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Café Science

Monday, Jul 13, 2009

Greening an Urban University: Oxymorons, Windmills and Carbon Footprints

When: July 13, 6–7 p.m.

Where: Discussions are held at the PicNic Market & Café at 2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Street). Space is limited; $10 cover (cash only) includes one drink.

Join Environmental Steward Nilda Mesa for a discussion of Columbia's approach to reducing its environmental footprint, and how students, faculty and staff are deeply engaged in this vital work-in-progress in the largest urban center in the U.S.

Riddle: What university gives out 24 different environmental degrees while being located in a concrete metropolis? Would putting up windmills on Columbia's campus reduce its carbon footprint, or would it be a quixotic effort?

Columbia University, with its three campuses and 44,000 faculty, staff and students, has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2017. The University's proposed Manhattanville campus is in the LEED-ND pilot program, and other ambitious sustainability initiatives have been launched in the last few years.

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