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
Climate Action Week (formerly known as Energy Smackdown)
Join us in a call to action as November 14-18 becomes Cornell’s first Climate Action Week, featuring speakers, actions, tours, and community-building.
Beyond Waste | February - 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.
Freezer Challenge | Spring-Summer
Participating labs will compete against fellow Cornell laboratories and campuses from around the world as they are guided in implementing best practices in cold storage management to achieve greater energy efficiency, sample integrity, and sample access.
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!
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.