Awards & Recognition for Student & Employee Excellence
Cornell University honors sustainability leaders with three key events to celebrate the efforts of our students, staff, faculty and broader community members.
Nominations accepted on a rolling basis through February
Recognizing individuals and teams who have exemplified the sustainability values of Cornell, made significant and notable contributions to the sustainable development and social equity of the Cornell campus, or displayed outstanding partnership for advancing sustainability within our campus and community.
Nominations accepted on a rolling basis year round
Staff Sustainability Champions spotlights staff who exemplify Cornell University's commitment to sustainability, and have shown leadership and initiative to catalyze change for a more sustainable campus and planet with actions big and small.
Spring ceremony for graduating seniors and other student leaders
This annual award ceremony launched in Spring 2018 as a way to celebrate graduating seniors. Students who pledge to commit to lifelong sustainability earn Green Honor Tassels to wear during graduation and the ceremony recognizes student leadership in sustainability across all areas of the campus.