Education Archives - State of the Planet

Student Spotlight: Bringing 30 Years of Experience From the New York Sustainability World

Evelyn Reis is a student in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program and is returning to school after almost 30 years at the NYC Department of Sanitation.

by |June 22, 2018
Windmill farm near Udumalpet in Tamil Nadu, India.

NatureNet Science Fellowship Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Apply for NatureNet Science Fellowships at Columbia University by September 7, 2018.

by |June 19, 2018

The Purpose and Goals of Sustainability Education

Developing, understanding and applying knowledge of environmental problems and the solutions to those problems is the purpose of sustainability research and education.

by |June 18, 2018
Virtual reality teacher training

Stepping into a Virtual Reality Classroom for Teacher Training

Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development is testing a virtual reality module to help train teachers in a comfortable and individual virtual space.

by |June 8, 2018

Problem-Solving in Practice: Students Present Sustainability Solutions

On May 3, students in the Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development presented their recommendations and solutions for real-world clients facing sustainability issues.

by |June 6, 2018

Writing About Global Science for the International Media, with Claudia Dreifus

A Sustainability Management course starting in July will help students develop skills to produce magazine articles. Professor Dreifus explains why these skills are important for scientists and sustainability professionals.

by |June 5, 2018

Introducing the Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2019!

The graduate class consists of 57 students who will combat today’s most pressing sustainability and environmental problems.

by |May 31, 2018

Alum Helps Build the Business Case for Sustainability

Watson Millison’s degree in Sustainability Management has come in handy now that he’s a member of the corporate sustainability team at JetBlue Airways.

by |May 16, 2018

Applying Sustainability Management Skills and Tools on a Daily Basis

MS in Sustainability Management student Minelly De Coo transitioned from solving engineering challenges to working on citywide climate change adaptation strategies.

by |May 10, 2018

Sustainability Management Faculty Honored in 2018 Modernism in America Awards

Architect and faculty member Lynnette Widder won a Docomomo Citation of Merit for her work in restoring a modernist house with an eye toward sustainability.

by |May 4, 2018