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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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@CornellCALS

Education here goes beyond the classroom. This summer, environmental and sustainability science majors Katie Sims ’20 and Alex Ding ’21 led a team gathering scientific data about tree growth that could be key to the long-term health of NH sugar maples. https://t.co/VTQa55t57q

@CornellCALS

The Cornell @SmallFarmsProg has launched a new website that helps #farmers and service providers access a wealth of resources on research, extension, and educational projects focused on the sustainability of diverse, thriving #smallfarms. Visit it today: https://t.co/LBYNyd2bvW https://t.co/XkciFRKkP2

@CornellDyson

. @AtkinsonCenter postdoc fellows address global #sustainabilityhttps://t.co/RbyBdkPGIT @FarazUsmani will be working with Professor @cbb2cornell to study the effectiveness of policies that aim to foster cleaner energy #technology. @CornellNews https://t.co/Hl2UO4UW49

@CornellEng

After seeing "fishy" changes in commercially harvested fish populations, researchers set out to unravel genomic changes that prompt fisheries-induced evolution. https://t.co/xcPNWkOPcO #sustainability

@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

@CornellCAS

Mitchell Lee '19: 'I believe that in leaving Cornell, I should leave it better for the next Cornellians to come, and I choose to do that through sustainability.' https://t.co/pnBPYHGnX3 https://t.co/bSEjUmJH2j

@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

@CornellMBA

Working with @SUBWAY, #CornellMBA students will immerse themselves in the brand’s sustainability efforts, while working to address one of the world’s most pressing concerns: waste reduction. @QSRmagazine @CornellSGE https://t.co/Exv97SN2iU

@CornellCAS

Professor Ray Craib of @CornellHistory appeared on the "Think: Sustainability" podcast to discuss how society could "start from scratch." https://t.co/4geFfNDB3L

@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

@cornellaap

Congrats to Ph.D. candidate Seema Singh, selected as a #youngleader by the Young Leader in Sustainable Transport Program jointly launched by @SLoCaTOfficial and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. Read more: https://t.co/RQ0L4kpcD5 #sustainability #urbanplanning https://t.co/fKZt77Rt7d

@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

@AtkinsonCenter

Can the Ithaca wastewater facility serve as a hub for integrating food-water-energy systems? A new AVF award supports Fellow Ruth Richardson and collaborators to assess how converting wastewater to resources can build community. #sustainability https://t.co/auGFmzX6lW https://t.co/jRyKKRuucE

@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

@AtkinsonCenter

The Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture is supporting 8 interdisciplinary teams of researchers—including 12 Atkinson Fellows, like Taryn Bauerle and Johannes Lehmann—who are working to increase the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. https://t.co/gZ0PU8gRXH

@AtkinsonCenter

A fresh approach to pollination resources aims to empower New York apple growers. A new AVF award supports David Just and collaborators to help farmers explore strategies to increase productivity, profitability, agricultural sustainability & biodiversity. https://t.co/auGFmzX6lW https://t.co/68c3ZyMf8E

@AtkinsonCenter

RT @CornellDyson: . @AtkinsonCenter postdoc fellows address global #sustainabilityhttps://t.co/RbyBdkPGIT @FarazUsmani will be working with Professor @cbb2cornell to study the effectiveness of policies that aim to foster cleaner energy #technology. @CornellNews #CornellDyson https://t.co/KK7KB1xkSH

@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

@AtkinsonCenter

Check out the latest news and stories highlighting our sustainability efforts in this edition of the Atkinson Update. https://t.co/MlbS957KS3 https://t.co/4wSWIluooD

@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

@AtkinsonCenter

Examining conflicts between leopards and people can inform policy aimed at conservation and help communities thrive. An AVF award supports Angela Fuller and collaborators to study the impact of human-leopard interactions in the Himalayas. #sustainability https://t.co/auGFmzX6lW https://t.co/82tuIML9K1

@AtkinsonCenter

Untangling the web of threats to fish populations can help communities around the world. A 2019 AVF award supports Kathryn Fiorella and collaborators to study the impact of harmful algal blooms in Africa’s Lake Victoria. #sustainability https://t.co/auGFmzX6lW https://t.co/IZCzmwMDes

@AtkinsonCenter

Rare earth elements that fuel high-tech renewables are extracted in environmentally harmful ways. A 2019 AVF award supports Buz Barstow and collaborators to explore clean and efficient bio-leaching instead. #sustainability https://t.co/auGFmzX6lW https://t.co/HbeqHB3Dmx

@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

@AtkinsonCenter

RT @CornellBoston: Thank you to David Lodge, director of @Cornell's ⁦@AtkinsonCenter⁩, for sharing the center's story and #sustainability work with an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd of ⁦@CornellAlumni⁩ tonight! https://t.co/bJQ8aRivZg

