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05/03/2021

It's May already! This month, see some democracy-themed art 🎨, pick up some free compost 🌱, or learn to raise backyard chickens 🐔

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It's our last #FastFactFriday of sustainability month! Did you know that in addition to compost reducing materials that ...
04/30/2021

It's our last #FastFactFriday of sustainability month! Did you know that in addition to compost reducing materials that would go to the landfill, we also receive some small carbon offsets from composting in our greenhouse gas inventory!

See our full 2019-2020 annual sustainability report at https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/annualreport2020

#SustainableCampus #Sustainability #AnnualReport #AASHESTARS

🎈Golden Gorge Awards celebrate student sustainability at Cirnell. RSVP by May 4th.
04/30/2021

🎈Golden Gorge Awards celebrate student sustainability at Cirnell. RSVP by May 4th.

🎈Golden Gorge Awards celebrate student sustainability at Cirnell. RSVP by May 4th.

Photos from Recycle Tompkins's post
04/26/2021

Photos from Recycle Tompkins's post

Interested in reducing your impact on climate change? Looking to compost on campus? Become a certified Residential Compo...
04/26/2021

Interested in reducing your impact on climate change? Looking to compost on campus? Become a certified Residential Composter!

Cornell's Residential Composters program allows individuals living on campus to compost personal food waste, napkins, and paper towels. Joining the program takes less than 20 minutes.

For more info, visit https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/ready-compost-campus.
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This tip is brought to you by our month-long Sustainability Tip Series during Sustainability Month! Help celebrate Earth Day & Sustainability Month by checking out great events on campus and ways to take action at https://bit.ly/2P6OVB1

#TodaysTip #SustainabilityMonth #SustainableCampus #HigherEdSustainability #Sustainability #Compost #Composting #FoodWaste

Interested in reducing your impact on climate change? Looking to compost on campus? Become a certified Residential Composter!

Cornell's Residential Composters program allows individuals living on campus to compost personal food waste, napkins, and paper towels. Joining the program takes less than 20 minutes.

For more info, visit https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/news/ready-compost-campus.
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This tip is brought to you by our month-long Sustainability Tip Series during Sustainability Month! Help celebrate Earth Day & Sustainability Month by checking out great events on campus and ways to take action at https://bit.ly/2P6OVB1

#TodaysTip #SustainabilityMonth #SustainableCampus #HigherEdSustainability #Sustainability #Compost #Composting #FoodWaste

It's #FastFactFriday! We're proud of all the ways students, staff, and faculty contribute to a sustainable culture and c...
04/24/2021

It's #FastFactFriday! We're proud of all the ways students, staff, and faculty contribute to a sustainable culture and community AND how savvy our students are at sustainable commuting! 🚲

See our full 2019-2020 annual sustainability report at https://sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/annualreport2020

Happy Earth Day!  🌎🌱  Cornell is proud to power our campus and New York State with clean, green energy from our six larg...
04/22/2021
Meet the Cornell University Solar Farms

Happy Earth Day! 🌎🌱 Cornell is proud to power our campus and New York State with clean, green energy from our six large-scale solar farms and nine campus solar installations.

Learn about our solar story: https://bit.ly/3guvu0e

Cornell University is working to power the Ithaca campus with 100% renewable energy by our target date for carbon neutrality, 2035. We develop solar resourc...

The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program recently created a land acknowledgment with the approval of local Gay...
04/21/2021
Land Acknowledgment

The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program recently created a land acknowledgment with the approval of local Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ'(Cayuga Nation) leadership.

AIISP is a CALS-based unit that provides Indigenous-related academic, student support and outreach services to Cornell University.

Happening in a few hours, don't miss it! ⏰Ty Defoe of the Oneida and Ojibwe Nations is an Indigi-Queer shape shifting ar...
04/19/2021
You are invited to join a webinar: You are invited to attend Come to the Circle: Digital Notebook of Native Futurities presented by Ty Defoe April 19 at 4:30 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Happening in a few hours, don't miss it! ⏰

Ty Defoe of the Oneida and Ojibwe Nations is an Indigi-Queer shape shifting artist who interweaves contemporary oratory storytelling traditions and multimedia performance.

