Sustainability News

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

"Lanny defines the term 'professional.' He is technically skilled, highly ethical, and a good community leader."

  • Staff & Faculty

Cornellians on campus strive for a green groove, and the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee awarded individuals and groups 2018 Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards April 20.

In this week’s edition of “All Things Equal,” Gary Stewart is joined by Sarah Brylinsky, sustainability communications and integration manager for the Campus Sustainability Office, to discuss Cornell’s commitment to sustainability and a recent award recognizing that work.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership

Cornell has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Resource Solutions for its efforts to advance access, education, and public interest and engagement in renewable energy resources, especially in low-income communities.

  • Building & Energy
  • Climate Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership

We've pulled together this simple guide to choosing the best—and easiest-to-care-for indoor office plants - as well as a few simple instructions to prevent your new green friend from heading to an early grave.

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students

Cornell energy use and sustainability-related initiatives are components of the University’s North Campus Residential Expansion plan, currently going through municipal approvals.

  • Climate Leadership

An upgrade to your home's heating system may be more affordable than you think with tax incentives and other rebates available in our community.

  • Building & Energy
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students

The summer renovation project on East Avenue officially opened on August 25, 2018.

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Transportation

With the arrival of the Class of 2022, the College of Engineering now enrolls equal numbers of undergraduate women and men – the first engineering school of its size and stature to achieve this milestone.

  • Students

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