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!
There’s no better time than the present to...clean! Cleaning your office or living space creates more space and can also help the environment. Columbia University Facilities and Operations and our partners across campus want to help. As part of our award-winning “Clean + Go Green” program, we will make large bins available across the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses at no cost to you for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large, unwanted items.
October is Campus Sustainability Month, and we are proud to share with you the work being done across the University to contribute to a more sustainable future. Click here to read the full newsletter for October, 2022.
Sean Scollins is the new Assistant Vice President of Engineering and Energy for Columbia University Facilities and Operations. We've asked Sean some questions about sustainable energy management at Columbia. Check out his answers below!
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.