‘Our Changing Menu’ Brings Climate Consciousness to the Dinner Table

The days of drinking coffee on the way to work or school may be numbered — experts warn that climate change has the power to deplete the production of this much beloved beverage, in addition to many other fan-favorite foods.

“Melting glaciers are bad enough, but the loss of coffee is downright terrifying,” said Prof. Emeritus Michael Hoffmann, entomology.

Composting Allows Redemption of Food Waste, Third Largest Threat to Global Climate

As the United Nations World Meteorological Organization warns that the Earth continues to somersault towards irreversible climate change consequences — Cornellians are composting their food scraps to minimize their carbon footprint. When food ends up in landfills, it has the potential to emit methane, a greenhouse gas — which contributes to global warming.

Cornell University Sustainable Design Aims to Reduce Waste and Food Insecurity

Once a coordinated effort to give heaps of gently used microfridges and lamps a new home, Cornell’s annual Dump and Run pop-up has taken a back seat for the past year. Now, Cornell University Sustainable Design is breathing new life into the effort to reduce waste in Ithaca by both swapping in-person sales with a sleek app to streamline the reuse of items students leave behind.

Lyrids Meteor Shower to Light Campus Night Sky

Cornellians looking to wish upon shooting stars can catch sight of the upcoming annual meteor showers — the Lyrids will peak before dawn on April 21 and 22, and the eta Aquariids will descend upon the sky at its peak May 4 and 5.