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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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Sustainability Talks: Fall 2018

All are invited to hear experts from the University, RIT and Cornell talk on a range of sustainability issues relevant to western New York. Talks are held in Morey 501 every other Wednesday at 3:25 p.m., except for November 7 which begins at 4:30 p.m. Read more...

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Campus Solar Project Wins $1Million Grant

The solar and energy storage system, to be built on the roof of the Goergen Athletic Center, will offset energy needs of a new office building south of Hutchison Hall. Read more...

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University Dining Services recognized for environmentally sustainable operations

The University of Rochester’s Dining Services has won the Gold Award in the category of Procurement Practices in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) 2018 Sustainability Awards contest. Currently more than 60% of the products sold and served on campus are grown, produced, or manufactured in New York State. Read more...

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Open Letter for the Presidential Search Committee

The Green Reps Working Group invites the Rochester community to sign an open letter to the Presidential Search Committee, requesting that environmental sustainability be placed as a priority in selecting the University's next leader. Sign the letter...