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Cornell is a global leader in sustainability and climate change research, teaching and engagement. Our campuses are living laboratories for developing, testing and implementing solutions that address these most challenging issues.

Thought Leaders in Sustainability

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Timur Dogan is an expert on energy modeling and passive climate control strategies who helps other architects and urban designers to optimize their buildings.

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CONSERVATION OUTREACH

Amanda Rodewald works to generate, apply and communicate science that advances ecological understanding and environmental conservation.

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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

David Lodge studies how ecological forecasting can better inform environmental risk assessment, policy development and natural resource management.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Lindsay Anderson uses systems modeling and optimization to find ways to accelerate the transition to a low carbon energy future.

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SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Oliver Gao examines transportation systems, food supply chains and their impacts on air quality and climate change.

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LABOR PRACTICES

Lara Skinner focuses on workers’ and unions’ engagement in issues of sustainability, climate protection and economic alternatives.

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ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Max Zhang studies sustainable energy systems and the effects of nanoparticle pollution on air quality and climate change.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

Anindita Banerjee works on the environment and climate change in the context of media and cultural studies.

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Earth and Atmonspheric Science

Natalie Mahowald examines feedbacks in the earth system that impact climate change, such as desert dust and the carbon cycle.

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RT @SustainCornell: Register now for the Sustainability Leadership Summit on December 17th, 2019. All Cornell community members are welcome, with networking opportunities, keynote speakers, and updates on sustainability priorities & progress from senior leadership. https://t.co/6uATfXdEcd https://t.co/YLX4iRhCS4

@SustainCornell

Register now for the Sustainability Leadership Summit on December 17th, 2019. All Cornell community members are welcome, with networking opportunities, keynote speakers, and updates on sustainability priorities & progress from senior leadership. https://t.co/6uATfXdEcd https://t.co/YLX4iRhCS4

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CEC 2019 is coming up soon, so save the date & don't forget to tweet #CEC2019 while at the event. Last day for registrations is Tuesday, November 12th. Register now at https://t.co/DrhCVC2rnb #energy #sustainability #IMO2020 #offshorewinds #evinfrastructure https://t.co/aHXnfZEYL0

@CornellSGE

Joining us next Monday for our Leaders in SGE series is alumni Paul Sellew, founder of @LittleLeafFarms. Come out & learn some tips on how Paul grew his sustainable business & the power of a little leaf. #environment #sustainability #lettuce https://t.co/PTdFhxeGlO

@CornellSGE

If you haven't already, check out an article by MBA student Nikunj Raithatha on the in & outs of the recycling business & its carbon footprint. https://t.co/RF801QxYPN #environment #sustainability #carbonfootprint #recycle

@CornellSGE

Our next speaker for the Leaders in SGE Series is @IanKlineCadmus from @CadmusGroup who will be speaking on strategic ways to overcome challenges & help achieve technical & #sustainable business goals. Join us next Monday! #environment #sustainability https://t.co/pHRyxdXRJv

@CornellSGE

Joining us for our panel of 'Investment Outlooks in the Energy Transition', we have Britta Von Oesen from @CR_Capital . Register now & don't miss out on our early bird special. https://t.co/DrhCVC2rnb #energy #investment #sustainability https://t.co/2s9lprGudn

@CornellSGE

As the countdown continues, Dia Dean Koujak from @Guidehouse will be joining us on our panel 'Offshore Wind Opportunities & Challenges'. Register now to get an early bird price https://t.co/DrhCVC2rnb #sustainability #energy #offshorewind https://t.co/fsGzK0H8eX

@CornellSGE

Save the date, CEC 2019 is on it's way! Panelist Nikos Petrakakos from @SeaburyCapital will be sharing his thoughts during the panel "The Impending Implications of IMO 2020 & Beyond'. Read more about Nikos & register now at https://t.co/DrhCVBKPYB #sustainability #imo2020 https://t.co/T9vENLihqO

@CornellSGE

RT @EplerWood: "[Travelers] want to see their values about sustainability reflected in the places, and when they don't see that, because of degradation, they go somewhere else." ~ Mark Milstein -- Getting To The Root of Overtourism @CornellSGE @PATA_HQ https://t.co/Lo6NWRJNKA

