growth, share joy and wisdom, appreciate beauty in all things, while whole-heartedly respecting Mother Earth. We will have information available and applications for women to sign up to become members.
Pop-Up Corner: Ginny Leary has shared about her low waste lifestyle on Instagram since early 2016 as Zero Waste Buffalo. She focuses on sharing about local events and businesses as well as tips to reduce waste with a non-judgmental and supportive approach, truly believing that any effort is better than none. They will share tips on how to reduce waste in your life and discuss Buy Nothing Groups!
Pop-Up Corner: WBBZ will be inspiring participants to live healthier lives. Cat Miller, with WBBZ, has been promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles for years. She has traveled the world in pursuit of achieving balance, while helping others to do the same.
Vania Escauriza and David Martinez design jewelry, leather goods and soy candles. Their products are not only natural and sustainable, they believe in using cuttings whenever possible, and nothing goes to waste. They will be featuring eco artisans at their shop at 1007 Elmwood Avenue. And they don’t believe in plastic bags because they are aware of the harmful effects that plastics have on our oceans. Stop on in and see why these designers have been featured in the hottest fashion magazines on the planet, including Vogue.
Unitarian Universalists come from many diverse backgrounds and beliefs, and people of any denomination, race, sexual orientation and age are welcome. We will host a tent from the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm in our garden, as well as tree identification tours with Jennifer Fendya from Healing Nature Walks. Bathrooms and water available to the public from 10-4. UU is located at 695 Elmwood Avenue, corner of West Ferry.
We feature many products made from natural fibers, including silk, organic cotton and bamboo, rayon and other materials. We also have many items made from repurposed textiles. We will have an outdoor rack of goodies including sale items! 15% discount all day, plus an extra 10% off clearance items. We’re featuring a silk collection that is made from repurposed saris!
We have already planted raised garden beds along our storefront at Lexington Avenue in advance of The Flutterby Festival. Come find us at 298 Ashland Ave, just off Elmwood Avenue.
Since opening in 2016 we have consistently created innovative beers while focusing on quality. We upcycle grains to local farmers, use locally sourced and farmers market finds, and recycle and reuse throughout our business. We will be featuring a new “eco” beer with locally sourced honey and rolling out a new program to use compostable, bio degradable to-go containers. The Flutterby Honey Blonde beer will be available at a number of Elmwood Village bars and restaurants. Thin Man Brewery is located at 492 Elmwood Avenue. This Man will have live music from the following bands:
3-6pm Brian and Greg acoustic duo
Pop-Up Corner: They will be performing a crosswalk performance - busy intersection, traffic! a "pedestrian" crosses, languishing in the confines of the space, time and attention.
Pop-Up Corner: One of the reasons people adopt a vegan lifestyle is that it has a lower negative impact on the environment than other diets and lifestyles. All of my products are 100% vegan. Each day a person who eats a vegan diet saves approximately: 1100 gallons of water; 45 pounds of grain; 30 square feet of forests; 20 pounds of CO2; and the life of one animal. Will have eco-friendly bags and purses for sale. Educational materials about veganism and the environment will be on display. DIY eco-friendly products will also be on display with recipes available.
Pop-Up Corner: The individual may serve the family; the family may serve the community; the community may serve the City; the City may serve the Nation; the Nation may serve the ecology of our Mother & Father Earth. Buffalo-Niagara occupies an ancient sacred power place. Since 1990, I have been practicing the Science of Enchanting the Landscape, to spark a local renaissance at this primordial heart of Turtle Island; to honor those forgotten ancestors.
Pop-Up Corner: They will be providing Mehandi Mahal henna tattoos (100% natural, fresh handcrafted henna paste), sharing the medicinal qualities of the henna plant as well as providing a short intro to the medicinal use & practice of backyard wildflowers (Garden Faerie). The benefits to our pollinating friends (birds, bees, butterflies, etc) will also be introduced as well as involving the emotional, physical & spiritual healing properties & benefits of connecting with the earth.
Pop-Up Corner: Our footwear not only provides more income for the artisan-shoemakers of Africa, but it highlights their ingenuity in utilizing this untapped and neglected waste for sturdy, durable footwear. We aim to recycle over 10 tons of tires through our footwear production by 2020 and we're well on our way! Steward this precious creation with us responsibly and help us spread the tread. They focus on promoting TRUTH through education about economic opportunity, the impact of walking a mile in the shoes of others, and selling the highest quality hand-crafted recycled-tire footwear around!
Pop-Up Corner: The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow. We involve tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education, and research to ensure the lakes are healthy and safe for all. They will be giving information about the Alliance as well as recruit volunteers and team leaders for beach clean-ups with our Adopt-A-Beach program.
Come spend some time with us at the corner of Elmwood and Summer Street during the Flutterby Fest. We'll have a sailboat on a trailer and tables set up with brochures. We will also have live music most of the afternoon. Pop by, say hi, and have a glass of summer wine with us!
