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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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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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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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E-Cycle Day returns

The University's annual personal electronics recycling event will be held November 10 in Zone 3 South (formerly known as "Park Lot"). Many University employees find E-Cycle Day to be a quick and convenient way to recycle their unwanted personal electronics such as old computers, smartphones, printers and the like.
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Game Day Challenge 2017

The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a nationwide competition among universities to reduce and recycle the waste generated at home football games. This year's Challenge was October 14 during the Meliora Weekend home game against Union College. Go (Pick It Up), 'Jackets!
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