Green Housing

Columbia Resources

The Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health

CCCEH conducts community-based research in the United States and overseas to study the health effects of prenatal and early postnatal exposures to common urban pollutants, with the aim of preventing environmentally related disease in children.  The results of the research are applied to interventions that reduce exposure to toxic pollutants through a community education campaign to increase environmental health awareness.

The Earth Institute

The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources.

Environmental Health and Safety

EHS provides guidance and service through their commitment to health and safety, by promoting a productive and conscious work environment and setting an example for effective health and safety programs.  Information on the website helps to minimize risk of exposure to hazardous chemical, physical or biological agents; minimize risk of work related injury and illness; and minimize risk to the environment.

Environmental Stewardship

ES provides information on waste and recycling, green building, energy efficiency and sustainable dining programs and initiatives.


Facilities is spearheading efforts to make Columbia a model environment, by managing the life cycles of new and old buildings, reducing waste, increase recycling and conserve resources. LEED certification, green roofs, hybrid vehicles, bike-friendly environments and historic preservation are just some of the initiatives. 

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Lamont-Doherty is a core component of the Earth Institute, and seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. Its scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean, providing a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humanity.