News and Events

There’s a lot happening in sustainability at UB. Visit this page for the latest news and updates.

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  • UB Sustainability partners with UBIT on tech space upgrade

    UBIT and UB Sustainability have collaborated to modernize telecommunications infrastructure on campus, ensuring state-of-the-art connectivity that is essential for sustainability operations. Preceding the pandemic and continuing on, UB Sustainability embraced technologies like Zoom to optimize communication channels and minimize environmental impact through virtual meetings, underscoring the importance of reliable tech in advancing climate action across UB campuses.

  • UB CMI funds eight faculty-industry manufacturing R&D projects

    UB’s Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) has awarded eight manufacturing projects to support development of new materials technologies during the 2023-24 fiscal year. This year's initiatives prioritize sustainability by focusing on developing low-cost, low-temperature catalysts for ammonia cracking to facilitate green hydrogen production, enhancing anti-ice coatings for wind turbines, and creating infectious bio-film resistant orthopaedic implants. These efforts align with UB's commitment to advancing technologies that promote environmental responsibility and long-term sustainability.

  • AI-enhanced indoor farming takes root at UB

    A new research project at UB’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science is revealing the true power of AI in early detection of nutrient deficiencies, pests, and other horticultural issues. This study, which primarily targets vertical indoor cultivation, carries significant implications that may revolutionize resource efficiency for cultivation practices and monitoring of plant health.

  • University at Buffalo receives formal association with the United Nations Department of Global Communications

    The United Nations Department of Global Communications Civil Society Association Committee granted approval to the University at Buffalo on December 15, signifyinig the university's commitment to supporting the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and actively participating in the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Signature Initiatives and Events

Erie Hack.
Transforming our Tomorrow.
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Pic of students sitting among the solar strand.