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 State Pollution Prevention Institute has announced selections for its 2021-2022 Community Grants Program as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state.
RIT’s Battery Prototyping Center will be part of New Energy New York, a state hub for new battery innovation, manufacturing, and workforce development. The hub, led by SUNY Binghamton, received funding for the first phase of development to expand the battery technology and energy storage sector.
The REMADE Institute (REMADE) selected four projects for award that were proposed by GIS researchers, a funding award totaling $3.5 million. Research will see GIS developing circular economy solutions in partnership with the companies Autodesk, BigBattery, BorgWarner, Caterpillar, and Nike, among others.