New sustainability plan pools expertise and looks to future


Cornell Chronicle reports on significant sustainability initiative at Cornell University

Excerpt from "New sutainability plan pools expertise and looks to future," (Cornell Chronicle, Nov. 2)

The new Cornell Sustainability Plan, announced Oct. 21 during Trustee-Council Weekend, brings together green groups and initiatives across research, campus, education and outreach areas; helps coordinate such initiatives; and strategizes for the future.

Called a "guiding document," the plan specifically outlines strategies, governance, current efforts, grassroots initiatives and future opportunities. An appendix catalogs partners and stakeholders in Cornell's efforts.

"The Sustainability Plan articulates our vision of how our academics and operations will work together to create a sustainable campus and develop a living laboratory that will also aid teaching and research," says Bert Bland, senior director of the Sustainability Office. MORE