• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: NY Buffalo, United States (The)
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Organization(s) making commitment

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Achievement of Commitment

As a preeminent public research institution and the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus State University of New York system, our model of sustainability focuses on finding the solutions to global challenges through research, educating individuals about these challenges, leading by example in our own campus operations, and partnering with our external communities to share the benefits of these discoveries and contributions.

How this will be achieved

By signing this declaration, the University at Buffalo is reaffirming its commitment not only to creating a more sustainable university but also to recognizing its vital role in ensuring a sustainable world for the benefit of present and future generations. UB is committed to growing our sustainability curriculum, deepening our research, increasing our collaboration with community partners, and decreasing our environmental footprint on the future. Over the next three years UB will be implementing a number of specific initiatives contained in UBís Climate Action Plan, including opening six new LEED-designed facilities, completing the artistically infused, publicly accessible Solar Strand, expanding our re-use and recycling rates, completing a holistic sustainability assessment, and pursuing other innovative programs focused on advancing UBís long-range commitment to sustainability

Deliverable Date
Holistic sustainability assessment 2015
Solar Strand 2015
UBís Climate Action Plan 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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