Student Assembly Passes Climate Literacy Resolution

On January 31, 2019, the Cornell University Student Assembly passed a resolution promoting climate change literacy among undergraduate students. Entitled, “Expressing Student Assembly Support for Climate Change Literacy in Solidarity with the University and Employee Assemblies,” the document makes it clear that the group expects to play a larger role in furthering the University’s commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. This comes after a 2016 analysis stating that that a crucial step in achieving a carbon neutral campus by 2035 is ensuring that all members of the community have a basic understanding of the topic, as well as its causes and effects. They also hope to keep undergraduate students involved in any climate change discussions.