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

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

Environmental Justice for All

Bill Clinton taking the oath of office 1993

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.

Rochester City School #23’s Sneaker Collection

Robin Eli dropping off the school's collection of sneakers.

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

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