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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.

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In the news

Announcing the 16th annual E-Cycle Day

E-Cycle Day is a convenient way for University faculty, staff, students, and alumni to securely recycle their old, broken, or unwanted electronic items. Learn more about preparing for this year's event or view a directive map.

University to host thirteenth annual Shred Fest

On Friday, July 14, University Facilities and Services will host Shred Fest from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Zone 3 South. Learn more about the event.

Yellowjackets welcome certification as a Bee Campus USA

After a two-year, student-led effort the University has earned national designation. Learn more about conserving bees.

Keeping the University's demolition sustainable

Most waste produced by large-scale demolition projects on campus is recycled and diverted away from landfills. Learn more about methodical demolition.

University works to decrease greenhouse gas emissions

A significant investment has been made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the University by a projected 10% with a proposed cooling tower. Learn more about this project.

Institute for Human Health and the Environment

New University resources have been created to support research and address issues around environmental health here in Rochester. Learn more environmental impacts on health.