Sustainability Progress Reports

The annual Sustainability Progress Report details campus sustainability successes, initiatives, and progress towards our stated goals.


FY18 Cornell University Sustainability Report

Highlights of Cornell’s sustainability progress this year: 

  • Gold Rating in the national Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System for a 7th year

  • Awarded the Leadership in Green Energy Education Award by the U.S. EPA and Center for Resource Solutions

  • The Sustainable Landscapes Trail opened with 20 living laboratory locations featuring student-staff-faculty designed spaces which promote exploration, water health, ecological benefits, and campus beauty

  • Opened the Peterson Green Parking Lot, with sustainable infrastructure practices which turned a standard parking lot into a natural landscape by capturing rainwater where it falls, filtering out pollutants and reducing large volumes of runoff

  • Launched the New York Higher Ed Large Scale Renewable Energy Project, a consortium of public and private institutions in New York State who will work to advance large, collective renewable energy development


FY17 Cornell University Sustainability Report

Highlights of Cornell’s sustainability progress this year: