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    Student’s Corner

    Ever since entering the world of eco-friendly products, the most common concern I’ve come across is why they cost so much more than the conventional counterparts. With the growing complexity of recycling and sustainability, this is an issue… Read More

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    Green Cleaning Recipes: Salubrious Solutions

    For an alternative to bleach in laundry: Heat ¼ cup of vinegar in microwave for 30 seconds on high. Dissolve ¼ cups of borax in the vinegar, and add ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide.

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    UR to Compete in the GameDay Recycling Challenge

    The University of Rochester will compete against colleges and universities across the nation, in this year’s GameDay Recycling Challenge, a waste reduction and recycling competition. The competition will take place during our homecoming game on October 18th at Fauver… Read More

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    Students Corner

    As members of Team Green Facilities and Services, we are always looking for new ways to educate and engage people with issues of sustainability! In our digital age, one of the effective ways to do that is through… Read More

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    What is a consignment shop?

    Reusing 1 ton of cotton clothing only uses 2.6% of the energy required to manufacture those from virgin materials, and reusing 1 ton of polyester clothing only uses 1.8%!!

University Facilities and Services Mission

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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The University is a Tree Campus USA for the fourth year in a row, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest… Read More

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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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2013 Milestones

Each year the University of Rochester updates its Sustainability Milestones. The modernization of the Central Utilities chillers is one of the accomplishments. 2013 includes accomplishments in the areas of Computing, Ecology, Energy, Hazardous Materials LEED, Power Plant, Purchasing, and… Read More

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