Walter Comic

“The cleanest and least expensive kilowatt hour or BTU is the one you don’t use.”




The End of Privacy?  The Growing Threat of Government and Private Surveillance,Walter Simpson, Sunday Viewpoints, Buffalo News, May 11, 2014

Cool Campuses?!  A Much Greater Effort by Colleges and Universities Is Needed to Address the Growing Climate Crisis. (to be published in 2014 sustainability anthology by APPA,

UN Climate Conference Signals need to Do Much More, Another Voice Op-Ed, Buffalo News, December 6, 2013

Government Spy Program Violates Right to Privacy: Mistakes and Failures Since 9-11 Keep Growing, Another Voice Op-Ed, Buffalo News, September 11, 2014

“Citizen Action Makes a Difference: Local Citizens and Environmental Groups Win Campaign Against Jamestown’s Proposed New Coal Plant,Sunday Viewpoints, Buffalo News, June 9, 2013

“Climate Change Rally Was Awe-Inspiring,” My View Essay, Buffalo News, March 6, 2013


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Walter Simpson is a local environmental activist and educator who organized the Clean Energy for Jamestown coalition.  He was Energy Officer at UB from 1982 – 2008, developing a nationally recognized energy conservation program credited with $100 million in savings. His website is: