Get resources to make more sustainable choices. For more information, see Columbia University’s Sustainability website.
Learn About Your Carbon Footprint
CU and CUIMC Sustainability Resources
- The Department of Public Safety offers subsidized bike locks.
- Keep up to date on Columbia's latest efforts in environmental stewardship.
- Environmental research and education at the Columbia University Earth Institute
- Tips on paper-use reduction from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
- Columbia University's Office of Work/Life's Wellness Programs support bicycle commuting and other forms of healthy living.
- The Columbia ReUse Program facilitates the exchange of office furniture and equipment within the University and between local communication organizations.
Computers and Home Electronics
- Screw-in energy efficient (LED) bulb-buying guide
- Energy Star appliances. The Energy Star program is the most successful voluntary energy efficiency movement in history.
- Energy consumption calculator for common appliances
- Energy-efficient computing best practices
- ConEdison's marketplace
- New York City recycling
- National Resources Defense Council report on the benefits of recycling
- Recycling plastic bags and plastic film in New York
- Action Carting’s (CUIMC’s waste hauler) material recovery facility
- Details and reporting on New York City drinking water
- Locations of CUIMC water bottle fill stations
- I Love NY Water campaign
- Review the solar power potential for your home.
- Look up your zip code to discover available incentives for buying and installing energy efficiency equipment’s in your home.