COVID-19: UB Planning and Response • Updated 7/2/2020
We work every day to create a more sustainable campus and community through our teaching, our operations and our interaction with the community. And we've been doing it for three decades.
Eighteen UB students volunteered in the Louisiana Bayou during their winter break to work on wetland restoration projects.
A viewing area near the Falcon nesting box on South Campus is being developed by UB and the Department of Environmental Conservation.
More than 100 volunteers planted 90 trees and native shrubs at the Solar Strand site on Flint Road near the Maple Road entrance to the North Campus.
A Senior Environmental Design student from UB won the 13th session of the International Winter University competition for their proposal on how to fix the uncontrolled development of Irkutsk, Russia.
More than $3 million in grants have been awarded to the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood initiative to provide "cradle-to-career" support to Buffalo schoolchildren.
Through UB’s Center for Educational Collaboration 1,000 students in the Buffalo public schools have been offered opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.
UB chemistry professor Joe Gardella and his students assist neighborhoods in determining the effects of local industries on their environment.
Sustainable Futures, a service learning program in architecture, landscape architecture and planning, is conducted in Monteverde, Costa Rica and hosted by the Monteverde Institute, the University at Buffalo, and other universities.
UB’s environmental efforts begin with the creation of the Rachel Carson College, named for the author of “Silent Spring,” the book that sparked the environmental movement.
UB hires its first energy officer and creates the Conserve UB program, which leads to energy conservation efforts that have saved the university more than $100 million.
The UB Green office is created, providing environmental stewardship for campus facilities. Today, the office’s efforts include offering assistance to groups both on and off campus.
UB becomes an initial signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, a pledge to reduce the global emission of greenhouse gases.
UB releases its Climate Action Plan, which draws from the university’s comprehensive plan and sets a goal of achieving climate neutrality by the year 2030.
The university appoints Ryan McPherson as its chief sustainability officer, charged with creating a culture of sustainability at UB.