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 curriculum.
At UB, sustainability extends far beyond the classroom. There are numerous opportunities for engagement through volunteering on campus and in the community.
The Center for Student Leadership and Community 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!
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 efforts.
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.