Cornell to host 10th annual New York State Sustainability Conference

Campus Sustainability Office September 14, 2020
Cornell campus in the fall

Cornell has launched the 2020 NYCSHE Conference website!  Click here to learn more about submitting a proposal, registration, and conference agenda.


Cornell University will host the 10th annual State of NY Sustainability Conference this December as part of membership with the New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE).

NYCSHE unites private and public higher education institutions from across New York State to advance sustainability work on our campuses and within our communities.

The conference will be held virtually, over the course of three half-days: Wednesday, December 2nd - Friday, December 4th. Save the date for the conference using the Cornell events calendar listing

In addition to presentations by universities from across New York State on sustainability topics, this year's event will integrate with the Sustainable Cornell Council’s annual Sustainability Summit.  The Summit is traditionally open to members of the Cornell community, and accordingly, all members of the Cornell campus community are encouraged to attend the full conference this year.

The NYCSHE annual conference brings together faculty, staff, and students from New York’s colleges and universities to share best practices and expertise to benefit policies, practices, and sustainable development. As climate change and sustainability challenges continue to rise in urgency, the NYCSHE conference enables campuses to collaborate and accelerate the adoption of useful solutions.By going virtual, this year’s conference will align more closely NYCSHE’s values, including avoiding travel-related carbon emissions, making the conference more accessible to a broader audience, and offering free registration – now possible for the first time.

Mark your calendars for December 2nd through December 4th and review last year’s conference program to gain a better understanding of what to expect.