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Earth Institute Fall 2014 Internships

by | 8.19.2014 at 3:23pm

This fall, the Earth Institute is offering Columbia students opportunities to intern within various departments and research centers at the institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply. These internships are funded at a rate of $15 an hour for 10 hours per week and up to a maximum of 120 hours for the fall 2014 semester.

Student Explores Energy Resources in Chile

by | 8.18.2014 at 2:15pm
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Grant Gutierrez’ passion for energy resources has led him to further explore the relationship between its application, development and consumption. He is hoping that his studies in anthropology and sustainable development will help him reshape the way people think about energy and the resources available. As a recipient of the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Global Fellows Grant lived in Chile over the summer and conducted ethnographic research on energy development in the country.

Earth Institute Offers Funding for Student Initiatives

by | 8.18.2014 at 10:00am

In an effort to better support students in their efforts to raise awareness about sustainability on campus, the Earth Institute is making available funding for the new Student Initiatives Support Program, offering grants of up to $250 each semester to support students who wish to host conferences, panels and other events at Columbia University that relate to the work of the Earth Institute.

Internship Opportunities with the Earth Institute Director’s Office

by | 8.15.2014 at 4:33pm

The Office of the Director of the Earth Institute is offering two internship opportunities: the Administration, Communications, and Research, Director’s Office (DO) internship; and the Communications, Research, Writing and Event-Planning Internship. Both will work with the Office of the Director.

Will de Blasio and Cuomo Make Sustainability a Higher Priority?

by | 8.15.2014 at 12:00pm
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The Earth Institute’s Executive Director Steve Cohen discusses the future of sustainability in New York City and the New York state under the administrations of de Blasio and Cuomo.

Fall Internship in the Office of Academic and Research Programs

by | 8.12.2014 at 4:48pm

The Office of Academic and Research Programs, Academic Initiatives, is looking for an intern to assist with the Sustainability Essentials Training Program during the fall 2014 semester.

Alumna Maggie Brommer Uses Sustainability Skills at Unilever

by | 8.12.2014 at 1:59pm

“A large portion of my day to day work can be boiled down to problem solving and project management. I was lucky enough to get a good foundation of project management skills from my capstone class. If you can influence a class of second semester seniors to get their section of the project done early, working with coworkers to get information you need will seem easy.”

A Summit for Young Climate Leaders

by | 8.8.2014 at 11:52am
Participants discuss the launch of a research project on Clean Development Mechanisms at the first CliMates International Summit, Paris, October 2012.

We created CliMates in 2011. Our dream was to find new ways for youth worldwide to work together on climate change. In less than a year, CliMates grew into a network of several hundred students and young professionals across all continents and from different academic backgrounds. This year, the 2nd CliMates International Summit will take place in New York City from Aug. 25-29. This event will experiment with new ways to educate and train participants, introducing them to new approaches to dealing with climate issues.

Conference on Sustainable Development Practice Sept. 17-18

by | 7.30.2014 at 4:45pm
Bineta Diop, International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice

The Global MDP Association and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network are hosting the 2nd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice at Columbia University.

Sustainable Development Spring 2014 Workshop Briefings

by | 7.29.2014 at 3:33pm
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Last spring, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development identified real solutions for sustainability issues as part of their Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development. Under the guidance of professors Stuart Gaffin and Radley Horton, students worked as consultants for the United States Military Academy at West Point and McEnroe Organic Farm. On May 8, students gathered to present their final briefing to Columbia University students, faculty and staff.