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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.

Jennifer L. Zirnheld, associate professor of electrical engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine as one of 100 Inspiring Women in STEM.
The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP), a collaboration led by UB, SUNY Buffalo State College, the Buffalo Museum of Science and the Buffalo Public Schools, has been selected as one of 27 learning communities across the country to launch the STEM Ecosystems Initiative, a national project that promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Grow Home
Bright and early Wednesday morning, two flatbed tractor trailers left Buffalo, embarking upon a 2,500-mile journey across the country to Irvine, California. The trucks are each hauling a section of the 1,100-square-foot GRoW Home that UB is entering in the Solar Decathlon, a biennial event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
UB is going for gold when it comes to being green.
Toxic flame retardants used in electronics and fabrics have been banned or removed from American and European products for nearly a decade. Yet they still surround us — in the dust we breathe and the food we eat. The chemicals are even found in the breast milk of new moms.
Arctic tundra
In the Arctic, sea ice is melting and leaving larger sections of ocean exposed to air and sun. This phenomenon could fuel increased evaporation, leading eventually to more precipitation in far-north latitudes.