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.

Research and engagement

apple grower inspects the fruit
New tool gives apple farms hope in fight against spring freezes

New Apple Freeze Risk decision tool helps growers assess precarious temperatures in turbulent springs.

Creating real-world solutions on campus and beyond

Learn what sustainability means at Cornell University.

truck unloads a pile of food waste
Grant funds conference on reducing food waste

Helping business leaders reduce food waste and loss through new products and services.

Denise Green and Kimberly Phoenix work in the natural dye garden behind the Human Ecology Building
Sustainability efforts take root at Human Ecology

Sustainability seeds of change at Human Ecology are bearing energy-reducing fruit.