Campus Sustainability News

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

Compost bucket

Help reduce food waste by managing composting now available in residential communities. Sign-up by February 5th.

  • Materials Management
  • Students
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The annual Campus Sustainability Progress Report details campus sustainability successes, initiatives, and progress towards our stated goals. 

  • Climate Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership
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Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management now charges a fee for all televisions and monitors.

  • Materials Management
2019 Sustainability Award winner with presenters

Seven individuals and one residential community on campus were recognized in this year's round of sustainability staff, faculty, and group awards for the Cornell Ithaca campus.  Among the recipients are individuals who have championed environmental justice, sustainability engagement program building, and innovative approaches to changing the way business-as-usual operates in growth chambers on campus.

  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students
  • Sustainability Leadership
The Sustainability Consortium

The university has new opportunities to champion greener consumer products, supply chains and commercial trade, as the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability on Jan. 13 began a partnership with The Sustainability Consortium (TSC).

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Want to know more about Cornell’s contribution to climate change? Want to understand the potential and controversies of Geoengineering the climate? Check out these 1 credit classes to find out. 

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The Beyond Waste Student Summits bring together students to understand the systemic impact of waste, from extraction to disposal. These full-day, regional leadership intensives welcome students from all levels of experience and interest. The Post Landfill Action Network (PLAN) and SUNY ESF are hosting the Northeast Regional Beyond Waste Student Summit at SUNY ESF on February 22nd. You won't want to miss it!

  • Students
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The City Of Ithaca is looking to hire a student (undergraduate or graduate) or recent graduate for a part-time position for the spring 2020 semester.

  • Students
Staff member receiving sustainability award

In addition to campus reports and updates, the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards recognized groups and individuals who exemplify the university’s sustainability values.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership
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Dyson’s Map the Challenge is a campus-wide competition that asks students and all Cornell University members to think differently about social and environmental change. Cash prizes.  Deadline Wednesday, February 13, 2020 

  • Students
  • Sustainability Leadership