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Cornell Campus Sustainability Office | Updated Summer 2023

Sustainability Life Recipe Series

Ithaca Bikeshare bikes parked downtown.

Ithaca's newest bike share features pedal-assist electric bikes. BYO helmet!

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.

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.

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! 

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.