MPA Alum Serves as EDF Climate Fellow

by | 7.18.2014 at 3:25pm
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MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum, Olin Berger (’14) is putting his degree to use this summer as a member of the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps in Chicago, Illinois. Olin is working to analyze energy efficiency projects for high rise office buildings in downtown Chicago.

MPA Students Discover the Gowanus Canal and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

by | 7.10.2014 at 4:45pm
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The students in the newest MPA in Environmental Science and Policy cohort have spent the summer semester focusing on climatology, environmental chemistry, and ecology while supplementing classroom learning with field trips around New York. The field trips allow the 60 students to look at classroom topics in a real-world context.

MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Welcomes Class of 2015

by | 6.26.2014 at 12:05pm
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The newest of class of students in the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy program have arrived on the Columbia campus. Following their orientation on May 27, the students began their summer schedule full of science courses.

Study: Reforming the Port Authority and the MTA

by | 6.23.2014 at 11:17am
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Earth Institute students took a hard look into financial and administrative problems plaguing the MTA and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and came up with suggestions for more sustainable financing and more efficient operations.

Apply Now for Fall Curriculum Grading Assistant Posts

by | 6.17.2014 at 11:52am

The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for the following Curriculum & Grading Assistant (CGA) positions for fall 2014. Please see the attachment for specifics on each position, as qualifications and time commitments may differ. Applications are due by Tuesday, July 1st at 5:00pm.

New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

by | 6.9.2014 at 3:08pm
How does environmental degradation pose risks to program design and investments?  Learn more about Earth Institute research in fragile states this fall. Photo: Alex Fischer

The Earth Institute is launching a new interdisciplinary seminar to help business and policy leaders better understand the connections between environmental stresses, natural resources and conflicts.

Congratulations to the MPA in Environmental Science & Policy Class of 2014

by | 6.3.2014 at 3:53pm
The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2014 pause for a quick photo in the International Affairs Building prior to commencement.

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program bid farewell to the class of 2014 on May 22 as the students celebrated their graduation from the School of International and Public Affairs.

Capstone Projects Address Real Sustainability Challenges

by | 5.14.2014 at 1:22pm
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Students from the Earth Institute’s Sustainability Management and Environmental Science and Policy master’s programs once again demonstrated the broad range of applications for interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development in their Spring 2014 team capstone projects. The projects provided analysis and recommendations to a range of clients on diverse, real-world sustainability challenges.

ESP Students Tackle Tough Environmental Problems

by | 5.7.2014 at 5:12pm
The presenters for the six workshop groups pause for a photo after the final presentations. (Photo: Igor Valdenbenito)

On April 30, students in the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy presented their initial findings for the Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis. This semester’s workshop projects dealt with topics ranging from natural disaster resilience to evaluating the success of solar incentive programs.

Sustainability Management Students Present Research Results

by | 5.7.2014 at 3:09pm
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Each semester, M.S. in Sustainability Management students must draw on both the practical skills and the analytical knowledge they have gained in order to address crucial sustainability management issues as consultants for a real-world client as part of the Integrative Capstone Workshop. Last week, students made presentations earlier this week about projects that they are conducting on renewable energy, climate resilience, sustainable investment, urban agriculture and environmental management systems. The clients range from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation to the Federal Transit Administration.