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.
Seven straight years: University recognized as Tree Campus USA
“It is a great honor to be once again recognized as a Tree Campus USA,” said David Nelson, Manager of Horticulture & Grounds. The University’s arboretum and grounds include more than 1,400 trees of 116 different species.
Data science for a better planet
One of the first Rochester students to graduate with a BA in data science, Ulrik Soderstrom ’16, ’17 (MS) is combining his love of math and computers with a passion for environmental sustainability and renewables.
Spend your summer working with faculty on sustainability research and course development projects, and with administrators on projects that contribute directly to a more sustainable campus.
Recycling gives glasses new life
It's an increasingly visual world; imagine being without your sight. How would you function? Your old eyeglasses can give the gift of sight to someone less fortunate. Departments can compete to collect the most cast-off spectacles, and to create the most "eye-catching" container. Download the poster.