Founder and President, Blue Sky Design Supply
in Buffalo, NY
Tyra Johnson Hux is the founder of Blue Sky Design Supply, a retail shop with a playful array of interior finishes, crafts, and homewares that encourages creativity and conscious consumerism. Additionally, she serves as a consultant for select development projects that positively impact our community and strive to lessen their environmental footprint. Tyra teaches a class in sustainable business practices at Daemen College. She enjoys helping others reach their personal and professional goals. She serves on the boards of the Buffalo Arts Studio, 43North, and ECIDA.
Tyra is co-leading a new Change Agent program for the Collaboratory for the Regenerative Economy (CoRE), an initiative led by the University at Buffalo, Niagara Share and Clean Production Action.
Tyra holds a degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Master’s of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is an accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional.
BY CORE — ALEXANDRA MCPHERSON & TYRA JOHNSON
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"When sustainabilty is framed in a different way that connects with peoples' core needs and values, it unleashes empowerment."
In CoRE Sustainability from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Tyra Johnson, Founder and President or Blue Sky Design Supply and Alexandra McPherson, Founder and Principal of Niagara Share, present a new sustainability program in Buffalo, the Collaboratory for the Regenerative Economy (CoRE). The CoRE initiative is a research and education partnership led by the University at Buffalo Department of Materials Design and Innovation, in partnership with Clean Production Action and Niagara Share, that brings together complementary expertise – in research, market analysis, policy formulation, and social innovation -- to support the transition towards a safer materials economy.