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For Employees

Find out what steps you can take to help Rochester be ever greener.

Every employee can contribute to a more sustainable University of Rochester. From creating new learning opportunities to improving how we work, explore our tools and resources.

Here are some steps you can take today:

Faculty interested in teaching and research opportunities can contact Karen Berger (Earth and Environmental Sciences) at

Green Reps

Green Reps are employees from across the entire University of Rochester who care about workplace sustainability. They serve as:


We champion sustainability efforts and promote green initiatives through e-communications, events, and day-to-day colleague interactions.


We relay your needs and feedback to the University Council on Sustainability. We can also present and represent your views, concerns, and priorities to University leadership.


Raising awareness is important to the University’s sustainability efforts. We spotlight the many ways you can go green every day at Rochester.

Sign up to become a Green Rep


Affiliation with the University
Check all that apply

Example: Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Interested in being a Green Rep?

Join fellow employees to build a culture for improved eco-friendly systems and behaviors. You’ll also be subscribed to our newsletter, The Compost, to help you stay in the loop of Green Rep initiatives. There’s no limit to the number of Green Reps in an office or department. Sign up now.

Here’s what to expect:

  • You will receive a regular e-newsletter, The Compost, which contains tools, tips, and resources. You can choose to simply receive the information and stay in the loop, share the information within your departments, or take the information to help introduce or improve sustainable practices.
  • We’ll offer information and suggestions, but you have the flexibility to implement sustainable strategies in ways that work best for you and your colleagues. We also welcome your ideas and input about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to going green at the University of Rochester.

Meet the Green Reps working group


Contact us at or complete the online form to reach out.

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