Sustainable Commuters

Sustainable Commuters

Learn about fellow Columbians who experiment with their commute modes, choosing more efficient and sustainable transportation to and from work, and how you can make more informed decisions about your own travel options.

Click on each commuter to see what they said about their commute.

Peter Kelemen (Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) commutes via kayak from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to the Lamont campus.
Peter Kelemen (Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) commutes via kayak from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to the Lamont campus.

Peter Kelemen (Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences; Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) commutes via kayak from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to the Lamont campus.

George Sarrinikolaou (Office of Academic and Research Programs, The Earth Institute) commutes by bike to Morningside campus from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
George Sarrinikolaou (Office of Academic and Research Programs, The Earth Institute) commutes by bike to Morningside campus from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

George Sarrinikolaou (Office of Academic and Research Programs, The Earth Institute) commutes by bike to Morningside campus from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Columbia Professor Huiming Yin Starts Vanpool for Bergen County Commuters
Columbia Professor Huiming Yin Starts Vanpool for Bergen County Commuters

Columbia professor Huiming Yin started a vanpool for Bergen County Commuters traveling from Tenafly, NJ to the Morningside campus.

Cindy Smalletz (Narrative Medicine Program) and Doug McAndrew (College of Dental Medicine) commute to CUIMC by folding bike and New Jersey Transit from Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
Cindy Smalletz (Narrative Medicine Program) and Doug McAndrew (College of Dental Medicine) commute to CUIMC by folding bike and New Jersey Transit from Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

Cindy Smalletz (Narrative Medicine Program) and Doug McAndrew (College of Dental Medicine) commute to CUIMC by folding bike and New Jersey Transit from Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

Sharan Kaur (Columbia Technology Ventures) commutes via Metro-North train and Intercampus Shuttle from Scarsdale, NY to the Morningside campus.
Sharan Kaur (Columbia Technology Ventures) commutes via Metro-North train and Intercampus Shuttle from Scarsdale, NY to the Morningside campus.

Sharan Kaur (Columbia Technology Ventures) commutes via Metro-North train and Intercampus Shuttle from Scarsdale, NY to the Morningside campus.

Sustainable commuters were celebrated at the 2nd Annual Bike Champions Recognition Breakfast on October 25, 2018 on College Walk at the Morningside campus.
Sustainable commuters were celebrated at the 2nd Annual Bike Champions Recognition Breakfast on October 25, 2018 on College Walk at the Morningside campus.

Sustainable commuters were celebrated at the 2nd Annual Bike Champions Recognition Breakfast on October 25, 2018 on College Walk at the Morningside campus.

We’re always looking for sustainable, fun, and innovative travel stories to share. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit their personal stories, images, and videos that exemplify the many sustainable ways the Columbia community travels.

Email your commute stories to environment@columbia.edu, and you could be featured here.