Education and Leadership Fellows in Sustainability: Proactive Carbon Policies

CAP Carbon Offset Logo.

Developing policies to lessen our university's carbon impact. 

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Project description

The University is on a mission to get to carbon neutrality by 2030. There are 10 main strategies outlined in our 10 in 10 Climate Action Plan (CAP) to get us there. One piece involves developing best practices for sustainable travel, sustainable purchasing, and hosting low-carbon events. The Carbon Offset committee of the CAP would like a team of students to research what these best practices are and produce a menu of policies that they can endorse for the rest of the university to use. 

Project outcome

Draft recommended policies that would guide university departments and offices to make smarter, carbon-conscious choices in regards to traveling, purchases and events. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment 6-9 months
Start time Fall (August/September of 2021)
Level of collaboration Small group project (2-3 students)
Benefits Research experience
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Core partners

  • The UB Climate Action Plan Carbon Offset Committee

Project mentor

Derek Nichols

Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

UB Sustainability

Phone: (716) 829-5725


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.