Environmental Wellness

Better Me, working with RIT campus partners, offers several opportunities for employees to enhance social, natural, and built environments by understanding their impact on one’s well-being and demonstrate a commitment to a healthy planet.

Nature Walks

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Join Better Me, in collaboration with RIT Sustainability, for a 30-minute wellness walk as we discover nature right in the heart of campus. Each walk will explore a different outdoor location where hard-working RIT employees can spend a mindful wellness break. Participants will also learn simple sustainability practices and how elements of nature can provide unique wellness benefits.

The summer schedule will be shared once it’s completed.

Community Garden

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RIT’s Community Garden—located at the southern edge of campus, just south of the tennis courts, and adjacent to U-Lot—was started in 2009 with support from Better Me, Facilities Management Services, and Senior Vice President Finance and Administration James Watters. All faculty, staff, students, alumni, or retirees of RIT are welcome to join.

Learn more about the garden

Sustainable Office Program

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The Sustainable Office Program is a point-based, voluntary assessment tool that offices can use to examine their current practices, identify opportunities to improve sustainability performance, and get recognized for your efforts.

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Nature Trails on Campus

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The nature trails are in the wooded area adjacent to the Quarter Mile, south of the Student Life Center. They include a measured .5 mile and 1.2 mile jogging trail. Many joggers, hikers, skiers, and nature lovers enjoy these trails year-round.

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