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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Students gather at SpringFest on Ho Plaza

Cornell Daily Sun | Eleanor Bent, April 23, 2018
As the Ivy League institution that is ranked number one in the country for sustainability according to the Princeton Review, it is no surprise that Cornell goes all out for Earth Day. So much so, in fact, that the entire month of April has been dubbed “Sustainability Month” for the 10th year in a row.

RecycleMania Tournament

Cornell Campus Sustainability Office | April 22, 2018

RecycleMania 2018 was a huge success!

Sarah Zemanick, director of Campus Sustainability Office, speaks Monday as part of the Perspectives on the Climate Change series

The Cornell Daily Sun | Vale Lewis, April 10, 2018
Cornell Campus Sustainability Director hopes the University can continue to, “bring new ideas and new solutions” to the issue of carbon emissions.

Cornell logo

Cornell Campus Sustainability Office | Spring 2018

Ithaca Carshare and BikeWalk Tompkins have been selected as winners of the 2018 Cornell University's Partners in Sustainability Award. 


Cornell Campus Sustainability Office | Spring 2018

Drop off your snack wrappers, toothbrushes, and more for recycling!


Cornell Campus Sustainability Office | Spring 2018

Yes, renewable heat is a thing, and you can do it, too!

Oculi design

Cornell Chronicle | Rebecca Bowes, February 21, 2018

 A collaborative exhibition project created by four faculty members will be installed on Governors Island in New York City this summer after winning the 2018 City of Dreams design competition.

Cornell Daily Sun | Amina Kilpatrick, February 13, 2018
Students identified activity burnout and lack of structure as primary issues within Cornell’s sustainability community. 

Three girls laughing in snow

Cornell saved 1.4 million kwh during the winter break due to energy efficiency measures in the community.

Maplewood Apartments

Cornell Chronicle | Blaine Friedlander, February 8, 2018

The Maplewood Apartments – graduate student residences under construction between Mitchell Street and Maplewood Avenue by EdR Collegiate Housing – arguably could become the hottest address in the Northeastern United States for helping keep Earth’s climate cool.