The Scoop Shop has been sustaining the environment since 1945. By selling pre-loved clothing and accessories, we have kept these items out of landfills and into the hands of new generations of consumers. Showcase cut & sew apparel by Voo Creatives , upcycled clothing by Tia's Touch and our own tote bags made from pre-loved clothing.
10% of sales will be donated to a local eco group. Scoop Shop is located at 648 Auburn Avenue, near the corner of Elmwood.
Pop-Up Corner: Rock Autism is dedicated to creating a brighter future for the autism community by developing music and arts programs serving youth and adults living on the autism spectrum. We support a sustainable green environment for everyone. In recent years, progress has been made towards understanding different environmental risk factors associated with autism - some of the clearest evidence involves formative events before and during birth, including prenatal exposure to air pollution or certain pesticides as factors.
Rock Autism will also raise awareness for autism and Rock Autism Multimedia Programs. We develop music & film workshops so youth and adults with autism can hone a skill and carve out a creative career. Rock Autism will have merchandise available for sale and a basket raffle with tickets to Rock Autism Music Festival 2019.
POP-UP Corner: ReUse Action will feature handmade home decor made from natural/reclaimed/sustainable materials, as well as artisan small batch organic skincare using farm grown ingredients. The group will spread the word about reuse of building materials, which is more important than ever as Buffalo continues to progress forward.
Pop-Up Corner: Reddy Bikeshare offers the perfect vehicle to get around town whether it's to commute to work, run errands, or just for fun. Bicycles are easily available to you on a short term basis and sharing them gives you the flexibility to return a bike to any designated location. They will offer discounted memberships and Reddy Bikeshare demonstrations.
Pop-Up Corner: PUSH Green is a nonprofit community-based energy efficiency program funded by People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), part of a statewide effort to make your home or small business more comfortable, reduce your energy usage and bills, address climate change and create local jobs.
Pop-Up Corner: They will be selling Peruvian jewelry, clothes, bags, and shoes. Everything is naturally handmade.
Pop-Up Corner: We care about the environment and climate change. We believe in identifying, protecting, and promoting the places that are important to people and the region. We believe in connecting people to those places and spreading education about how to preserve them.
Pop-Up Corner: One of the regions most active native pollinator organizations promoting native plants and native pollinators through the lens of conservation.
The Buffalo PAL provides free or very low cost athletic activities, sports leagues, and educational programming throughout the year for kids, teens, and young adults at city-wide community centers and parks that are easily accessible by walking, biking, or public transportation. They will distribute Free Bike Helmets and promote Bicycle Safety awareness by demonstrating how to fasten and fit helmets properly along with distributing Bicycle Safety Brochures. A kid’s bike rodeo will be held in the parking lot of the former Bullfeathers Restaurant (1010 Elmwood Avenue), courtesy Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation.
Pop-Up Corner: Environmental Artist focused on raising awareness too & reducing Plastic Pollution in Lake Erie. Current body of work is - For Future Generations. They will table to provide information on art as activism, provide information on beach clean ups, provide information on plastic pollution in Lake Erie, bring some works in progress from the project For Future Generations.
We at Perks try our best to be offer as many sustainable options/ be as Eco-Friendly as possible. We use Cold Cups Made from Plants, Paper Straws, Paper Takeout Containers, Recycled Paper Coffee Sleeves, and never use Plastic Bags. Perks will offer a Special Beverage made with a Local Sustainable Product. We are also hoping to meet with other businesses to discuss new alternatives and products that we can utilize. Perks is located at 448 Elmwood Avenue.
We feature functional art, and body products that support the eco concept. You will be able to meet and talk with local artists, and see their works. One of our featured photographers, with products for sale in the shop, is known as “Buffalo’s Cycling Photographer”… do you know who he is? Come visit us at 1027 Elmwood Avenue and find out!
Papercraft Miracles is an eco-friendly handmade paper company specializing in weddings and events. We utilize recycled materials to create our biodegradable products. Our entire studio is solar-powered and all of our packaging is compostable. They will run hands-on papermaking demos and will have some of our ready-made products for sale.
We will be set up in front of Breezy Burrito at 1000 Elmwood Avenue, near Bidwell Parkway.
We are a small, sustainability-focused hardwood bicycle frame manufacturer located on Buffalo's East Side. Our rugged wood bike frames are designed, built, and tested to meet the rigorous standards of the cycling industry while providing an environmentally and socially responsible alternative for our customers. We'll be showcasing our latest bicycle creations and talking about responsible production and how the bikes are made. Find us on the corner of Elmwood and Lafayette, on the lawn of the church.
Pop-Up Corner: We take our responsibility seriously as your local waste removal company to sustain, recycle and reuse the planet’s limited resources. We are committed to the most innovative and responsible methods of materials management and recycling, and promote sustainability through all areas of our business. We will be educating festival-goers on best practices for home recycling.
Madd Ink Tattoo & Piercing has been a staple for tattoos and body work in the Buffalo region for two decades now! We will be setting up art and craft booths to showcase the work of our entire team, as well doing sidewalk mural work and live art based on bees, butterflies, flowers, etc. We will also be painting a giant steel Lorax sculpture being made by Griffis Studios.
