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UB Sustainability

UB North Campus

Facilitating the Climate Action Plan

UB Sustainability works with a broad range of campus and community groups, including the UB Stewardship Committee, to facilitate the university's Climate Action Plan (PDF), which calls for UB to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

The office also works with campus partners to promote sustainability related programs and events throughout the year.

Our Staff

Ryan McPherson, UB's Chief Sustainability Officer at the UB Solar Strand.
Ryan A. McPherson, Chief Sustainability Officer

In September of 2011, Mr. McPherson was named the University at Buffalo’s first Chief Sustainability Officer.  In his role as the CSO, Ryan connects people across the university with information, innovation, and tools to reduce UB’s footprint on the future and enhance quality of life by improving environmental stewardship, increasing economic efficiency and augmenting cultural values and awareness.  He specifically works closely with university partners and employs an integrated campus-wide strategy that leverages the university’s operations, curriculum, external engagement and research to further UB’s sustainability efforts.

Derek
Derek Nichols, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

Derek works to connect students, staff and faculty across the university with information, innovation and tools to reduce UB’s footprint on the future and enhance quality of life. He does this by improving environmental stewardship, increasing economic efficiency and augmenting cultural values and awareness to the UB community through campus outreach and communication. Derek will coordinate the engagement efforts of the university’s Localizing Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future project awarded by the State through the REV Campus Challenge. 

Moscati
Erin Moscati, Sustainability Education Manager

Erin works to identify strategies and create educational programs to help the campus community engage in sustainability initiatives, and transform UB’s operations.  Erin coordinates UB’s participation in RecycleMania, oversees the Zero Waste program at UB Stadium and assists the student led UBReUSE team. Erin works closely with the Education and Leadership Fellows in Sustainability (ELFS) to create student led sustainability programming, and with the sustainability student team to deliver campus programming.

JoMarie
JoMarie Woltz, Administrative Assistant

JoMarie Woltz joined UB Sustainability in 2014 as Administrative Assistant after spending many years at UB as Secretary to the Chair in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the School of Public Health. JoMarie has worked with research and academic faculty and staff and comes to Sustainability with over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the University's business systems. She works closely with the Chief Sustainability Officer and Sustainability Team to ensure that day-to-day office operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Visit the UB Sustainability Space on the South Campus to meet, gather, and find resources on sustainability!