Clay’s Corner

Judy ClayWhoa! What a terrific Earth Week it has been. Organizers and participants were involved in everything from tree planting to consuming local foods to energy saving initiatives to taking the Go Green pledge. The entire University of Rochester community (and friends) have made us all proud with your hard work. It’s great to be part of something larger than ourselves, isn’t it? And it is incredibly satisfying that what we do this week doesn’t have to end. Many of us already do something every day to take care of the planet. This week we did a little bit more. On this the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we can step back and stand proud that this very special Day will continue. We’re part of a wonderful tradition. What will happen in the next 40 years is directly related to what we are doing now. And while we enjoy our accomplishment, we know there is so much more to do. What will you do?

The University of Rochester was recognized by Princeton Review as one of 286 “Green” colleges/universities through the US Green Building Council. This well-deserved honor acknowledges the efforts of all who work together to reduce, reuse and recycle. Thanks to the Princeton Review and the US Green Building Council for recognizing the hard work and dedication of the UR community. If you’d like more info, check out Princeton Review’s web site: http://www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.aspx

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