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

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Sustainability Life Recipe Series

Solar panels on Cornell's North Campus residence halls

Solar now supplies 35% of the new North Campus residence hall complex's annual electricity needs.

Ithaca Bikeshare bikes parked downtown.

Ithaca's newest bike share features pedal-assist electric bikes. BYO helmet!

Person speaks into microphone in lecture hall

Cornell's first-ever Climate Action Week on November 14-18th brought together the Cornell community with conversations, workshops, and rallies on climate change and carbon neutrality.

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Before leaving campus for winter break, spring break, and other holidays throughout the year, follow these simple tips to save energy in your office, common areas, labs, residential rooms and spaces.

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Join us for Cornell's first Climate Action Week, a call to action on climate change, featuring conversations, actions, tours, and community-building. 

Aerial view of the Cornell University Borehole Observatory site

Join members of the CUBO project team on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to learn more about CUBO and the possible next steps for moving toward a sustainable means of heating campus.

Aerial view of the Cornell University Borehole Observatory site

The nearly 2-mile deep borehole observatory will help the university determine whether to move forward with a proposed plan to warm the Ithaca campus with Earth Source Heat (ESH).

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The Sustainable Cornell Council provided an update on campus sustainability progress and priorities in a virtual address in September 2022. Watch the accessible recording of this event.