racking and reporting the progress on Columbia University’s goals, and its associated strategies and steps, will be critical in the success of Columbia’s Sustainability Plan. Tracking the progress against the University’s baseline years will allow Columbia to compare growth annually. The data will also be used to identify gaps and opportunities in the process—which strategies and steps are working and what may need to be revisited. Tracking and reporting progress will be achieved through the following commitments: INTERNAL ACCOUNTABILITY COORDINATION The Environmental Stewardship office will be responsible for developing and managing the University-wide implementation
strategy and sustainability reporting for the Columbia Sustainability Plan. The focus teams will be responsible for implementing the action steps that support the strategies and larger goals in this Plan will take place through CY 2020. LIVING DOCUMENT UPDATES Columbia recognized in the development of this Plan that the outcome from some of the action steps will influence the direction of sequential steps. It is expected that this Plan will evolve and change over time, and updates will be a communication channel to review real-time updates and provide details on how these updates will influence the larger 2020 goals.
Published on Apr 21, 2017
The Columbia University Sustainability Plan is the University’s first formalized document bringing together sustainability efforts from myri...