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April is Sustainability Month 2022

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Cornell University celebrates all things sustainability during the entire month of April, with dozens of events in film, fashion, art, wellness, social justice, climate change leadership, and sustainability topics.

Anyone can host an event! See the Sustainable Campus website for helpful tips on how to get your event listed for the month-long celebration.

Be sure to sign up for the Campus Sustainability Listserv to stay in the know about the latest new opportunities added during April (less than 2 emails per month). Follow the Campus Sustainability Office on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for more event reminders during sustainability month and all year round.

Sustainability Month 2023 Events & Opportunities

  • Get Your Event Certified
    The Campus Sustainability Office is piloting a new Sustainable Events Certification program. Early adopters fill out a short checklist and receive a completed certification badge for use in event advertising.
    Sustainable Event Certification

  • Reduce Energy Waste in Labs
    Participate in the Freezer Challenge if you work in a lab. Cold storage are one of the highest energy users on campus, and simple changes approved by an international panel of laboratory managers and researchers can improve the efficiency and financial savings of your cold-storage, deep freezers, and lab refrigerators. 

ALL EVENTS
View all Sustainability Month events in the Cornell Events calendar.

KEY EVENTS
Climate Change Seminar Series 
Mondays at 2:45pm - 4:00pm (via Zoom – ID: 953 9733 0144; Passcode: 024210)

04/11: Bringing Science to Bear for Climate Solutions and Environmental Justice – A Perspective from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 
04/19: How to Achieve Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Midcentury
04/25: Lessons from the Front Line

2022 Cornell Business Impact Symposium 
April 11-28
Multiple panel discussions on topics such as climate finance, ocean economy, small businesses and sustainability, fintechs, and more.
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Public Events with Environmental Photographer & A.D. White Professor James Balog
4/21 "The Human Element" Film Screening
4/22 Earth Day 2022: Science and the Human Stories of Climate Change

Lectures, Panels & Discussions
04/13 How New York State’s Climate Plan Could Impact You
04/18 Stephen Pacala | How to Achieve Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Midcentury
04/20 Decolonizing the Body: Sustainable Menstruation Workshop
04/20 Another Skin: Climate Adaptation and Accountability
04/21 & 22 Cornell Energy Days 
04/22 Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories
04/22 Luis Aguirre-Torres: Ithaca Net Zero 2030 Strategy: A Blueprint For City-Wide Decarbonization
04/27 Muslim Environmental Ethics as Environmental Justice, Anna Gade

Special Events
04/23 Electric Vehicles for Earth Day!
04/27 Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer-Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
05/05 Sustainability Mix & Mingle

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