Eileen is an Environmental Studies Major and part of the
leadership team of Alpha Kappa Chi, UB's professional environmental
What does sustainability mean to you?
Sustainability to me means, being able to support oneself without
hurting or causing any damage to future generations. It mean
respecting the environment and each other so we can enjoy them
What are you doing to help UB become more sustainable?
Throughout my years at UB I have been a part of Environmental
Network and Alpha Kappa Chi, UBs first and only Environmental
Professional Fraternity. These two organizations help get the word
out about different environmental issues and things we can do to
help. We show students and Faculty what they can do and how easy it
is to be sustainable. Just by showing buffalo what we do, I think
it can really make a difference.
How do you involve UB’s faculty or staff in your
We educate them. Just by doing that, I think it can really
help change how UB operates in a better way.
How has sustainability impacted your academic pursuits?
It has gotten me to really think about what I want to do for
the rest of my life. Going into college I wasn’t really sure
what I wanted to do, but after meeting new people and joining the
different groups it was really shown me what I enjoy. I now want to
be an environmental educator to young kids, to really show young
children about their environment and how they can protect it and
enjoy it for many years to come.
What is the one thing you would like people to know that you
do in your personal life to further sustainability?
Personally I am a Natural Resource Instructor at a summer camp
program in Vermont. It is a conservation camp that teaches kids
between the ages of 12-16 hunter education, conservation, and other
environmental topics. Each week we have a new set of campers, we
show them how important it is to respect out environment so they
will be able to enjoy is for many years to come. A big part of the
camp is Hunter Education, We teach the kids how to be safe legal
and ethical hunters and at the end of the week they take a test and
are able to receive there hunter certifications.
How could UB improve its sustainability efforts?
The biggest thing UB can do is to educate, educate faculty,
students, visitor’s, really anyone who will listen. To show
them how easy it is to live a sustainable life!