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Earth Day 2017 is This Saturday

This Saturday, April 22nd, marks the 47th annual celebration of Earth Day around the globe. First celebrated in 1970 across schools and universities in the United States, Earth Day is credited with starting the contemporary environmental conservation movement, and has been a yearly call to action to create awareness of...

Thank You For Joining Unpower Hour 2017

As is our yearly tradition, our campus joined Earth Hour 2016 and our own workday version, Unpower Hour. This event was one of the most successful to date, with hundreds of students, faculty and staff from almost every department participating. The events sparked many conversations on how to be "greener" at home and...

Earth Hour is One Week Away

 The countdown to Earth Hour is on! Join millions of people around the world and take a stand to change climate change by participating in Earth Hour 2016 this Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM your local time; wherever you are. Earth Hour is an initiative by WWF...

Unpower Hour 2016: Calling all Green Leaders

We are gearing up to kick off Weill Cornell Medicine's year-long energy savings plan- and need your help to make it happen. Join us as a Green Leader and enroll coworkers in your area for both Earth Hour 2016 on March 19 and the WCM Unpower Hour 2016 on March 24.  As a...

Eco-Friendly Ideas for Holiday Gifts

The holiday season always brings wonderful times with family and friends; as well as gift exchange traditions. The pressure to find the perfect gift can be overwhelming at times; and the frantic search from store to store plus the buying, packing and wrapping creates stress, waste and pollution (not to...

Galvanize Your Lab's Energy Conservation

A list of simple and easy ways to greatly reduce your laboratory's energy consumption.
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Did You Know

  • In the United States, buildings account for 36% of total energy use and 65% of electricity consumption; 30% of greenhouse gas emissions; 30% of raw material use; 30% of waste output and 12% of water consumption.


Upcoming Events

  • Unpower Hour 2017: Calling All Green Leaders
  • Update: Green Kits are ready for pickup! if you're a Green leader, check your email for more instructions. If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time; read on for more details.
    As is our yearly tradition, we are gearing up to kick off Weill Cornell Medicine's year-long energy savings plan, and need your help to make it happen.
    Join us as a Green Leader and enroll coworkers in your area for both Earth Hour 2017 on Saturday, March 25 and the WCM Unpower Hour 2017 on Thursday, March 30
    Earth Hour is an initiative by WWF to create awareness about climate change and the power of individuals to create a tangible positive impact on the planet. Every year, millions of people around the world take part in this annual symbolic lights out event on a Saturday night, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time. Weill Cornell Medicine is joining this event for the ninth year in a row and will be doing a work-day version of Earth Hour on Thursday, March 30 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM . 
    As a Green Leader, you can help us by signing up colleagues in your area before the events. We'll give you free gifts to hand out and a green shopping bag full of eco-friendly goodies.
    Over 1,000 faculty, students, and staff participated last year- Let's break the record again!