Ten Thousand Villages create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to markets through long-term, fair trading relationships We focuses on the use of locally sourced, recycled, and renewable materials in our products and promote creative re-use and energy efficiency in artisan workshops and our supply chain to minimize our environmental impact. Find us at 736 Elmwood Avenue.
Pop-Up Corner: Our mission is to equip at-risk communities living in energy poverty with safe, solar, options for energy and light. We also support student programs to get involved directly in fighting climate change and taking action in their local communities. We will have information on climate change, energy poverty, getting involved locally and internationally - we'll have solar lights and swag on display and for purchase (donation) as well as music and activities.
Pop-Up Corner: Kae & Cami home collection is collaborating with Jen Stockman Designs in promoting The Napkin Project to encourage creative ways to decrease paper at our tables. Our eco-friendly tablescapes incorporate internationally sourced woven fabric to support and widen the global circle of women supporting women. Repurposed and discontinued fabrics make their way to women owned businesses who create the limited edition napkins.
Jolie Jolie stocks Soak detergent which is environmentally friendly, we also have garments made of recycled cotton. In addition, our garments are not mass produced in sweat shops and cut by order, therefore reducing our carbon footprint. We gift wildflower seeds with every purchase to help our flying friends. Find us at 814 Elmwood Avenue.
Healing ourselves and our Earth happens through reciprocity and in community! Slow down, notice the more-the-human beings living in our neighborhood, and discover what each of us brings to healthy, sustainable relationships. Stop by to participate in a Mini-Forest Bathing Experience with Western New York's only ANFT-certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide (and have some tea).
Jennifer Fendya will be located at the corner of Elmwood and West Ferry at the Unitarian Universalist Church, along with the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm!
Pop-Up Corner: An eco-conscious business that produced over 150 furniture pieces of stylish upholstered furniture mainly from discarded high end textiles. Will Be selling eco-conscious cloth napkins and one re-designed antique arm chair.
Pop-Up Corner: HMD Design hunts for unwanted furniture and housewares that are tossed to the curb on garbage days that would end up unloved in a land-fill, and turns those diamonds in the rough into one-of-a-kind treasures to be used again in a home. We will sell our trash-to-treasure goods and provide images of their transition from caterpillars to butterflies.
10% of every purchase going to a local animal rescue. The proceeds from Flutterby will go to Pixie Mamas Rescue.
Pop-Up Corner: Handmade home decor made from natural/reclaimed/sustainable materials. Artisan small batch organic skincare using farm grown ingredients. They will be a part of the Buffalo Woman’s Consortium.
Pop-Up Corner: Grassroots Gardens of WNY stewards 109 community gardens in the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. Our member-gardens revitalize neighborhoods, grow healthy food in unexpected places, and help to restore native habitat. They will host a workshop and pop-up planting on pollinators/native plants.
There will be a planting at 11:30am, and the team will share information about the native plants and their maintenance. There will also be a tabletop with Bug Hotel Make and Takes on site. Everyone needs a bee hotel or motel!
Pop-Up Corner: At Golden Spiral Vitality, we are committed to providing high quality body care and wellness products made from organic and sustainable ingredients.We will offer our products for sale and answer wellness questions as well as any questions on how to use and switch over to natural ingredient products and reduce one's carbon footprint.
Pop-Up Corner: The GBNRTC focuses on solutions to regional transportation problems, which involves addressing land use, air quality, energy, economic development, and commerce. At the Flutterby Festival, we will be promoting the Regional Bicycle Plan, as part of an effort to increase bicycling in Erie and Niagara counties, close gaps in our bicycling network, and make WNY transportation alternatives more comfortable for everyone!
Pop-Up Corner: Gardens Buffalo Niagara promotes gardening and garden tourism in Western New York and beyond. Our mission statement is to create more vibrant and beautiful communities by sharing our gardens. We will offer tours of gardens on Lancaster Avenue and we will be happy to talk about our work in the community.
Waging ware against floristry, by manipulating our native surroundings in a sustainable manner. Choosing only plants and flowers that are in harmony with the season. They will be demonstrating willow weaving, and how to make a trellis for your garden. Fern Croft is located at 291 Bryant Street, near the corner of Elmwood Avenue.
Pop-Up Corner: The Elmwood Village Association is built by collective efforts of Elmwood Avenue small business owners, property owners, and neighborhood residents to improve quality of life and support the Elmwood Avenue business district. Share how you can be an eco-friendly Elmwood Villager by connecting with eco-friendly small businesses, courses, block clubs, and more! We will be teaming up with a number of eco groups, and making Elmwood a safer, healthier, more sustainable place in the process.
Pop-Up Corner: EcoTeeCo aims to raise consumer awareness of global issues that affect us all, and to promote environmental responsibility while using ethically-made, eco-friendly, less toxic and sustainable apparel. They will be selling sustainable clothing and natural products; every purchase plants a tree!
Pop-Up Corner: Create a Mini-Book uses an eco-friendly product as an educational tool to encourage literacy activities that are driven by an arts component. The kids will be making butterfly books!
