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    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

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    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 This past year, numerous LED retrofitting projects have been completed, replacing outdated lights with more sustainable ones, saving energy and money.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

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    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

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    Recycling Your Grocery Bags

    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

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    Green Reps Success Story

    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

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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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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