Sustainability Month at Cornell
The month of April marks Cornell’s annual celebration of all things campus, community, and global sustainability. The campus will bloom with exhibits, lectures, bike to work events, a fun run, environmental fashion and other learning opportunities for sustainability.
Sustainability Month 2021
Join a program or event celebrating our culture of campus sustainability
Cornell University celebrates all things sustainability during the entire month of April, with dozens of events in film, fashion, art, wellness, social justice, climate change leadership, and sustainability topics. Follow the Campus Sustainability Office on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more event reminders throughout the month!
Join a Sustainability Initiative
Take a short course to become a Residential Composter (open to anyone living on campus) and reduce campus food waste. Or, participate in the Freezer Challenge if you work in a lab. We'll walk you & your team through simple energy-saving possibilities.
Pilot the Green Room Certification
The Residential Sustainability Leaders are seeking student participants for a Green Room Certification Pilot. We need participants who can help us improve the certification before a full launch in Fall 2021. Help us test the program - and make your living space more sustainable!
Recognize Student Leadership in Sustainability
The Golden Gorge Awards focus on recognizing the work of students, groups, and initiatives driving sustainability change.
Find an Event
So much to choose from! Learn about food scraps and vegetable gardening, how climate change is impacting the food we eat, or attend a virtual event like the recycling/upcycling exhibit and student sustainability leadership conference.
Explore Your Campus
And even virtually you can explore over 500+ points of interest related to sustainability on campus with the Sustainability Map.
Host a Sustainability Month Event
Events for Sustainability Month can be hosted by anyone. Simply create an event and follow the instructions below to have your activity featured in campus-wide publicity.
Events must follow all current University guidelines.
Create an event in the Cornell events calendar. (Must have a Cornell NetID). The event should be hosted during April, but events hosted a few days before or after the month may also be included
Tag “Sustainability” under “Departments" and as a University Focus Area. Use the Ctrl button to choose multiple departments.