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Climate Change Garden at Cornell University

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Climate Change Garden at Cornell University, a permanent campus installation that demonstrates the impact of climate change on plant growth in New York state. Planning for the climate change ...


Cornell Climate Change Demonstration Garden

  • Cornell University (NY)

Climate Change Garden - The Cornell University Climate Change Garden is a permanent campus installation that demonstrates the impact of climate change on plant growth in New York state. Planning for ...


Resilience Planning

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Smith College (MA)

This work initiates an inventory of good practices and introduces a theoretical framework for the assessment of resilience planning in order to guide and support institutions of higher education in ...


Applying the ESD approach in textile and apparel education

  • University of Central Missouri (MO)
  • Cornell University (NY)

Purpose The purpose of this study was to provide more information about the effectiveness of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) approach in textiles and apparel by applying it to ...


Impact of communication sources for achieving campus sustainability

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Using self-reported data from over 12,000 students, staff, and faculty members, this study aims to quantify the effectiveness of various sustainability information sources on the awareness and behavioral changes ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2018
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How University Transportation Practitioners are Transforming USGBC's Global Transportation Emphasis

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MA)

Transportation is the fastest growing source of global C02 emissions. Two years ago, the USGBC added Parksmart, a parking-structure and transportation certification program, into its suite of offerings. Universities have ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Solutions for Evaluating Projects: Quadruple Bottom Line & Financial Models for Climate Neutrality

  • Cornell University (NY)

It's time to move the conversation beyond 'financing climate neutrality.' In order to move away from traditional financial, single bottom line decision making for large capital investments, institutions must ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Scaling UP Renewable Energy Beyond Campus

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

The Paris Agreement (at the moment) represents civilizations best path forward for global action and accountability of our collective reduction in harmful greenhouse gas emissions. What happens when a significant ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Leveraging the Campus Sustainability Committee: Zombie Committees vs Robust Change Agents

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

What is the secret to successful sustainability committees? Is there a magic formula for long-term effectiveness or do the committees need to evolve over time? Once sustainability programs become more ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Environmental Policy Concentration, Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Fellows concentrating in Environmental Policy tailor their courses to gain an understanding of current economic, social, political, technical and legal issues regarding the restoration and ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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Sustainable Energy Graduate Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Meeting the energy needs of the present and future global population is a grand challenge for the 21st century. This will hasten an improvement in lifestyles of those from developing ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics Minor is one of three applied economics minors offered at the The Dyson School. Applied economics minors are available to all undergraduate students at ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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Environmental & Sustainability Sciences Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Students seeking a minor in Environmental & Sustainability Science will customize a course of study that will allow them to develop a basic knowledge of biological, physical and social scientific ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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Natural Resources (MS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Graduate training emphasizes developing broad-based knowledge necessary to manage natural resources. The Field of Natural Resources encompasses a broad range of sub-disciplines, including:

• Applied Ecology • Conservation Biology • Ecosystem Biology and ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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Design and Environmental Analysis (BA)

  • Cornell University (NY)

D+EA combines innovative design thinking with insightful design research to understand how our daily lives are impacted by the built environment. Through multidisciplinary training in human-centered design, environmental psychology ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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Greening the Lab (and Beyond!) A Guide to Applying Green Chemistry to Practical Settings and Creating Displays to Spread the Word

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Not all chemistry laboratories are created equal. Broken fume hoods, confusing waste beakers, and distillations that have been running (as far as anyone can tell) since the lab bench was ...

  • Posted Oct. 10, 2018
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Anabel’s grocery “for students, by students"

  • Cornell University (NY)

We love our Cornell University community so much! Thank you for all your encouragement and support this past week--it means the world to us. We worked tirelessly to make Anabel ...


Anabel’s grocery is “for students, by students

  • Cornell University (NY)

Come celebrate the end of the semester with Anabel's Grocery in Stocking Hall. Come relax and prepare for quick cheap meals you can make when you're busy studying ...


