General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

New and Returning Employers at All Ivy Career Fair Indicate Growth in the Sustainability Job Market

New recruiters at the All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair — which included 100 Resilient Cities, Ceres, Covanta, Under Armour, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Optoro — show strong growth in the environmental sustainability job market. 

by |February 22, 2018

Installing the seismometer array

Helping Jim’s team, I assisted in installing stations and scouting locations. While some stations go quickly, others took multiple trips to find a good site. Time is growing short for getting all the seismometer installations done on time.

by |February 22, 2018

Transition to Seismology Scouting

As we finished scouting and installing the GPS stations, we started to assist the seismology team in getting permission to install there instruments in Tea Estates.

by |February 18, 2018

SIPA Israel Delegation Trip: Cooperation through Sustainability

This student-led initiative takes graduate students to Israel for a rich exchange of ideas. This year’s trip focused on environmentalism, resource management, and climate change.

by |February 14, 2018

The Politics of Technical Complexity

In addition to understanding basic science, we need to think about the use of the technologies that we develop.

by |February 5, 2018
Alex Hofmann

Innovating for Sustainability: Alex Hofmann

A graduate of Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy program explains how his studies have helped him in his work in the energy sector.

by |January 30, 2018
writing notes with pen

Free Workshop on Writing Blogs and Op-Eds

Taught by New York Times contributor and Columbia professor Claudia Dreifus, the March 3 workshop is open to Earth Institute students, faculty, and alumni.

by |January 29, 2018
presentation at a meeting

Sustainability Students Volunteer Problem-Solving Abilities

Student-led projects offered sustainability advisory services to three organizations in New York during the Fall 2017 semester.

by |January 29, 2018
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New Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Are Passionate About the Environment

On Friday, two students from Columbia’s Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program were inducted into one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies.

by |January 19, 2018

We Need to Reinvent Regulation, Not Destroy It

We should be thinking about regulation as a way of ensuring our economic activity can proceed with the least possible amount of unanticipated negative impacts. We need to police ourselves and make sure that the rules of correct behavior are clear, fair, well understood and creatively applied.

by |January 10, 2018