This research is determining the possibilities for inter-governmental cooperation across communities, school districts and planners, identify additional service areas which offer potential for efficiency gains under cooperation, and assess the motivators, obstacles and outcomes of shared service delivery.
The Expanding Capacity in Environmental Education Project (EE-Capacity) strives to meet the need articulated by EPA for a population that is “diverse, informed, environmentally literate, as well as willing and able to translate their knowledge and skills into decisions and actions that protect the environment in every community, including those that are traditionally under-served.” Thus, EE-Capacity’s mission is to improve environmental quality through diversifying and strengthening the field of Environmental Education (EE).
Over two dozen Cornell University programs were represented at a first-time resource-sharing event for area governmental staff and appointed and elected officials in April 2012. There were about 100 attendees from Tompkins and surrounding counties. The resource fair led to the development of a socio-economic demographic profile for every NY County.
The Polson Institute for Global Development is an endowed program based in the Department of Development Sociology. The Institute facilitates collaborative research by funding Research Working Groups and research seed grants. It also assists graduate student dissertation research; sponsors seminars and outreach programs, including documentaries and the Rural New York Initiative; and hosts visiting scholars from throughout the world.
The Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs provide professional development opportunities and hands-on teaching tools for educators (grades 6-16, pre-service and in-service, and extension) on the topics of bioenergy and bioproducts. Annually, this USDA-funded program, led by Cornell University, operates through five sites in four states (New York, Maryland, Ohio, and Delaware) in the Northeastern U.S. to provide summer workshops, internships and more than 60 teacher training positions.
The CCE NY Extension Disaster Education Program
and associated NY Extension Disaster Education Network
(EDEN) links extension educators, emergency managers,
and community officials to enhance resilience and reduce the
impact of disasters in New York communities.
The Youth Voice Youth Choice Project supports youth in taking charge of their health and lifestyles by exploring tools for making informed decisions about what they eat and how they care for their bodies.
The objective of this project is to initiate discussion across the social sciences and humanities (such as Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and the Society for the Humanities) about issues of inequality, precarity, and changing economic conditions and aspirations.
This project develops a new methodology to ascertain the shadow value of net imports and exports. The methodology is readily implementable and contributes to an understanding of both the success and failure of dispute-settlement mechanisms currently adopted in multilateral trade agreements such as the World Trade Organization.
Recent assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have stated that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal” and have documented widespread evidence of global warming and other major climatic changes, as well as their impacts. These impacts in rural areas -– on agriculture, farmers, rural households and rural communities -– can be expected to be increasingly substantial. This project reports the results of research to identify and prioritize stakeholder-driven, locally relevant response options to climate change affecting agriculture in the Middle East.