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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 @CornellCALS: During routine work in a field #biology class, Josh Appel '22, an Environment and Sustainability Sciences major, discovered the spiny water flea – a nasty, predatory and invasive zooplankton species – in Oneida Lake. https://t.co/YOgTk7lxLO

@CornellCALS

During routine work in a field #biology class, Josh Appel '22, an Environment and Sustainability Sciences major, discovered the spiny water flea – a nasty, predatory and invasive zooplankton species – in Oneida Lake. https://t.co/YOgTk7lxLO

@CornellDyson

Four #CornellDyson faculty members received @AtkinsonCenter Academic Venture Fund Awards to support their studies that address global #sustainability challenges→https://t.co/SOP7g8cgs4 @CornellNews https://t.co/7B6lJrUtO6

@CornellDyson

Professor @JohnTobinBridge is on a mission to bring about positive environmental change through the power of private investment. #Sustainability #CornellDyson https://t.co/rzEZgRhig6

@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

@CornellCALS

RT @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

.@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

@CornellCALS

A growing population and changing climate place increasing pressure on global food systems, but collaborative research @Cornell is designing new ways to foster global health, well-being and environmental sustainability. #NYSFightsHunger #HungerActionMonth https://t.co/BRAbhgOvFI

@SustainCornell

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

@CornellEng

ICYMI, a new @Cornell initiative to oversee campus sustainability and climate leadership goals and projects has been announced. https://t.co/4MkrE6vGud

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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.