Cornell University President David Skorton spoke to an audience of almost 70 community members April 22 about how the university he heads is trying to be a good neighbor--and a good steward of the planet.

In an Earth Day speech in Ithaca High School's Kulp Auditorium to members of local service-based organizations such as the Kiwanis Club and Lions Club, Skorton outlined some of the university's efforts to become a more sustainable and open institution.