Pop-Up Corner: Citizen Science Community Resources is empowering people to protect our planet. CSCR will have their soil sampling toolkit (with info) available for demonstration.
Campus Wheelworks will be offering FREE test rides on E-bikes and our traditional bicycles! Take a test ride and receive a free coupon!
Campus Wheelworks is located at 744 Elmwood Avenue, in the heart of the “eco” Elmwood Village.
Photographer Charlie Abbott will be shooting photos for Buffalo Rising, so be sure to put on your best Fluttterby smile!
Pop-Up Corner: Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a community-based non-profit organization that protects and restores our waters and surrounding ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. For 30 years, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has been the guardian of Western New York's fresh water, protecting clean water, restoring the health of ecosystems, connecting people to the water and inspiring economic growth and community engagement.
Pop-Up Corner: BMC will tell you about heritage wooden boat building, their upcoming Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival, and how you too can get involved.
Pop-Up Corner: Buffalo Audubon Society would love to bring awareness to the accessibility of birding as an activity (birds are everywhere!), richness of bird diversity and migration in WNY, as well as promote the Plants for Birds initiative, and possibly provide some native plant seedlings for folks to take home!
Pop-Up Corner: BRRAlliance will be sharing information about the Habitat Project, helping to certify urban space for the project, and providing other environmentally relevant educational material.
Pop-Up Corner: Waldorf Education is approaching the 100 year anniversary, and AWS is embracing the eco themes surrounding this centennial. Through the Waldorf100 centennial, AWS is working towards promoting the importance of bees, and "seeding the future". In addition, our school has a garden tended to by the 3rd and 4th grade as part of the curriculum. We also are moving towards having zero waste events at the school. The first of which, is this summer to celebrate Waldorf100.
Aurora Waldorf School will have a craft area setup for visitors and provide information about Waldorf education and the approaching Centennial of Waldorf education
The church will offer a bike blessing, and a blessing of pets and nature at 1pm! They are creating a Garden Play Space on Lafayette near Elmwood. The Elmwood Village Association will be loaning items to create a pop-up park on the front lawn. Buckets of chalk will be available along the Elmwood sidewalk. The Elmwood Lawn will be available for picnics and relaxing. The site will be set up with tie-dye blankets to encourage use of the space. The church is also on the lookout for face painters, buskers, and chalk artists!
There will be a blessing of the bikes, of the pets, and of the planet earth at 1pm!
There will also be eco groups set up along the corner of Elmwood and Lafayette, including local bicycle builders. Come pay a visit at 875 Elmwood Avenue.
We all love fresh, wholesome, delicious smoothies, right? Well, have you ever used pedal power to create a smoothie? That’s what we do - we set you up on our blender bike, so that you can use pedal power to whip up the creation. Choose your ingredients, hop on the bike blender, and pedal power your way towards drinking down an eco smoothie! We will also be serving up the smoothies in compostable containers!
Keep a lookout for Smoothies in Motion at 810 Elmwood Avenue.
Revolver Records will be adding some zest to the festival, with a deejay playing in front of the shop at 831 Elmwood Avenue. The live music will take place from 12pm to 4pm. Get ready to stroll down the avenue to the sounds of funk and soul, and be sure to check out the new Garden Walk mural on the side of the building, painted by Cassandra Ott. The mural is also in celebration the Elmwood Village Association and The Garden Walk - both groups are celebrating 25 Year Anniversaries!
Photo by James Sutton
Elmwood Pet Supplies will be introducing canvas totes in time for the festival! The pet shop will also feature openfarmpet.com which is pet food that is made with ethically sourced ingredients. During the festival, the shop will offer deals on vegan foods as a way to decrease our pets carbon paw prints. Elmwood Pet will also offer deals on niger seed and niger feeders which are great ways to feed birds without attracting rodents!
Come pay us a visit, and see what we have in store for the environment - 706 Elmwood Avenue.
Forty Thieves Bar and Restaurant wholeheartedly believes in The Flutterby Festival. So much so that they are welcoming people into their Flutterby Beer Garden (in back) where they will be serving up the festival beer - Flutterby Honey Blonde. Not only that, they will be donating 100% of their Flutterby beer sales to Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Because without clean water, there can be no great tasting beers.
Forty Thieves is your neighborhood pub right in the heart of the Elmwood Village featuring elevated Pub Fare along with 26 beers on tap. We invite anyone and everyone to stop by with friends and family to relax for a spell. For the festival, we are excited to open our rear patio, that is currently only used for private events!
So, when you are fluttering down the street, be sure to grab a festival beer at 727 Elmwood Avenue, because when you do, you will be supporting Buffalo’s waterfront. And as we all know, our natural waters will someday be our most precious resources.
One of Buffalo’s most prolific muralists, Chuck Tingley will be painting a large wall near the corner of Summer and Elmwood. The floral mural will be a reminder throughout the year that we need to be stepping up our game to save the environment.
Once complete, the mural can be found at 255 Summer Street.
