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Preparing the students of tomorrow

Students in UB's Field Ecology Course learn about local flora and fauna in the wild places of Western New York.

Opportunities to get involved

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.

Participating departments and schools

Nearly every school and program at UB has a course that integrates the principles of sustainability into the curriculum. 

Hands-on opportunities

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.

Lectures and talks

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!

Graduation Pledge

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.

Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System

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.

Get Involved

Contributions from people like you help make the campus greener and raise awareness about sustainability efforts in our communities. LEARN MORE >