Sustainability News

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

Rooftop solar on two buildings at the Cornell Tech campus will produce 995 MWHs of clean energy annually.

  • Building & Energy

At the 63rd annual Service Recognition Dinner June 5, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack and Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Opperman paid tribute to 250 staff members who began working at Cornell 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years ago.

  • Human Wellbeing
  • Staff & Faculty

Three grants from the New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) program, will aid Cornell coastal science research projects along the Great Lakes.

  • Land & Water

Building Resilience,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, examines how to build resilient communities in the face of environmental and economic upheaval.

  • Staff & Faculty

Recognizing campus and community leaders who advance sustainability values and initiatives with Cornell.

  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students
  • Sustainability Leadership

What better way to know your food than to grow your food? 

  • Food & Living
  • Staff & Faculty
  • Students

Cornell Chronicle |Tom Fleischman, May 27, 2018

May 26 at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Recognition Ceremony, held in Newman Arena.

  • Students

Cornell Campus Sustainability Office | Spring 2018

The first annual Cornell University Golden Gorge Awards - honoring the contributions of student leaders in creating a more sustainable campus - took place on May 8th, 2018. The award ceremony recognized students, student organizations and student sustainability work on the Cornell's campus and in the community which advanced the climate action plan and related sustainability goals.

Bike Walk Tompkins | Press Release, May 25, 2018
On Tuesday, LimeBike celebrated its first full month of operations in Ithaca by recording over 10,000 rides, making Ithaca one of the most successful launches in the history of LimeBike’s national network.

  • Transportation

Cornell Chronicle | Blaine Friedlander, May 24, 2018

Cornell engineering faculty and facility experts met with more than 100 members of the Ithaca community May 17 at an open forum to give an update on the Ithaca campus’s path toward carbon neutrality and its goal to heat campus in a climate-friendly way.

  • Climate Leadership