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University embraces community solar through Amp Energy

University embraces community solar through Amp Energy

August 3, 2022

The University will receive financial credits as a result of the clean, renewable energy generated by six solar farms in nearby areas. Amp Energy is also providing a $100,000 endowed scholarship for undergraduates in the College.

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Laboratory for Laser Energetics represented at White House summit on fusion energy

Laboratory for Laser Energetics represented at White House summit on fusion energy

March 22, 2022

LLE Director Michael Campbell joined national stakeholders to discuss the development and commercialization of fusion as a safe, clean, reliable energy source.

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University earns silver rating in recognition of sustainability accomplishments

University earns silver rating in recognition of sustainability accomplishments

March 1, 2022

For the third time in a row, Rochester has been recognized as a STARS Silver Institution by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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New University Fleet Program centralizes departmental vehicle purchasing, maintenance

New University Fleet Program centralizes departmental vehicle purchasing, maintenance

December 7, 2021

The program is expected to create new efficiencies University-wide in purchasing and maintenance, as well as add sustainability benefits.

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University joins Climate Action 100+ in support of sustainable investing

University joins Climate Action 100+ in support of sustainable investing

January 27, 2020

Rochester is the sixth higher education institution in the nation to join this coalition of investment firms, pension funds, and institutional investors pushing corporations to take action on climate change.

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Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

January 9, 2020

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers are devising ways to quickly detect microplastics in drinking water to better understand their potential impacts on human health.

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National award honors University’s ‘exceptional’ Horticulture and Grounds program

National award honors University’s ‘exceptional’ Horticulture and Grounds program

November 13, 2019

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has recognized the University of Rochester’s Horticulture and Grounds staff with a national award for exceptional grounds maintenance.

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Farm-to-University: Local foods programs support community, sustainability

Farm-to-University: Local foods programs support community, sustainability

October 31, 2019

Autumn’s Harvest Farm is one of the University’s newest local food suppliers, providing sustainable pork, beef, and eggs to campus dining centers. The growth of local and responsible food purchasing has led to recent awards for University Dining Services.

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University again receives high sustainability rating

University again receives high sustainability rating

May 23, 2019

The University of Rochester has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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Rochester wins national GameDay Recycling Challenge for 2018

Rochester wins national GameDay Recycling Challenge for 2018

January 17, 2019

The University of Rochester is the national champion in the diversion category of the most recent National GameDay Recycling Challenge, the nation’s premier collegiate football waste reduction competition.

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