Ithaca Campus Sustainability Plan

At Cornell, the operation of the campus reflects the university’s commitment to sustainability...


Central campus with Cayuga Lake in the background, in summer.(University Photography)

Central campus with Cayuga Lake in the background, in summer.(University Photography)


The Ithaca Campus Sustainability Plan is a guiding document to support Cornell University’s efforts in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable leadership. The plan for the Ithaca campus outlines strategies; governance and current efforts, including goals and targets for Focus Teams; grassroots initiatives; and opportunities ahead. From large-scale energy savings projects to small recycling endeavors, Cornell is a living laboratory where doers meet thinkers and learners.

Download the Cornell University Ithaca Campus Sustainability Plan