Protecting Our Planet

Addressing Global Threats

Climate change. Unsustainable living environments. Lack of clean energy. These are just a few of the environmental issues that affect the lives of billions of people on our planet. As a premier public research university, UB is leading the way in finding solutions to these problems — and many others — as we draw on our proven expertise and interdisciplinary strengths.

Here Is How We Plan For a Brighter Future

At UB, we are proud to have been rated No. 1 among U.S. universities for combating climate change and its impacts. We recognize the devastating global impact of rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and similar consequences—and we are taking bold steps to prevent irreversible damage to our planet.

Here, we strive to instill sustainability-focused values in our students. We support faculty research into more resilient cities, renewable energy sources and new materials that are less harmful to our soil, water and air. But we cannot take on these challenges alone. With your support, we will continue working together to tackle some of the most serious risks to humanity.

A student in the Earth Environment lab inspecting a tree branch.