Welcome back from Fall Break, and welcome to Energy Smackdown. Today marks the first day of Energy Smackdown - you can participate by committing to some of our key energy-reducing actions at home, work, or your lab. This month, you can also check out a great series of statewide events for "Solve Climate by 2030 (https://www.bard.edu/cep/solardominance/) ," take a class this Fall on Urban Environmental Education (https://www.civicecology.org/course-uee) , and participate in a survey (https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9vGesWXhfU4OJdb) on EV vehicles if you currently own or lease one. Be sure to check out the Contribution Project (https://blogs.cornell.edu/contributionproject/) idea pool - we love ideas that help us all make the world a better place. We've also extended the deadline for the annual CUPSA nominations (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/programs-guides/recognition-progr…) (that's the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards). The form is short - make someone's year by recognizing their sustainability leadership! - Campus Sustainability Office https://buildingos.com/s/cornell/storyboard3763/?chapterId=22003 ** Energy Smackdown is here! ------------------------------------------------------------ ** Starts today! Wednesday, October 16th - November 30th 2019 ------------------------------------------------------------ Energy Smackdown (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/programs-guides/sustainability-ev…) is Cornell’s annual, 6-week friendly competition to reduce our energy use and carbon footprint. You can participate by committing to actions tailored to your home life, work, or lab spaces, and create mini-competitions in your building or work space to reduce energy wherever you are on campus! ** News & Opportunities ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ Water taste testing at Cornell ** New Campus Drinking Water Report (https://fcs.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/imce/site_contributor/Dept_…) ------------------------------------------------------------ October 2019 Did you know Cornell has it's own water filtration plan (https://fcs.cornell.edu/departments/energy-sustainability/utilities/wat…) t (https://fcs.cornell.edu/departments/energy-sustainability/utilities/wat…) which allows our community to access healthy, clean drinking water directly from the tap? Check out the report to learn about testing on lead levels and more. Person opening and closing a clapperboard-the thing a film director uses when they say "cut!" ** Create a Video for the IDEA Video Contest (https://www.districtenergy.org/campusenergy2020/student-video-contest) ------------------------------------------------------------ Submissions due Friday, December 6th Students needed! Create a short video about Cornell's combined heat and power (CHP) plant to win a trip to Denver for Campus Energy2020. Contact Dede Deeley (mailto:dlr4@cornell.edu?subject=Tour%20for%20IDEA%20video) to arrange for a tour of the plant or access to other CHP information and data. Many people in car (including Bill Nye) having fun-flailing their arms about. ** Use Zimride to Carpool to work (https://new.zimride.com/cornell) ------------------------------------------------------------ Portal available to all Cornell community members Looking for a carpool buddy to cut down on commuting costs? Cornell has a free portal to match you with other campus travelers - whether you carpool every day, or are looking to share a ride occasionally. ** More News ------------------------------------------------------------ * 10/7 (Daily Sun) North Campus Encourages Food Leftovers to be Composted (https://cornellsun.com/2019/10/06/north-campus-encourages-food-leftover…) * 10/ 4 (Cornell Chronicle ) Students have ‘eye-opening’ experiences at Climate Week NYC (http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/10/students-have-eye-opening-exper…) * 10/ 3 (Cornell Chronicle) Zombies breathe life into sustainable housing summit (http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/10/zombies-breathe-life-sustainabl…) * 10/1 (Daily Sun) From Trash to Cash: Students Scour Collegetown for Recyclables (https://cornellsun.com/2019/10/01/from-trash-to-cash-students-scour-col…) * 9/25 (Daily Sun) New ‘GreenClub’ Offsets Your Carbon Footprint (https://cornellsun.com/2019/09/25/new-greenclub-offsets-your-carbon-foo…) * 9/20 (Daily Sun) Hundreds of Cornellians March for Global Climate Strike (https://cornellsun.com/2019/09/20/hundreds-of-cornellians-march-for-glo…) * 9/17 (Cornell Chronicle) Professor delivers sustainability report to UN secretary-general (http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/09/professor-delivers-sustainabili…) ** Events ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ ** 🍴 Don’t forget to bring your own dishware to events! 🍴 ------------------------------------------------------------ Wednesday October 16th - Saturday November 30th Energy Smackdown (https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/programs-guides/sustainability-ev…) - anywhere you live, learn, or work on campus! Thursday, October 17th Recent advances and future directions of solar photovoltaic energy (http://events.cornell.edu/event/energy_engineering_seminardr_tobias_han…) 12:15pm, Olin Hall, 165 Development with the Earth in Mind: The Compelling Need for Sustainable Community Development and Environmental Protection (http://tompkinscountyny.gov/news/development-earth-mind) , 5:30 p.m., Tompkins County Public Library Friday-Saturday, October 18th & 19th Society for the Humanities · Energy Conference (http://events.cornell.edu/event/2019_Fall_Conference) , A.D. White House, First Floor Tuesday, Oct. 22nd Uniontown (https://www.facebook.com/events/1133275210202266/) 7:00pm-9:00pm Cinemapolis Movie Theater, 120 E Green St. Friday, October 25th How to Transform Our Food System to be Sustainable, Just and Resilient? 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