Cornell has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Resource Solutions for its efforts to advance access, education, and public interest and engagement in renewable energy resources, especially in low-income communities.
The award recognized the more than 30 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC) educational programs advancing statewide renewable energy adoption. These programs help residents transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and reduce overall energy use through outreach and education about solar, wood heating, energy efficiency upgrades, heat pumps and behavior change.
- Community engagement support for SolarTompkins and HeartSmartTompkins to engage residents in all 10 major municipalities in the county with solar and heat-pump campaigns;
- Support for 25 municipal partners through ...