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.  

Sustainable Columbia is the brand identity for Columbia University’s campus sustainability initiative, centralized through the Office of Sustainability and executed by a variety of University departments and projects.

The Sustainable Columbia mark visually connects the many programs on campus that contribute to the success of our campus sustainability efforts by helping meet the goals set forth in Columbia's sustainability plan.

Office of Sustainability Team

The Office of Sustainability initiates, coordinates, and implements practical programs to reduce the University’s environmental footprint. The office works to promote a culture that values the environment and acts to protect it. This is done through collaboration with students, staff, and neighbors to achieve the University's sustainability goals.

Meet our team