RIT is a leader in groundbreaking sustainability research, teaching, and engagement. The RIT campus works as a living laboratory for sustainable technologies, practices, and philosophies within the built and natural environment.
Target year for RIT to achieve carbon neutrality
Academic departments that offer sustainability-related courses
Synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world-class consumer products, timely microprocessors, state-of-the-art computers, advanced electronic components, and much more in our electrical engineering degree.
In this environmental management degree, you'll help industries champion environmentally sustainable ways to produce goods and services that reduce environmental contamination, use less water and precious resources, and avoid subjecting workers to hazardous conditions and materials.
Mechanical engineers put energy and machines to work–from rockets, robots, and airplanes to automobiles, satellites, and renewable energy systems. In RIT's mechanical engineering BS degree you'll study math, science, physics, engineering science, and engineering systems.
A NAAB-accredited master of architecture program that provides a well-balanced education that integrates design, technology, and research with sustainability to prepare graduates to enter the modern field of architecture.
An environmental management master's degree where you can acquire a foundation in the managerial aspects of developing and implementing environmental health and safety management systems to help companies meet their sustainability and safety standards.
The Ph.D. in sustainability fosters innovation and creativity in solving real-world challenges within social, economic, technological, and business realms. In this inherently interdisciplinary program, you’ll become part of a network of academics from across RIT who are working to optimize sustainable systems and practices in engineering, manufacturing, energy, education, and more.
A sustainable engineering degree that allows you to reduce a product’s environmental effects at every stage of its lifecycle–from conception, development, and prototyping to commercialization, recycling, and disposal.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of sustainability. In as little as one year, this sustainability degree will teach to you apply sustainability science principles to any field to help solve the world’s grand challenges—including pollution, food scarcity, public health crises, and more.
WHAM-TV interviews Thomas Trabold, department head of sustainability in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about the new HYZON Motors facility in Honeoye Falls and how the Rochester region can become a hub for fuel cell technology.
What happens to the food we don't eat? There's a bigger story to food than what's on our plates. Take a deep dive into food systems, the impact of wasted food, and the promise of a circular food economy.