Jul. 24 2020

University Recognizes Columbia Mailman for Sustainability Strides

Sustainable Columbia has recognized Columbia Mailman School for its participation in a university-wide volunteer effort to develop workplace-specific sustainability practices. Areas of the School singled out for their efforts include Operations, the Center for Infection and Immunity, and the Department of Sociomedical Sciences.

Several dozen faculty, staff, and students from across Columbia Mailman School academic departments and centers have served as sustainability ambassadors over the last few years. They have helped bring about a number of changes, including the widespread use of recycled ink and paper, refurbished furniture, and Energy Star appliances, as well as the posting of reminders to limiting printing, take the stairs, and turn off the lights.

“The schools and departments recognized in this year’s Workspace Certification are integrating sustainability into the fabric of their culture, taking actions that support the University Sustainability Principles set forth by President [Lee] Bollinger in 2016,” said Allie Schwartz, assistant director of outreach and planning for the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Workspace Certification Program Administrator.