Annual Sustainability Events
Join the Cornell community in celebrating sustainability at these annual events. Gain professional knowledge, win prizes, and help co-create an enduring culture of sustainability on campus by participating.
Competitions & Campaigns
Energy Smackdown | October - November
Cornell’s annual 6-week competition to reduce or eliminate energy use in our personal lives and between buildings. Commit to actions tailored to reducing energy in your home life, work, or lab spaces.
Campus Race to Zero Waste
(Formerly RecycleMania) | January - March
Help Cornell win against other Universities in an annual competition to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Our goal? Waste minimization and waste diversion, while enjoying a fun and friendly competition.
Winter & Spring Energy Setback | Winter & Spring Break
Reduce energy waste by shutting down your residential community, lab, or office space before you leave for break. These initiative save $100,000s each year!
Sustainability Leadership Summit | Fall Event
Open to all members of the campus community, the Leadership Summit is Cornell's annual visioning and networking event for all community members working to create a more sustainable campus, community, and culture. Hosted by the Sustainable Cornell Council.
Green Team Summit | Summer or Fall
An annual conference for members of Sustainability Teams or those working to create one, and individual Sustainability Ambassadors. This event focuses on sharing strategies, networking for collaboration on other key events, Think Big Live Green campaigns, and professional development.