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Our entire campus community has the opportunity to get involved with sustainability work. You'll find something for everyone's interests!

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Student Programs


Education and Leadership Fellows in Sustainability (ELFS)

ELFS logo.

Lead. Empower. Inspire.

Education and Leadership Fellows (ELFS) in Sustainability are a group of premier campus student leaders who are committed to educating and engaging their peers, working to cultivate a culture of sustainability at UB, and having a positive impact in our region and beyond. In doing so they will prepare themselves and their colleagues to become the next generation of globally-minded, sustainability literate leaders.

Student leaders will elevate the conversation about sustainability by developing and delivering programs and projects that engage, inspire and empower themselves and their peers to take action and live sustainably, both through their studies and long-term thinking.

Ready to Make Change?

Looking to leave your mark on UB's campus? From food systems, to bicyling, the 2020-2021 cohort of Change Agents will choose from one of the following projects to work on throughout the school year.  

  • Bicycling and Sustainable Transportation
  • Food Systems
  • Green Area Certification/Behavioral Change (toolkits for offices, labs and dorms to become sustainable)
  • Recycling
  • Material Reuse
  • Sustainability during COVID-19
  • Environmental Justice and Sustainability 


residence hall living.

Educate fellow students on the importance of recycling, composting, waste reduction, energy and water conservation, local food options and reduced impact choices.

This is a highly competitive position open only to UB students. Submission of a cover letter and resume are required.  Qualified applicants will then be contacted for an in-person interview.   

Clubs and Extracurriculars


Looking to make friends with other sustainable-minded people? Clubs and extracurriculars are an amazing way to do that! 

Faculty and Staff

Both the Faculty and Professional Staff Senates have sustaianbility focused committees for the UB community's participation. Each year, the PSS Sustainable Living Committee hosts a Sustainable Living Fair that brings in vendors from around the area to share their knowledge to our campus. 

PSS Fair.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you interesting in volunteering, whether it be to earn community service hours, build your resume, or otherwise? UB Sustainability has a number of opportunities for you to get involved in our campus’s sustainability initiatives. 

If you would like to volunteer or learn more about our opportunities, contact the UB Sustainability team by calling us at 716-829-3535 or sending us a message here.

Looking for more? The Student Engagement office at UB hosts many volunteer opportunities on and off campus. Check out their website below for all of their offerings!

Being the Change You Wish to See