Tag: MPA in Environmental Science and Policy News

Student Profile: Carolina Rosero

by | 3.25.2015 at 2:32pm
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For Carolina Rosero, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program will provide the tools she needs to bridge the gap between scientists and decision-makers. She hopes to combine the skills she gained through her job in Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment with her coursework at Columbia to make an impact in developing nations.

The Acorns Were Here Long Before the Squirrels

by | 3.13.2015 at 4:23pm
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Forests are a critical component of ecosystems, and the effective management of this natural resource is a topic of great concern to sustainable development and humanity. On March 7, Ralph Schmidt, former director of forest programs with the United Nations Development Program, led a seminar on sustainable forest management for Earth Institute students and alumni.

MPA Students Partner with Raritan Headwaters Association

by | 3.13.2015 at 8:50am
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As part of the Workshop in applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis, students in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program are partnering with the Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) to help address emerging water quality and watershed resiliency issues related to climate change.

Record Numbers at the Annual All Ivy Sustainability Career Fair

by | 3.4.2015 at 2:49pm
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The Annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair brought in a record number of recruiters and students last Friday, making it the largest and most successful fair in the event’s 12-year history.

Student Profile: Shravya Jain

by | 3.2.2015 at 2:12pm
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With several years of journalism experience in her native India, MPA ESP candidate Shravya Jain, came to Columbia to learn more about energy and sustainability policies in order to become a policy leader specializing in design, advocacy and negotiation. During her time in the program, Shravya has gained invaluable management experience working with her fellow classmates from diverse backgrounds.

MPA Faculty Member Selected as Sloan Research Fellow

by | 2.23.2015 at 1:21pm
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SIPA professor Suresh Naidu has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Economics, an honor that recognizes young scholars for “distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.” The prize includes $50,000 to support Naidu’s research over the next two years.

MPA Alum Focuses on Solar Energy

by | 2.19.2015 at 1:11pm
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In her role as a New York State Solar Ombudsman for the City University of New York at Sustainable CUNY , Erica Helson (MPA-ESP ’14) is applying skills she learned in the program to further her career in advancing solar energy in the city of New York. Prior to joining the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, Erica served as an Americorps Volunteer as well as a Preparedness Education Manager for the American Red Cross. Erica hopes to apply her degree toward a future in environmental policy implementation, working alongside her MPA-ESP colleagues.

Earth Institute Launches Student Sustainability Solutions Website

by | 2.11.2015 at 11:54am | 1 Comment
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A new Earth Institute website – Student Sustainability Solutions – showcases more than 200 projects that students have completed for some of the most notable governmental and non-profit organizations in the world. The website is also a repository of analysis and innovation across nearly every major sustainability issue, including biodiversity, climate change, and environmental justice.

Training Prepares Sustainability Students for LEED Exam

by | 2.10.2015 at 5:24pm
Students take part in LEED v4 training at Columbia

Some 50 Columbia students and alumni participated in a training on the LEED v4 accreditation exam, the newest version of the LEED green building program. Participants were students and graduates from across the Earth Institute’s education programs, who were interested in taking the Green Associate exam and adding LEED accreditation to their repertoire of professional skills.

Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

by | 2.6.2015 at 11:09am
Moderator Curtis Probst, MPA-ESP alum, with authors Alison Miller, Steven Cohen, and William Eimicke.

On Tuesday, authors Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, and Alison Miller celebrated the release of their new book, Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. Moderated by Columbia MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum Curtis Probst, the authors discussed the critical role of government and public policy in bringing about a sustainable economy at a book launch hosted by the Earth Institute and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.