Sustainable Campus Connections - August 2019

Welcome Back! Are you ready for a sustainable year? Get started today with our Sustainability GooseChase to win prizes by exploring your campus & completing small sustainability challenges here and at home!


What a great way to get to know your sustainable campus. This week explore Cornell's annual sustainability club fair, ( check out Dump & Run Sale ( for all your back-to-school shopping needs, hang with Ecology House at the Opening Campfire ( on Tuesday, and get a delicious meal at Serving Up Sustainability (…) next Wednesday. Looking for 1 more credit this Fall? Consider taking How Cornell Is Changing the World Through Climate Leadership (…) which meets once a week starting in October. This summer, we've been working on certifying new green buildings (…) on campus, new renewable energy sources, relaunching our sustainability governance groups, and more. Stay tuned for exciting updates early this Fall! - Campus Sustainability Office… ** Students, Faculty & Staff (…) ------------------------------------------------------------ Competition Dates: August 23rd - October 12th Open to all Cornell Community Members This week kicks off a campus-wide virtual sustainability scavenger hunt! Download the GooseChase app ( to get started. Use code YL8643 to join the Cornell mission –or search for “Sustainability GooseChase” and complete small challenges at home at Cornell to learn more about your campus, and win up to $600 in prizes! ** News ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------… ** Compost Managers info sessions ( ------------------------------------------------------------ Sign-up by Friday 8/30 Attend training on either 8/31 or 9/2 Compost Managers are student volunteers behind the Residential Compost Program, who want to reduce food waste on campus by educating their peers and managing composing in residential communities. ** Dump & Run ( ------------------------------------------------------------ August 31st and September 1st Location: Shops at Ithaca Mall Dump & Run collects items from students leaving campus in May, and resells them teach August. All proceeds from the sale benefit local organizations, and you can score great re-used gear!… ** Residential Sustainability Leaders Program Launches (…) ------------------------------------------------------------ The inaugural cohort of Residential Sustainability Leaders (RLS) arrived on campus early for training last week - welcome to the sustainability team! These students will be leading efforts to create a more sustainable campus and culture at Cornell. We are thrilled to have this new group helping shape our campus culture and activities. ** Upcoming Events ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ ** ECO Fest ( ------------------------------------------------------------ Saturday August 31st Robert Purcell Community Center Come explore Cornell's annual sustainability club fair, and connect with upper-level students to learn how to make a meaningful impact on campus and beyond. ** Serving Up Sustainability Dinner ( ------------------------------------------------------------ Wednesday September 4 Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery Join us for healthy, sustainable, and delicious foods highlighting the many ways Cornell Dining is serving up sustainability with each meal! (Meal swipe eligible). ** Sustainability News ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ 8/19 North Campus expansion forum provides update (…) 8/9 14 Cornell offices participate in inaugural Daylight Hour Day (…) 7/15 New Sustainable Waste Map for Cornell Community (…) 7/8 Sustainability Recipe: Eight Projects for Summer Savings (…) 6/21 College of Veterinary Medicine achieves Gold, Silver LEED certifications in new projects (…) 6/17 New report on renewable energy leadership in college campuses features Cornell microgrid innovation (…) 6/17 Chronicle story features living lab research based on campus data, modeling systems, for low-carbon energy performance (…) 6/13 Plastic bag recycling phased out on campus after NY State ban passed by legislators (…) ============================================================ ** Facebook ( ** Twitter ( ** Website ( ** Instagram ( ** RSS ( ** Email ( This email was sent to *|EMAIL|* (mailto:*|EMAIL|*) why did I get this? (*|ABOUT_LIST|*) unsubscribe from this list (*|UNSUB|*) update subscription preferences (*|UPDATE_PROFILE|*) *|LIST_ADDRESSLINE_TEXT|*