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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.


Charger-toting smartphone users have reason to rejoice because three UB research groups have received $1.3 million in combined funding to improve energy management in smartphones.

People's Climate March

The People's Climate March was held on September 21st to raise awareness of the urgent need to combat global climate change. UB students were among the nearly 400,000 people who participated in the march.

Park(ing) day

A parking place in the Diefendorf lot on the South Campus was transformed into a mini-park to promote alternative means of transportation as UB’s contribution to Park(ing) Day Buffalo.


The university has installed a boat launch between The Commons and the Center for the Arts. The launch is part of an effort to further engage the UB community, especially students, in nearby natural resources.


The UB community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year’s school supply drive sponsored by the Office of Community Relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year’s drive the most successful one yet.


Where can you learn how to be more “green” at work and home, see rescued birds, enjoy free samples of sustainable products and even donate items to Goodwill? The answer, of course, is the sixth annual UB Sustainable Living Fair.