The Green Dandelion Reaches 1,000 Articles


The Green Dandelion—the University of Rochester sustainability blog—has reached a milestone 1,000 articles! The blog serves as a forum for discussion and communication of sustainability on all of the University of Rochester’s campuses and beyond. The Green Dandelion… Read More

Shred Fest 2016 Marks its Second Largest Shredding Event!


On Friday, July 22, from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., University of Rochester employees flocked to Park Lot to participate in the sixth annual Shred Fest – an event hosted by University Facilities and Services that provides employees… Read More

Local Landfills: Where Does Your Garbage Go?


Have you ever stopped to think about where all of your waste ends up? In 2009, the EPA reported there were approximately 1,908 municipal solid waste landfills in the continental United States all managed by the states where… Read More

University IT Equipment Recovery Program


Electronics are made of various materials including metals, plastics, glass, and even chemicals which require extensive amounts of energy to mine and manufacture. Continuing advancements in technology renders our gadgets obsolete at a rate faster than ever. According… Read More

LED Lighting Upgrades Illuminate the University


University Facilities and Services is always looking for ways to make sustainable improvements. This past year, numerous LED retrofitting projects have been completed, replacing outdated lights with more sustainable ones, saving energy and money. LEDs, or light-emitting diodes,… Read More