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Sustainable Life

Living a sustainable life requires some help. The Center provides some of that here.

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Listed below are opportunities that the College facilitates to help students, faculty, and staff live more sustainably. The Center coordinates with these outside organizations and any services and/or opinions contained therein are the responsibility of the organization and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations, or policy of St. John Fisher College.

Good Food Collective

The Good Food Collective

The Good Food Collective is an organization that aims to provide access to seasonal, local foods that are grown sustainably to communities in the Greater Rochester area. The organization connects honest, local farmers with consumers looking for honest, local foods, delivering products to shared spaces on a weekly basis year round. St. John Fisher College coordinates with The Good Food Collective to provide access to local foods to its students, faculty, and staff.

Good Food for Commuters- Do you want fresh, local, Good Food but live off campus? You can order from the Good Food Collective even if you don’t live on campus! If the delivery time does not coincide with your schedule, contact the Center for Sustainability at and we’ll see what we can do.

Get sustainable, local food brought to you on campus


Buying from Good Food allows you to consciously spend your money on food that was ethically grown and ethically sold, while also contributing to the growth in your community by supporting local farms. The crops are in-season, harvested at peak freshness and are held to high standards. The organization delivers food year round and allows you to choose which Shares you would like delivered and at what frequency, weekly and or monthly. (You can also just try for one week, no commitment!)


A share is a selection of local, farm-fresh foods that come from the selected farmers and producers that The Good Food Collective cooperates with. Each share also comes with recipes and tips for using the products.

You can choose from the following shares to be delivered: 

A variety of vegetables come from the Good Food Collective.
  • Standard Share: Provides 3-4 people with a week’s worth of local vegetables and occasional fruits.
  • Small share: Provides 1-2 people with a week’s worth of local vegetables and occasional fruits.
  • Fruit Share: Provides 2-5 varieties of fruits and/or berries.
  • Pork and/or Beef Share: Either ground or cut, provides 4-5 lbs per distribution.
  • Duck Share: Members receive one full duck, average 5.5 lbs.
  • Chicken Share: Members receive one full chicken, average 5 lbs.
  • Egg Share: Members receive one dozen eggs.
  • Cheese Share: Provides two 2, 6-8 ounce pieces of local artisanal cheese.
  • Yogurt Share: Provides 1 quart per distribution.
  • Bread Share: 1 loaf per distribution
  • Veggie Burger Share: Members receive two 3 pack veggie burgers.
  • Coffee Share: Members receive 1, 12 ounce bag of fairly traded beans.
  • Citrus Share (Winter Only): Provides 2/5 bushel box, approximately 20 lbs per distribution.

How it Works at Fisher

  • Decide which shares you want delivered.
    • Go to the Good Food Collective Shares page
    • Find the "PVT - St. John Fisher College (East Rochester)" location (towards the bottom of the page).
    • You may choose to order a variety of shares only once, or recurring, which would charge your account and be delivered to you every Thursday.
    • You will receive a confirmation email from The Good Food Collective. You will also receive an email prior to each delivery, telling you when your shares will be delivered
    • Order a share by Tuesday at midnight for it to be delivered the following Thursday.
  • Pick up your share.
    • On the day of delivery, your shares will be delivered to the lower level of Golisano Gateway (outside of Cyber Cafe) between 12:45 and 4 p.m.
    • If you do not pick up your share by Thursday at 4 p.m., your share may be donated to the food pantry and you will not be reimbursed for the cost.
  • Please return any bags, egg cartons or sleeves to the delivery station before the next delivery!

Monroe County ecopark

Monroe County ecopark is an innovative partnership between Monroe County and Waste Management to provide a one stop drop off for residential recycling.

The Monroe County ecopark is an innovative partnership between Monroe County and Waste Management to provide a "one stop drop off" for residential recycling. 

It accepts both household recyclable items (well beyond what you can put to the curb, including bulky plastic items, clean Styrofoam, electronic waste, pharmaceuticals and Rx bottles, scrap metal, cooking oil, and more), fee-based items including tires, CRTs, and appliances with refrigerant, and household hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. 

Take your recycling to the next level at the Monroe County ecopark

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. See the ecopark website for all of the details.