Campus Sustainability News

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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Prom goers posing

Cornell’s first-ever Beyond Waste Prom on March 26 marked the culmination of a two-month long sustainability campaign.

Welcome sign in front of jars of food

The new certification and consultation program was designed to help campus event organizers, from student teams to large-scale efforts like commencement, plan and execute event sustainability in food, waste, transportation, purchasing, and more. An easy certification checklist allows organizers to receive a badge for use in event advertising to create a culture of campus sustainability awareness and engagement.

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The Beyond Waste Campaign in 2022 harnessed campus engagement and national competition to reduce waste and rethink our relationship to disposable goods and products.

Must with Cornell logo

Reusable Mug Program is back! Save 10% when you bring your mug to Cornell dining halls.

Freezer that needs defrosting

Calling all labs with cold storage! Join the annual Freezer Challenge at Cornell University where labs perform key management practices to achieve greater energy efficiency, improve sample accessibility, reduce risk, save costs, and boost freezer reliability. Register by April 30th

Students celebrating Sustainability Month Ho Plaza

Cornell University celebrates the 14th Annual Sustainability Month.

Woman riding a bike

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.

People dancing in Ho Plaza

Free event! Music,dancing, sustainably-sourced food, photo booth, local greenery, sustainable DIY projects and Touchdown in a tux, and more! Saturday, March 26 8:00pm to 11:00pm WSH Memorial Room.

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Learn practical ways to make your organization’s events more sustainable, from concept to clean-up. Register for one of the workshops today: 3/7, 3/31.

AJa Barber

Explore intersections of sustainability, racism, wealth inequality, privilege, feminism, the fashion industry - and  what you can do about it. Registration required.  #Beyond Waste