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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



Blind date with a book.

Join the Green Reps on Valentines Day: Blind Date with a Book

Green Reps brings back its popular Valentines Day book swap, February 14 at noon in Welles-Brown Room. Bring a wrapped book, a mug and perhaps a friend; hot beverages and warm conversation served. download the flyer

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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...

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Sustainability Talks: Fall 2018

All are invited to hear experts from the University, RIT and Cornell talk on a range of sustainability issues relevant to western New York. Talks are held in Morey 501 every other Wednesday at 3:25 p.m., except for November 7 which begins at 4:30 p.m. Read more...

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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...