Sustainability News

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

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn – home to 200 cows – has installed a state-of-the-art system that separates manure from sand bedding material, providing clean bedding for the cows and creating muck perfect for making electricity and heat.

  • Living Laboratory

The university launched two new initiatives to create a more inclusive workplace experience July 1.

  • Human Wellbeing

Solar farms are known to offer a ready source of green energy. But could they also offer ecological and economic benefits as pollinator-friendly habitats?

  • Living Laboratory

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) supports collaborations that cut across disciplines to address today’s greatest sustainability challenges.

  • Living Laboratory

Testing a new water monitoring technology that, if approved by New York state and federal authorities, could drastically reduce the time state park swim areas must close when water is suspected of being unswimmable.

  • Land & Water

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

A former Bethlehem Steel site being rehabilitated as a business park in Lackawanna, New York, stands as an example of sustainable redevelopment and the impact a local government can have on climate change.

  • Sustainability Leadership

Sustainability Life Recipe Series

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Transportation

Everybody Eats, a social startup created by Cornell students which plans to debut this fall, hopes to offer reduced-price food delivery service through collaborations with local restaurants to try and combat food insecurity faced by low-income families.

  • Food & Living
  • Students

The (free!) 2018 Ithaca & Tompkins County Bike Map is a user-friendly, full-color road map and now includes road suitability ratings, recommended rides, and info on bike sharing and rentals.

  • Transportation