Using song, design, dance, and environmentalism, Ty shares, celebrates, and amplifies Indigenous worldview on Turtle Island with messages of inclusivity, hope, and justice.

Ty Defoe of the Oneida and Ojibwe Nations. An Indigi-Queer shape shifting artist who interweaves contemporary oratory storytelling traditions and multimedia performance. Using song, design, dance, and environmentalism. Ty shares, celebrates, and amplifies Native/Indigenous worldview on Turtle Island...

Interested in environmental & climate justice?  Join the Indigenous Nations & Climate Change Summit this week, co-hosted...
04/19/2021

Interested in environmental & climate justice? Join the Indigenous Nations & Climate Change Summit this week, co-hosted by the Cornell American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program and Cornell Native American Law Students Association - NALSA.

Cornell Law NALSA, Yale Law NALSA, Cornell University American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program, and Yale School of Environment invite community members, students, and professionals to join us for the virtual Indigenous Nations & Climate Change Summit (INCCS) on April 21-23, 2021.
INCCS will convene distinguished experts from various disciplines across policy, science, law, movement-building, green finance, and others to discuss critical climate change topics along two thematic areas – Indigenous resilience and Indigenous resistance. Over the course of three evenings, the INCCS will host a series of panels and interactive Q&A sessions on contemporary climate change topics including, but not limited to – food sovereignty, climate adaptation, transnational justice, renewable energy, protection of sacred sites, and green infrastructure.

Please RSVP on the home page of the event website (link in our bio). The schedule of events and speaker biographies may also be found on the event website.

🏆 The Golden Gorge Awards are accepting nominations!  Recognize a student or group for their contributions to creating o...
04/15/2021

🏆 The Golden Gorge Awards are accepting nominations! Recognize a student or group for their contributions to creating our sustainable campus and community. https://mailchi.mp/sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/work-in-a-lab-join-the-2021-freezer-challenge-8031434

🏆 The Golden Gorge Awards are accepting nominations! Recognize a student or group for their contributions to creating our sustainable campus and community. https://mailchi.mp/sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/work-in-a-lab-join-the-2021-freezer-challenge-8031434

Share your upcycled work for a virtual exhibit hosted by the College of Human Ecology at Cornell Green Ambassadors this ...
04/13/2021
Make Do and Mend Together: A Patchwork of Solutions

Share your upcycled work for a virtual exhibit hosted by the College of Human Ecology at Cornell Green Ambassadors this Spring.

Based upon the World War II concept of “Make Do & Mend,” the theme reflects how we have 'made do' during the COVID19 pandemic.

The College of Human Ecology's Green Ambassadors will be curating “Make Do and Mend Together: A Patchwork of Solutions”, a virtual upcycling/recycling exhibit. Based upon the World War II concept of “Make Do and Mend” the theme this year reflects on how we have made do and coped during the C...

Are you a current Cornell student living on or off-campus? We need pilot testers to help test and improve a new Green Ro...
04/08/2021
Green Room Certification pilot

Are you a current Cornell student living on or off-campus? We need pilot testers to help test and improve a new Green Room Certification recognizing student efforts to live sustainably.

All participants are eligible for prizes - register by May 5th. 🏆

The Residential Sustainability Leaders are launching a Green Room Certification pilot this Spring. Help us test the certification - and make your living space more sustainable - by being one of the first to sign up.

A Cornell McGovern Center startup company - Dimensional Energy - is one of two finalists in the $20 million XPRIZE compe...
03/22/2021
Dimensional Energy emerges as $20M Carbon X Prize finalist | Cornell Chronicle

A Cornell McGovern Center startup company - Dimensional Energy - is one of two finalists in the $20 million XPRIZE competition after their technology successfully transformed carbon dioxide into carbon-neutral fuel.

Dimensional Energy – a McGovern Center startup that converts carbon dioxide via sunshine into eco-friendly aviation fuel – is a finalist for the $20 million Carbon X Prize.

The Student Efforts to Advance Sustainability in New York (SEAS NY) Conference will take place on Saturday April 17th - ...
03/11/2021
SEAS NY Conference

The Student Efforts to Advance Sustainability in New York (SEAS NY) Conference will take place on Saturday April 17th - free registration.

