Student-created Urban Micro-Farm

In October of 2015, Siri Chillara, an undergraduate student at the University studying chemical engineering, founded The Swaraj Project, an urban micro-farm. The Swaraj Project is located at the site of the former UR Microfarm, behind the graduate… Read More

University Receives Tree Campus USA Recognition

For the seventh year in a row, the University of Rochester has been recognized as a Tree Campus Institution. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation which honors colleges and… Read More

Social Media Contest for UR Sustainable

To its followers, The Green Dandelion sustainability blog serves as a vehicle for communication and discussion among the University of Rochester campuses and beyond. Created and maintained by University Facilities and Services, the blog reached a milestone 1,000… Read More

University Scoring Big in Recycling Competitions

The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a nationwide competition among universities to reduce and recycle the waste generated at home football games. This season, the University of Rochester placed fourth in the country, with a waste diversion rate of… Read More

University Hires Green Reps Program Coordinator

Green Reps are employees from all areas across the University of Rochester who care about workplace sustainability. The Green Reps act as sustainability advocates, teachers, and liaisons in their department. The Green Reps program was created by a… Read More