Appreciating our lilacs, in 7 photos and 10 facts

In 1898, some 3,000 people gathered in Highland Park to smell lilacs planted by famed horticulturist John Dunbar. Today, a half-million people take part in the 10-day Rochester Lilac Festival. Here are some things you may not know about these beautiful and fragrant symbols of renewal and love.

A pioneer in the circular economy

Rochester has a rich history as a leader in sustainable manufacturing. But are we doing enough to tout local research and innovations in the field?

Greenwashing spins sustainability

It’s not easy being green—but it can be tempting to fake it. Regulators take a dim view of greenwashing, disinformation put out by an organization to present an environmentally responsible public image.