President's Sustainable Campus Committee (PSCC)

Cornell's longstanding commitment to sustainability is a signature of who we are and how we think about ourselves...

The President's Sustainable Campus Committee (PSCC) works to promote a culture of sustainability on campus through effective collaborations among staff, students, faculty, and regional partners, and it advocates for policies and programs that enhance Cornell’s commitment to be a living laboratory for the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability. The PSCC includes representatives from operations and academic staff, students and faculty. It has oversight across 10 areas of sustainable campus activities: energy, climate, water, food, waste, buildings, people, land, purchasing and transportation. Teams of staff, students and faculty have been formed to implement actions in each of these areas. Every year the PSCC hosts a sustainability summit to bring all 10 teams together for reporting on progress, collaborative sessions, and networking. In August 2011, the PSCC adopted and approved the Cornell University Sustainability Plan (pdf). Beginning in 2016 the PSCC committed to preparing a progress report on Cornell's campus sustainability initiatives and commitments every five years. Click here to read the 2016 annual report from the President's Sustainable Campus Committee (PSCC). 

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The PSCC consists of approximately more than 150 members who serve on one of the following: Executive CommitteeCommunications Committee, and the Focus Teams.

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Click here for PSCC Membership List contact information and other for other committees working to advance sustainability at Cornell University

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President's Sustainable Campus Committee Focus Teams