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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.


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In the news

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University again receives high sustainability rating

The University of Rochester has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Rochester’s STAR Silver rating

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University earns silver ‘Bicycle Friendly’ award

The University has earned its first ever silver award as a bicycle friendly campus from the League of American Bicyclists. Awardees scored high on “Five E’s”—engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation.
Why is Rochester bike friendly?

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Eyeglasses Recycling

August is National Eye Exam Month. You can bring your unwanted eyeglasses in to the University for donation to the Lion’s Club.
How can I recycle my eyeglasses?

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Campus solar project wins $1 million 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.
Rochester's solar power project