On April 8-11, Columbia College Student Council will be holding its elections for the upcoming school year. The ballot this year also includes a referendum on university-wide carbon neutrality. The ballot question will prompt, “Columbia should commit to 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality (net zero carbon emissions) by 2030.” As members of the Roosevelt Institute at Columbia University, the student policy group that secured the referendum, we urge students to vote yes. Climate change poses a dire threat to our generation, but Columbia’s current carbon footprint is making the problem worse. If Columbia achieves carbon neutrality by 2030, we would become the first school in the Ivy League and New York to eliminate its carbon footprint....