Some of the world’s leading sustainability practitioners are coming to campus next semester. They will be teaching students as part of a new course, Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership, in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. The course will cover a range of sustainability issues – from urban sustainability to green products – but it will center on the strategies that sustainability managers use to integrate environmental concerns in the operations of their organizations.
The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for the following curriculum and grading assistant positions for the spring 2014 semester.
While working as the project and sustainability planner for The Crane Resorts in her home country of Barbados, current MS in Sustainability Management student Lisa Howard realized that if she wanted to make a real difference in the sustainable built environment and tourism, she would need to have a more holistic understanding of the field.
On Oct. 19, MS in Sustainability Management students in Professor Lynnette Widder’s SUMA K4162: Responsibility and Resilience in the Built Environment class participated in a field trip to Newark, N.J. The trip marked the beginning of the students’ final term project, into which they will integrate the information and ideas introduced in this course.
“We are hoping to gain recognition for the need to re-think traditional UN approaches for global action toward addressing the challenges of climate change and sustainable development. It is quite an ambitious undertaking, but NRDC’s work in this realm involves a wide range of campaigns and projects that are making huge strides, and it’s an amazing feeling to be able to add to that pedigree.”
While a part-time student in the program, M.S. in Sustainability Management alum Lizzette Butkiewicz (’12), was working full-time at a boutique trade finance firm with the hope of merging her interest in sustainability with her background in finance. Now, as the Manager of Community Investments in the Corporate Sustainability team at HSBC, Lizzette is doing just that – liaising between the company’s philanthropic partnerships, specifically those in New York, and creating employee engagement opportunities with key partners.
By Noah Morgenstein On September 20, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development and the Master of Science in Sustainability Management traveled to Millerton, New York to tour the McEnroe Farm, one of the area’s largest organic farms. Each semester field trips such as this are offered to students in the Earth Institute’s sustainability education programs, [...]
14 M.S. in Sustainability Management (MSSM) students were selected to be a part of the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps Fellowship program this summer. Through this 10-week fellowship, over 100 graduate students from around the country are placed within leading organizations including companies, cities, and universities to serve as organizational change agents for energy management. Since its inception in 2008, Climate Corps fellows have found $1.2 billion in total net operational costs and opportunities to cut $1.7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity.
The Earth Institute will be participating in a variety of upcoming recruitment fairs across the United States in the coming months for two of its premier graduate education programs, the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) and the M.S. in Sustainability Management (MSSM).
The Earth Institute will be hosting a number of online and in-person information sessions in the coming months for two of its premier graduate education programs, the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy and the M.S. in Sustainability Management.