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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

  • April 15, 2024

    a poster with dark pastel colors is shown with earth in the background and the silhouette of a mans face entering the frame from the left.

    RIT Singers team up with Madrigalia and RIT exhibitors

    The RIT Singers will join members of the local singing group Madrigalia to present a concert dedicated to protecting and sustaining the Earth, and revitalizing nature. Formed in 1975, the chamber choir has collaborated with local and international audiences as well as premiering new works.

  • April 12, 2024

    crowds of people are shown walking through campus with an Imagine RIT banner flying above them.

    Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival set for April 27

    Detecting deepfakes, a device to help grocery stores like Wegmans inspect strawberries and reduce waste, and even the economic impact of Taylor Swift are just a few of the nearly 400 exhibits at this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival.

  • March 21, 2024

    a picture of a metal scrap yard with several VCRs and DVD players sitting in the mud in the foreground that should be handled as e-waste.

    What's our e-waste worth? 

    Marketplace talks to Callie Babbitt, professor in the Department of Sustainability, about how to recycle electronics.