Environment and Sustainability

News about UB’s environmental programs and related sustainability initiatives. (see all topics)


Membranes that separate carbon dioxide from other emissions could help slow the pace of climate change.


One of five jobs in Western New York are in industries with ties to clean energy, yet 54% of workers in clean energy industries are aged 45 or older.


Oscar A. Silverman Library, the University at Buffalo’s 24-hour library that receives nearly 1.3 million visits per year, has been certified silver under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.


Stuart Evans researches how airborne sediments can impact climate, influencing patterns of precipitation and drought.


Diana Aga works with partners including the WHO to understand how antimicrobial drugs are finding their way into rivers and lakes worldwide.


Corporate partners will work to implement viable student proposals for reducing their carbon footprint.


UB tops the MAC, and ranks among the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation in green power usage.


Times Higher Education rankings recognize universities across the world for their social and economic impact, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


The material could help reduce utility bills, improve energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings.


Timothy Cook will design self-assembling molecules and work with K-12 science teachers to create 3-D printed magnetic structures that self-assemble in the classroom.