Cornell to host carbon neutrality forum March 28

WHAT: Public forum on “Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035”

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY

MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell’s Senior Leaders Climate Action Group (SLCAG) will host a public forum Tuesday, March 28, to discuss its report, “Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035,” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga St. The event is free and open to the public.

Released in the fall, the report builds off Cornell University’s existing Climate Action Plan, further outlining solutions to reduce energy demands and increase clean energy supply. Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session for community members.

The forum panelists will be:

  • SLCAG Co-chair Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering;
  • SLCAG Co-chair Bill Sitzabee, interim vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning;
  • Todd Cowen, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Kathy Dwyer Marble and Curt Marble Faculty Director for Energy, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future;
  • Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology;
  • Katie Keranen, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences;
  • Joel Malina, vice president for university relations;
  • Paul Streeter, vice president for budget and planning;
  • Jefferson W. Tester, the Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems and director of the Cornell Energy Institute; and
  • Sarah Zemanick, director of the Campus Sustainability Office.

A copy of the report can be found on the Sustainable Campus website.

For more information on this event, see this Cornell Chronicle story.

Lindsey Hadlock
office: 607-255-6121
cell: 607-269-6911

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.