Category: General Earth Institute

Meet the Students Studying Trans-Boundary Sustainability Issues in the Middle East

by | 5.20.2015 at 4:54pm
ISRAELview of Jerusalem

This summer, nine Columbia University students and nine students from Tel Aviv University will take part in a fieldwork course focused on environmental sustainability in the Middle East.

Donor Communications and Research Summer-Fall Internship Opportunity

by | 5.18.2015 at 11:31am

The Office of Funding Initiatives is seeking an intern to provide research and communications support for the summer and fall 2015 terms. Tasks will include donor/prospect research, database maintenance, mailing support and communications and writing.

Preparing Future Leaders through Partnerships

by | 5.18.2015 at 10:09am
A group of students showcase their Commitment to Action, the "Malaria Awareness Program", at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting

The latest Clinton Global Initiative University conference in March brought together students and influential world leaders to discuss projects in such areas as reforestation in Haiti, coastal resilience in Florida, mobile food trucks for disadvantaged areas and new mobile apps to address issues of public health.

Student Sows the Seeds for Career in Sustainable Agriculture

by | 5.7.2015 at 12:26pm
Michele Aquino

After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, current Sustainability Management student Michele Aquino was drawn to the program because he saw the need for sustainable programming in development interventions. Since starting the program, Michele has gotten involved with various projects on campus, including working with his fellow MS students to submit a prospectus for the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge that would propose a land restoration and sustainable palm oil production program for smallholder farmers. Upon graduating in May, Michele hopes to pursue a career in the food processing and consumer packaged goods space or exploring the field of clean energy.

Earth Institute Annual Fund Update

by | 5.4.2015 at 4:16pm

To date, we have seen an increase in donations of over 100 percent from the entirety of 2013. These gifts have come in from all over the world, spanning 32 countries and representing interest in diverse areas of research. Our donors have shown their passion for and dedication to the work we do here at EI. We are very grateful and can’t wait to continue this growth!


by | 5.1.2015 at 12:19pm
MESSENGER's last image of Mercury. (NASA)

Alien orbits you plied,
While we vicariously spied
A distant globe …

Capstone Project Prepares Alum for Energy Efficiency Career

by | 4.30.2015 at 3:33pm
MS in Sustainability Management alum Marisa Hanson ('14)

Sustainability Management alum Marisa Hanson (’14) as gone from working on a capstone team tasked with designing a national building retrofit program for Montenegro to a role as program specialist for a residential energy efficiency program in Santa Barbara, CA. Marisa has focused her sustainability career on making a significant difference on a local level.

MPA Student Hopes to Bridge Gaps in Environmental Policy

by | 4.28.2015 at 3:18pm

For Adrian Ang, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program presents a unique blend of skills that he hopes to apply to a future career in environmental policy and leadership.

Lamont-Doherty to Manage U.S. Ocean Drilling Program

by | 4.27.2015 at 10:41am
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (left) listens as Carl Brenner, director of the new office,  explains it scope.

Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has signed a $35 million, five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation to manage scientific support services for U.S. scientists studying the world’s ocean floors.

Why Happiness Is Important

by | 4.23.2015 at 6:35pm
Happy Tibetan Buddhist monk

The World Happiness Report 2015 measures and ranks the happiness of individuals in 158 countries around the globe. Which countries are the happiest and why?