Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lisa James
Manager of Facilities Operations
Student & Academic Services
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):

Whether you’re an environmental activist, an outdoor adventurer, or simply a nature lover, you’ll find a warm and welcoming community at Ecology House.

The nearly 100 residents of Eco House have a variety of majors and backgrounds, but all share an interest in preserving and protecting our natural environment. Residents are dedicated to sustainable practices like recycling, composting, organic gardening, and energy conservation, and organize environmental-education outreach programs such as the annual Mission: Wolf event.

Lots of social opportunities also exist at Eco House, like regular hiking and camping trips, a Halloween Hayride, a recycled-clothing fashion show, and frequent house dinners and movie nights. Another unique perk at Eco House: residents may keep certain types of pets (in cages or aquariums) if registered with the house.


The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :
100

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