Students in UB's Field Ecology Course learn about local flora
and fauna in the wild places of Western New York.
Courses in sustainability provide opportunities to students that
extend beyond the classroom. Building relationships with professors
and real life practitioners of sustainability will open doors to
internships, jobs, or research at UB and beyond. These
opportunities are what will drive our sustainable economy.
Nearly every school and program at UB has a course that
integrates the principles of sustainability into the
At UB, sustainability extends far beyond the classroom. There
are numerous opportunities for engagement through volunteering on
campus and in the community.
The Office of
Student Engagement immerses students in opportunities such as
the UB Pride & Service Day, Saturdays of Service, and countless
other service opportunities. The center also offers alternative
winter and spring breaks for experiences that inspire change in
communities throughout the world.
Our courses inspire this service, leadership and action.
At any given time at UB, there is undoubtedly a talk, lecture or
event focusing on sustainability being led by professors, national
experts, students and community members.
The College of Arts and Sciences, Law School, School of
Architecture and Planning, School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, the Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic
Outreach, and others regularly hold excellent and engaging lectures
on sustainability topics.
Check the calendar to learn more about the exciting lectures,
talks and events happening at UB!
Pledge to take into account the social, economic and
environmental impacts of any job you consider, as well as the
impacts of your personal actions. Pledge to work to improve
sustainability through your work and daily life.
The Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS)
is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and
universities to measure their sustainability performance.
STARS was developed by our higher education colleagues and is
administered by the Association for the Advancement of
Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Through a course, UB student researchers assist in gathering
information from across the university to inform the STARS process
and establish the State of UB’s Sustainability.
Faculty and staff involved in the process are being engaged
throughout the year to ensure clear communication of our
The STARS report will indicate a number of our strengths, but
also areas where we can improve and continue to reduce our
environmental footprint on the future.