There are active student groups contributing to each and every focus area on campus. Whether designing and developing solar houses, growing organic food, or simply spreading awareness of environmental issues, students are working diligently every day towards a greener campus and a brighter world.

Initiatives

  • AguaClara

    An engineering team at Cornell University dedicated to creating high-reliability, low-cost solutions to global water problems...

  • Anabel's Grocery

    Low-cost groceries for all Cornell students and subsidies for those who qualify...

  • Big Red Bikes

    A free bike share program open to all Cornell students and employees...

  • Climate Justice Cornell (formerly KyotoNOW!)

    Formed in response to the United States’ rejection of the Kyoto Protocol in 2001...

  • Cornell Computer Reuse Association

    The CCRA donates computers and other technology to humanitarian organizations...

  • Cornell Organization for Labor Action (COLA)

    COLA is a non-hierarchical organization of students committed to the struggle for economic justice...

  • Cornell Students Against Sweatshops

    Students fighting with workers for justice on our campus and around the world...

  • Cornell Thrift

    We want to see re‐usable clothes, homeware, electronics, and small furniture going into homes and not trashcans ‐ all year round...

  • Cornell University Sustainable Design

    Calling on the talent and knowledge of students from multiple disciplines, CUSD utilizes a research-based approach to take on complex sustainability projects and works towards a brighter environmental, social, and economic future...

  • Cornell Waste Council

    The Council was founded to be a resource to everyone in the Cornell community...

  • CU Reuse

    CU Reuse is a more sustainable and sturdier way to pack your to-go lunch from Okenshields...

  • Design, Engineering, Education and Development

    We believe in the power of design, technology, education, and social policies to effect change throughout the developing world...

  • Dilmun Hill Student Farm

    The farm provides students, faculty, staff and community with opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research...

  • ECO - The Cornell Environmental Collaborative

    ECO is Cornell students' voice, energy, and passion creating environmental solutions for our campus community...

  • Energy Corps at Cornell University

    Energy Corps' mission is to reduce Cornell's carbon footprint through implementation of cost-effective energy saving technology...

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

    ESW work on technical engineering projects that have a good focus on sustainability and environmental issue...

  • Environmental Law Society

    Environmental Law Society promotes interest in and awareness of environmental law at Cornell University...

  • Farmers' Market at Cornell

    The convenience and variety of this market provides a great service to students...

  • Farm to Cornell

    Farm to Cornell evolved out of expressed student interest to promote sustainable agriculture...

  • Freshman Orientation

    Cornell’s commitment to sustainability is apparent as soon as new students get to campus for Orientation...

  • Greeks Go Green

    The Greek community at Cornell represents over 30% of the undergraduate population...

  • Green Catch

    Green Catch revolves around the idea of sustainable seafood...

  • Hortus Forum

    Cultivating a positive community which fosters a passion for plants and teaches the value of horticulture...

  • Leadership for Sustainability Class

    Join ALS 2000 and become an educator for sustainable living...

  • Lights Off Cornell

    The university could save up to $60,000 per year by simply turning off lights that are not in use...

  • Outdoor Odyssey

    Outdoor Odyssey is a prefreshman orientation program hosted by Cornell Outdoor Education...

  • Society for Natural Resources Conservation (SNRC)

    SNRC strives to keep sustainable use at the forefront of people's mind through education and campaigns...

  • Sustainable Enterprise Association (SEA)

    SEA brings together students interested in exploring the intersection of non-profit, business, and government...

  • Sustainable Global Enterprise (SGE)

    The Sustainable Global Enterprise Club focuses on the intersection of business and sustainability...

  • Take Back the Tap

    Bottled water costs the campus community an estimated $640,000 per year, but the same volume of tap water would cost just $1,000...

  • The Cornell Nature Society

    The organization aims to establish a society of nature enthusiasts comprised of a diversity of majors and interests throughout Cornell...

  • The Ecology House

    The Ecology House teaches each student how to begin to change the world, even in the smallest of ways...

  • WasteNot!

    Redesigning Cornell's waste-sorting experience...

  • Zimride

    Zimride offers Cornell students a fun and easy way to share seats in cars or catch a ride...