At UB, sustainability is part of the campus culture. We practice
it every day.
Sustainability is about meeting today’s needs without
sacrificing the needs of the next generation. Here at UB,
sustainability is a culture of teaching that prepares our students
for a changing world—one where solar panels proliferate in
place of fossil fuels.
Sustainability requires solving our problems with a different
way of thinking. It means making discoveries that positively change
the way we live day to day and interact with the world. It means
looking at our own carbon footprint and reducing that to zero.
Innovative measures we're taking on our campuses include opening
the UB Solar Strand, bringing five new LEED-designed buildings
online within a year, recycling waste through an innovative
single-stream process, and composting what waste we don’t
To empower other people to make change, we share our best
resources—our students and faculty—through service
projects in Buffalo Niagara and beyond. Globally, UB students
are working in places like the Louisiana Bayou, the Dominican
Republic and Africa. For years, our faculty have partnered with the
community to address legacy environmental issues and discover new