Campus Sustainability News

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

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students walking on campus

How do we create a safe and socially just place for humanity to thrive without compromising planetary health? How can you help?

Students carrying canoe

Cornell University celebrates  Annual Sustainability Month.


Ensure the sustainability of your celebrations by making simple, cost-saving decisions that are environmentally friendly.

 Robin Wall Kimmerer

On November 1st, Robin, a mother, scientist, writer, decorated professor, and Citizen Potawatomi Nation member, will have a day full of events, including a discussion about her book "Braiding Sweetgrass," exploring the profound connection between humans and Mother Earth.

Employees laughing together at awards ceremony

Honoring the importance of sustainability stewardship, culture, and contributions by employees, the "Culture of Sustainability Award" was added in 2022 to the nominations for President's Awards for Employee Excellence.


Cornell Campus Sustainability Office | Updated Summer 2023

Sustainability Life Recipe Series

Daphne Frias

Join us for conversations with youth climate activist Daphne Frias. You are welcome to join as many sessions as you would like throughout the day.

AJa Barber

Explore intersections of sustainability, racism, wealth inequality, privilege, feminism, the fashion industry - and  what you can do about it. Registration required.  #Beyond Waste