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Sustainability At RIT

Local Resources


Abundance Cooperative Market - Rochester's first and only cooperatively-owned natural products retail grocer.

Center for Environmental Information - a non-profit organization that works with citizens, organizations, institutions, government and businesses to advance environmental sustainability, improve the water quality in the Lake Ontario Basin, and address under-attended priority issues affecting environmental quality

Cool Rochester - a non-profit group composed of concerned citizens who are engaging the Rochester community in the fight against climate change.

Genesee Region Clean Communities - a U. S. Department of Energy sponsored program designed to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and their underlying support systems throughout the Greater Rochester area.

Greater Rochester Area Bicycling Map - prepared by the Genesee Transportation Council utilizing road ratings provided by volunteer members of the Rochester Bicycling Club.

Green Drinks - a monthly networking event for people working toward environmentally sustainable solutions for businesses and institutions. 

Local Harvest – Search by zip code to find area farmers’ markets, csa’s, farms, meat processors, etc.

Monroe County recycling – provides information on recycling options in Monroe County. - If it deals with the environment, Rochester, New York, and the Internet, it's here.

Rochester Regional Community Design Center - a non-profit organization promoting healthy, sustainable communities by encouraging quality design of the built environment and thoughtful use of built and natural resources.

Rochester Roots - a not-for-profit organization committed to the creation of urban school and community garden-based educational programs for youth and adults.

Sierra Club, Rochester Regional Group - an entirely volunteer organization consisting of all of the members of the national Sierra Club who reside in the counties of Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne, plus adjoining parts of Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Seneca and Yates counties.

USGBC Upstate New York Chapter - promotes environmentally responsible, healthy and profitable places to live and work. Through a variety of activities, the Chapter helps initiate, develop and implement green building concepts and technologies.

Area College Sustainability Websites

Finger Lakes Community College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Monroe Community College

Nazareth College

Roberts Wesleyan College

St John Fisher

SUNY Brockport

SUNY Geneseo

University of Rochester