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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Are you ready for Sustainability Month? Have your event featured in Cornell’s 15th annual celebration. 


AMission Sustainability is an educational and survey requirement for all Cornell students launched in 2020. 

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

Solar panels on Cornell's North Campus residence halls

Solar now supplies 35% of the new North Campus residence hall complex's annual electricity needs.

Ithaca Bikeshare bikes parked downtown.

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

Person speaks into microphone in lecture hall

Cornell's first-ever Climate Action Week on November 14-18th brought together the Cornell community with conversations, workshops, and rallies on climate change and carbon neutrality.


Before leaving campus for winter break, spring break, and other holidays throughout the year, follow these simple tips to save energy in your office, common areas, labs, residential rooms and spaces.