A wide range of organizations are greening Buffalo: creating urban farms, weatherizing houses, promoting biking and walking, fighting polluters to improve air quality, and so on. In this class, we'll study local efforts and potential policy changes to strengthen them, with a particular focus on two or three current issues. We¿ll meet with local environmental leaders and government officials to hear their views. We'll craft policy briefs to educate the public and elected officials on issues and solutions, and we¿ll use our final class to make a public presentation of our work. Students will enhance their policy advocacy skills while contributing to local environmental efforts with action-oriented research. The class will meet in downtown Buffalo at 617 Main St., Suite 300.