Sustainability in the Workplace


Sometimes, being sustainable at work can prove difficult. Between free perks like coffee, water, and pastries-— often served via paper, plastic, or Styrofoam—making copies, and printing documents, it can be hard to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The following… 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 This past year, numerous LED retrofitting projects have been completed, replacing outdated lights with more sustainable ones, saving energy and money.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

Student’s Corner


Today I want to address something that has been bugging me since I came back from studying abroad in Denmark. Why aren’t we doing more to stop climate change? Most people I know would admit that climate change… Read More

Recycling Your Grocery Bags

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While at the grocery store we’ve all heard the phrase, “paper, or plastic?” Some of us respond with “neither” because we’ve come prepared with our own reusable bags. The rest of us will choose to either use paper… Read More

Green Reps Success Story

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Christine Brower, from URMC’s Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, is one of the University of Rochester’s Green Reps.  Green Reps act as advocates, teachers, and liaisons of sustainability on a departmental level. Often the small changes made… Read More