Read the October 2008 Columbia Alumni
This month's edition includes information about a happy hour with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, Homecoming on Oct 4 and a panel discussion on globalization.
More than a year after Columbia committed to reducing its carbon footprint 30 percent by the year 2017, the University is well on its way toward achieving this important goal. President Lee C. Bollinger today joined with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other university presidents to show their ongoing commitment to PlaNYC, the City's roadmap for achieving sustainability.
Recently, Columbia earned the highest grade—the only school to receive an A- in all of New York State and among only 15 nationwide—for its environmental stewardship efforts from the Sustainable Endowment Institute on its 2009 Sustainability Report Card. The University has been working to mobilize faculty, students and staff from across its campuses to join together to help make both Columbia and its home, New York City, more sustainable, and will continue to do so in the years ahead.
To learn about how Columbia University plans to reduce its carbon footprint, please read the Summary Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory 2005-06 and Action Plan (PDF).
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