From energy resources, greenhouse gas reductions, carbon capture, and resilience to adaptation, economics, climate justice, and food security.
At CALS, we believe we can feed the planet while also helping to cool it. It’ll take every weapon in our arsenal to fight climate change—a transformation of our food and farm systems, material and manufacturing processes, energy systems, and societies and economies for a safer, healthier, decarbonized world. We’re driving practical solutions to save our planet and ensure no one communities are left behind.
Highlighting the stories of Black owners of forestland in the Northeast, Shorna is sharing resources and recommending policies to expand access to and support for current or prospective minority landowners facing legacies of discrimination, to bolster equity and conservation.
Learn more about Shorna Allred and her work.
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Faculty, program support & research
CALS globally recognized faculty are the cornerstone of our reputation as a premier institution of scientific learning. Support CALS faculty and graduate students working on a multitude of issues around holistic climate solutions.
Student support & affordability
Scholarships enable Cornell to recruit and enroll the most promising scholars and garner a diverse student population. CALS supports students to ensure their success through programs such as peer mentoring, E3, CALS navigator, and experiential learning opportunities.
Establishing a named Moonshot fund or supporting the established Accelerating Holistic Climate Solutions Moonshot fund offers CALS leadership the greatest flexibility to take advantage of innovative and emerging opportunities, and will be used to bolster CALS' strengths in support of initiatives focused on accelerating holistic climate solutions.
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The impact of giving
Though human-made ponds both sequester and release greenhouse gases, when added up, they may be net emitters, according to two related studies by Cornell researchers.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on Sept. 6 to discuss programs focused on empowering farmers and finding new climate solutions that are equitable and science-based.