Live Sustainably

walking on the u b north campus.

As a leader in sustainability, UB is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment and our surrounding communities. You can help by making “green” choices when you live at UB. 

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Walk to Class

Living on-campus means you’re closer to everything. You can often walk to class, sporting events and other on-campus activities.

Take Green Transportation

UB offers plenty of ways to travel around campus using alternative transportation methods. Our system of convenient, free shuttles and buses make it easy to get around, with stops conveniently located at (or near) all of UB’s official residence halls and apartment complexes.

Here are some other ways to use green transportation:

Bring Your Bike—or Rent One Here

Whether you want to bring a bicycle to campus or use our innovative bike share program, UB offers many resources for students who want to bike on campus. In fact, UB was recently awarded a Bronze Bicycle Friendly America Award from the League of American Bicyclists.

Compost Your Food Waste

When you eat in our dining centers, 100% of the food waste is composted on campus, keeping it out of local landfills.

Enjoy Lake LaSalle, UB’s Newest Outdoor Recreation Area

Centrally located near many of our residence halls and apartments, Lake LaSalle is a popular outdoor spot for taking nature walks, boating, or simply relaxing.

Live in Greiner Hall—One of UB’s Most Environmentally Friendly Buildings

Greiner Hall received a gold rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system for its many environmentally friendly features, including:

  • Laundry room counters made from recycled detergent bottles
  • A roofed bike rack area for nearly 100 bikes
  • An irrigation system that draws water from an on-campus lake
Recycling Tips

Campus residents are encouraged to learn more about how they can support campus recycling efforts.