Earth Day was founded in 1970. U.S. Senatory Gaylord Nelwo of Wisconsin called for a nationwide demonstration in the spring of 1970 aimed to raise awareness of environmental issues. It worked. The first national Earth Day was April 22, 1970.
Weill Cornell Medicine campus-wide sustainability efforts are managed through the Sustainability Leadership Council. The council is comprised of employees from central administration as well as from clinical departments. The council leads sustainability planning and coordinates efforts across departments to reduce waste and conserve energy.
Sustainability Leadership Council
Kristen Adams, Department of Anesthesiology
Dorysel Mora, Operational Communications
Angela Mu, Engineering and Maintenance