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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Cornell Chronicle | By Bill Steele, January 18, 2010
A university-wide grand opening event showed off Cornell's super-efficient Combined Heat and Power Plant, up and running since mid-December 2010, to media and representatives of state and local government.

Walter Smithers, university solid waste manager, shows off recycling bins in the Law School atrium.

From recycling to energy, Cornell is forging ahead with environmental programs in sustainable development. These are recognized as critical issues by the university's leadership and the campus is on the brink of emerging as a global leader in sustainability.


Cornell Chronicle | Henrik N. Dullea, April 17, 2001 

Vice president for administration and CFO issued a statement affirming the university's commitment to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gasses.

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Cornell Chronicle | Linda Grace-Kobas, November 17, 1997
Cornell University officials and student leaders signed a new statement on the environment.