Partnerships

Sustainable Columbia partners with these like-minded organizations to achieve common goals in sustainability.

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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. They work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.

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Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)

The Association for Commuter Transportation, (ACT), is an international association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management (TDM). Through advocacy, education, and networking efforts, ACT strives to improve the lives of commuters, the livability of communities, and the economic growth of businesses.

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Bike New York

Bike New York empowers New Yorkers to transform their lives and their communities through bicycling. Their vision is to increase ridership, to empower youth to lead healthy, productive lives, to remove barriers to cycling, and to advocate for and expand services to reach more New Yorkers.

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Clean Air NY

Clean Air NY supports New York individuals and businesses in making simple changes to everyday travel choices that improve air quality; hence improving our health, our communities, and our quality of life.

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The Climate Registry

The Climate Registry (TCR) is a non-profit organization governed by U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories. TCR designs and operates voluntary and compliance GHG reporting programs globally, and assists organizations in measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) the carbon in their operations in order to manage and reduce it.

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The Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute is made up of scholars spread out across dozens of research centers and programs at Columbia University. These researchers are refining our understanding of how the planet works and how humans are affecting natural systems.

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GreenerU, Inc.

GreenerU, Inc. collaborates with educational institutions to engineer sustainable solutions to energy and engagement challenges. They leverage strategic planning and project management of energy efficiency projects to realize cost savings, achieve energy reduction goals, and address deferred maintenance.

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The League of American Bicyclists

For generations past and to come, The League represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America. Through information, advocacy and promotion, they work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere.

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New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

The NYC Department of Sanitation is the world’s largest sanitation department. DSNY collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of the recyclables each day. The Department is also a leader in environmentalism, committing to sending zero waste to landfills by 2030.

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511NY Rideshare

511NY Rideshare is New York State's home for ridematching, commuter and traveler services that can help you find a smarter and greener way to get where you're going. They provide information and resources to help commuters, travelers and employers find easy, affordable, and appealing alternatives to driving alone.

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New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3)

NYSAR3 provides statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment.

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REV Campus Challenge

The REV Campus Challenge is a membership-based network of two- and four-year, public and private colleges and universities from all regions of NYS. Members recognize the unique position held by higher education institutions to further clean energy and declare their intent to further clean energy adoption through actions on campus, by training tomorrow’s leaders, and by working within their local communities.

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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS)

STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Zipcar

Zipcar is a car-share company on a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living: a future filled with more car-sharing members than car owners in major cities across the globe.