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Engineering students travel to Dominican school to build clean water system

Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Engineers Without Borders partners with the Escuela Taller Santa Maria Josefa Rossello school to provide clean drinking water for the more than 400 pre-K-through-8th grade students


University students, youth farmers collaborate for food justice

Mon, 03 Apr 2017

Students enrolled in a new course in Food Justice & Social Practice combine urban farming, food security, and socially engaged art.


Wilson Quad goes dark for Earth Hour

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

When the clock strikes 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, iconic international venues such as Times Square, the Sydney Opera House, and the Taj Mahal all will become dark. So, too, will the River Campus’s Wilson Quad.


Data science for a better planet

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

One of the first Rochester students to graduate with a BA in data science, Ulrik Soderstrom ’16, ’17 (MS) is combining his love of math and computers with a passion for environmental sustainability and renewables.


First-of-its-kind study examines Great Lakes methane

Fri, 06 Jan 2017

There is very little data on the methane levels in the Great Lakes, the world’s largest collection of freshwater. Early last spring, earth and environmental sciences professor John Kessler invited five undergraduate students and a master’s degree candidate on a research venture designed to change that.


Heading home, feeling hungry

Fri, 09 Dec 2016

When you head home for winter break, what are you hungry for? Dani Douglas ’17 poses the question to four of her classmates, and provides links to recipes for these home-made favorites.


What was ‘unprecedented’ about Paris climate agreement?

Mon, 31 Oct 2016

Andrew Light, a climate change policy expert and a philosopher, explains why the Paris Agreement is a breakthrough in climate change diplomacy, as this month's Humanities Center Lecture Series continues its focus on the environment.


Green milestones of note mark 2015-16 year

Fri, 22 Apr 2016

Every day the University has an eye toward making tomorrow even better through sustainable contributions in recycling and waste reduction, ecology, energy, hazardous materials, construction, power plant operations, and purchasing, as well as groundbreaking research to improve the global environment.


University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

Tue, 19 Apr 2016

The University's initiatives and research in sustainability have earned a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for reporting information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.


Local Foods Week highlights sustainable dining programs

Thu, 07 Apr 2016

In 2007, it was 11 percent, but today more than 56 percent of everything served and sold on campus is grown, raised, processed, or wholly manufactured within New York State.