Release Date: April 30, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- More than 175 University at Buffalo students will volunteer across the Buffalo Niagara region Tuesday as part of the university's Pride and Service Day.
The biggest gathering of students, at least 100, is expected at UB's Solar Strand. From 9:30-11:45 a.m., students will plant shrubs, level gravel in walkways and cap pipes to make the 750-kilowatt installation more pedestrian friendly.
The Solar Strand, a unique project between UB and the New York Power Authority, is located near the university's Flint Road entrance on the North Campus. It will produce enough power for hundreds of student apartments and help UB achieve its goal of becoming a climate neutral institution. For more information visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/sustainability.
Students are also expected to volunteer at:
-- Autistic Services, Inc., 4444 Bryant Stratton Way, Buffalo.
-- Benedict House, 2211 Main St., Buffalo.
-- Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy, 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo.
-- Compass House, 1451 Main St., Buffalo.
-- Friends of the Night People, 394 Hudson St., Buffalo
-- Garden in the Sun, 382 Fargo Ave., Buffalo
-- Keep Western New York Beautiful, Linear Park (at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus)
-- Project Naomi, 95 Hazel Place, Buffalo
-- Riverside Planters, 179 Ontario St., Buffalo
-- Vive, Inc., 50 Wyoming Ave., Buffalo
UB Pride and Service Day began in 2005 with the idea of showing school spirit and enabling students to make a difference both on and off the campus. For more information, visit http://www.student.affairs.buffalo.edu/leadership/ubpride.php.