Engaging the student community in order to bridge the gap between campus life and Cornell administration.
In addition to industry research and outside consulting, our team works to place the student in the realm of policy, planning, and environmental change on our own campus. Members do bottom up work in everything from conduction of lifecycle analyses to facilitating conversation around climate literacy around campus. The future of a university’s impact lies in the hands of our peers, and we embrace that.
Fair Trade Campaign
The Fair Trade subteam is working towards having Cornell be a Fair Trade designated university to distinguish itself as a leader not only in sustainability, but also in responsible business and conscious consumption.
WHat we’ve done
Cornell business Impact Symposium
At CBIS 2018, the team invited Rob Watson, Steven Wolf, Brian Matuszewski, and Alina Zolotareva to speak about the key barriers, the role of government, and various business models in the transition to a circular economy.
At CBIS 2019, the team invited Ben Conard, Janet Helms, Matthew Himmel, Jennifer Ifft, and Erol Odabasi to speak about certifications such as Fair Trade and sustainability and ethics in the food industry.
Sustainable Case Collaborative
The Sustainable Case Collaborative was an event hosted by CSC and cosponsored by other student organizations dedicated to sustainability in 2017 and 2018. It brought students from all fields of study to critically analyze and propose solutions to a given prompt regarding sustainability issues on campus.
In Spring 2019, the CSC team worked to curate events centered around sustainability for the Fall 2019 Orientation. These events were intended for new students to increase exposure to various student groups on campus centered around sustainability, to educate students about sustainability, and to promote lifestyles that further Cornell’s dedication to sustainability.
The Carbon-Impact Study is a study analyzing the carbon impact of Cornell’s current recycling program. The report is intended for the Campus Sustainability Office to determine the most sustainable method in handle recycling, given the current changes in Tompkins County.