Letchworth Woods is a living forest and recognized by the
National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Habitat.
UB hires its first energy officer and creates the Conserve UB
program, which leads to energy conservation efforts that have saved
the university more than $100 million.
The UB Green office is created, providing environmental
stewardship for campus facilities. Today, the office’s
efforts include offering assistance to groups both on and off
UB’s environmental efforts begin with the creation of the
Rachel Carson College, named for the author of “Silent
Spring,” the book that sparked the environmental
UB becomes an initial signatory of the American College and
University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, a pledge to reduce
the global emission of greenhouse gases.
UB releases its Climate Action Plan, which draws from the
university’s comprehensive plan and sets a goal of achieving
climate neutrality by the year 2030.
The university appoints Ryan McPherson as its chief
sustainability officer, charged with creating a culture of
sustainability at UB.
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