In November 2007, the Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) was created to direct UB’s efforts toward fulfilling our commitment of achieving climate neutrality and ensuring that UB is moving toward sustainability.
Since then, the ESC created, submitted and began implementation of a Climate Action Plan aimed at reducing UB’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2030.
The Environmental Stewardship Committee was constructed according to one basic principle: that individuals representing units of the university with the budget authority and operational capacity to implement a climate action plan should be intimately involved in creating, managing and monitoring the plan.
Committee representation comes from the following campus units:
The committee is chaired by Robert G. Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and UB campus architect. Shibley also was point person for the development of UB’s 2009 Comprehensive Physical Plan, an assignment that allowed UB to align planning for campus growth with planning for sustainability and climate neutrality.