Olson Design is a small landscape design practice, specializing in ecological design—with equal affinity towards ecology, botany, design, garden history and horticulture. Based in Buffalo, NY, we design naturalistic landscapes and gardens of any size—from postage stamp city yards to large, multiple acre properties. We work to restore health back to displaced habitats and degraded soils in urban environments, as well as restoring low-quality wetlands, prairies, and woodlands.
We will be installing a pollinator-friendly, prairie style garden, using plants that are native to the Northeast. The garden is located at 912 Elmwood Avenue, across from JT’s Restaurant. Stop on by and see what it possible when planting responsibly.
Tyler Griffis (The Essex Arts) and Mark Madden (Madd Ink) will be creating a 5 foot tall Lorax sculpture out of metal (then hand painted).
The Lorax “Speaks for the trees.”
We are still trying to figure out where it will go, - there will be a small ceremony when it is installed… anyone have a big ‘ol tree stump on Elmwood? Stay tuned!
Hemp is a sustainable crop that can be used to produce a vast array of biodegradable materials. Hemp is a weed, so it grows prolifically with little water and no pesticides.
We’re committed to providing alternative holistic! Everyone knows that hemp is earth friendly, and body friendly. We are a new hemp product shop that is opening just in time for the festival. We are so excited to be on Elmwood, to show off our stuff, and to be included in the scope of this eco festival.
Come pay us a visit at 1005 Elmwood Avenue, and get your gummies, pain creams, tinctures (human and pet)… and a whole lot more!
Live music: As an acoustic band, we leave a smaller energy footprint than many of our peers. Many of our original songs are set in this planet's fragile ecosystem and have blatant or embedded eco-friendly messages/warnings. Among our growing list of cover tunes is an impassioned version of CSN&Y's "Wooden Ships." All of the band members are committed to the Repair, Reuse, Recycle lifestyle; our percussionist was instrumental in setting up the first public recycling project in Buffalo as an undergraduate at Canisius College (at the corner of Main and Delavan).
On August 10th we will be prepping for a Labor Day private party with a Woodstock '69 theme, so we will no doubt be trying out some songs from the setlist of that iconic festival.
We will be set up at The Peddler at the corner of Elmwood and West Ferry from 1pm to 3pm. Then we will be joining the drum circle at the Crane Library! See you soon earth loving friends!
Anonymous for the Voiceless (AV) is an animal rights organization that specializes in educating the public on animal exploitation and fostering highly effective activism communities worldwide. We hold an abolitionist stance against animal exploitation and promote a clear vegan message.
Demonstrate with our “Cube of Truth” which involves undercover footage from animal agriculture, public outreach, and as well as an event table offering information which supports the fact that animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction and climate change, ocean dead zones, and wildlife and habitat destruction.
Pop-Up Corner: Our philosophy is simple - if you Eat Well, you will Be Well. Food is powerful, and we can create wellness and prevent disease by making smart food choices. As our parents always told us, “You are what you eat.”
Sally Gower, owner of Eat Well Buffalo, is a firm believer that we need to take responsibility for our own health as well as being a positive contributor to our WNY community. Our emphasis and direction should be on the prevention of disease and taking those steps to eat healthy (plant based, whole foods as much as possible), incorporating exercise into our daily lives, practicing mindfulness and meditation, as well as being committed to recycling, sustainability and making a difference in this wonderful community in which we live.
Eat Well Buffalo looks so forward to being a part of the Flutterby Festival where eating local, planting a garden, and living a more sustainable life can benefit both ourselves and our community.
Drum Circles of WNY will be set up on Elmwood Avenue, with the “perfect spot” on the front lawn of the Crane Library at 633 Elmwood Avenue. Bring your own drum, or if you’re lucky, you can drum on an extra drum at the gathering. If you’re wandering around at The Flutterby Festival, just close your eyes and listen for the drums - we will be drumming from 4pm to 6pm!
Photo by John Fahey
We are excited to be moving towards a more eco friendly style of service. Recently we have minimized straw use, stir stick use, and waste. We’ve moved towards Hay! straws and stir sticks, and toothpicks for service. We also pride ourselves on supporting local businesses, as we strive to use local produce and products as much as we can. For the festival, we planted swamp milkweed in our tree plot near the entranceway… to feed the Monarch butterflies!
For the festival, we will be hosting two local eco friendly companies. We will be serving the PR Burger from Protein Responsibly, which is an alternative and more sustainable protein burger made from insects on our patio. We will also be serving up This Is Life’s Chaga mushroom tea and coffee. A wild harvested mushroom product that serves as a healthy, eco friendly, and enriching alternative to other coffees and teas. We’ve also incorporated this tea into a summertime cocktail that will be available for the festival - come sit at the bar, or enjoy our beautiful outdoor patio!
We look forward to a successful first year of the Flutterby Festival! We will be participating with these two products, and limited drinks, from 11am-3pm the day of the festival. Come visit us for this very unusual and inspirational lunch at 307 Bryant Street, just off Elmwood.
We use Recycled bags, and we had our lighting and our coolers redone to use less energy.
