Cultivating global citizens for a sustainable future.
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
The New York Times talks to Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and Michael Thurston, research faculty in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about remanufacturing and privacy concerns.
WROC-TV talks to Kalathur Santhanam, professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, and Reeba Thomas, a materials science graduate student, about a device that measures greenhouse gases in real time.
Patricia Wright, a world-renowned conservationist, will give a talk, “Building Forests and Saving Lemurs with Technology in Madagascar,” on Feb. 27 at RIT. Wright has long been a pioneer in using new technologies to solve conservation problems, and partnerships with RIT, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and others will advance these efforts further.