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    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

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    Student’s Corner

    With the primary elections over, it looks like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the candidates for the 2016 presidential election. In terms of their views on climate change and environmental protection, these two could not be more… Read More

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    Shred Fest 2016 This Friday

    Just a friendly reminder that Shred Fest is happening on Friday and is open to all University of Rochester employees and students. Are you ready??? Download and print our event poster and a directive map of the location here. Get… Read More

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    Student’s Corner.

    A word that has increasingly become synonymous with the notion of “sustainability” is recycling. The general idea that people have is that after you’re done using a product, you place it in a special bin where its eventually collected, processed… Read More

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    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

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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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2015 Milestones

Each year the University of Rochester updates its Sustainability Milestones which include accomplishments in the areas of Recycling and Waste Reduction, Ecology, Energy, Hazardous Materials, Construction, Power Plant, Purchasing, and many more. The 2015 Milestones are coming soon. In 2014… the University was… Read More

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The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Rochester with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award, joining more than 100 visionary colleges and universities from across the country. With the announcement of 49 new and renewing… Read More

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Toner Cartridge Recycling

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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