Campus Sustainability News
News on campus sustainability initiatives, emerging programs, rankings, awards, student initiatives, green teams, and more from across the Cornell University campus.
The ceremony included remarks by senior leaders, and awards for students for sustainability innovation and lifetime service. The event also includes presentation of 'sustainability honors tassels' to graduating seniors who have committed themselves to a lifetime of sustainability service and learning.
From the rooftops of Cornell’s proposed North Campus Residential Expansion (NCRE), the university hopes to gather enough solar energy to offset the new buildings’ electricity use by up to 35%, create about 1 megawatt of electricity annually and further reduce the university’s carbon footprint.“Cornell has a goal for the Ithaca campus to become carbon neutral using 100% renewable energy by 2035,” said Rick Burgess, vice president for facilities and campus services. “In line with this commitment, and encouraged by campus and community input, we are seeking to increase the amount of renewable energy that will be used in the proposed project. We are aiming to make a great project even better.”
"...Cornell is a pioneer of purpose-driven science that works across disciplines. And CALS has a prime focus on food energy and environmental resources..."
The annual Winter Setback program saved the Cornell campus over $80,000 in 2018, 20% less than in previous years. What changed?
"Sue wholeheartedly embraces the concepts of sustainability and has deep care and compassion for the environment and people around her. . ."
Bert Bland is responsible for around-the-clock electric, heating, cooling, water, sewage, energy generation, distribution, and use-optimization of Cornell University’s 250+ buildings on the Ithaca campus. He was interviewed by The Megawatt Hour as part of their series "Complexities in Energy Decision Making."
A new office supply re-use station has opened for employees in Facilities & Campus Services.
On January 31st, the Student Assembly passed a resolution in support of climate change and sustainability literacy.
City dwellers may laugh at the idea of putting solar on their roofs, but there’s an alternative: community solar.
Biking is a great way to experience Ithaca’s beauty, get some exercise, and help reduce congestion, and cyclists should be aware of the rules and etiquette for riding on campus.