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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

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E-Cycle Day returns

The University's annual personal electronics recycling event will be held November 10 in Zone 3 South (formerly known as "Park Lot"). Many University employees find E-Cycle Day to be a quick and convenient way to recycle their unwanted personal electronics such as old computers, smartphones, printers and the like.
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Game Day Challenge 2017

The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a nationwide competition among universities to reduce and recycle the waste generated at home football games. This year's Challenge was October 14 during the Meliora Weekend home game against Union College. Go (Pick It Up), 'Jackets!
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Environmental Sustainability Cluster events

Weekly lectures on topics ranging from population impacts on air quality, fish in the Finger Lakes, plastics pollution in the Great Lakes and solar fuels via microalgae are on tap through November 1. All lectures are slated for Wednesdays in Gavett 301 from 3:25–4:40 p.m.

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Undergraduate research that's totally (nano)tubular

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18 (T5) has spent his summer developing a special polymer to attach other molecules to nanotubes, and his work could have significant applications for creating renewable energy sources.
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