Anabel’s grocery is a low cost grocery “for students, by students”.

  • Cornell University (NY)

Anabel’s grocery is a low cost grocery provider on Cornell’s central campus that is “for students, by students”.


Anabel's Grocery

  • Cornell University (NY)

Anabel's Grocery student run grocery sells quality food.


Natural Herbicides: For a Greener Campus Environment

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar will cover how colleges can improve the sustainability of weed management on their campuses and engage students in thinking about finding substitutes to environmentally detrimental products and practices ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: business as usual in the end

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • London South Bank University
  • Wageningen University
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Gothenburg

An analysis of the literature supporting the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and a sample of its key products suggests that it failed to acknowledge or challenge neoliberalism ...

  • Posted June 28, 2018
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David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Atkinson Center funds cutting-edge research on energy, environment, and economic development, including pioneering work on climate change, sustainable cities, planetary health, and environmental justice. It builds on Cornell University ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Soil & Crop Sciences (MS/MPS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Graduate Field of Soil and Crop Sciences provides programs leading to PhD, MS, and MPS programs in the following five concentrations: Agronomy, Field Crop Science, Soil Science, Environmental Information ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Engineering (BS)

  • Cornell University (NY)

The Environmental Engineering major is structured to provide students with appropriate background in the physical, chemical and biological sciences together with the mathematical, planning, analysis and design tools necessary to ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Climate Change Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and dozens of courses at Cornell explore the many facets of a warming world – from impacts on farming ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Sustainability Sciences Major

  • Cornell University (NY)

This interdisciplinary and integrated major seeks to advance students’ critical abilities to solve real-world environmental problems, manage social-ecological systems in a sustainable manner, and affect decisions involving environmental policy, resource ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Water Resources Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

The minor in water resources provides an opportunity for students in M. S. and Ph. D. degree programs to complement their major subject area with studies related to water resources ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Conservation & Sustainable Development Minor

  • Cornell University (NY)

This minor field is oriented to any graduate student who wants to develop interdisciplinary approaches to helping solve real-world problems in conservation and development. The field was formed in response ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Green Gigawatt Partnership: Ramping Up Renewables in Higher Education

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

The Green Gigawatt Partnership seeks to catalyze one gigawatt of green power development by 2020 by recognizing colleges and universities who have signed long term contracts to purchase green power ...

  • Posted March 27, 2018
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Green for All? Gender Segregation and Green Fields of Study in American Higher Education

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Harvard University (MA)

Using the example of green fields of study in higher education, which emerged largely in response to the growing prominence of the environmental movement over recent decades, this article posits ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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Climate Resilience Planning and Organizational Learning on Campuses and Beyond: A Comparative Study of Three Higher Education Institutions

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Smith College (MA)

Higher education institutions around the world are confronting challenges associated with climate change, and many are trying to model practices that support climate change mitigation and resilience. This work initiates ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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2.8 MW Harford Solar Farm at the Ruminant Center

  • Cornell University (NY)

This 2.8 MW solar farm is comprised of 9,333 photovoltaic panels spread across 20 acres at Cornell’s Ruminant Center in Harford, New York.

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
  • Green Power Projects
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4 MW Musgrave Research Farm Solar Project

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell University partnered with Distributed Sun and Building Energy Asset Management to install two 2 MW solar farms (Musgrave East and Musgrave West) on 28 acres attached to Cornell's ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
  • Green Power Projects
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2 MW Sutton Road Solar Farm

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (NY)

Sutton Road Solar Farm, a 2-megawatt energy facility in Geneva, New York, became fully operational April 2016. Spread over 17 acres, the installation offsets nearly 40 percent of the annual ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
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2 MW Snyder Road Solar Farm

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (NY)
  • Sol Systems (DC)

The Cornell Snyder Road Solar Farm – comprised of with 6,778 photovoltaic panels on an 11-acre plot of Cornell property that adjoins the Tompkins County Regional Airport – went live in ...

