Cornell Presents 2011 Partners in Sustainability Award to TCCPI
In honor of Sustainability Month, the Cornell University President’s Sustainable Campus Committee presented the second annual Partners in Sustainability Award to the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative on Friday, April 29, 2011.
The award recognizes TCCPI for its ongoing partnership in regional carbon reduction strategies. The award ceremony at the Chamber of Commerce included remarks from Kyu Whang, vice president of Facilities Services and co-chair of the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee; and Peter Bardaglio, TCCPI coordinator.
Cornell is proud to recognize TCCPI as an effective partner in the regional effort to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions, and specifically for the coalition's achievements in the following areas:
* Creating a peer-to-peer mentoring network for leaders from government, education, not-for-profit, faith and business organizations.
* Publishing quality articles and opinion pieces on energy and climate issues in the local media.
* Supporting the development of a regional strategy for achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
* Exploring financing mechanisms for homeowners and businesses to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets
“By recognizing groups that partner with higher education institutions to advance sustainability, we build on the successes of research and teaching, and acknowledge that we must also bring together practitioners and leaders throughout the world in support new policies and practices,” Daniel Roth, Cornell University Sustainability Manager, said.
Cornell’s Partners in Sustainability Award is given each year to one or more recipients who have made significant contributions to the sustainable development of New York State and the Cornell campus through collaboration with Cornell University. The 2010 recipient was NYSERDA for its leadership in statewide energy conservation and renewable energy initiatives.
-- Cornell University Press Release, 4/28/11