Dylan is an Environmental Studies major, the Student of the Year
in the UB Undergraduate Academies, and a recipient of the UB
Emerging Leaders Award. Dylan is working with campus partners to
plan for a campus garden.
What does sustainability mean to you?
Personally, sustainability means being able to continuously
maintain a process without an impact.
What are you doing to help UB become more
I am working on research for a permaculture garden here on
campus, which would help alleviate some of the impact of obtaining
How do you involve UB’s faculty or staff in your
Currently I am doing this research with the help of the staff of
the Office of Sustainability.
How has sustainability impacted your academic
I am studying the many ways to incorporate sustainability and to
lessen ones impact on the world. The technology involved is one of
the things that is the most fascinating to me.
What is the one thing you would like people to know that you
do in your personal life to further sustainability?
One thing I personally do to further sustainability is that I
never throw anything electronic away, it always gets recycled in
the proper way.
How could UB improve its sustainability efforts?
I think UB could improve sustainability by incorporating a
garden on campus and also by finding a way to make parking on
campus more user friendly, without having so many people circle so
many lots daily. Also, increasing the recycling program with
support for things like ink cartridges, batteries, and broken cell
phones which are staples of being a college student.