Updated June 17, 2022

At the University at Buffalo, we work every day to create a more sustainable campus and community through our research, teaching, operations and our partnership with the community. And we've been doing it for over fifty years.  

As a public research institution, our model of sustainability focuses on finding solutions to global challenges through our research, creating the next generation of change agents through our curriculum and experiential opportunities, setting the bar high for sustainability and climate action in our own operations, and sharing our experiences and learning from the external community.

Our impact spans the university with recent successful efforts focused on ramping up renewables throughout our own campus and beyond, establishing the GRoW Clean Energy Center on our north campus, creating the next generation of sustainability leaders and more.  These endeavors have helped us earn gold certification from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, ranking number 1 in the world on climate action by the Times Higher Education, placed second in the world amongst higher education institutions in advancing renewables and being recognized by the EPA as an Environmental Champion.