We feature small independent breweries that give back to their communities… and to the local farmers! That’s something that a lot of people don’t think about when they are sipping on a local beer. Plus, think about the carbon footprint. By not having to truck a beer across country, you are not only keeping it local, you are keeping it sustainable. We will be featuring JK's Organic Cider at the festival, which is certified organic.
Stop by for a chat and a brew at 547 Elmwood Avenue!
renew bath + body is an all natural, paraben free, toxin free skincare, make-up and bath + body products. renew launched our product line in April 2019 and has a passion for innovative eco friendly packaging, glass instead of plastic, completely natural ingredients and trying to design a product refillable system.
renew will have a tent in front of our store (927 Elmwood Ave) offering information about renew's eco friendly product line along with information on the other 36 eco friendly lines we retail.
Pop-Up Corner: Amor and Heritage is a traditional Hispanic dance company dedicated to the promotion of Diversity, multiculturalism and kindness, through DANCE!
We promote tolerance, education, understanding of other cultures, the importance of self-confidence, sharing kindness and staying healthy through dance and movement. We travel to diverse locations, perform and instruct at several universities, programs and schools and are part of several after school programs. Amor and Heritage recycles, reuses, reduces and strive to be paperless even for our invoices and bills and uses recycle paper for crafts. We reuse our costumes and create new with the old.
Amor and Heritage programs bring a smile to the less fortunate kids, travels to Colombia to promote the importance of education and the importance to preserve water, clean water and not waste it. We also work with international organizations to donate water to countries where disastrous natural disasters strike.
We will have a booth with information, dancing & music, and showcasing our unique earth friendly costumes.
Pop-Up Corner: We aim to create, establish and preserve natural habitat for wildlife to thrive and people to enjoy throughout the City of Buffalo.
Out team will set up a table to engage with the public, informing them on the importance of habitat parks and the horrors of single use plastics.
We spend a lot of time out in the wilderness. We sometimes spend days hiking through wild birch forests in the VT mountains, and being yogis, we take notice of what is happening all around and within us. This wild, natural world, devoid of modern human controls, thrives in a beautiful display of symbiotic relationships. You see, commonly, our culture only values what can be "utilized", and often overlooks the many unseen, most beautiful elements of life. When we are out in the forest, we are breathing in billions of microscopic mushroom spores, absorbing oxygen rich air, basking in silence...and feeling a natural wisdom move through us. Feeling peace. All this is how we have developed our ECO STANCE:
Allow things to be natural, and when necessary support the natural process. Chaga Mushroom and its potent health effects are the perfect example of the what happens when we simply let things be. Our hope is that by sharing it's healing wisdom, we do our part in supporting Mother Nature.
We will be selling Chaga Mushroom Tea, Mushroom Coffee, Mushroom Treats, and inspire love in the hearts of all. Plus, our host site - Trattoria Aroma @ 307 Bryant Street - will be mixing up a feature mushroom cocktail at the bar! The restaurant is not typically open on Saturdays, but we have teamed up to sell our eco products, and if you’re lucky you can try a revolutionary PR Burger as well!
Photo by Torbjorn Sandbakk
We try to be as sustainable as possible at Root & Bloom, we use paper straws, compostable to-go containers, and locally grown organic produce from local farmers.
We will give customers a discount on all take-out orders if they bring their own reusable container during the festival. It is a great way to eat while walking through the festival and keeping as eco-friendly as possible. Come find us at 423 Elmwood Avenue, and your notion of vegan food will never be the same.
We are actively engaged in recycling all our paper, cardboard, and plastic products! We will give our some Buffalo Gardens Posters, Elmwood Posters, & Doors of Buffalo Posters out to Flutterby frolickers - for Free! Pay us a visit at 1055 Elmwood Avenue, just down the street from Buffalo State.
I was born in St. Petersburg, FL and raised in Buffalo, NY. I've alway been fond of nature from our oceans to our mountains. My work is typically influenced by various floral & fauna. I will be creating a giant mural on the Half & Half building (1088 Elmwood Avenue) that helps raise environmental awareness by depicting some of the beauty of nature that surrounds us everyday.
We are an acoustic marching band, so the only energy we use is our wind power! We will be busking up and down Elmwood Avenue between the hours of 4 and 7pm. So come on down to Elmwood, get your eco groove on, enjoy a Flutterby Beer at a participating bar or restaurant, and help save the planet in the process! Photo by Dharmic Light.
At the Co-op, LOCAL Matters Most! Last year 61¢ of every dollar spent at the Co-op stayed in our LOCAL economy. We believe that supporting local businesses and farms fosters sustainability within our community. Your Co-op also has a large bulk department that strives to reduce waste and packaging!
Ginny of "Zero Waste Buffalo" will be outside our store talking up ways you can reduce waste in your life. She will be advocating for other great organizations that support a zero waste lifestyle, such as "Buy Nothing Groups." Later in the day, the Co-op will be making ice cream sundaes featuring LOCAL Perry's Oatscream and LOCAL Erdle Farm blueberries. We will be talking about the ways the Co-op makes a positive impact on our environment.
There will also be some other fun demos at The Co-op on that day. Stop by and check out all of the ECO action at 807 Elmwood Avenue.
We are a self-funded organization dedicated to promoting Monarch Butterfly recovery and habitat restoration here in WNY. We have seeds and plants of the most commonly used species of milkweed. All our seeds and plants are straight native and open pollinated here in WNY. We do presentations and native Monarch Butterfly releases for educational purposes. We promote and grow only WNY native plants and help inspire individuals to view their landscapes through the eyes of a pollinator.
Our mission statement is to change the status quo of how we interact with the natural world around us and inspire people to want to take better care of the environment without being told to. We believe the Monarch Butterfly is a messenger and its decline is the message that we need to take better care of the natural environment or lose not only the things we love, like the Monarch, but more of the things we need to survive as humans. Find our butterfly tent on the lawn of the Unitarian Church - corner of Elmwood and West Ferry - we will also have native milkweed seeds, Monarch larvae, and promotional items.
In the USA roughly 500 million plastic straws are used every day. Hay Straws allow us to get back to where it all started - no plastic - simply drinking straws made out of hay. This is a pretty exciting eco business that has sent enough sample boxes to hand out to every bar and restaurant within the festival footprint. We will be delivering the samples, along with information cards, in hopes that owners see the light and switch from plastic to biodegradable straws. So the next time you are paying a visit to an Elmwood bar or restaurant, ask your server, “Can I please have a Hay Straw?”
Created to reduce the impact that food consumption/production has on the planet. We will be providing customers and festival goers the opportunity to try a first to market, delicious, and sustainable beef alternative. Our PR Burger, made from mealworms; provides all of the essential amino acids your body needs, tastes great, and leaves behind a shallow carbon footprint compared to our beef competitors.
Look for us on the patio of Trattoria Aroma, 307 Bryant Street, cooking up the PR Burgers alongside our new friends at Life Itself, who will be serving up mushroom tea and coffee. The bar will be open during the day, serving up cold refreshments to go along with your sustainable and delicious earth-friendly food!
One of the benefits of throwing an eco festival on a Saturday, along Elmwood Avenue, is the Farmers Market at Bidwell. The Farmers Market is about as “eco” as it gets, with lots of organic and wholesome produce, cut flowers, jams and jellies, honey, and just about anything else that you would expect to find at a fabulous farm stand. In this case, an entire section of Bidwell Parkway is lined with farm stands. Just stop on by and see for yourself!
Eating and drinking local not only helps the planet, it tastes better. We support, promote and connect people to restaurants that serve food from area farms. We're organizing two moving parties at The Flutterby Festival - A Bike Ride Brewery Tour and City Walk, a walking day time happy hour with food and drinks. Come celebrate the environment, and eat and drink along the way. Grab a couple of friends, and meet some new faces from Buffalo and from Rochester. We’re excited to bring this new adventure to Buffalo for this inaugural eco festival! Pre-registration required at https://www.rochesteralist.com/.
Our business provides an eco friendly option to tour the city of Buffalo in an all electric open aired auto-rickshaw which holds up to 6 people at a time. We will be transporting people along the festival route on Elmwood Ave.
Studio 806 is on a holistic health kick, and will be featuring skin and body products by Davines that are based on sustainability, right down to the packaging. They are a Certified B Corporation to boot! They will have a massage therapist out on the sidewalk who specializes in holistic health. There will be products, info, and even CBD!
Stop by 806 Elmwood and let them pamper you for a spell!
KIndred Kreek will be bringing some pigs from the farm to Thin Man Brewery - 492 Elmwood Avenue . These are the pigs that eat the spend grain from the brewery’s beer. Thin Man has been working together with the farm, to ensure that the spent grains from its brewing process do not end up in landfills. Come visit the pigs that have been enjoying the fruits of the brewing process - the pigs will be at Thin Man during the festival!
Be sure to bring a few spare dollars to pass along to the buskers that will be set up along Elmwood during the festival. The buskers add a magical element to the festival, and it’s always nice to support them with a flip of a tip. Look for buskers that include Scott Kress, Mykey Bellow, and Fritz Giancola. We will also have a piano set up that anyone can come and play, thanks to Tom Miller Piano Service.
We're always on the hunt for additional buskers to perform on Elmwood throughout the course of the day. And face painters. If anyone is interested in performing, the festival has a blanket permit from the City that day - not to sell items, but to perform. If you are looking to participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo@Mykey Bellow
We are making changes at our establishment to be more sensitive to our Mother Earth. We changed our take out containers, take out bags, straws to be eco-friendly. Recycling all glass bottles used. Recycling our cardboard. We are eager to learn how to do more here - we’re ready for any ideas, and we’re excited to be part of this eco festival. Come enjoy a Flutterby Honey Blonde beer at Coles, made with locally sourced honey and brewed right down the street at Thin Man!
Coles - 1104 Elmwood Avenue, near the corner of Forest. We are expecting you!
We have always been super bike friendly. We believe in a walkable neighborhood, where you don’t need a car to get around. During the festival, we will be serving up Flutterby Honey Blonde beer, made right down the street at Thin Man Brewery. We are also right across the street from the Bidwell Farmers Market - 957 Elmwood Avenue. So ride your bike, load up on fresh organic produce, and come enjoy this special eco beer made with locally sourced honey!