@CornellSGE

With a "call for greater transparency, #sustainability & ethics" check out an article on #EthicalFashion & some of the Cornell alumni & faculty who are driving this change. What do you have in your closet? https://t.co/a9WI1wYurU #environment #fashion

@CornellSGE

Want to learn more about a local business owner who practices sustainability by combining #sewing & #upcycling ? Then read an article by SGE student Austin Blais & Alia Singh, who shared their love of marketing to help a sustainable business. https://t.co/E6ydq1hyBc

@CornellSGE

Energy especially #CleanEnergy has been the main topic of #sustainability for years, take a look at some of the ever-changing #policy risks in an article by alumna Britta Van Oesen (#CornellMBA '09). https://t.co/KdAfXD6TBx #energy

@SustainCornell

.@GovernorAndrewCuomo has announced $121 million in green bonds to support sustainability projects at @Cornell. Funds help finance new #green buildings projects that do not use natural gas. https://t.co/AifzskSL48

@SustainCornell

Like a “Netflix service for sustainability,” the startup charges members $10 per month and donates $9.50 of that sum to GreenTrees🌲🌲https://t.co/YXBuRtrI9FI9F

@SustainCornell

The annual Cornell Partners in Sustainability Awards recognize groups, as well as individuals. Do you know of a class-project-team, a lab, or a student club deserving of recognition for their sustainability work? Nominations are short - due October 11th! https://t.co/03y984noQy

@cornellaap

This week at #CornellAAP: @FXCollaborative lecture on #sustainability, #urbanism, and #design features designer and writer Michael Murphy of @MASSDesignLab, whose work investigates social and political consequences of the #builtworld. See all events here: https://t.co/5FZcnnAakA https://t.co/TWFn5iwalo

@SustainCornell

Congratulations to our three newest Cornell Sustainability Champions! This program recognizes staff that go above and beyond, with small actions and big ideas, to create our sustainability culture and community on campus. @WorkingAtCornell https://t.co/7wNzj71Idc

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At an open forum on the North Campus residential expansion, which aims to add 2,000 student beds, Campus Sustainability Director Sarah Zemanick indicated solar panels on the buildings are expected to offset the project’s electric load by up to 35%. https://t.co/ZiPvOkvxum

@SustainCornell

Nominate your personal Greta Thunberg, Bill McKibben, or Kotchakorn Voraakhom for a Cornell Sustainability Award- go ahead, they deserve it! https://t.co/tyYdnTRKey

@SustainCornell

The Campus Sustainability Office is hiring a Greek Life Sustainability Coordinator. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis - don't delay! https://t.co/4KiqgePb3N

@SustainCornell

Congratulations to Shaun, our first Sustainability Scavenger Hunt prize winner who won JBL wireless noise-canceling headphones ($100). Way to go Shaun! You can participate in the Goosechase and win prizes through October 12th. Check the Cornell Events calendar for details! https://t.co/6WNFEVWcZV

@cornellaap

#FirstGigawattDown video, created for #climatesolutions campaign organized by Rezwan Razani (M.R.P. '95) of @footprint2wings, to screen Sept. 25, during #ClimateWeek. Event info: https://t.co/UbkIDDCqJ9 Watch video: https://t.co/5iHa5RBDP2 @CornellAlumni #sustainability https://t.co/MJ1kpefSOf

@CornellSGE

To kick off the Leaders in SGE speaker series, we have Frank Nicklaus from @GreentechCap who will be speaking on managing sustainable businesses with #innovative #technology & practices. See you there ! #sustainability #sustainablebusiness https://t.co/8ii2pyph0c

@SustainCornell

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their leadership? Nominate a person or group for the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards by October 11th. https://t.co/RMkW7Poq08

@SustainCornell

Nice work Zeus! Going reusable is a huge step forward for sustainability. �https://t.co/YWWzWDVlpyy

@SustainCornell

Cornell University has announced the creation of a new committee to oversee campus sustainability and climate leadership goals and projects. The Sustainable Cornell Council will leverage campus expertise and partnerships to accelerate projects & impact. https://t.co/T3F2lC58gq

