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    The Ecological Footprint When discussing environmental impacts, our “footprint” on the earth is something that is thrown around quite often. A lot of projections and estimations come from data gathered for our footprint so its important to understand… Read More

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    University of Rochester and Medline Partner to Reduce Waste in ORs

    To keep an operating room (OR) running smoothly, doctors, nurses, staff and the facility must all work in unison. The hundreds of products used for each procedure must be immediately available with a high degree of reliability and… Read More

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    Environmental Justice for All

    In 1994, pioneering in its nature, Executive Order 12898 explicitly directed federal attention to communities with health and education disparities caused by poor environmental conditions. This article describes some of the recent steps that the federal government has taken to aid the cause of environmental justice.

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    Rochester City School #23’s Sneaker Collection

    Spring is an exciting time of year for recycling in the University setting. In the midst of RecycleMania, Earth Day, and then Move-out events, this year we also engaged in a partnership with a group of 5th and 6th graders who spearheaded… Read More

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    RecycleMania 2015 Results Are In

    After the commencement of the 8-week long competition striving to reduce waste reduction and prompt recycling on school campuses across the country, RecycleMania results are finally in. Although these results are important, the competition also generated effects more… Read More

University Facilities and Services Mission

To create and manage a physical environment that promotes academics, student life, healthcare, research, and public service at the University of Rochester through our core values of teamwork, trust, integrity, professionalism and quality.

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(Pictured Above from left to right: Patricia Beaumont, Director of Support Operations, Glenn Smith, President of APPA, and Fazeelah Chappell, Acting Recycling Coordinator)   On July 24, 2014, the University of Rochester was awarded the prestigious APPA 2014 Sustainability… Read More

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How to Recycle – Ink Jet and Toner Cartridges You can mail ink jet and toner cartridges to University Mail Services. Please place in original or replacement packaging and mail to PO Box 270001. On River Campus, you… Read More

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2013 Milestones

Each year the University of Rochester updates its Sustainability Milestones. The modernization of the Central Utilities chillers is one of the accomplishments. 2013 includes accomplishments in the areas of Computing, Ecology, Energy, Hazardous Materials LEED, Power Plant, Purchasing, and… Read More

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