The winter 2012 issue of Ezra, Cornell’s quarterly magazine, features a look at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and the faculty who work at its global effort to understand and provide workable solutions to the planet’s urgent environmental, ecological and energy challenges. Also in this issue: the “Cornell Now” campaign expands to fuel [...]
In the early 1990s, a doctoral student developed one of the key indicators of sustainability: the ecological footprint. Footprints can be estimated for individuals and nations by quantifying the consumption and availability of natural resources. Mathis Wackernagel, the man behind the footprint, will visit campus Oct. 17-21 as a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 Professor. [...]
Collegetown ART (Art, Recycling and Trash cans), a project of the student group Sustainability Hub, is hosting a contest for public art to be displayed on Collegetown waste receptacles.
Stats from the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future 2009 Annual Report: • 350 Cornell faculty for all Cornell colleges and schools participated in CCSF activities. • 19 Cornell faculty and students traveled to Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference with CCSF support. • 5 new cross-campus research teams received CCSF funding. • [...]
WVBR 93.5 FM radio’s “Sunday Forum” features a discussion on sustainability March 15 at 6 p.m. streamed live on WVBR.com. The program will discuss what drives sustainability, how Cornell is handling this issue, new initiatives and research on the horizon and what role students play in making the world more sustainable. Guests will include Frank [...]