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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

Latest news

Earth Day tour

Shred Fest

The fifth annual Shred Fest is scheduled this summer for July 17 in Park Lot. It's the perfect time to easily and securely discard documents that have accumulated at work or at home. download the flyer

poster of a cow with the words University Farmer's Market

University Farmer's Market returns

Every Wednesday through October in the Medical Center's Flaum Auditorium, more than 20 venders will offer seasonal produce, baked goods, artisan crafts, spices, meats and more.

logo for 2014 WasteWise program

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.

trees on campus

University named Tree Campus USA for fifth straight year

With its more than 1,400 trees of 116 different species, the University has again been named a Tree Campus USA institution for the fifth straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced.