Freshman Orientation

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

Student volunteers monitor compost at the Orientation Block Party
Student volunteers monitor compost at the Orientation Block Party

Cornell’s commitment to sustainability is a large part of campus life, and for new students, it is apparent as soon as they get to campus for Orientation. These five days and five nights are hosts to dozens of events and activities to welcome them to Cornell.

Orientaiton events have zero landfill goal; compost bag  "everything goes in here"
The Orientation Steering Committee shows how easy composting can be when everything goes into one bag!

The Orientation Steering Committee and the Campus Sustainability Office work with dozens of student volunteers to make Orientation as green as possible.  The EcoReps educate new students about composting at events, and give information about all the opportunities students have to get involved and live sustainably. 

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, email us at sustainability@cornell.edu

Compost monitors at 2012 orientation week
Orientation Leaders are great compost monitors, too!