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Sustainability

graphic design with flowers and the text EARTH DAY

Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. Recommit yourself to sustainability by taking the Go Green pledge, visit the University Farmer's Market, or sample some New York cuisine on campus during Local Foods Week.


The University of Rochester aims to be a leader in promoting a sustainable society through our academic, education, research, patient care and health programs, in the operation of our campuses and facilities, and in our interactions with the community.


Read the Council on Sustainability Vision Statement


Latest news

It's that time of year again - moving out of the dorm room is a great opportunity to downsize and recycle your stuff.

Dump and Run poster Sponsored by Grassroots, Dump and Run volunteers collect discarded items and resell them the following fall as a fundraiser. Print the flyer

  • May 9 for Sue B, Southside, Frat Quad, Res Quad
  • May 16 for Hill Court, Riverview, Brooks Crossing, Jackson Court
Moveout Cleanout poster

Don't toss it: recycle it! Move-out Cleanout runs through May 18. Print the flyer

logo for 2014 WasteWise program

EPA recognizes University for waste-reducing efforts

The WasteWise program helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and industrial wastes.
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poster of a cow with the words University Farmer's Market

University Farmer's Market returns

Every Wednesday through October in the Medical Center's Flaum Auditorium, more than 20 venders will offer seasonal produce, baked goods, artisan crafts, spices, meats and more.
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