Every time a debate about climate change arises around me, I grind my teeth and waver. Should I add my opinion? Will others hear my perspective and denounce me as ignorant? Sometimes they do, but I usually speak my mind anyway. I tell them about an alternative perspective that is constantly weighing on my mind: are humans even obligated to try to mitigate climate change?
Cornell was awarded the Leadership in Green Power Education Award for the work of Cornell Cooperative Extension in communicating green energy issues to Tompkins County and New York State residents as part of its organizational mission.
The trail features 19 stops, marked by posts with QR codes that lead to a descriptive webpage about the individual project and how it contributes to Cornell’s sustainability goals, Prof. Nina Bassuk explained.
Kelly Coughlin ’93 and Greg Woodworth ’94 changed their business when they were offered the opportunity to collaborate with the Cornell Food Venture Center and Martin Farms. Stony Brook Wholehearted Foods became “one of America’s few artisan makers of culinary oils made exclusively from domestically sourced seeds.”
Members of the University’s faculty attended the fifth annual EAT Stockholm Forum, where they worked with organizations from over 50 different countries to address and work towards sustainable ways to feed the increasing population.
“This contest is about building relationships between students, staff, and faculty, and promoting a sense of community,” Gary Creemens told The Sun. “It is also to be more healthy, and have an active mind.”
As the Ivy League institution that is ranked number one in the country for sustainability according to the Princeton Review, it is no surprise that Cornell goes all out for Earth Day. So much so, in fact, that the entire month of April has been dubbed “Sustainability Month” for the 10th year in a row. Upwards of 80 events have been held in various locations around campus over the past month — from lectures, to film showings to fashion shows — all committed to spreading awareness about environmental issues and future directions for sustainability. One of the most successful events included “ECOuture,” a fashion show hosted by the Cornell Environmental Collective that took place on Saturday. The show displayed clothing made from completely sustainable materials in order to shed light on the social and environmental justice issues embedded in the clothing industry.
Student designers exhibited fashion clothing made from recyclable materials at the ECOuture environmental fashion show Saturday night to raise awareness for environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.