Ian is an environmental studies major, a member of Alpha Kappa
Chi, UB's professsional environmental fraternity, and an intern
with the Office of Sustainability.
What does sustainability mean to you?
Sustainability to me means living in a way that lessens
our impact on the planet and not depleting our
resources to the point of making life harder for future
What are you doing to help UB become more
My contribution for helping UB be more sustainable is
using less plastic and buying more
locally, recycling more and informing friends
about what can be recycled.
How do you involve UB’s faculty or staff in your
I am part of an environmental organization on campus which
works towards informing people about sustainable
living and how the way we are living now is negatively impacting
How has sustainability impacted your academic
I am now fully invested in pursuing a career that supports
living sustainable. My goal is to participate in
changing the way we get energy and to move away
from conventional gas or oil
What is the one thing you would like people to know that you
do in your personal life to further
I would like to people to know that even though I have a
car, I still bike to as many places as possible.
Living sustainable is possible for everyone and starts by changing
the little things we do every day.
How could UB improve its sustainability efforts?
UB has made some big efforts to be more sustainable, from
the new community bikes around campus to the
massive composting facilities that we now have. But I believe that
the biggest step towards being more sustainable
would be to re-design the campus, around cars and
driving everywhere, towards a campus in which
students could walk to all of our necessities, such
as grocery stores.