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About Us: Focused on Sustainability

We work every day to create a more sustainable campus and community through our teaching, our operations and our interaction with the community. And we've been doing it for three decades.

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Our sustainability culture, our core values, have been gaining momentum for the last 30 years.

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As a public research institution, our model of sustainability focuses on numerous goals and objectives, all centered around the idea that research shapes the solutions to sustainability problems.

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“With a longstanding history of environmental leadership that extends over several decades, the University at Buffalo is committed to creating a better, more sustainable future for all of the communities we serve, locally as well as globally. This commitment informs every aspect of our mission as a public research university, from our innovative research and to our curriculum educational programs, our operations and built environment, and our engagement with our broader communities.”-Satish K. Tripathi, President, University at Buffalo.

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At UB, many partners work towards a common goal of sustainability in our curriculum, research, community, and in our own operations.

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The Environmental Stewardship Committee created a climate action plan that defines a path toward climate neutrality for the university.

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UB has embarked upon numerous endeavors to reduce its environmental impact, setting the standard for public research universities.

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There’s a lot happening in sustainability at UB. Visit this page for the latest news and updates.

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From researchers studying environmental issues at Love Canal to performing cutting edge research on climate change in the Arctic, UB is leading the way toward a sustainable future, and has been for more than three decades.