Students engage in field work to understand and solve
What is sustainability?
It is what fuels us to create a better tomorrow for ourselves
and future generations here at UB. It is a culture of teaching that
prepares our students for a world filled with change and
uncertainty, getting them ready for a tomorrow without fossil
fuels, but saturated with solar panels.
It is working towards the next discovery that will positively
change the way that we interact with the world, how we live day to
It is looking at our own environmental footprint and reducing
that to zero through innovative measures that includes building the
UB Solar Strand, bringing six new LEED designed buildings online,
recycling our waste using an innovative single stream process, and
composting what waste we don’t recycle.
Finally, sustainability is about reaching others. We share our
best resources--students--through service projects done locally
throughout Buffalo-Niagara and globally in places like the
Louisiana bayou, the Dominican Republic, and the far reaches of
We also give our faculty the opportunity to partner with the
community to address legacy environmental issues and discover new