@AtkinsonCenter

The Atkinson Center welcomes students back to campus. Consider engaging in Cornell campus sustainability through one or more of our student programs. #CornellWelcome https://t.co/eadxQIdOMy https://t.co/SypyYtvfkR

@SustainCornell

Last day to register! Jumpstart your year with new tools & strategies for creating a sustainability culture where you work at Cornell. Open to any Cornell community member, including employees and students. https://t.co/vBT1rddkjN

@SustainCornell

Today is Staff Development Day! Join us today at 10:30am and Noon for two free sustainability skills workshops that will help you jumpstart your team and workflow. https://t.co/hAyJgMS5jr

@AtkinsonCenter

How does sustainability connect to a hypothetical zombie apocalypse? What do our ecological identities mean for humanity’s survival? Atkinson Fellow @kgtidball discusses how disasters affect human behavior with @ZombifiedPod. https://t.co/4HeOeucbQi https://t.co/Pf5lyXAWa0

@bertbland

RT @SustainCornell: 33% of @Cornell faculty are engaged in #sustainability research according to our annual #AASHESTARS Gold 🥇 report - find the full details available in the public report:https://t.co/4RCGNRR88rrhttps://t.co/Zjuacwnrpcc

@SustainCornell

33% of @Cornell faculty are engaged in #sustainability research according to our annual #AASHESTARS Gold 🥇 report - find the full details available in the public report:https://t.co/4RCGNRR88rrhttps://t.co/Zjuacwnrpcc

@SustainCornell

The new Sustainability Waste Map is here! Find out where you can sustainably dispose of batteries 🔋& energy bar wrappers 🍫, swap clothes 👚, cook collaboratively, 🍳 and much morehttps://t.co/SQH0EVc61xVc61x

@CornellSGE

Cornell alum, @pundm (MBA '19 & #CornellSGE '18) is featured in @ClearAdmit Learn more about his internship experience at Dow Chemical here: https://t.co/ugp7vS3Msi @DowNewsroom #CornellMBA #sustainability #business https://t.co/jkYVnpPMoU

@AtkinsonCenter

"The 2008 global financial crisis has been a source of great embarrassment to macroeconomists," @CornellAAP Professor Kieran Donaghy said at an Atkinson-supported workshop that explored the sustainability of macroeconomies in a globalized world. https://t.co/3OeImhQ1lw https://t.co/RwFZ4k8TD9

@AtkinsonCenter

A new AVF award supports Jamie Vanucchi and collaborators to engage external partners and Finger Lakes communities to explore options for climate-positive buildings and landscapes. #sustainability https://t.co/auGFmzX6lW https://t.co/q89h3EUj1p

@CornellSGE

RT @SustainCornell: The deadline is tomorrow! Residential Sustainability Leaders are the premier student sustainability leadership volunteer opportunity. Find sustainability issues within residential communities across campus and create solutions. https://t.co/1FJldcZJbh https://t.co/5NcfNEj5lr

@AtkinsonCenter

A new AVF award supports Faculty Fellow Zhiting Tian and collaborators to create a sustainable and local power alternative for isolated communities that combines solar heating and thermoelectric energy generation. #sustainability https://t.co/auGFmzFuXm https://t.co/Z92v0h0T02

@SustainCornell

The deadline is tomorrow! Residential Sustainability Leaders are the premier student sustainability leadership volunteer opportunity. Find sustainability issues within residential communities across campus and create solutions. https://t.co/1FJldcZJbh https://t.co/5NcfNEj5lr

@AtkinsonCenter

As solar arrays spread throughout NYS, so does the need to manage these sites. A new AVF award helps Fellow Michael Thonney and collaborators introduce sheep to reduce vegetation on large solar farms while supporting ag production. #sustainability https://t.co/auGFmzX6lW https://t.co/yhahAtdavG

@SustainCornell

Application deadline for the Residential Sustainability Leaders program has been extedned to July 12th! Students are welcome to apply from all years & majors. https://t.co/1FJldcZJbh

