Student Green Guide

Student Guide to Sustainability at Cornell University

Where can I find water bottle filling stations? What solar-powered buildings can I study in? How can my actions help inspire others to create a sustainable campus culture? 

Cornell shares the tools to help you answer all of your sustainability-related questions in the handy Guide to Living Sustainably. Integrate tips and tricks from the guide to help lead the changes campus, connect to resources, and understand Cornell's approach to sustainability.  

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The Student Green Guide will equip and empower you and our broader Cornell community to live, learn and lead sustainably. Explore below for more sustainability resources. 

Additional Resources

  • The interactive sustainable campus & community map highlights all things sustainable, and you may filter results to find exactly what you're searching for.   

    • Take a study break. Eat delicious, healthy food. Go outside and get your Nature Rx. Remember to prioritize time for self-care and student life balance.  

    • The Campus Sustainability Office publishes a Sustainability Life Recipe in each campus newsletter. These blogs feature practical things to do in our daily lives to protect the environment, save money, and contribute to our community.  

    • Cornell reports annually to the public performance-based tracking system for higher education sustainability progress: the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS lets Cornell measure, track, and benchmark sustainability progress in hundreds of different areas.