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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Whether spring has sprung or the hot weather is already here, the fair weather is a great time to get your home in top shape to save you money.

Slope Day 2023

The effort to make Cornell events more sustainable has been growing over the past two decades

Old lap top -electronic waste

Members of the Cornell community can recycle their home and office electronics sustainably (and for FREE) by bringing them to the Cornell Recycle Center (251 Solidago Rd) between 8:00am-3:00pm.


Join the two-month campaign to reduce waste, improve reuse and recycling, and rethink our campus relationship to goods and materials.  2023 campaign begins February 14th and event organizing is open to all campus partners.


Sustainability Life Recipe Series


Learn practical ways to make your organization’s events more sustainable, from concept to clean-up. Register for one of the workshops today: 9/29, 10/17.

compost bucket

Help reduce food waste by managing composting now available in residential communities. Sign-up by Sept 2nd.

Student holds up a shirt before a sign reading "Cornell Stuff"

Cornell's Dump & Run program collects items from students leaving campus in May, and resells them to students moving in each August. Don't miss over 15,000 clothing items and 100,000s of electronics, dorm goods, and more. This reuse event is open to Cornell and the greater community.