Employee Resources

Every employee has a role to play in advancing a sustainable campus.  From creating new learning opportunities to improving the way we work, get started as a leader in creating a more sustainable Cornell with these tools.

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Recognize a staff member

Do you know a coworker who always brings a reusable mug to every event? Did your coworker, supervisor, or colleague recently pilot a waste reduction program? Recognize someone you know for their dedication to creating a sustainable campus with this "mini-awards" program.

Sustainability Champion Nomination Form

The form is short - go ahead, make someone's day!

Take action:

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Staff Sustainability Training

Sustainability integrated into annual performance review for all employees. Enroll in an upcoming training to advance your skills.

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Join or Start a Green Team

Green Teams or Sustainability Teams work within their college or unit to promote sustainability.  Get started where you work!

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Think Big, Live Green

Think Big, Live Green is our sustainability engagement motto and a program to maximize sustainability efforts on campus. 

Purpose, Prosperity, Planet, People

Sustainability Framework

This four part project assessment framework can help you maximize business outcomes for people, planet, profits, and academic purpose. The QBL can be applied to projects and decision-making comparisons.

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Work Life Balance

Policies and tools for flexible work arrangement, stress management, and programs to promote wellbeing.

Sustainability Life Recipes

Save Green at Home

Start practicing sustainability at home with these tips to go green and save green.

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Sustainability Recognition

Do you know a champion who should be recognized for their work creating a sustainable campus?  Learn more about our campus awards.


Sustainable Event Certification

The sustainable events certification encourages event planners at Cornell to implement more sustainable practices by providing them with a framework and resources to reduce waste, and improve food, purchasing, transportation, and other sustainability features. Certify your event and help us create a visible culture of sustainability across campus.


Staff & Faculty Sustainability Funding Resources