Transforming Urban Transport in Nairobi

by | 4.10.2014 at 12:47pm | 1 Comment
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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.

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

by | 3.21.2014 at 12:46pm
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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.

Kick Off the Holiday: It’s Giving Tuesday

by | 11.26.2013 at 2:04pm
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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.

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.

From Consulting to Cycling: MSSM Alumni Join Climate Ride

by | 8.19.2013 at 3:07pm
Climate Ride participants celebrating the end of their 300 mile ride in Washington, D.C.

MSSM alums JD Capuano, Eileen Quigley, and Ryan Meinke have gone on to make businesses more sustainable, adaptive and innovative through their work as consultants. This September, the group will take their passion for sustainability one step further when they ride 320 miles from New York City to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and support for the Earth Institute.

Making the First 1,000 Days Count: EI Partners with TABLE FOR TWO

by | 6.4.2013 at 9:33am
A community health worker and child in Ruhiira, Uganda. Credit: Genevieve Barnard

With generous support from TABLE FOR TWO, Earth Institute scientists have begun a research study in the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in Ruhiira, Uganda, to evaluate different methods for delivering nutrition to young children in rural, low-income settings.

National Grid Joins the Corporate Circle

by | 5.17.2013 at 11:15am
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The Earth Institute is pleased to welcome National Grid into the Corporate Circle, a collective partnership of leading corporations from across the globe committed to pursuing sustainable development objectives. Through a generous gift, National Grid will support sustainable energy research at the Earth Institute.

Auction Proceeds to Benefit the Millennium Villages

by | 5.16.2013 at 2:26pm

Renowned collector and Wall Street money manager William H. Gross sold pieces from his unparalleled U.S. stamp collection for the first time at an auction at the Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries here in New York on April 9. Since 2008, Bill and his wife Sue have donated over $19 million to the Millennium Villages project, and they continued their generosity by donating the proceeds from the auction to the Earth Institute and to Doctors Without Borders.

A Partnership to Promote Change: Climate Ride and the Earth Institute

by | 4.16.2013 at 10:53am
Photo: Climate Ride

Climate Ride, a national organization promoting climate change awareness, and the Earth Institute recently announced their new partnership.