Buffalo is our last stop on the tour of Branching Together, so pulling into the city was bittersweet. We made it safely across the US and got to connect with so many amazing humans. We couldn’t wait to do it again in Susie’s hometown of Buffalo.
We set up Branching Together across from the Albright Knox Art Gallery in front of Hoyt Lake. It was really cold, about 30 degrees, so we weren’t sure about how many people we would get to speak with. However, it turned out to be a great location. Since there were only small groups walking by intermittently, it was much easier to connect with people one on one.
In Buffalo, we got to speak with people who vowed to be more conscious of their waste, recycling, and consumption. The first person that stopped by the display was on a brisk walk around the lake. He expressed his agreement with the message and remarked on the importance of living sustainably. However, he said that no matter how sustainable someone is we could all always do better. One mother-daughter duo was excited to see the display, and vowed to waste less. A lot of the people in Buffalo remarked on what the local community is doing to be more conscious of waste.
It’s always great to hear that people are aware of how their county is handling things like waste. Many people also disagree with how their counties are taking care, or not taking care of waste. Branching Together is about inspiring people to take these issues into their own hands. We can’t always count on others to do the right thing. It’s up to us to turn knowledge into action for a healthier planet.
Thank you so much for following the journey! Check back for more updates post trip. We’ll post again soon!
Cheyenne and Susie