Sustainability News

News on campus sustainability initiatives, emerging programs, rankings, awards, student initiatives, green teams, and more from across the Cornell University campus.

Are you interested in sustainability, climate change, energy & waste reduction, behavior change & communication, relationship building, and Greek Life? Want to take on real projects with real responsibility? The Campus Sustainability Office is looking for an action-oriented student to take on the role of the Greek Life Sustainability Coordinator. 

  • Students

The Campus Sustainability Office is hosting Cornell's first Green Team Summit, open to all current Green Team members and all students, faculty, and staff interested in getting more involved in sustainability efforts on campus. Registration is required (FREE), and includes breakfast and a mid-morning snack.
 

  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students
  • Sustainability Leadership

Nominate a person or group for the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards by October 11th.

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Sustainability Leadership

"...the team came up with a vision for chambers that would have a streamlined mechanical design and a much smaller carbon footprint..."

  • Building & Energy
  • Human Wellbeing
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Sustainability Leadership

The Sustainable Cornell Council (SCC) will direct and coordinate Cornell’s role as an international leader in addressing climate change and promoting sustainability by using the campus as a living laboratory and seeking regional and global partnerships to accelerate impact. The SCC will report to the provost and will provide progress updates to the Cornell community.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership

Join the chase! The first ever campus-wide sustainability scavenger hunt is coming to Cornell University August 23 to October 12. Cornell students, faculty, and staff can compete for over $600 in prizes!

  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students
  • Sustainability Leadership

On Friday, June 21st, Cornell participated in Daylight Hour 2019. 14 departments participated by turning off artificial lights and relying on sunlight, in an effort to reduce energy consumption in office spaces on campus and worldwide. 

  • Building & Energy
  • Climate Leadership
  • Staff & Faculty

Find out where you can sustainably dispose of recyclable goods, and odd items like electronics, your energy bar wrapper and much more!

  • Food & Living
  • Materials Management

Whether spring has sprung or the hot weather is already here, the fair weather is a great time to get your home in top shape to save you money.
 

  • Building & Energy
  • Materials Management

Plastic bags are being banned in New York State.  What should you do with the bags you have?