A super cool collaborative effort from students at Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Union College and Bard College to empower students to enact sustainable change on campuses in New York State.

The Student Efforts to Advance Sustainability in New York (SEAS NY) Conference is a student-founded conference on April 17th aiming to engage, inspire and empower students to enact sustainable change on campuses in Upstate New York.

With perfect scores in 45 areas of campus sustainability, Cornell ranked among the top in the nation for performance in ...
03/08/2021
Cornell outperforms peers with Platinum sustainability rating | Cornell Chronicle

With perfect scores in 45 areas of campus sustainability, Cornell ranked among the top in the nation for performance in buildings, campus engagement, and more.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) ranked Cornell as a top performer in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index. See how Cornell compares as one of the top-ranked institutions in the nation for comprehensive sustainability efforts.

Hydropower dams are coveted for their low costs and use of water as a renewable source, but how do they impact their env...
03/04/2021
Cornell Researchers Collaborate to Investigate Environmental Consequences of Hydropower Dams

Hydropower dams are coveted for their low costs and use of water as a renewable source, but how do they impact their environment?

The Amazon River Basin is under threat, largely at the hands of humans. To help change that, Prof. Carla Gomes, computer science, Prof. Alexander Flecker, ecology and evolutionary biology, and Rafael Almeida, postdoctoral researcher with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, designed an inte

Do you think New York State can reach carbon neutrality by 2050?  Cornell University College of Engineering researchers ...
03/03/2021
NYS can achieve 2050 carbon goals with Earth’s help | Cornell Chronicle

Do you think New York State can reach carbon neutrality by 2050? Cornell University College of Engineering researchers are saying it's possible - with five years to spare.

By delving into scientific and economic data, Cornell engineers have examined whether New York could achieve a statewide carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Their finding: Yes – and with five years to spare.

New research shows that in spite of severe, frequent flooding in coastal regions in the Philippines due to #climatechang...
02/26/2021
Migration not seen as solution by those in flood zones | Cornell Chronicle

New research shows that in spite of severe, frequent flooding in coastal regions in the Philippines due to #climatechange, most residents do not consider migration or leaving their cities.

In coastal regions of the Philippines, ties to the community motivate most people to stay in their homes despite the risks of frequent, severe floods, Cornell research finds.

Check your recycling bin ♻️ ! Is there anything that doesn't belong there?Recycle Tompkins will be operating under a new...
02/25/2021

Check your recycling bin ♻️ ! Is there anything that doesn't belong there?

Recycle Tompkins will be operating under a new contract starting March 1st, and some changes are underway.

⚠️ Remember, styrofoam, plastic bags, and paper towels are NOT recyclable !!!

#recycle #recycling #plastic #sustainability

Cornell scientists released the first publicly available global wind atlas - a digital collection of documented extreme ...
02/25/2021
Global ‘wind atlas’ propels sustainable energy | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell scientists released the first publicly available global wind atlas - a digital collection of documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world - to help wind energy engineers select turbines in any region and accelerate the development of sustainable energy.

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/02/global-wind-atlas-propels-sustainable-energy

Cornell wind energy scientists have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds – to improve turbine placement.

With a new $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, a Cornell engineer aims to better predict how human sy...
02/24/2021
Reed awarded $1.4M grant to advance human-natural system modeling | Cornell Chronicle

With a new $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, a Cornell engineer aims to better predict how human systems – such as the economy, urbanization, technology, and agriculture – co-evolve with Earth systems, such as climate, natural resources and wildlife.

A Cornell engineer is advancing the field of ‘multi-sector dynamics’ with a new $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will focus on techniques for better projecting the outcomes of human interactions with the natural world.

Ready to compost your personal food waste on campus? Join the new "Residential Composters" program - it takes less than ...
02/23/2021
Enroll Today in Residential Compost Program

Ready to compost your personal food waste on campus?

Join the new "Residential Composters" program - it takes less than 15 minutes! ⏰ Open to students and staff living on campus.

Looking to compost on campus?

