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

Scott LaGreca, left, curator of the Plant Pathology Herbarium, examines lichens retrieved from upper tree limbs by Nathaniel Farrington of Cornell Outdoor Education
BioBlitz highlights the species diversity of Ithaca region

Participants in the inaugural School of Integrative Plant Science BioBlitz discovered local biodiversity.

white-tailed deer eating
Deer eating habits have lasting damage on forests

Eating habits of deer can increase the proportion of plant communities made up of non-native species.

group photo of new MPH students
New MPH students tackle disease, planetary health

Program teaches the complexities of human, animal and environmental health assessment and planning.

A student with a bicycle, silhouetted against a blanket of fallen leaves
Cornell ranked #7 in Top Green Colleges report

Cornell's campus sustainability efforts recognized in the Princeton Review’s guide to the "Top 50 Green Colleges."