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Students participate in a sustainability forum, one of the many ways in which the UB community keeps its pulse on topics and issues in sustainability.

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


Five UB Honors College students worked with UB Sustainability to help the Western New York Environmental Alliance and its roughly 100 member groups become a more inclusive organization.

students planting trees

Volunteers spent the day planting 180 trees in areas around the South Campus with little or no tree coverage as part of “ReTree the District,” an initiative to add more than 1,000 trees to the urban tree canopy over the next two years.


The Growing Food Connections Policy Database, hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning, assists local governments as they work to broaden access to healthy food and help sustain local farms and food producers.

Student Volunteers

The new Zero Waste program is a partnership between UB Athletics, Campus Dining & Shops, University Facilities and UB Sustainability that aims to eliminate garbage at the stadium.


Teri Rueb, a professor in the UB Department of Media Study, contributes to creating “Other Order”, a sound walk through the Bussey Brook Meadow at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.

IEW 2012 Tango Dance

UB’s annual celebration of International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 10-14 will focus this year on the topic of sustainability, with the keynote speakers and other events bringing a global context to the subject.