Campus Sustainability News
News on campus sustainability initiatives, emerging programs, rankings, awards, student initiatives, green teams, and more from across the Cornell University campus.
Cornell is joining with the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca to form a campus-regional partnership committed to promoting efficient, innovative and accessible energy, and reach carbon neutrality, community-wide, by the early 2030s.
The full residential compost program will continue at Cornell after amendments and cessation to the program during COVID-19. The initiative is seeking volunteers to help reduce waste and encourage composting education in residential communities.
After a successful pilot in one large administrative building on campus cut landfill waste from offices by half, new "trash mini-bins" have been rolled out to staff offices across Cornell in a bid to reduce waste and increase recycling as part of sustainable campus behavior.
The FY2020 greenhouse gas inventory shows a significant reduction in campus emissions, but some changes can be attributed to disrupted operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cornell soared to the top of national and international ratings and rankings assessing our campus sustainability efforts in 2021. Let's see how we stand up to the competition (and where there is still work to do).
Cornell laboratories reduced energy use by targeting freezers in the international Freezer Challenge, which encourages friendly competition between research-intensive laboratories that rely on cold storage.
Cornell dining to phase in Phade biodegradable straws.
Compete in Cornell’s Sustainability ‘Goosechase’ Scavenger Hunt! Competition Runs August 30th - September 30th. Open to all Cornell students and employees.
Join the 40+ student organizations representing sustainability on campus for a tour of their activities, how to get involved, and the full range of amazing projects happening on campus!
Help reduce food waste by managing composting now available in residential communities. Sign-up by Sept 24th.