Virtual but still social - sustainability events for 2020 Orientation

Campus Sustainability Office August 19, 2020

The Big Red Bear welcomes the Class of 2024 on Libe Slope.Welcome Class of 2024! Are you ready to start your sustainability leadership path?

We're excited to have you join the Cornell community. We encourage you to explore the many ways you can learn, live, and lead sustainability during your time as a Cornell student. To help you get started, here's a round-up of key resources and sustainability events at first year orientation for Fall 2020.

Quick Start Guides

Student Guide to Sustainability Booklet

We know it can be confusing to track down all the resources you need on a campus with so much to offer. We fixed that.

Everything you need is included in the First Year Student Sustainability Quick Start - a resource page with everything you need to get started navigating sustainability courses,  finding student clubs, and understanding Cornell University's plans and goals related to sustainability.  Plus, you can browse the comprehensive Student Guide to Sustainability for more tips and tricks on navigating key opportunities during the next four years.


Join the Goosechase


Put on your mask, grab a friend (socially distant of course!) and join a campus-wide scavenger hunt.  Or, do it online! A friendly competition for all.

The "Sustainability Goosechase" is a virtual scavenger hunt to help you learn more about your campus by completing small challenges.  Compete against your friends and residential community members.  Start the challenge anytime between August 26th and September 30th.


Attend Orientation Events

All events will be held virtually - see details in event links

Sustainable Cornell: An inside look into campus operations 
Tuesday September 1st Noon-1pm

Join this session for a behind-the-scenes look at how sustainability is built into day-to-day campus operations like dining, transportation, waste management, building energy, and more. 

Cornell is Gorges: Finding a sense of place on campus
Wednesday September 9th, Noon

Are you looking for a better sense of what Cornell and Ithaca are really like? Whether you are here on campus or studying remotely, we encourage you to join this session to get a better sense of what your new community has to offer. 

ECO Fest: Getting involved in sustainability clubs
Saturday, September 12th, 12pm

ECO Fest is an introduction to student-driven, sustainability organizations at Cornell. This year’s virtual event features 30+ sustainability clubs. Chat with upperlevel students, and learn how to make a meaningful impact on issues like climate change and environmental justice, on campus and beyond. 

Sustainability and Justice for All: Collective action through intersectional environmentalism
Friday, September 18th, 7pm

Check the event listing for more details.


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