Cornell varsity athletes promote recycling in this sustainability commercial.
You’ve probably seen the “No Fracking Way” signs around town and heard about hydrofracking here and there, but what exactly is hydrofracking? For those of you who don’t know, hydrofracking is a method of drilling in shale deposits underground. Natural gas accounts for 24% of New York State’s energy supply, and New York has very large underground shale deposit...
Make sure your tires all fully inflated! 50-80% of tires are under-inflated and under-inflated tires waste up to 5% of a car's fuel.
Think about how much you could save just by checking your tire pressure!
With end of the semester festivities in sight, think about "greening" your beer (no, not St. Patty's Day style)!
When you can, choose glass bottles over aluminum cans. Order beer on tap when dining out.
Drink local! That's really easy with a great variety brewed by the Ithaca Beer Co. !
For more tips on "green" beer, visit http://www.earthshare.org/2011/03/green-beer-ti...
Turn off your computer at night--Don't just put it to sleep.
You can save 4 cents a day which adds up to $14.60 a year!
Summer Rayne Oakes, Cornell Alumna ('04), successful model, environmental activist and entrepreneur, gives an inspiring talk about her journey from studying bugs and environmental issues to becoming the world's first Eco-Model.
April 1, 2011
A lot more green is around the corner as we wait impatiently for the snow to melt for good. “Green” fashion is already out there. An environmentally conscious wardrobe is easy to compile. When it comes to saving resources, nothing can compete with second-hand clothing. From high-end vintage stores to the Salvation Army, used clothing is available in ra...
Prior to our departure for spring break in Jamaica, my friend's mom offered this advice, "Don't leave the resort" and "Have a drink with an umbrella for me." Simple enough, no?
But while that cool fruity drink with its umbrella and pineapple garnish can really add to any beach going experience, it can have some serious unsuspected negative effects. No, I'm not talki...
Bring your own reusable shopping bag. Always forget? Leave them in your car.
Every year more than 30 million plastic bags make their way from streets to sewers to rivers and oceans!
Paper bags take twice as much energy to make and create more waste than plastic bags!
Many places offer a discount for having your own bags so bringing your own can save you money whil...
Ithaca Mayor Carolyn Peterson announced that she will not be running for a third term. She is nearing the end of her second four year term as mayor and tho past Ithaca Mayors have only served eight years, she has been encouraged to run again. One outstanding accomplishment of Mayor Peterson was being named to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Governmental Advis...