Columbia offers a world-class curriculum related to sustainability and environmental sciences. Outside the classroom we must think and work locally to effect change on our own campus. By working together to reduce our consumption of resources in the classrooms, offices and residences, we can begin to develop a culture of respect for the environment. Through shared ownership of local management efforts and participation in educational and action programs, we can take the small but necessary steps on the way to thinking globally.
This site offers an evolving catalog of the University’s sustainability efforts and the people behind them. It is also a source of green activities that each member of the Columbia community can undertake in places of work, study and where they live.
Currently managed by Helen Bielak and Janice Erskine, the Office of Environmental Stewardship initiates, coordinates and implements practical programs to reduce the University’s environmental footprint and promotes a culture that values the environment and acts to protect it. The office collaborates with students, staff and neighbors to achieve the University's sustainability goals. Robert Kasdin, Senior Executive Vice President, established the office in 2007 as an outgrowth of his work with the Environmental Stewardship Task Force.
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