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Office of Sustainability

UB North Campus

Facilitating the Climate Action Plan

The Office of Sustainability works with a broad range of campus and community groups, including the UB Environmental Stewardship Committee, to facilitate the university's Climate Action Plan (PDF), which calls for UB to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

The office also works with campus partners to promote sustainability related programs and events throughout the year.

Our Staff

Ryan McPherson, UB's Chief Sustainability Officer at the UB Solar Strand.
Ryan A. McPherson, Chief Sustainability Officer

In September of 2011, Mr. McPherson was named the University at Buffalo’s first Chief Sustainability Officer.  In his role as the CSO, Ryan connects people across the university with information, innovation, and tools to reduce UB’s footprint on the future and enhance quality of life by improving environmental stewardship, increasing economic efficiency and augmenting cultural values and awareness.  He specifically works closely with university partners and employs an integrated campus-wide strategy that leverages the university’s operations, curriculum, external engagement and research to further UB’s sustainability efforts.

Jim Simon, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator at the UB Solar Strand.
Jim Simon, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

Jim works to measure UB's environmental footprint and sustainability performance through innovative and participatory applications as well as maintaining our web presence through our web portal and social media. Whether it is creating a dashboard to communicate our carbon footprint or leading an innovative student course to gather data for AASHE STARS, Jim ensures that UB's sustainability efforts are innovative and in practice.

Jim also works with UB's student leaders to foster collaboration and engagement with other students, faculty, staff and community members.

Erin Moscati photo
Erin Moscati, Sustainability Education Manager

Erin works to minimize UB’s materials consumption and increase the amount of waste diverted.  She also creates and implements educational programs to help the campus community engage in sustainability initiatives and transform UB’s operations.  Erin coordinates UB’s participation in RecycleMania and chairs UB’s Recycling committee which unifies people and departments across campus in waste reduction efforts. Erin is also launching a new engagement program which will teach faculty and staff how to serve as environmental advocates within their departments. 

Visit the UB Sustainability Space on the South Campus to meet, gather, and find resources on sustainability!