Sustainability News

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

Major recycling restrictions went into effect on July 1st across the country. We need your help to ensure continues to capture and reuse our recyclable materials properly. Most communities in the US are not equipped to recycle the same variety as the US shipped overseas, and many US plants need materials to be cleaner than before.

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Materials Management
  • Staff & Faculty

Find your nearest EV charging station.

  • Building & Energy
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Transportation

Cornell’s Grounds Department recently introduced an electric push mower in order to reduce our carbon footprint every time landscape work needs to be done.

  • Land & Water

Make your home more energy efficient at little or no cost to you.

  • Building & Energy
  • Human Wellbeing
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students

Learn what to buy, when to buy it, and where.

  • Food & Living
  • Materials Management
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students

Several long-term strategies can mitigate growers’ financial risks, from crop insurance to weather insurance to high tunnels – tall temporary greenhouses that extend up and over the cherry trees and protect them with plastic sheeting or netting.

  • Food & Living
  • Living Laboratory

Cornell Chronicle | Blaine Friedlander, July 16, 2018

Cornell University professors helped lead the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium to enhance US' wind-energy economy and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Building & Energy
  • Staff & Faculty

Sustainability Life Recipe Series

  • Building & Energy
  • Human Wellbeing
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students

The 20th annual Staff Development Day will be held July 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Clark Atrium, Physical Sciences Building.

  • Staff & Faculty

To help with these types of challenging situations, Cornell has added Care.com’s platform Care@Work to the benefits program for faculty, staff, retirees and graduate and professional students.

  • Human Wellbeing