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Sustainability

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


In the news

illustration from poster showing student with furniture at a moving truck

Move out sustainably

Two programs—Dump & Run and Move Out Clean Out—help students donate, reuse, and recycle unwanted items—including furniture, appliances, electronics, clothing, and food—from their residence halls at the end of the year.
Dump & Run
Move Out Clean Out

vegetarian bowl

University earns silver ‘Bicycle Friendly’ award

The University has earned its first ever silver award as a bicycle friendly campus from the League of American Bicyclists. Awardees scored high on “Five E’s”—engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation.
Why is Rochester bike friendly?

eyeglasses

Recycle your unwanted eyeglasses

In conjunction with the annual RecycleMania competition, University Facilities and Services will be collecting eyeglasses through the month of March, making these items easy to recycle.
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artist rendering of solar panels on roof of building

Campus solar project wins $1 million grant

The solar and energy storage system, to be built on the roof of the Goergen Athletic Center, will offset energy needs of a new office building south of Hutchison Hall.
Rochester's solar power project