Campus 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 Procurement and Payment Services is advancing the capacity for users on campus and central administrators to track sustainable purchases from different types of organizations. The new tracking efforts will help demonstrate the percentage of funds spent supporting sustainable business.
Upson Hall is Cornell’s fifth LEED Platinum building and the 21st overall LEED certified project completed on the Ithaca campus. Calculations for Upson Hall's energy efficiency reflect a 66.62 percent energy-cost reduction – a new Cornell LEED record.
Finger Lakes Rideshare - formerly Zimride - provides carpooling and rideshare connection for those working in the Finger Lakes region, including special connection services for individuals who work at Cornell and other local campuses.
Launched in 2018, the coalition group NY Higher Education LSRE Project brings together campuses in New York State who will solicit large-scale renewable energy projects to advance carbon reduction and green power goals.
Take these few simple steps before you leave campus to conserve energy during the break.
“Indigenous people around the world are incredibly important when we think – in terms of climate change and impact – about what is happening to our planet,” said Allred, associate professor of natural resources, in her Dec. 6 keynote address at Cornell’s 2018 Sustainability Leadership Summit. Each year leaders across campus gather to discuss and find ways to make the campus sustainable.
Flip the model of giving this holiday season with new ideas.
Nominate an everyday hero who champions sustainability. Short form - make someone's day!
Cornell Chronicle | Nancy Doolitle, September 28, 2018
The North Campus Residential Expansion, approved in 2017, unveiled a mock-up next to Appel Commons.
Cornell Daily Sun | Amanda H. Cronin, November 7, 2018
With roots in its Ithaca campus’ natural setting and its Climate Action Plan, Cornell University has been named one of the top 20 “Coolest Schools,” or, greenest colleges of 2018 in the Sierra Club’s annual list