@SustainCornell

Residential Sustainability Leaders create a culture of sustainability on campus. Are you up to the challenge? 😁 Applications due July 5th.https://t.co/1FJldcZJbhhhttps://t.co/N5uXf3ARyxx

@CornellSGE

If you haven't already, don't forget to register for the Invisible Burden Webinar being held a week from now! Visit this link for more information: https://t.co/7Pk478ICIR #SustainableTourism #Destination #Travel #Sustainability #CornellSGE @MeganEplerWood @travelTF https://t.co/8bKu8PSkQi

@CornellSGE

"We had unfiltered dialogue with heavy-hitters who shape policies and programs with real social impact" - Tim Shaw (MBA '20). Read more about his recount of the #CornellSGE trek to #DC here: https://t.co/1p0LmUu5wH #PublicPolicy #SocialImpact #Sustainability #CornellMBA

@CornellSGE

Proud to announce that Cornell's Sustainability Consultants & their president, Christopher Galantino won the 2019 Golden Gorge award for leading sustainability change on campus. Keep up the good work! #CSC @CornellECO @SustainCornell https://t.co/S8hSleWCd0

@CornellSGE

As members of our previous #CornellSGE cohort join the Class of 2019 this #commencement weekend, we want to wish them a special congratulations! May the path they pave be one of impact & sustainability #CornellMBA https://t.co/4xjHBDHqiN

@SustainCornell

Students on the @Cornell University Sustainable Design team worked with the @NationalZoo's sustainability committee's One @smithsonian Plastic Reduction Initiative for #EarthDay to reduce visitors' single-use plastic water bottles. 🚰https://t.co/zHphEqyWvee

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The Communications Department is hiring a Project Assistant to work with community partners representing underserved communities on equity & inclusion in the sciences this summer. Apply now! @CornellUCOMM #socialjustice #sustainability https://t.co/yv1y1OznDm

@CornellSGE

Join us for our weekly Finance & Sustaiability Colloquium as we bring in Nicholas Zuba from @CTGreenBank to speak on financing industrial & commercial businesses #sustainably. #CornellMBA #sustainability #finance #impactinvesting https://t.co/NyxiiReprl

@CornellSGE

Whether you decide to #cycle to work today or wash your laundry on cold, do YOUR part to save the planet! Turn small habits of #sustainability into a lifestyle. Happy #EarthDay !! #CornellMBA #CornellSGE #MondayMotivation https://t.co/EqAuoDKIzw

@CornellSGE

Join managing director of @Arc_Finance, Niki Armacost, at the next @CornellSGE #Finance & #Sustainability Colloquium to know more about #development throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America & Eastern Europe. #microfinance #marketdevelopment #CornellMBA https://t.co/9PAB80C5ak

@CornellSGE

RT @CornellMBA: In 2019, corporate #sustainability is a necessity, not a luxury. #CornellMBA @CornellSGE https://t.co/fNGtuZ9fhp

@CornellSGE

Check out an article about our latest speaker in the #Finance & #Sustainability Colloquium, Neel Inamdar. The article sums up his lecture on the challenges of acquiring finances & investments for sustainable fisheries. Read about it here: https://t.co/jsXQtOgLUd

@CornellSGE

April is #SustainabilityMonth. Here are 3 Tips to be green today! 1.Unplug electronics that are not in use which saves #energy & money! 2.Take shorter showers & reuse captured water for watering house plants 3.For laundry, wash full loads & air dry them https://t.co/tYs0SixIyV https://t.co/h1n0jNuVjW

@CornellSGE

If you missed our #Finance & #Sustainability Colloquium read our article about @beal_douglas from @BCG speaking on the benefits of social impact & how #sustainable practices can be good for business. Read the full article here https://t.co/ECeZfg4FC2

@bertbland

Sarah Zemanick, director of campus sustainability at Cornell “As the land grant university to New York , our commitment ... extends beyond our boundaries... Purchasing net-zero electricity brings our campus...closer to meeting our carbon neutrality goals” https://t.co/qqVnouKXGb

Our campuses are living laboratories for sustainability and climate change research.