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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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Recyclemania is back

From February 3 through March 30 the University’s reported weights of landfill and recyclable materials will be ranked against other schools, to encourage friendly competition between participants. This is the University of Rochester’s tenth year competing in RecycleMania. Read more...

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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. Read more...


Recycle your unwanted eyeglasses

In conjunction with the annual RecycleMania competition, University Facilities and Services will be collecting eyeglasses through the month of March, making these items easy to recycle.

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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...