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The All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair has earned itself a reputation in the sustainability industry as being the premier place to recruit talented students from the Ivy League universities. This year, the fair attracted 80 employers—many of them attending for the first time—from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
While federal support for new technology and infrastructure would be helpful, there is another approach that can also be effective. We should focus on modernizing our state and local energy systems. By modernizing the energy system we can reduce the costs and environmental impact of our energy use.
The vast majority of scientists around the world agree that our climate is changing at a faster rate than ever recorded in human history because of our use of fuels such as coal and oil, so-called fossil fuels. The conclusion rests on basic physics known since the early 1800s, when physical scientists first recognized that carbon dioxide, then a recently discovered gas, could act as a sort of greenhouse, preventing heat introduced by the sun from escaping back into space – the “greenhouse effect.”
“Protecting the environment is very important to me, while at the same time, I believe that the transition to a more sustainable economy also represents a tremendous business opportunity. Sustainable finance is a discipline that captures both these two perspectives.”
Lenfest Center researchers are working with a Chinese steel company on a way to treat and reuse waste slag using carbon sequestration technology.
A new study shows that dryness of the atmosphere affects U.S. grassland productivity more than rainfall does. The findings could have important implications for predicting how plants will respond to warming climate conditions.
Sustainability Management alum Krista Eichenbaum (’16) moved from Toronto to attend the MSSM program to better address resiliency challenges in cities. She is currently Project Analyst and Manager at a women-owned engineering consulting firm, specializing in civil engineering, urban planning, and sustainability.
Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, will join dozens of other leaders in government, business and the non-profit world at the Women4Climate conference at Columbia University on March 15.