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Sustainability is about meeting today’s needs without sacrificing the needs of the next generation. Here at UB, it means preparing our students for a changing world—one where solar panels proliferate in place of fossil fuels.

With hundreds of buildings and miles of road, UB's environmental footprint is significant. Our Climate Action Plan calls for the university to become climate neutral by 2030.

From the way we use energy to the way we discard waste, UB is a leader in sustainability. We owe our success to the support and participation of the entire UB community.

For the past decade, UB has been a leader in environmentally smart construction. The university is undergoing a green building boom, with new LEED-designed buildings opening on all three campuses.

Think of the impact any small city has on the environment. Waste is created, water is used and energy is needed to power the community. UB understands that by focusing on sustainable energy measures, we can mitigate our environmental impact.

sobi bike

Bike Share at UB offers a GPS-enabled bike that you can find and unlock using your mobile phone. Use it to get around and between UB's campuses.

Solar Strand tree planting

A peer to peer, grassroots approach is being used to build a strong foundation for UB's sustainability programs.  Our Green Team is composed of committed faculty and staff working to create positive change.

campus garden

The garden will be to connect students, faculty and the community through experiential learning and practice. The garden will be a model of sustainability and by being accessible and highly visible; it will contribute to the advancement of the University at Buffalo and Campus Dining & Shops’ sustainability efforts.

charging stations

UB is proud to be partnering with National Grid and ChargePoint to offer electric vehicle owners three new locations to charge their vehicles. To better serve those with electric vehicles, we are collecting data on the types of vehicles that will be using the stations.

dashboard

The UB Sustainability Dashboard showcases UB building energy and resource use in a way that encourages engagement and competition amongst UB students, faculty, and staff.