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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


Latest news

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Sustainability research internships for Summer 2017 announced

These internships provide Rochester students with research-based learning experiences, working with faculty on sustainability research and course development projects, and with administrators on projects that contribute directly to a more sustainable campus.

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RecycleMania returns to Rochester

RecycleMania is a competitive intercollegiate campaign designed to inspire and mobilize campuses to improve efforts to recycle, reduce and reuse. This year's competition, which is now in preseason, officially begins February 5. Click the image above to download a poster with details.

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University hires Green Reps program coordinator

Green Reps are employees who volunteer as sustainability advocates, teachers, and liaisons in their department. The University has hired Jessica Hamm as its first Green Reps coordinator, to expand the Green Reps program and further the University's commitment toward a sustainable workplace.

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First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

There is very little data on the methane levels in the Great Lakes, the world’s largest collection of freshwater. Earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler, five undergraduate students, and a master’s degree candidate have started a research venture to change that.