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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.



Solar panels installed on campus


Academic departments that offer sustainability-related courses


Charging stations on campus


Years RIT has been listed in Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges


Tons of material saved from the landfill through Goodbye, Goodbuy!


Pounds of food donated to area meal centers and shelters by Recover Rochester in 2018


Student clubs involved with sustainability


Acres of protected wetlands on campus

Latest News

  • May 6, 2021

    worker loading used items into a box truck next to sign that reads "Donate Here."

    Goodbye, Goodbuy! sustainability effort returns to RIT

    After a year off due to the pandemic, the popular Goodbye, Goodbuy! sustainability program returns to RIT. Students moving out of their housing on campus are urged to donate their unwanted items rather than throw them away.

  • May 5, 2021

    artist rotating a glass ball throw a flame.

    Video exhibits remain online for Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival

    If you couldn’t tune in to this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival which was held virtually on Saturday, not to worry. The more than 250 exhibits of projects, research, and performing arts of more than 800 students, faculty, and staff will remain online for the foreseeable future and are free to access.

  • May 5, 2021

    A group of three people posing for a photo in a living room.

    CET graduate Kamille Davis excels as a mentor on and off campus

    Kamille Davis may have followed her brothers to RIT, but she is a leader in her own right. As the third in her family to graduate from the mechanical engineering technology program, Davis set her own pace early—excelling in classes, on the basketball court, in the laboratory, and in the community.