Welcome to Sustainable Columbia
Columbia University commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner. At Columbia, we recognize that to be truly sustainable is to take a multi-faceted and multi-tiered approach. We are looking to tackle climate and sustainability issues through world-renowned research occurring right here on our campus, engaging staff leadership and individual participation. Ranging from energy conservation efforts to award-winning reuse programs and recycling efforts, we're dedicated to creating a more sustainable planet for all.
Columbia's New Sustainability Plan: Plan 2030
Columbia University released a new sustainability plan on Earth Day, covering 2021 through 2030. Called "Plan 2030," this is Columbia’s roadmap to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Read the plan to learn more!
As events and in-person activities resume on campus, there are resources available to you to ensure your preparations support the University’s commitment to sustainability.
Columbia’s ten-year sustainability plan, Plan 2030, completes its first full year this Earth Day. We are proud to share with you the Sustainable Columbia Plan 2030: Year One Progress Report and highlight the work being done across the University to contribute to a more sustainable future.
As Columbia continues to implement the sustainability commitments outlined in Plan 2030, we write to announce Columbia’s future plans to gradually transition Columbia-managed parking areas for use by zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) only, phasing out access for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles such as gas and diesel vehicles.
Make a Difference Today
Every member of the Columbia community has a role to play in achieving our sustainability goals. Learn how you can make a difference and help build a healthier, more sustainable Columbia.