Ecology House



Eco Mission Statement!

Eco House exists to further sustainability, animal welfare, plant cultivation and appreciation, ingenuity, environmental education, inclusivity, and community. We commit to having an enthusiastic atmosphere, educational programming, committees, and sustainable lifestyles. We will expand our impact through outreach, collaboration, and participation in the wider Cornell community as Eco representatives. In doing so, we will act as an environmental hub for campus. 


Incoming Cornell students: Want to live in Eco? 

Apply here by May 5th (or after that, for rolling transfer acceptances)!


Welcome to the Ecology House! This is a diverse community of aspiring engineers, veterinarians, doctors, architects, biologists, chemists, programmers, lawyers, researchers, and so much more. Despite the variety of backgrounds and majors, everyone is connected by one concern: the environment needs our help. The Ecology House teaches each student how to begin to change the world, even in the smallest of ways. The House staff starts by introducing students to living sustainably. Everyone learns how to compost, recycle, and promote energy efficiency. In addition, students are given the chance to partake in a wide variety of leadership positions, ranging from being a committee leader within the house to an Eco representative at campus-wide events. At Eco, you will always have the chance to express yourself and bring new ideas to the table (or kitchen). Eco House has a dynamic environment, improved daily by the thoughts and actions of every resident and staff member.  

Not living in Eco but still want to be a part of our community?  Email Residence Hall Director (RHD) Sam Benson via e-mail ( or use the link on the left to ask about how you can become an Out-of-House Member!



Pet of the Month!

Pet name: Mai

Owner: Marcus

Age: 3.5

Favorite Activities: Being underground literally all the time. Frequently enjoys burrowing into and uprooting potted plants in her tank

Fun Facts: Fire Skinks come from West African forests where they burrow into soil and leaf litter. They have brown coloration on their backs to blend in when seen from above and colorful red, black, and white patterns on their sides for mating displays

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