Sustainability Events

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

Sustainability GooseChase: Cornell Scavenger Hunt | September

Explore your campus and complete small sustainability challenges to take action at home and around campus.

Climate Action Week (formerly known as Energy Smackdown) 

Join us in a call to action as 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.

Touchdown the bear turns off a lightswitch

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!

Sustainability Month

Students planting a tree on campus

Sustainability Month | April

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 Mix and Mingle

Fall and Spring networking events with students, faculty, staff, clubs & teams working to create a more just, sustainable, carbon-neutral campus.

The Sustainable Cornell Council provides an update on campus sustainability progress and priorities annually.