Campus Food Waste Diverted by Biodigester

As part of the renovation project of Douglass Dining Center which reopened last fall, University of Rochester Dining Services introduced a biodigester as a new way to divert food waste from the landfill. In addition to the University’s… Read More

Record Number of Eyeglasses Collected in March Competition

Picture above: Karen Guarino of the Lions Eye Bank at Rochester receives 1,221 pairs of glasses from The University   In conjunction with National Eye Donor Month, University Facilities and Services partnered with Lions Eye Bank at Rochester… Read More

Student-created Urban Micro-Farm

In October of 2015, Siri Chillara, an undergraduate student at the University studying chemical engineering, founded The Swaraj Project, an urban micro-farm. The Swaraj Project is located at the site of the former UR Microfarm, behind the graduate… Read More

University Receives Tree Campus USA Recognition

For the seventh year in a row, the University of Rochester has been recognized as a Tree Campus Institution. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation which honors colleges and… Read More

Social Media Contest for UR Sustainable

To its followers, The Green Dandelion sustainability blog serves as a vehicle for communication and discussion among the University of Rochester campuses and beyond. Created and maintained by University Facilities and Services, the blog reached a milestone 1,000… Read More