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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.

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In the news

truck and large recycling bins

ShredFest 2020

Safely and securely recycle your personal documents from home at the annual ShredFest event on Friday, August 8 on River Campus.
Download the ShredFest 2020 poster
Download map and directions

Rush Rhees Library with the STARS logo in front

University earns Silver rating

Rochester has again received a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Rochester’s STAR Silver rating

Lake Ontario

University joins Climate Action 100+

Rochester is the sixth US university to join this coalition of institutional investors pushing corporations to take action on climate change.
Support for sustainable investing

Autumns Harvest Farm


The growth of local and responsible food purchasing has led to recent awards for University Dining Services.
More on local food programs