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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Airplane on runway

Departments and teams can join a pilot program to reduce the carbon footprint of air travel.

Two event names for sustainability networking at Cornell described in detail in this article

The Sustainable Cornell Council will provide an update on Cornell's sustainability progress and opportunities for networking and connection during the Fall “State of Cornell Sustainability'' Address and Mix & Mingle networking night.

Orientation leader helping student.

Become a peer-to-peer educator and create a culture of sustainability.

Drilling site

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

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Join us for the annual Student Sustainability Awards at Cornell University to recognize the outstanding sustainability organizations and students making change happen here on campus and beyond. Formerly known as the Golden Gorge Awards

Prom goers posing

Cornell’s first-ever Beyond Waste Prom on March 26 marked the culmination of a two-month long sustainability campaign.

Must with Cornell logo

Reusable Mug Program is back! Save 10% when you bring your mug to Cornell dining halls.

Aja Barber, a black woman, next to the title of her book on colonialism and climate change in the fashion industry

Looking for ways to make sustainable change happen both individually and collectively? Join the Sustainable Cornell Book Club, featuring  Consumed | The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism. First 75 people that sign up will receive free copies.

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Recognize an employee who demonstrates sustainability leadership with actions big or small in the new Cornell University HR Recognition Portal.  Monthly winners will be given prizes and be entered into the prestigious annual sustainability awards for the end of the year.

New residence halls on North Campus at Cornell as seen from above, with solar panels covering all roofs

Cornell has earned a a second platinum sustainability rating – the highest possible– from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Cornell is the only Ivy league institution to have achieved a platinum rating, and one of just two in the world to have achieved the accolade twice.