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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Picking up water bottles to recycle them on Slope Day

We need 50+ volunteers to run our compost, recycle, and landfill stations and assist with litter management throughout the event. Training & supplies provided.(Search for " Sustainability & Waste Management" on volunteer list). Come have fun while doing good!


Join our panel to discuss sustainable materials management. Q&A discussion on how to transform our campus and region into a collaborative system rooted in principles and practices of a circular economy. Brunch will be served. 


Join the two-month campaign to reduce waste, improve reuse and recycling, and rethink our campus relationship to goods and materials.  2024 campaign begins February 12th and event organizing is open to all campus partners.


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


Learn what to buy, when to buy it, and where.


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.


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.