News

September 22, 2017

Columbia Stands Behind Paris Agreement

The University confirmed its support for the Paris climate accord this summer, just four days after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the landmark agreement.

September 01, 2017

Public Safety Focuses on Green Transportation

In September, Public Safety partnered with industry leader XL Hybrids to convert its 2016 Ford E350 Evening Shuttle Bus into a hybrid vehicle, making it the latest in Columbia's fleet to be brought into the University's green fleet. In addition to this shuttle conversion, Public Safety continues to replace aging vehicles with more sustainable options, including a Chevrolet Bolt added in August.

July 25, 2017

Turning Commencement Green

Since 2015, all of the undergraduate and Master’s graduation gowns worn at University Commencement have been made from recycled plastic bottles!  Each "green gown" is made from 46 water bottles. For every 100 students wearing one of these recycled gowns, 4,600 plastic bottles are diverted from landfills.