Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

Professor Dong Guo: China, Peer Effect and Sustainability

Sustainability isn’t just about the environment. Guo explains how social and economic factors, like employment and education, fit in.

by |December 8, 2017
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Want to Save the World? Start by Eating Less Beef

If we ate half as many burgers and steaks each week, a new study calculates that it could have a profound effect on carbon emissions and the environment.

by |December 4, 2017

Greener on the Other Side: ESP Students’ Sustainability Podcast

Students from the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program at SIPA have produced a podcast called “Greener on the Other Side,” on sustainability, climate change, and the environment.

by |November 28, 2017

Internship Opening Spring 2018

Are you a Columbia or Barnard student interested in interning at the Earth Institute? Apply by December 11 to work in the Executive Director’s office in 2018.

by |November 28, 2017

Sustainability, the New Economy and Lifelong Learning

As the economy demands new knowledge and as professionals seek to meet those needs, new forms of formal education and non-degree training will be required. It is the civic responsibility of America’s best universities to learn how to meet these needs.

by |November 27, 2017

New York City’s Subways Need Congestion Pricing Now

Charging drivers more could provide much-needed funding for public transit, while reducing traffic and making Manhattan a better place to live and work.

by |November 20, 2017

Cities Are Key to a Sustainable Future

Get a sneak peek at the major takeaways from The Sustainable City, the latest book by Earth Institute executive director Steve Cohen. Available now from Columbia University Press.

by |November 15, 2017

Sustainability Yes, But How?

So you want to make things “sustainable” at home or at work, and you can conceive of the changes that are needed. But do you know what it really takes to make the changes you want?

by |November 15, 2017

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