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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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Join the Sustainable Cornell Council for an update on the progress, priorities, and projects advancing our carbon neutral campus and sustainability efforts on the Cornell Ithaca campus.

Aerial view Cornell includes Wilson Lab and Cayuga Lake

Lake Source Cooling (LSC) will annually save the university 4 million gallons of water usage and $50,000 in electricity costs...

Meet Our Solar Mowers. Sheep provide the mowing at all Cornell solar farms - eliminating fossil fuels and benefitting pollinators and local farmers. This model has expanded across NY State.

Solar project plans hold the potential for Cornell to complete it's 100% renewable electricity goal

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Cornell is the only institution of higher education in the world to receive the highest possible sustainability rating—STARS Platinum—for four consecutive years

Meadow

Save money, fuel, time, and yield multiple environmental benefits with these tips from Cornell's turf and grounds experts.

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.

Person speaks into microphone in lecture hall

Cornell's first-ever Climate Action Week on November 14-18th brought together the Cornell community with conversations, workshops, and rallies on climate change and carbon neutrality.

Drilling site

Visit the borehole site on Tuesdays, from noon to 1pm, when staff and faculty will be available to learn more about Earth Source Heat.

Student reading beneath Cornell archway

Cornell undergraduate Alexandra Gray `22 created a piece for Medium.com on how Cornell students can take small actions, with big impact, to celebrate Earth Day in 2022.