News by Topic: Sustainability
January 28, 2020
Connections: Discussing the impact of Wegmans' ban on most single-use plastic bags
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Harshita Sood, assistant director of campus sustainability.
January 27, 2020
RIT gets greener with elimination of plastic bags and straws
Plastic bags, straws and stirrers will be a thing of the past beginning Friday at RIT, as the university begins its “Ditch the Disposables” campaign to decrease plastic waste. The initiative comes with student support, and in advance of a state ban on plastic bags that begins March 1.
January 17, 2020
The first step in managing plastic waste is measuring it – here’s how we did it for one Caribbean country
Essay by Clyde Hull, professor of management, and Eric Williams, professor of sustainability, published by The Conversation.
December 12, 2019
‘Momentum’ program expands, offering more RIT students leadership skills
A program called “momentum” designed for students at RIT to develop their leadership skills while actively working to address community challenges has gained momentum, in part, due to a $250,000 donation to expand the program next semester.
December 3, 2019
NY environmental study looks at bottle bill expansion
The Albany Times Union reports on a study by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute on expanding New York's bottle bill to include wine and liquor bottles.
December 3, 2019
RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings
RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.
November 12, 2019
New book by RIT’s Nabil Nasr assembles world’s thought leaders on remanufacturing
A new book by Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), brings together many of the world’s thought leaders on the fundamentals of remanufacturing and its vital link to resource efficiency and the circular economy—including two additional authors from RIT.
November 1, 2019
RIT named among top ‘green’ colleges by Princeton Review for ninth straight year
For the ninth consecutive year, RIT has been named one of the greenest universities by The Princeton Review—achieving a “Green Rating” score of 97 out of a possible 99—the university’s highest rating ever.
October 29, 2019
Bee-Friendly Companies Are Getting the Science of the Crisis Completely Wrong
OneZero talks to Kaitlin Stack Whitney, assistant professor in the science, technology and society department and the environmental sciences program, about the effect of corporations' efforts to protect honeybee populations.
October 23, 2019
World Remanufacturing Conference brings industry thought leaders to Rochester
More than 140 thought leaders and executives from around the world gathered in Rochester for the third-annual RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference, which featured the latest information on emerging trends and issues of critical importance to the remanufacturing industry.
October 15, 2019
2U's latest program shows potential challenges of hands-on learning online
Education Dive talks to Dennis Andrejko, chair of the Department of Architecture, about RIT's plans for an online Master of Architecture degree.
October 11, 2019
Report: Rochester area’s greenhouse gas emissions decrease
WXXI talks to Martin Schooping, senior program manager, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about a report that shows Rochester's carbon dioxide emissions from cars have decreased since 1990.