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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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Rochester earns Bicycle Friendly University Bronze Award

The University of Rochester has been recognized with a 2015 “Bicycle Friendly University Bronze Award,” presented by the League of American Bicyclists. The Bicycle Friendly University program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus.
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"The Past, Present and Future of Drinking Water"

Drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time--from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change. Jim Salzman, from UC Santa Barbara and the UCLA School of Law, will speak on all things water Thursday, November 19. Learn more...

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New recycling guidelines in place for 2015-16

Some things we couldn't recycle, we now can... and vice versa. Learn about Monroe County's revised recycling changes. (Green Dandelion)

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EPA recognizes University for waste-reducing efforts

The WasteWise program helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and industrial wastes. Learn more >>