Fall 2016 Edition of Sustainable Columbia Newsletter Released

September 29, 2016

The Sustainable Columbia Fall 2016 newsletter was sent out by Executive Vice President for University Facilities and Operations David Greenberg to the entire university on September 27th. In his introduction to the newsletter, Greenberg reiterated the fact that "sustainability plays a critical role in our future."

Among the news featured in this edition is University President Lee C. Bollinger's endorsement of the Columbia University Sustainability Principles, the launch of a Columbia commuter shuttle between Teaneck New Jersey and the Manhattanville and Morningside campuses, and the installation of a LED lighting system in Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Child Development Center.

Recognition was also given to Columbia University Facilities and Operations, Columbia Dining, and university professors Ruth DeFries and Jeffrey Sachs for their contributions to environmental sustainability.

The newsletter provided quantitative updates on the progress of the Mailman School of Public Health paper reduction initiative, the Columbia EcoReps and Columbia University Facilities commencement day waste diversion program, the Institution Recycling Network, and the EcoReps Green Sale.

The Sustainable Columbia newsletter is a biannual publication created by University Facilities and Operations that is distributed once a semester via email to all university students, faculty, and staff. It represents the state of sustainability at the university in an effort to reward, exhibit, and encourage a sustainable Columbia.

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