Pop-Up Corner: Donald Blank is a local author who is concerned about the adverse effects of the rampant mining business. At the festival , Blank will be discussing the impacts of mining on the planet. His latest book talks about the people who set out to stop a pebble mine from destroying lands in Alaska:
Bristol Bay in Alaska has a yearly run of red salmon that is a $1 billion commercial fishery, and also a subsistence fishery that feeds thousands of locals year-round. The proposed Pebble Mine, 200 miles away, would have been the largest copper and gold mine in North America, and would have threatened Bristol Bay's pristine environment. This book contains portraits and interviews with people who, for ten years, opposed and helped "kill" the Pebble Mine. It includes a half-hour DVD documentary on commercial fishing in Bristol Bay.
This author can be found in front of the Crane Library at 633 Elmwood.
Street artist Nicole Cherry will be painting a Flutterby selfie station at Hodge Liquor ( 463 Elmwood Avenue). The work consists of two large butterfly wings, where festival-goers will be able to stand in-between the two wings to get their photo taken. This project will allow everyone to become a butterfly, even for a short spell. So be sure to get your photo taken at The Flutterby selfie mural! It’s interactive art on Elmwood!
I don’t use gas… but I have to eat more food so it might be a wash! Carbon neutral maybe? Look for me and my ice creamcycle (bike) meandering up and down Elmwood Avenue on this festive day dedicated to the environment. Alternative transportation - pedal power - is the best way to get around during an eco festival. So grab your bike and head on over to Elmwood to support the planet… and when you need to cool down, I’ll be around!
We will be posted up at Breezy Burrito - 1000 Elmwood Avenue - doing henna, and eco hair shimmers for the masses! Hair shimmers are the hottest hair trend at the moment, and they are earth friendly because they are biodegradable! Our henna is also
Get glam with f(hair)y strands! These 100% silk hair shimmers have no chemical treatments and are tied to your hair within seconds. Wash, comb, brush, perm, straighten, dye - the strand shines on til' that one hair does fly. Can last for months, or just one day. When you lose a hair, who can say? And what's better than shimmery fairy hair? Being made with 100% silk strands, this natural fiber is bio-degradable and breaks down once it has fulfilled its lifespan, so you can do up your “do” guilt free!
Thin Man Brewery is brewing a beer especially for the festival! It’s called Flutterby Honey Blonde, made with locally sourced honey from Beeyond Honey. This beer will be available at the following establishments - Thin Man Brewery, Trattoria Aroma, Caffe Aroma, Thirsty Buffalo, The Place, Forty Thieves, Cole’s, Mr Goodbar, Breezy Burrito, Acropolis, Nine 29, with more on the way. Bee sure to grab a brew at the festival - Mother Nature will thank you!
And there are a few dedicated eco evangelists out there that aren’t on the festival route, such as Colter Bay, Allen Burger Venture, and Duende at Silo City, that will also be carrying this delicious brew! If you’re interested in carrying a keg, contact the festival. Look for an official tapping to take place at Thin Man on Saturday - stay tuned for details.
Long before we were a wasteful society, shoe repair shops were as common in neighborhoods across the US as drug stores are today. Luckily we have Sole Man on Elmwood! Sole Man strives for the highest quality shoes repair as well as selling only highest quality “previously owned” shoes at an affordable price. Every shoe the award winning cobbler repairs and sells, keeps it from being dumped into the landfill! Think about going greener with shoe repair.
Stroll on over to 565 Elmwood Avenue, and bring a pair of “shoes in need” with you, and we will restore them back to their original luster.
We do our best in this environment to recycle when possible and constantly add items and products that are locally sourced. We always use locals purveyors reducing the amount carbon emissions for delivery of products.
We serve locally raised grass fed beef hamburgers, and for the festival we will be using recyclable straws. We will also be serving up Flutterby Honey Blonde beer (made with locally sourced honey) made by Thin Man Brewery right around the corner!
Come find us at 229 Lexington Avenue, just off of Elmwood (for lunch and dinner).
Pop-Up Corner: The Traveling Beauty Bar is committed to making and sourcing all natural skin care with the best / most pure ingredients. Most of our products are artisan made by small businesses. We support others in our field by introducing a wide variety of products that may otherwise have not gained brand exposure. We are an ingredient-conscious, customer-first organization. We are also committed to finding products that aren’t tested on animals, and products that are eco-friendly. All of the products we carry have been personally tested by a member of our team, long term. We also pride ourselves on providing top notch customer service – we stand by our clients!
At the festival, we will be featuring all natural lip plump, dry shampoo, coffee scrubs, vegan dark circle cream, and vegan eye bag remover… all in our traveling road show!
Pop-Up Corner: Green Shoots for New Americans (Brewster Street Farm) - We will provide informational flyers pertaining to out programming, communicate our passions for the earth and for healthy organic foods, and sell organically and locally grown produce. Green Shoots for New Americans is a Journey's End program.