Join the quest to reduce the greenhouse gas impact of food at UB.
This project has reached full capacity for the current term. Please check back next semester for updates.
Globally, our food system accounts for 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions. That’s just about the same here at our university. UB has set out to reduce that impact in half by 2030.
For the first time ever, the University has found a baseline greenhouse gas impact of its food system. This completes the first milestone in the “Taking Stock of our Food” strategy of the recently updated UB Climate Action Plan. The second step is to reduce these emissions in half by 2030. That’s quite a task for the next 9 years!
There is a lot of work to be done to get to this target. This cohort of Education Leadership Fellows in Sustainability (ELFS) will be charged with creating the system and structure to get us moving towards this goal.
Possible deliverables for the project are:
|Length of commitment||6-9 months|
|Start time||Fall (August/September of 2021)|
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students) |
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
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.
Familiarize yourself with the following: