Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amanda Kittelberger
Communications Manager
Land Grant Affairs
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

The Cornell Climate Action Plan was developed with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to be a model for climate neutrality planning. The web-based plan provides extensive background planning and decision making materials for other universities and campuses.
http://www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/initiatives/climate-action-plan

Cornell partners with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide an online Center for Climate Neutral Research Campuses
http://www.nrel.gov/applying_technologies/climate_neutral/

In the area of renewable bioenergy, the Cornell University Renewable Bioenergy Initiative Feasibility Study provides a model for others:
http://www.cuaes.cornell.edu/cals/cuaes/ag-operations/curbi/index.cfm

Several examples of how Cornell has shared it sustainability experiences directly with other universities include:

Partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to host a one-day workshop on "Creating Living Laboratories for Sustainability" and producing a summary document of examples from around the United States
http://sustainabilityscience.org/files/StoriesfromtheField.pdf

Presenting our Climate Action Plan and sustainability initiatives to higher education leaders in China
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/April11/ChinaSustainability.html

Presenting on a wide range of topics from conservation to renewable energy production at various annual conferences including AASHE, the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, LABS 21, and NACUBO.


The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative
Tompkins County Sustainability Center
Sustainable Tompkins
New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education
Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
Ivy Plus Sustainability Network
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
International Sustainable Campus Network


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Cornell works closely with local higher education partners including Ithaca College and Tompkins-Cortland Community College to advancement regional sustainability through sharing of best practices and collaborative planning activities.

Cornell is the lead United States partner in a consortium of Indian Universities developed to support increased food security in India.
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Feb11/AIPLaunch.html

The Sustainable Energy Fellowship: Cornell researchers have partnered with other faculty from Arizona State University, Duke University, the University of Michigan and MIT to develop a unique educational and research experience for students to address the global need for the use of energy reduction designs supplemented by renewable energy technologies. http://www.teachenergy.org/


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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