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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

Latest news

globe in a test tube

Medical Center hosts first Environmental Health Sciences Research Day

The first Environmental Health Sciences Research Day held at the University will take place September 24. For those unable to attend, webcasts are available as listed below:

A special Science Café will take place the night before at Barnes and Noble, with Matthew Rand speaking at 7 p.m. on “Mercury in Fish, Mercury in Us: How Do We Deal with It?"

person holding an old computer

E-Cycle Day comes to River Campus

Broken or unwanted electronics cluttering up your life? Bring them in October 30 for e-cycling at the University's annual collection day for electronic devices, in Park Lot on River Campus.
(download the poster)

recycling poster

New recycling guidelines in place

Some things we couldn't recycle, we now can... and vice versa. Learn about Monroe County's revised recycling changes. (Green Dandelion)

farmers market in action

University Farmer's Market returns

Every Wednesday through October in the Medical Center's Flaum Auditorium, more than 20 venders will offer seasonal produce, baked goods, artisan crafts, spices, meats and more.

logo for 2014 WasteWise program

EPA recognizes University for
waste-reducing efforts

The WasteWise program helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and industrial wastes.

trees on campus

University named Tree Campus USA for fifth straight year

With its more than 1,400 trees of 116 different species, the University has again been named a Tree Campus USA institution for the fifth straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced.