Sustainability News

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

Finger Lakes Rideshare - formerly Zimride - provides carpooling and rideshare connection for those working in the Finger Lakes region, including special connection services for individuals who work at Cornell and other local campuses.

  • Transportation

Launched in 2018, the coalition group NY Higher Education LSRE Project brings together campuses in New York State who will solicit large-scale renewable energy projects to advance carbon reduction and green power goals. 

  • Building & Energy
  • Climate Leadership

Take these few simple steps before you leave campus to conserve energy during the break.

  • Building & Energy
  • Staff & Faculty

“Indigenous people around the world are incredibly important when we think – in terms of climate change and impact – about what is happening to our planet,” said Allred, associate professor of natural resources, in her Dec. 6 keynote address at Cornell’s 2018 Sustainability Leadership Summit. Each year leaders across campus gather to discuss and find ways to make the campus sustainable.

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Living Laboratory
  • Sustainability Leadership

Flip the model of giving this holiday season with new ideas.

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Materials Management

Nominate an everyday hero who champions sustainability. Short form - make someone's day!

  • Staff & Faculty

Cornell Chronicle | Nancy Doolitle, September 28, 2018

The North Campus Residential Expansion, approved in 2017, unveiled a mock-up next to Appel Commons.

  • Building & Energy
  • Food & Living
  • Students

Cornell Daily Sun | Amanda H. Cronin, November 7, 2018

With roots in its Ithaca campus’ natural setting and its Climate Action Plan, Cornell University has been named one of the top 20 “Coolest Schools,” or, greenest colleges of 2018 in the Sierra Club’s annual list

  • Climate Leadership
  • Students
  • Sustainability Leadership

Learn how you can be more sustainable when it comes to your home's energy usage and your wallet.

  • Building & Energy
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students

Only #1, #2, #5 plastics can be recycled on campus. Share these posters to spread the word.

  • Materials Management