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Welcome to Environmental Stewardship

University Commitment

“…we're proud as an institution to join in a shared commitment to a more sustainable environment in our local community and across the globe."  Columbia University is taking action to reduce our carbon footprint.  If we lead by example, we will improve the sense of responsibility felt by our community for their actions through both education and demonstration.  Ranging from energy conservation efforts, to award-winning reuse programs and recycling efforts, Columbia is fully dedicated toward... More

Paper Reduction Pilot Project

Over the summer the Mailman School of Public Health and the Columbia University Facilities and Operations teams volunteered to roll out a one year pilot project targeted at reducing paper consumption, directly from the source. The two pilot groups are working to develop innovative technological, policy-driven and behavior-oriented solutions for paper reduction. The goal of this initiative is to identify and implement strategies to reduce paper entering the waste-stream. The initiative will explore ways in which we can reduce consumption thus reducing paper entering the waste-stream. Read more...

The Green Fund is a newly created $25,000 grant by Columbia Dining, Housing and University Event Management that provides support for student-led projects. More...