@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

@SustainCornell

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

@cornell_tech

.@FT notes how Cornell Tech is building a forward-looking campus by prioritizing sustainability. https://t.co/sVHi93iqp5

@SustainCornell

The students said, "We hope that our team’s passion for sustainability and engineering will help bring awareness to different issues such as climate change...” 🌻https://t.co/lbkgvghw0YY

@SustainCornell

Student service opportunity - become an Orientation EcoRep! 🌎 Be the first point of contact for students to learn about@Cornell sustainability mission. Deadline to apply May 15th.https://t.co/T0pvOLQiOeehttps://t.co/3QyJPQkG3SS

@SustainCornell

Great opportunity to learn and grow #sustainability skills for students! 👍https://t.co/PEb6v1pJISS

@SustainCornell

What's it like to manage the #energysystems for a campus of Cornell's size, and make #sustainability and #cliamtechange a priority? 👀 Just ask Bert Bland, AVP for Energy & Sustainability. Catch the full interview from@TheMegawattHour here:https://t.co/FgzpHQUhcEEhttps://t.co/D3cVThpr5jj

@SustainCornell

Are you a member of the student sustainability community at Cornell? 🏆 We want to celebrate YOU at this year's Golden Gorge Awards! RSVP or submit a nomination to recognize someone for Initiative of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Biggest Fail, and more.https://t.co/Ue123CRT3UUhttps://t.co/Aic0VdGjJzz

@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

@SustainCornell

The inaugural Cornell Energy Days event brought together researchers, staff, and students passionate about energy research from across the campus. Read about the outcomes: https://t.co/hMq3mN7sfg #cleanenergy #Sustainability https://t.co/qvhpgKuPpj

@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

@SustainCornell

Sue Brightly is April's @Cornell's Staff Sustainability Champion 🌏 Using non-disposable dishware/containers and having fun with crocheting "spoon cozies" for her friends. She believes small acts can make a big difference.Nominate a staff member today! �https://t.co/pxvYbDoMTMTMhttps://t.co/J7QDswVoOVV

@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

@CornellSGE

Join us for the weekly colloquium with Michael Gilbert, Fairstead's Energy & Sustainability Director. Listen to his experience working in #cleantech, #sustainability & #energy across multiple industries. #CornellSGE #CornellMBA https://t.co/WYfCVF9Bnk

@CornellSGE

'Technology for #Sustainability' panelists emphasized the need for efficiency & visibility in the development of #technology. As technology evolves it has the ability to power sustainable solutions for the future. @agadnis @BanQuApp @DerekLaClair @EmpowerEquity https://t.co/SL4eZJskEz

@CornellSGE

Representives from @InkaterraHotels @CornellBirds & CPG Hospitality touched on managing #resources & the overall approach of the tourism industry towards investing in #sustainability in our last panel 'Sustainable Tourism: Past, Present, & Future'. #CBIS2019 https://t.co/Y9u3D8fMpN

@CornellSGE

#fairtrade #childlabor #transparency and more were discussed in today’s CBIS Food Sustainability Certifications panel with representatives from @FiveNorthChoc @IKEAUSA @theCOSA_org and @hain_celestial https://t.co/YaQTSch8gR

@CornellSGE

Panelist Matthew Himmel from @theCOSA_org is on two very exciting panels, 'Next on the Map: Impact investing in emerging markets' & "Food Sustainability Certifications: Hype or hope'. Don't miss out and register now at https://t.co/Za7VXF40s5 https://t.co/XOQuNt840f

@CornellSGE

We are excited to have @erolodabasi from @haincelestial on our 'Food #Sustainability Certifications: Hype or hope' panel. If you are interested in hearing about sustainable solutions for a better future register now at https://t.co/Za7VXF40s5 https://t.co/TChLKbaPQ5

@CornellSGE

The #cornellsge cohort wrapped up their final day at @frogdesign. Always a pleasure to sit with the frogs & implement #designthinking into solving their #projects. #sustainability #sgetrek #cornellmba https://t.co/1Snmt4iode

@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

@bertbland

RT @Mark_Milstein: #whyilovecornell Reason #34: #Sustainability is not just a word, it’s an ethic that guides our actions as recognized by the @EPA! @SustainCornell @AtkinsonCenter @CornellSGE https://t.co/HtpqVEG5m2

@bertbland

RT @SustainCornell: Associate VP for Energy & Sustainability @bertbland accepted the award on behalf of @Cornell. #greenpower #sustainability #RenewableEnergy https://t.co/HjsctiIs7T

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