One of Cornell University's most popular sustainability courses - Intro to Oceanography - will now be publicly available...
02/23/2021
Oceanography lectures inspire new eCornell course

One of Cornell University's most popular sustainability courses - Intro to Oceanography - will now be publicly available through eCornell online certificate programs.

Professor Bruce Monger has inspired tens of thousands of students to think deeply about ways they can take meaningful action and help create a sustainable future with the class. 🌍♥️

Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability
02/22/2021

Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability

Cornell Atkinson is proud to partner with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and World Wildlife Fund to host a virtual conference on Feb. 23 on the prevention of future pandemics, moderated by Thomas Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist at The New York Times, with a keynote address delivered by famed naturalist Dr. Jane Goodall.

Learn more: https://t.co/x1Om3ULpDT?amp=1

Ready to apply your sustainability course work to real-world challenges?  The Cornell Fellowship in Environmental & Sust...
01/15/2021
Undergraduate Fellowships | Department of Communication

Ready to apply your sustainability course work to real-world challenges? The Cornell Fellowship in Environmental & Sustainability Communication might be for you. Fellows are placed in paid summer internships with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Cornell Campus Sustainability Office, EDF, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, and other leading sustainability organizations.

https://communication.cals.cornell.edu/undergraduate-program/engaged-cornell-enviro-comm/

From Thought to Action: Translating knowledge into application is often a big leap. How do we take what we have learned in courses and apply it in real-world situations? This is the test of a true education. Our partners are leaders in the environmental and sustainability arena seeking to improve th...

CSA Directory
01/14/2021
CSA Directory

CSA Directory

What is Community Supported Agriculture? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually supportive and cooperative relationship between the producer and the consumer. The consumer pays for a crop "share" in advance, guaranteeing producers a market for their goods. In return, growers co...

Next week, Cornell University will host a community forum to provide an update on the next phase of the enhanced geother...
01/13/2021
Cornell to host Earth Source Heat Forum

Next week, Cornell University will host a community forum to provide an update on the next phase of the enhanced geothermal heating project "Earth Source Heat" which is central to the Climate Action Plan.

After several years of research and planning, the university is moving closer to digging an exploratory borehole to allow researchers to further understand rock mechanics, hydrogeology, seismology, microbiology, and other information pertinent to determining if the project is feasible. Q&A will follow the panelists' presentation.

January 19th, 2020 6pm - 7pm

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We all have a role to play in creating a sustainable and low-carbon future. At Cornell, it’s who we are, how we work, and how we learn. We aspire to use the campus as a living laboratory for demonstrating and exploring the solutions needed for a safe and healthy future for our community, campus, and planet.

Cornell has the longest-running AASHE STARS Gold Rating of any campus in the nation, and are consistently ranked as one of the top-performing Ivy League institutions in climate and sustainability.

From our goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 using Earth Source Heat and 100% renewable energy to power the campus, to our 26 green buildings, solar farms mowed by sheep, and annual events like EnergySmackdown and the Green Team Summit, sustainability is embedded into every corner of our operations, education, and engagement. By connecting our campus leaders and a network of programs, partners, and initiatives, the Campus Sustainability Office is a hub for all members of the community to access tools to live, lead, and learn on your campus as we create a carbon-neutral and sustainable campus, together.

You can play a part. Launch your next sustainability project, take a class, advance your skills and leadership, and become a part of our culture of innovation.

