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(Virtual) Things to Do, March 27-April 10

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include: Images of Dragon Days past; Cornell experts discuss COVID-19; “Cosmos” and spotlight on women artists at the Johnson Museum; student theater and film updates; and a citizen science project surveying breeding birds.

Execs: Consumers pushing companies toward sustainability

To address social and environmental concerns, consumer pressure is driving companies toward a greener corporate landscape more than ever before.

Students sketch Ossining’s budding waterfront ideas

Cornell graduate students studying landscape architecture examined Ossining, New York – a town on the rising Hudson River last fall, and presented ideas for climate-change adaptation.

Professors to field food industry COVID-19 queries

Three Cornell food science professors will hold special online “office hours” on March 23 at 4 p.m. to answer questions from food industry representatives on the burgeoning COVID-19 crisis.

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Cornell creates detailed COVID-19 website for food industry

To keep New York’s food processing industry safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell has created a comprehensive website for commercial processors: Food Industry Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Cornell helping NYS wineries craft sustainable future

New York wineries and grape growers have become increasingly interested in sustainability as consumer express their growing interest in the provenance of their wines. This year’s B.E.V. NY conference focused on sustainability.

Faculty debate role of business in climate change

Faculty from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business discussed whether businesses have the right incentives to address the climate crisis, or if policy intervention is needed.

Minorities have broader view of environmental issues

Minorities and lower-income people are more likely than high-income people and whites to consider human factors such as racism and poverty to be environmental issues, a study co-led by Cornell researchers found.

Getting climate smart in Armenia

A Global Climate Change Science and Policy course supported by an Engaged Curriculum Grant is helping Cornell students and researchers lead efforts in Armenia to mobilize action related to agriculture.

Cornell custodians embrace low-odor cleaning products

Over the next several weeks, Cornell’s nearly 400 custodians will learn how to use state-of-the-art, low-odor floor cleaning products.

NYSERDA grants $1.65M to Cornell for carbon footprint, energy reductions

NYSERDA will give Cornell $1.65 million in incentives for energy studies and project work to develop a smaller carbon footprint for campus, toward the university’s net-zero carbon goal by 2035.

Lehmann, alum artificially age tech waste for new exhibit

Soil scientist Johannes Lehmann and Nathaniel Stern ’99 collaborated on experimental pyrolysis techniques to “age” modern technology and media – cellphones, laptops, tablets, floppy disks – for Stern’s art exhibit in Milwaukee.