Sustainability News

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

"...Cornell is a pioneer of purpose-driven science that works across disciplines. And CALS has a prime focus on food energy and environmental resources..."

  • Building & Energy
  • Climate Leadership

The annual Winter Setback program saved the Cornell campus over $80,000 in 2018, 20% less than in previous years. What changed?

  • Building & Energy

 "Sue wholeheartedly embraces the concepts of sustainability and has deep care and compassion for the environment and people around her. . ."

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Sustainability Leadership

 Bert Bland is responsible for around-the-clock electric, heating, cooling, water, sewage, energy generation, distribution, and use-optimization of Cornell University’s 250+ buildings on the Ithaca campus.  He was interviewed by The Megawatt Hour as part of their series "Complexities in Energy Decision Making."

  • Building & Energy
  • Climate Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership

A new office supply re-use station has opened for employees in Facilities & Campus Services.

  • Materials Management
  • Staff & Faculty

On January 31st, the Student Assembly passed a resolution in support of climate change and sustainability literacy.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Students
  • Sustainability Leadership

City dwellers may laugh at the idea of putting solar on their roofs, but there’s an alternative: community solar.

  • Building & Energy
  • Climate Leadership

Biking is a great way to experience Ithaca’s beauty, get some exercise, and help reduce congestion, and cyclists should be aware of the rules and etiquette for riding on campus.

  • Transportation

About 250 students from Cornell, Ithaca High School and other local schools marched, chanted and rallied against a warming world as part of the Global Climate Strike March 15 at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Students

Cornell recently opened Cascadilla Community Solar Farm, the University’s sixth large-scale solar project.  The solar farms will generate 30-gigawatt hours to serve about 3,000 average local residential homes.

  • Building & Energy
  • Sustainability Leadership