Columbia Print has introduced 100 percent recycled paper for all stationery orders. This means that all letterhead, envelopes, and business cards will be printed on 100 percent recycled paper at no extra cost. By making this eco-friendly change, Columbia Print will reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 15,000 pounds of emissions over the next year.
Columbia University Facilities and Operations Receives a City & State 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Sustainability
Columbia University Facilities and Operations received a City & State 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Sustainability for its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and advance sustainable initiatives on campus.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognizes colleges and universities that have achieved the greatest level of success with green initiatives on-campus and within in their surrounding communities.
Every year, Columbia participates in the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), which challenges students to reduce the energy consumption in their residence hall from its previous year's baseline.
Columbia was named one of “17 Amazing Green College Campuses” by Mother Nature Network, an environmental news outlet that combines unconventional and lively green content alongside breaking environmental news from around the web.
Columbia was ranked # 25 out of the 353 schools featured in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.
Columbia's most comprehensive sustainability inventory, a six-month effort involving all five campuses, has merited a gold rating from STARS, a well-known and respected Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System specifically for institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada.