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Cornell Waste Management Institute

Solid waste educational materials produced by CWMI are available to help people make informed decisions about managing wastes.

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10/18/19
SITES Rating System and Scorecard

Advance your knowledge of sustainable landscapes. A free webinar series by SITES provides more information about sustainable landscape design and development and why they matter, and tips to SITES certification. 

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10/15/19
Spruce up! Using green roofs and green spaces to beat the heat

This webinar covers how green roofs and other green spaces are being used to address urban heat across the country.

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7/29/19
Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised

The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over.

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7/11/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience.

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4/15/19
Community Strategic Energy Management Guide

Many communities have or are considering policies and programs to address climate change.

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3/14/19

 

 
 
Opportunities for Reducing Campus Water use through Recycling Case Study: Emory University

Learn about water conservation and reuse at a higher education institution and how that might be applied in a college/university garden setting or at public gardens in a variety of settings/governance structures. 

 
 
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3/6/19
Understanding Carbon Footprint in Production and Use of Landscape Plants

Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing positive or negative cradle-to-grave lifecycle impacts.

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2/21/19
Reducing Tree (and Soil!) Damage during Construction

As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.

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12/18/18
Composting - The Basics

Understand the principles of successful composting of animal manure, bedding, food wastes and other types of organic material. 

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9/17/18

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