Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York state, and the United States of America.
Highlights of Cornell’s sustainability progress and future goal (More milestones). 1985 Energy Conservation Initiative, 2001 Kyoto Protocol Adapted, 2007 First Ivy to commit to carbon neutrality, 2020 STARS platinum rating, 2035 Cornell Achieves Carbon NeutraliLEARN MORE
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Cornell University is committed to inventing and demonstrating cutting-edge sustainability solutions, starting with our own campus and community. This website details our efforts on campus, our plans, and climate leadership. You can learn more about sustainability research, teaching, and other key partners from these websites.
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