Sustainability News

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

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

Cornell researchers are developing radio-frequency tags that can more comfortably and efficiently control building HVAC systems.

  • Building & Energy
  • Staff & Faculty