Appreciate & Recognize

Appreciate & Recognize

Awards & Recognition for Sustainability

Cornell University honors sustainability leaders with awards programs that recognize the contributions made by members of the campus community to create a more just and sustainable campus, community, and world.

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Sustainability Champions Program

Recognize a Sustainability Champion 

For Cornell employees. Nominations accepted on a rolling basis.

Sustainability Champions is an employee recognition program for faculty & staff to honor colleagues who exemplify Cornell University's commitment to sustainability. Make someone's day by honoring their sustainability leadership and initiative by submitting a "kudos" in the HR Recoginition Portal.  Kudos can be very short!
Monthly winners are selected from all recognized and will receive cash prizes.  Uses Cornell's HR Appreciation Portal.

President's Culture of Sustainability Award (Employees)

Culture of Sustainability Award 

For Cornell employees. Nominations open May - August.

Honoring the importance of sustainability stewardship, culture, and contributions by employees, the President's "Culture of Sustainability"  is for one individual with a signifigant contribution to Cornell's sustainability values, progress, and innovation. To learn more about award criteria, visit the Human Resources website.

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Student Sustainability Awards

Student Sustainability Awards

For student teams and individuals. Nominations accepted in Spring.

Cornell's annual student sustainability awards celebrates undergraduate and graduate students, organizations, events, projects, and advisors who have made notable contributions to sustainability on campus and beyond.

Graduating students are recognized with green honor cords to wear during graduation to symbolize their years of sustainability service at Cornell.