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Sustainability

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



Move Out Cleanout

Move-Out Clean Out

It's the end of the semester, but it doesn't have to be the end for your unwanted belongings. Check the poster for details on how to donate your stuff and lighten the landfill load.

Dump and Run

Dump and Run 2018

Too much stuff to lug home? Bring your unwanted belongings to the designated collection areas May 12 (First year Hill, Res and Frat quads) and May 19 (Hill Court, Jackson Court, Riverview, Brooks Crossing, Southside, and Whipple Park). Check the poster for more details.

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Recycle Your Unwanted Eyeglasses

Your old eyeglasses can be a lifesaver for people in underserved communities. For the month of March, the University is again working with the Lion's Club to collect eyeglasses; departments compete for "eye-catching" displays and number of spectacles donated.
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text reading blind date with a book

Blind Date with a Book

This Valentine's Day, enjoy a blind date with a book while sipping a warm beverage in a cozy setting. Join the Green Reps on Wednesday, February 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library. Bring a wrapped book to swap, your own mug, and a friend.
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