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Environment and Sustainability

News about UB’s environmental programs and related sustainability initiatives.


Grants will advance the creation of a sculptural habitat for birds and bats, and allow for continued work on a home filled with imaginary cityscapes crafted from found objects.


Panel participants argue for a more holistic approach to environmental redediation.


The facilities were recognized for their innovative approaches to housing students and advancing health care.

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The grant recognizes UB as one of 33 University Transportation Centers nationwide and is a joint effort between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Management

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Students from the University at Buffalo’s new Sustainability Academy will join fellow undergraduates in touring Love Canal, the Buffalo waterfront, Silo City and other locations this Friday to learn about the region’s history of industrial pollution and how the community is turning this legacy around to create a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – An engineer, a philosopher, a sociologist and an oral historian walk into a room.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — As Earth’s temperature climbs, the stony corals that form the backbone of ocean reefs are in decline.
David Blersch harvesting algae in Lake Erie.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – David Blersch hates to vacuum.
group of three women standing outdoors in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Fulbright scholar and climate activist Subhashni Raj, who just completed her master of urban planning at the University at Buffalo, will start her PhD at UB this fall as the first recipient of the university’s Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship for the study of food systems planning.
Honey comb inside a wooden capsule
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Elevator B, a steel tower that University at Buffalo students designed and built to house a colony of bees along Buffalo’s waterfront, continues to receive recognition from the international architecture community.