Campus Sustainability Reports, Awards and Facts

Cornell strives for transparency and detailed accounting of our progress towards a more sustainable and carbon-neutral campus.  The University participates in two major public, annual reporting efforts which make 1,000s of data points on our progress available to the public.  Much of this data can also be used to compare our progress to peer institutions.

Public Annual Reporting

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Cornell STARS Reporting | STARS Public Reporting Tool
Use your Cornell ID to create a free account for peer-comparison tools. Reporting is public & annual.

Cornell reports on 1,000s of sustainability progress metrics in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) system administered by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). See our progress in diversity and inclusion, food, sustainability courses, green buildings, and more.

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Greenhouse Gas Inventory | Second Nature Reporting System
Search for “Cornell University” in the Second Nature reporting system for access to full annual GHG Reports and year to year progress reporting. Download data as an Excel or CSV. Reporting is public & annual.

Cornell reports annually to Second Nature on greenhouse gas emissions and progress towards our carbon neutrality date of 2035. Use the public reporting dashboard to compare Cornell and other campuses’ emissions reduction, renewable energy generation, and more. 

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Annual Sustainability Reports

Sustainability Annual Reports

Making our progress, goals, and sustainability successes and failures public enables every member of our community to understand and contribute to our collective transformation.  Read our annual reports on sustainability to learn what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and who it impacts.

Awards and Recognition

Cornell’s achievements in climate leadership, sustainability, and social progress have been recognized for many years. 

Learn more about our current and previous accolades.