Environmental Science Archives - State of the Planet

Sustainability Education: Staying Positive While Trump Attacks Environmental Protection

Science, communication and learning will continue to transform our world, and our graduates will work hard to ensure that this transformation is largely positive.

by |April 30, 2018
panel discussion including steve cohen and richard moss

Translating Science into Action

How can science be used and transferred effectively by decision-makers? How can we manage scientific uncertainty? These are some of the questions tackled on Monday at the event, ‘Speaking Science to Power.’

by |April 6, 2018
sustainability professionals

The Emerging Sustainability Professional

We are at the start of a new era in organizational management, and it will be led by a new generation of sustainability professionals.

by |February 26, 2018

SIPA Israel Delegation Trip: Cooperation through Sustainability

This student-led initiative takes graduate students to Israel for a rich exchange of ideas. This year’s trip focused on environmentalism, resource management, and climate change.

by |February 14, 2018

Students Practice What They Learn in Unique Sustainability Curriculum

A workshop in the Environmental Science and Policy MPA program challenges students to integrate their knowledge and apply it as if they were working in the field.

by |November 15, 2017

From Columbia to Climate Adaptation Director: Alumnus Jon Philipsborn

A graduate of Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy MPA program tells us about his job as a climate adaption practice director at AECOM.

by |November 14, 2017

Student Plans to Transform Urban Farming

Alexander Rudnicki is earning a master’s in Environmental Science and Policy in order to shape the future of the burgeoning urban agriculture industry.

by |October 6, 2017

From Oil Exploration to Sustainability Specialist

Emily Poorvin used to discover new drill sites for oil and gas companies; now she’s earning a masters degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia.

by |August 31, 2017

Why This Marine Corps Veteran is Studying Sustainability Policy

Mike Tuckfelt is a current MPA in Environmental Science and Policy student and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. In an interview, he talks about his goal of learning how to influence sustainability policy and how to educate decision-makers about sustainability issues.

by |August 7, 2017

Faculty Profile: Michael Puma, Professor of Hydrology

Dr. Michael Puma, a Climate and Life Fellow at Columbia University and the Director of the Center for Climate Systems Research at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, teaches hydrology in the summer semester for the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Program.

by |July 25, 2017