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2018
  • Green Power Projects
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Carsharing in a university setting: Impacts on vehicle ownership, parking demand, and mobility in Ithaca, NY

  • Cornell University (NY)

Carsharing is growing rapidly in popularity, often backed by government and private partners, such as universities and developers. While reduced parking demand is frequently cited as a reason to promote ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2017
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Stop Recycling? Stop Composting? The hard choices when doing the right thing for People, Profit, and Planet.

  • Cornell University (NY)

Engaged students, faculty, and staff are eager to recycle and compost all they can! But what happens after material goes in the recycle or compost bin? Collaboration with campus partners ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Plants on the Plate: Meeting Student Demand for Sustainable Plant-Based Dining.

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Humane Society of the United States (MD)

Market forces are shifting the ground beneath institutional food services, and most of them are far beyond what operators have the power to control. While they are hard to predict ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Quadruple Bottom Line Analysis

  • Cornell University (NY)

Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL) Analysis uses mission-aligned sustainability impact areas to strengthen carbon reduction project assessment. Often single-bottom, financial, or non-rigorous 'reputational' factors, drive decision making. QBL uses a metrics ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Cornell University Ithaca Campus: Energy Direct Billing

  • Cornell University (NY)

A new Energy Direct Billing budget model went into effect at Cornell University in 2014, making each college/unit on campus responsible for its own utility bill. This model provides ...


Moving the Needle on Commute Mode through Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of South Florida (FL)
  • AASHE (PA)

Offering sustainable transportation options to students and staff is the easy part. What more can you do to foster improvements in sustainable commute mode share? Transportation demand management (TDM) professionals ...

  • Posted June 30, 2017
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Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This is a study of the disctintive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of a specific type of sustainability institute, one that spans the many disciplines of the university and, to ...


Humble Bee App

  • Cornell University (NY)

Doctoral student Casey Franklin demonstrates the Humble Bee app, which rewards students for sustainable behaviors.She tabled her app at Springfest, which is a celebration of Earth day.


Student club Sustainable Enterprise Association-Net Impact Chapter-tables at Springfest

  • Cornell University (NY)

Student club Sustainable Enterprise Association-Net Impact Chapter-tables at Springfest. Springfest is a celebration of Earth Day, and an event recognizing the myriad environmental programs, clubs, and collaborations across campus. Featuring ...


Building Care’s Julie Houston awarded the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards (CUPSA)

  • Cornell University (NY)

Building Care’s Julie Houston, who offers insight for students, faculty and staff by teaching responsible waste reduction and disposal, won the staff award. Houston also received accolades for her ...


Cornell Environmental Collaborative (ECO) tabling at Springfest

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell Environmental Collaborative (ECO) is the umbrella organization for sustainability groups at Cornell University. They also organize Cornell's annual Springfest celebration of Earth Day. An event recognizing the myriad ...

  • Posted April 28, 2017
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:24 AM Recognizing 2017 Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards (CUPSA) at SpringFest

  • Cornell University (NY)

Recognizing campus and community leaders who advance sustainability values and initiatives with Cornell at the 2017 Cornell University University Partners in Sustainability (CUPSA) Award ceremony held during Springfest. Springfest is ...

  • Posted April 28, 2017
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Community support for campus approaches to sustainable energy use: The role of “town–gown” relationships

  • American University (DC)
  • Cornell University (NY)

Across the United States, universities are grappling with challenges associated with adopting approaches to more sustainable energy use. One approach has been to develop energy-related projects in their local, host ...


Engaging your community to design tomorrow's campus: resiliency, vulnerability, and adaptation

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Smith College (MA)

Scholars and practitioners have been arguing in favor of more holistic approaches to campus sustainability that would incorporate complex aspects of climate change. In order to address those multifaceted problems ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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