Lissette Palestro, the Coordinator of the WNY Children’s Environmental Health Center, joined the Clean Sweep / Save Our Streets Task Force. This initiative aims to empower community members and provide them with the tools necessary to improve their quality of life. The task force meets weekly and goes door to door to provide services (i.e., health insurance, dental services, lawn care services, lead screening, energy-efficient heating, and cooling, etc.) to community members in high-risk zip codes. Additionally, the task force assesses for environmental hazards such as chipping paint, potholes, fallen trees, low lines, rotted steps, and unsafe sidewalks and submits this data to the city for remediation.

Clean Sweep in Buffalo, NY