MS Student Prepares for Career as Corporate Sustainability Strategist

by | 9.18.2014 at 3:18pm
MS in Sustainability Management student Ame Igharo

Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Ame Igharo is new to the field of sustainability but in her time at Columbia has developed a deeper understanding of the subject and the skills necessary for her to succeed in her goal of becoming a corporate sustainability strategist.

MPA ESP Alumni Discuss Success After Graduation

by | 9.16.2014 at 12:36pm
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As the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2015 starts their second semester of courses, we invite you to learn more about the 682 alumni of the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

Sustainability Management Alum Transitions to Career in Public Sector

by | 9.11.2014 at 11:38am
MS in Sustainability Management alum Harry McLellan ('14)

Master of Science in Sustainability Management alum Harry McLellan (’14) has always had an interest in the built environment. Prior to joining the program, he worked as a construction lawyer for 25 years. Now, working as a Senior Counsel in the Law Department of the City of New York’s Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division, Harry hopes to integrate environmental concerns by promoting public works projects.

MPA Program: Apply Now for Fellowship Opportunities

by | 9.8.2014 at 1:35pm
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The early decision deadline to apply for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs is approaching on November 1. By submitting your application for our early decision deadline, you will be considered for a prestigious Environmental Sustainability Fellows award, so start your application today!

Faculty Profile: Robert Cook

by | 8.29.2014 at 11:55am
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For Robert Cook, an adjunct professor in the MPA in Environmental Science program, teaching allows him to share his unique experiences in veterinary medicine and conservation research with students as they delve into public policy legislation in the Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management.

MPA Students Explore Urban Parks

by | 8.25.2014 at 5:00pm
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During the second half of the summer semester for Columbia University’s MPA class in Environmental Science and Policy program, the students extended their classroom learning on urban ecology to outdoor field trips in Brooklyn and the Bronx to focus on how restorations of wetlands, forests, and rivers are changing the city.

Authors of Clean Air Act to Teach New Law Class

by | 8.21.2014 at 3:26pm
Leon G. Billings (left) and Thomas C. Jorling (right) will be teaching the Origins of Environmental Law class in the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program this fall.

In the 1970s, Congress enacted a series of environmental laws that defined the direction and character of environmental policy. This fall, the writers of that legislation will teach a new class at Columbia dedicated to the process that led to these seminal laws.

Reframing the Conversation on Industrial Energy Efficiency

by | 8.15.2014 at 3:45pm
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A graduate student team from Columbia University including Mark Wolf of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program was tasked by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to research more effective ways of increasing the scope of energy efficiency improvements in the U.S. industrial sector. Their aim: to significantly capitalize on the $180 billion opportunity and reduce associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a business-as-usual approach.

Sustainability Management Student Association Welcomes New President

by | 8.13.2014 at 10:47am
M.S. in Sustainability Management student Prerna Chatterjee

Current M.S. in Sustainability Management student Prerna Chatterjee first became interested in sustainability when she worked as a Carbon Footprint Analyst in Germany after earning her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Recently, Prerna was elected to be the President of the Sustainability Management Student Association where she and her fellow board members work to keep MSSM students connected to the field outside of the classroom through organizing a variety of professional and networking events throughout the academic year. Prerna believes that sustainability should be considered a way of life and hopes that the program will prepare her to bring this philosophy to the work she does after graduation.

MPA Alum Focuses on Energy Planning and Compliance

by | 8.8.2014 at 3:22pm
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MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, Joseph Daniel (’12), is using the skills he developed in the program to give insight into the issues his clients at Synapse Energy Economics are struggling with in an effort to help them resolve issues in the most optimal way possible. Daniel joined the program in 2011 with several years of professional experience ranging from political advocacy to consulting.