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VOTE for PUSH’s Green Development Zone!

Photo by Todd Salansky

Yesterday Buffalo’s Green Development Zone—developed by PUSH Buffalo in cooperation with Massacchusetts Avenue Project, Outsource Center, Homefront, and Habitat for Humanity—was declared a finalist today in the international Sustainable Urban Housing Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of State, and the American Planning Association.

Now PUSH needs your vote to win the contest and $10,000 to help the project along. Go to this page and vote for Buffalo Green Development Zone before April 6.

The Green Development Zone aims to concentrate investments in green affordable housing, geothermal and solar energy, green jobs training, and urban agriculture in one West Side neighborhood.

The competition is being launched in anticipation of the 2012 Summit of the Americas, and in support of President Barack Obama’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas. The most competitive entrants will be showcased and reviewed at an event that closes the competition in June 2011 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. where they will be viewed by public and private partners, including prospective funders.