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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.

Elizabeth thomas
The history of Greenland’s snowfall is chronicled in an unlikely place: the remains of aquatic plants that died long ago, collecting at the bottom of lakes in horizontal layers that document the passing years.
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For her senior thesis, Jenna Bower wanted to create a collaborative project that combined her love of graphic design with her passion for sustainability.
Joe Gardella
For years, UB chemistry professor Joseph Gardella Jr. has worked tirelessly to ensure that the local community’s voice was heard as the federal government decided what to do with nearly 200,000 cubic yards of radioactive waste stored in Lewiston, New York — remnants of the Manhattan Project that produced the country’s first nuclear weapons.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – A University at Buffalo-backed plan to create 100 megawatts of new, locally produced solar energy within the next four years is among the winners of a clean energy competition for New York colleges and universities.
ReUse Sale
UB students have come up with a creative way to break the cycle of waste that happens when residents move out of their dorms at the end of the school year.
The hottest thing to hit The Commons lately isn’t the newest ethnic eatery. It’s the pressure UB faculty, staff and students are putting on restaurants there to stop serving food in Styrofoam containers.