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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Logo for residential compost managers at Cornell

The full residential compost program will continue at Cornell after amendments and cessation to the program during COVID-19.  The initiative is seeking volunteers to help reduce waste and encourage composting education in residential communities.

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Compete in Cornell’s Sustainability ‘Goosechase’ Scavenger Hunt! Competition Runs August 30th - September 30th. Open to all Cornell students and employees.

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Join the 40+ student organizations representing sustainability on campus for a tour of their activities, how to get involved, and the full range of amazing projects happening on campus! 

Compost bucket

Help reduce food waste by managing composting now available in residential communities. Sign-up by Sept 24th.

People surrounding text "we resist, we build, we rise"

Matéa LeBeau is a junior in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, contemplates the necessary role of visual and expressive artists in creating understanding and solutions to the climate challenge.

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Annual Golden Gorge ceremony recognizes student leadership in sustainability across all areas of the campus.

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A one-year program open to accelerate career and executive-leadership advancement in sustainability-related fields.  

Students carrying pots in a greenhouse at Cornell, wearing masks during COVID19

 Cornell University celebrates all things sustainability during the entire month of April.  This year, join a new Green Room Certification pilot, become a Residential Composter, attend a virtual student sustainability leadership conference, and more.

Students hanging out in dorm room

The Residential Sustainability Leaders are launching a Green Room Certification pilot this Spring. Help us test the certification - and make your living space more sustainable - by being one of the first to sign up. 

2021 Golden Gorge Awards

Join us for the fourth annual Golden Gorge Awards celebrating the achievements of Cornell University's student sustainability organizations! RSVP TODAY!  Deadline to RSVP is extended to Tuesday, May 4th at 5:00pm EST.