Tagged - sustainability

Inside the planning process behind UR’s first sustainability plan

In 2019, Murphy and a small group of other students formed UR Students for a Climate Action Plan (URCAP) to push UR to follow its peers’ lead and adopt an urgently needed climate plan. Though student-driven, URCAP wasn’t affiliated with the University in any official capacity.

Lomi, first ever automated compost system, to be on campus in GreenSpace

“I feel that no one is exempt from taking responsibility for taking care of the environment. We all as living beings who live off the Earth have a responsibility to take care of the environment.”

You can still wear your skinny jeans

With trends moving at breakneck speed, we’re buying more clothes and wearing them for less time. But do we even have to follow trends?

February clothing exchange advocates for sustainable community

On Feb. 23, environmental advocacy student group Grassroots hosted its monthly clothing exchange. The clothing exchange is a free activity on campus where students can donate clothes in exchange for new ones. 

Sustainability seminar discusses new research in wetland restoration 

Despite the complications with an increase in development and industrialization, Tyler says there is worthwhile intervention in actively restoring wetlands.

Snowstorm’s possible link to climate change, impact on vulnerable residents

During storms such as last week’s storm, which hit Rochester Sunday evening into Monday, communities can be greatly impacted by a lack of access to transportation, adequate housing, and food. 

To ban or not to ban: The future of plastic bottles at UR

This debate and survey were the first steps to assess the student body’s attitude toward the ban, and they will ultimately influence Dining Services’s decision for or against plastic bottles.