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.
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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
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?
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.
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