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In honor of the Energy Smackdown, I am repositioning my solar arrays at home to catch more of the winter sunbeams!
Hanging out with the Kermits at #daylighthour !!! Having a great time and saving energy too!!
Kick off People's Climate Week Cornell with us at this design sprint style event! The case question for Sunday: How would you make a consumer industry more sustainable? All majors welcome! Food and light refreshments will be provided!
Bring your unwanted cassette tapes and fax machines! "Participate in Cornell's E-cycleMania electronics recycling event, which runs March 25th - March 29th, 2019. Members of the Cornell community can recycle their home and office electronics sustainably (and for FREE) by bringing them to the Cornell Recycle Center (251 Solidago Rd) between 8:00am-3:00pm. Accepted: Anything with a cord, such as computers, TVs, microwaves, telephones, cables, extension cords, power strips, printers, monitors, answering machines, fax machines, typewriters, pagers, cameras, VCR/DVD players. Also CDs, remote controls, stereo/tape/record/8 track tape players. NOT Accepted: Light bulbs, refrigerated devices (e.g. refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), batteries, smoke detectors." https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fevents.cornell.edu%2Fevent%2Fe-cyclemania_electronics_recycling_week%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3h9ggbUAlc8F1TMFORnqA9FodOaizqgRoc3xXez-LadZkLDqX_j8IEpXg&h=AT0Q6HvXkWXpjqisXxPFS8TYfmLKTOvBZ73-al7_QF6BpG_VkZjKAHzRvj-dhDFoNsmqO8JSwIemOTvzxfZ4yfk_NMQNK2bBISX-Y92szHxLcMgKxYwCPJo0TN-EDasY8REDSOIgLhHy1EE2fKuZMhbTJISO14_UMTqAv8HM8xpYgQnoSyG2OPWwqobbLxgAvmDT-TFpAcJ6sbPZcGOoNei9Xi1HD4bTa_HZvg8bMIXuze8-ILWHuaR9q2HT_PiAF8Ll5n74tcuON60CBcZapHCLMRuIVmuQ8oUOz2j5Nw35hRL03BDQqT8Ia7_TsffjmJFX4REOnuAg0UosKvv9WMutNPYkxwSfK3NGT84s-_xEJF7fPcTgaZcCmTq4fiqOVVACL-VLhwSZbg8NJflGNIrJFm6IJz1H-qjbOMj-5GlsuQjNyXBBz1SUpqPFZq5lpQ8mce4Trq2MurEEfx_CBI_VoAT1jQPzkgtrgqzcwjAvt7MVctve00UJTsI3DNxMAbseySQdNNBYyiSTWVW3l0LUV9XEkIq-aFxXm_DMK6T5c5tKadr_do7f9XpXdS6uw5QgDTZlU0ROwzeoRJeCcNcPW5nml04Hv54PajpvwSw8bM0SvEToi-7VlvGNW_o8MFBJX0p5S5zoO2yC6TIth2FkLn08msF3hHJytRMPIWOAboorc6-d
Thought you might be able to spread the word about my newest venture. I have an inexpensive Sustain O'bility One Stop subscription site (promotional $15/12 months) for those actively looking for jobs or internships, want to communicate with sustainability minded people, join a consultant clearinghouse, or facilitate sustainability challenges. More information and to subscribe go to: https://www.sustainobility.biz Sustain O'bility One Stop: The Site will include * Sustainability job and internship listings * Networking and Employment Assistance * College/University Connections and Referrals * Basic Consulting Clearinghouse...I will market and use my connections to match home owners, businesses, etc. with our database of consultants (include all contact info, expertise, hourly charge, etc.). These could be students doing basic research on sustainability projects all the way to full projects. As of this point they will be mostly virtual, consultants will have their own hourly charge and will work as independent contractors. Consultants will pay "One Stop” 10% of their contractual payment, current contractors have accepted this deal. * In-Person and Virtual Sustainability Challenge Facilitators * Green Office Analysis and Competitions * K-16 Sustainability Educational Resources, some of my Associates are assisting with developing these resources to sell to teachers and schools. Topics are ranging from energy efficiency, holiday sustainability, water conservation, paper use, etc. * Collaborating and Marketing businesses that are working in the field of sustainability. These can be educational endeavors to selling products that are promoting sustainability and/or using sustainability principles in production, marketing and distribution. * Webinars, Courses, Virtual Conferences are to be scheduled. Also If you know of peers, students or young professionals interested in sustainability, and have a few hours free, we keep a pool of individuals looking to help with sustainability projects. Some hours are volunteer but others pay $20/hour. If interested fill out an Associate Contact form at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=eAQI9QKrk0qQa7SrPMfdd5pVsFMlyt1KtpwWzA_OlHxUMkg2S1k3OUxFODRNMFZPTjRPVFBSTU85VC4u Thanks and take care Bo [email protected]
Internships at Cornell Botanic Gardens. Interested?
Check out this cool new partnership between Cornell CALS and a food technology venture capital fund!
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