UB members contributing to the sustainable efforts of our
Every day, UB works with its partners from across the Buffalo
Niagara region to positively impact sustainability efforts in our
UB supports the alliance’s work and lends the research and
educational expertise of its faculty and staff to the organization.
The WNY Environmental
Alliance boosts collaboration among more than 90 organizations
working on environmental issues throughout Buffalo Niagara, and
works to advocate for the region’s environmental agenda.
Forward is a broad-based, collaborative
effort to promote more sustainable forms of development in
Erie and Niagara counties – the Buffalo Niagara Region
– in land use, transportation, housing, energy and climate,
access to food, and more. It will combine research and public
engagement with planning and action to help us meet the
combined economic, environmental, and social challenges of the 21st
The Western New
York Sustainable Business Roundtable is a
“business-driven” organization that relies on
businesses to drive its mission and organize its events.
Members are businesses that have employees in the Western New York
region and have signed a pledge to
create and implement a sustainability plan.
In 2010, UB Campus Dining & Shops acquired a food waste
decomposer and began sharing compost and soil amendment with
individuals and groups both on campus and in the community,
including the Massachusetts Avenue
Project and Grassroots Gardens of
Each spring since 2009, a female peregrine falcon has laid eggs
in a nesting box in the tower of MacKay Heating Plant on the South
Campus. Classified as an endangered species in New York State,
peregrine falcons were completely eliminated from the eastern U.S.
in the 1960s, mainly due to pesticide residue in their prey.
Thanks to a collaborative effort between UB, the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation and the NYS Historic
Preservation Office, there are now more than five dozen in New York
The addition of cameras provides the public with a window into
these fascinating raptors, from the laying of eggs to fledging from
The UB falcons have provided both entertainment and valuable
ornithological documentation for future research in the habits of
In an ongoing collaboration, UB and the NYSDEC are developing
procedures to facilitate the ability of people and nature to
co-exist in an urban environment.