MPA in Environmental Science and Policy News

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Students Design Communications Plan for Conservation Organization

Students in the MPA Environmental Science and Policy program consulted with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to create a strategic communications plan, raising awareness of elephant and rhino conservation efforts.

by |May 23, 2017
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The Evolution of Sustainability Education

The most fundamental evolution of the field from environmental policy to sustainability management is that our profession is no longer limited to advocates, lobbyists and policy makers, but now includes entrepreneurs, green financiers, builders, managers and owners.

by |May 22, 2017
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Microgrids: Taking Steps Toward the 21st Century Smart Grid

Microgrids, networks of linked energy sources that are connected to the main grid, but are able to operate independently if power is lost, are the building blocks of the 21st century smart grid. Why aren’t there more of them?

by |April 18, 2017
Current MPA-ESP Student Tiara Cunningham writes about her experience traveling to Israel with SIPA's Israel Environmental Delegation.

Students Travel to Israel to Experience Current Impacts of Climate Change

Current MPA-ESP Student Tiara Cunningham writes about her experience traveling to Israel with SIPA’s Israel Environmental Delegation.

by |April 10, 2017
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How to Get Your Head Around the ‘Circular Economy’

Vincent Aurez, an economist and circular economy consultant for Ernst & Young’s Paris office, spoke about how companies have drawn on intelligent eco-design, and developed or identified new markets for their waste products, to improve profitability while reducing global footprint.

by |April 5, 2017
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Transforming Organizations with Sustainability Management

More and more companies and nonprofits have a chief sustainability officer and are beginning to incorporate sustainability concerns into routine management. The world is slowly starting the transition from today’s economy based on fossil fuels, destruction of ecosystems, and the one time use and disposal of finite resources, to an economy based on renewable resources and the least possible damage of natural systems by human activities.

by |April 3, 2017
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Student Profile: Iara Vicente – From the Amazon to the World

“This program provided me a much-needed balance between building public administration capacity, scientific proficiency and a deep understanding of ethical and political implications. It is a program that has a clear objective: to promote sustainability worldwide.”

by |March 29, 2017
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Summer 2017 Internship Opening

Are you a Columbia or Barnard student seeking a summer internship? Are you interested in sustainability issues? Apply by April 7 to intern in the executive director’s office at the Earth Institute this summer.

by |March 16, 2017
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New Organizations and Networking Opportunities at 2017 All Ivy Fair

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.

by |March 13, 2017
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Faculty Profile: Curtis Probst

“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.”

by |March 9, 2017