Lerner Hall supports the goals laid out in the University's sustainability plan. The building's comprehensive recycling program, resource-conscious operational procedures, and sustainable events practices contribute to overall campus sustainability.

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Sustainable Columbia

Lerner Hall is a partner working to help achieve goals set by the University's sustainability plan. Learn more about how our efforts are helping to create a more Sustainable Columbia

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Sustainable Leaders Network

Lerner Hall received a Silver Workspace Certification from Environmental Stewardship. As a member of the Sustainable Leaders Network we aim to drive behavior change.

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Sustainable Event Guidelines

Lerner Hall follows the Sustainable Event Guidelines in Plan 2030 to plan events with reduced waste, limited single-use plastics, and more sustainable choices overall.

Recycling bins and a waste bin sit in a central hallway outside an office in Lerner Hall
Recycling Program

Recycling bins for paper and cardboard, as well as metal, glass, plastic and cartons are available in central locations such as suites, lobbies, and hallways. Battery recycling is available in the lobby.

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Operational Sustainability

All drinking fountains were converted to water bottle filling stations in 2021, and all stairwells have motion sensors and energy-efficient lights to reduce the building's overall footprint.

A greek salad is arranged in a compostable dish on top of a bed of spinach
Sustainable Dining

Ferris Booth Commons, located in Lerner Hall, serves locally-sourced food and provides compostable dishes and flatware. Learn more on Columbia Dining's website.