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Understanding Sustainability

Students engage in field work to understand and solve sustainability issues.  

Developing an Understanding of Sustainability

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 day.

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 Africa.

We also give our faculty the opportunity to partner with the community to address legacy environmental issues and discover new solutions together.

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