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Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. Recommit yourself to sustainability by taking the Go Green pledge, visit the University Farmer's Market, or sample some New York cuisine on campus during Local Foods Week.


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

Earth Day tour

Facilities Earth Week Tour

In celebration of Earth Day (4/22), University Facilities and Services is offering a tour the week of April 20 for students to get an inside look towards sustainable achievements on campus. Renovation projects in multiple buildings will be highlighted. This is a rare opportunity to see what Facilities is doing for you! Reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Register with Amy Kadrie at amy.kadrie@rochester.ed.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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