Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside campus from Wednesday July 12 to Friday July 14, 2017. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.
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.