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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Welcome sign in front of jars of food

The new certification and consultation program was designed to help campus event organizers, from student teams to large-scale efforts like commencement, plan and execute event sustainability in food, waste, transportation, purchasing, and more. An easy certification checklist allows organizers to receive a badge for use in event advertising to create a culture of campus sustainability awareness and engagement.

Zoom participants on a laptop

Cornell has adopted an official travel policy that prioritizes employee use of low-carbon event attendance (remote & virtual) and low-carbon transportation (reducing air travel). 


During the month of April and beyond, choose actions that you can take in your daily life that help contribute to global sustainability and a more peaceful, just, and thriving planet.  Cornell will compete as a team against other Universities in New York - it's easy to get started! 

Woman riding a bike

Biking is a great way to experience Ithaca’s beauty, get some exercise, and help reduce congestion, and cyclists should be aware of the rules and etiquette for riding on campus.

An adult holding a smiling child in the passenger seat of a car

Finger Lakes Rideshare - formerly Zimride - provides carpooling and rideshare connection for those working in the Finger Lakes region, including special connection services for individuals who work at Cornell and other local campuses.

East Avenue road re-painted in August 2018

The summer renovation project on East Avenue officially opened on August 25, 2018.

Student parking his bike

The (free!) 2018 Ithaca & Tompkins County Bike Map is a user-friendly, full-color road map and now includes road suitability ratings, recommended rides, and info on bike sharing and rentals.

Lime Bike logo

Bike Walk Tompkins | Press Release, May 25, 2018
On Tuesday, LimeBike celebrated its first full month of operations in Ithaca by recording over 10,000 rides, making Ithaca one of the most successful launches in the history of LimeBike’s national network.

TCAT bus

Cornell Daily Sun | Katherine Heaney, May 1, 2018

Trying to figure out how to use the TCAT bus system is a struggle for many members of the Cornell and Ithaca community. Now, students and locals alike can turn to Ithaca Transit, an app designed by Cornell students, to help them navigate Ithaca by bus more easily.