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.
Shred Fest returns for 2016
Shred Fest offers members of the University community an opportunity to easily and securely dispose of paper records and documents. This year's event takes place July 22, 6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in Park Lot. Details of what can and cannot be recycled, along with a map and downloadable poster, are provided here.
Green milestones of note mark 2015-16 year
Zero-waste football, climate change research with China, ethanol conversion, expansive recycling efforts - these and more are evidence of the University's work towards sustainability.
University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts
The University's initiatives and research in sustainability have earned a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for reporting information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.
EcoReps help launch grant-funded plastic bag recycling campaign
Rochester is one of four New York colleges and universities to receive a grant to fund innovative environmental projects as part of the College Council Grant Program. With this grant of $2,747, the University will immediately begin implementation of a three-part plan to help reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic grocery bags.