Protecting Our Planet

Crafting Solutions for Cleaner Water

Clean water is one of our most precious resources, but access is becoming more and more limited. UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences researchers are working hard to solve this crisis and create cleaner water for everyone.

See how with your investment, UB researchers are making the world cleaner in Buffalo and the world.

Help Keep Our Water Clean

An estimated 40% of the global population is affected by water scarcity. One in nine lack access to safe drinking water.

Continued research on providing access to clean water requires your investment. Will you help us make a difference?

Investing in a Cleaner Future

UB is supporting researchers to find feasible solutions for accessible, clean water in Western New York, nationwide and around the world.

Local, National, Global Impact

Scholarships for engineering graduate students will offer a wealth of long-lasting benefits to the environment

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Better Health

Studying the "engineering aspect as well as the public health aspect of environmental engineering has a lot to do with keeping people safe," notes Emily Blanchard, MS '23, BS '21.

UB grads can be found all over the world.

More Masters Students

Scholarships for masters students help attract the best and brightest from around the country—and the world.

UB grads stand out amongst the rest.

Strong Opportunities

Students have hands-on research opportunities at UB like the Great Lakes Program where they make a difference in Western New York and the world.

Invest in the future

Your investment in UB will make a difference for a cause that matters to you: whether you make a gift to the UB Fund, support a scholarship for one UB student, sustain the work of a professor who will inspire thousands, or fund a cancer cure that saves the lives of millions. Every gift counts!

Together We Support a Sustainable World

What can we do for the environment? Simple question. Complicated answer. That's why we’re tackling it from a wide variety of faculties and disciplines, studying how a single event affects others across the globe.

The future is in our hands. And at UB, when we work together, no question is too big, no problem is too complex, and no challenge is too great for us to solve. Explore some other ways people have invested in planet-saving initiatves through UB.  

Building a Sustainable Future

2020 was a disastrous year in more ways than one. In addition to a global pandemic that’s caused millions of deaths worldwide, a series of unprecedented natural disasters firmly positioned climate change at the center of our daily lives.

The world watched in horror as wildfires raged through Australia and the American West Coast, then in shock as hurricane after hurricane battered the U.S. Gulf Coast. Polar bears wandering into remote Russian villages in search of food highlighted a grim new chapter in the fight against climate change, and what is yet to come.

We all know the problem; we have for decades. Now isn’t the time for questions, it’s the time for solutions. The University at Buffalo’s Department of Environment and Sustainability was created to do just that, and together with other disciplines, they’re leading the charge for a more sustainable and safer planet.

Changing the Way the World Works

When Stephen Still (BS ‘76) arrived at UB, he had no idea what his future held. Along the way, he bumped into the notion that you can change the world through how vehicles move and how cities develop.  

Over four decades later, he still believes UB is one of the top transportation research universities in the world—which is why he gave $4 million to support the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.  

Watch his story and learn more about our bold vision to shape the future of transportation.