Category: Donor and Partner News

Transforming Urban Transport in Nairobi

by | 4.10.2014 at 12:47pm
Nairobi, Kenya Met Area CROPPED

In an effort to strengthen and expand public transport in Nairobi, Kenya, the Volvo Research & Educational Foundations is partnering with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development on a new project to improve accessibility in the city.

Student Research Showcase 2014

by | 4.7.2014 at 1:55pm
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.

The Earth Institute, Columbia University is proud to support student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development at the annual Student Research Showcase on April 25, 2014. Student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients, and their Faculty and Research Advisors, will be honored for their research contributions that ranged in topics from biodiversity, urban planning, earth sciences to international development.

FutureCoast: A Voicemail Vision of Climate-to-Be

by | 3.31.2014 at 1:34pm
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Melting glaciers, collapsing sea ice, water supplies under stress, increases in storm frequency, impacts on food supply — are we reading a synopsis of the IPCC report or messages from the future delivered through a software glitch? People around the world are posing this question.

Partnering for Change: Columbia Water Center Collaborates on World Water Day

by | 3.21.2014 at 12:46pm

In celebration of World Water Day 2014, the Columbia Water Center is partnering with several companies to bring attention to water stress and discuss innovative solutions to global water challenges.

Science and Solutions for Sustainable Development: 2013 Annual Report

by | 2.17.2014 at 1:51pm

The Earth Institute is grateful to its many partners for their important role in the effort to develop the science and solutions necessary for sustainable development. Please visit the interactive digital 2013 Annual Report to read more about how we are forging partnerships across disciplines and sectors to advance the global effort to guide our planet onto a path toward sustainability.

Lamont-Doherty Dedicates New Geochemistry Facility

by | 1.10.2014 at 10:20am
Columbia University's Executive Vice President for Research, Michael Purdy, addresses the audience at Lamont-Doherty's Ultra Clean Laboratory dedication.

In late 2013, the dream of creating a uniquely powerful facility for the Lamont-Doherty Geochemistry Division became a reality upon completion of the Comer Building’s Ultra Clean Laboratory. On the afternoon of November 20th, this new laboratory was dedicated in front of an audience of Observatory Advisory Board members, donors, scientists and other members of the extended Lamont-Doherty and Columbia University communities.

Kick Off the Holiday: It’s Giving Tuesday

by | 11.26.2013 at 2:04pm
Giving Tuesday Banner

On Dec. 3, kick off the holiday giving season by supporting the Earth Institute on the second annual #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is an initiative of the UN Foundation and the 92nd Street Y that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and unites the global giving community in a day of giving back.

Connecting Students, Alumni at Annual Networking Day

by | 11.19.2013 at 4:44pm
alumni event

On Nov. 16, the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy program held its annual Alumni Networking Day. The event, hosted by The Earth Institute, welcomed more than 70 alumni, current students and faculty for a panel and networking reception held at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

GlaxoSmithKline Supports African Health Workers Campaign

by | 11.15.2013 at 4:23pm
A Community Health Worker in the field. Photo: Marjorie Lau.

The Earth Institute and its corporate partner, global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline are embarking on a new project to broadly expand the reach of healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa. In collaboration with the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign, the new project will develop an online information dashboard that will help streamline community health worker operations on the ground.

Shedding Light on Rural Africa: A New Partnership

by | 10.15.2013 at 11:16am
Solar panels being installed in a school in Uganda. Photo: M. Basinger.

In partnership with the Italian energy company Eni, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network will evaluate potential pathways for increasing access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, furthering its goals of promoting sustainable development solutions globally.