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Swapping Where Crops are Grown Could Feed an Extra 825 Million People

It could also reduce water stress, according to a new study that includes 14 major food crops from around the world.

by |November 6, 2017
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The Sharing Economy is Transforming Sustainability

During a talk on Wednesday, panelists discussed the benefits and challenges of this emerging industry.

by |October 26, 2017
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Why There’s Hope for a Sustainable Future

The Earth Institute’s Steve Cohen explains why he’s optimistic about renewable energy, despite the current political climate.

by |October 13, 2017

Kizzy Charles-Guzmán Named to City & State’s New York City 40 Under 40 List

Charles-Guzmán explores the disproportionate effects of the changing climate on communities of color and poorer communities.

by |October 11, 2017

The Centrality of Science to Sustainability

The growth of this field of study is one of the reasons I am optimistic that we will overcome and meet the challenges of climate change and global sustainability.

by |September 18, 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

The Earth Institute’s Newest Sustainability Program Begins in January 2018

Sustainability Science graduates will have the scientific know-how to help organizations improve their environmental performance.

by |August 31, 2017

With Fulbright Grant, Alum Will Study Arctic Ocean Protection

David Prieto, 2015 graduate of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program, has been awarded a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grant focused on interdisciplinary issues across the Arctic.

by |August 8, 2017

Tesla’s Model 3 and the Transition to Sustainability

In the United States we need to build more and better mass transit options, but due to our land use development pattern in most of the country, personal transportation will always be part of our mix. The growth of the electric vehicle market provides an example of how the transition to a renewable resource based economy will probably take place.

by |July 31, 2017

Staying Hopeful in A Troubling Time

The recent birth of my first grandchild reinforces my desire to believe that the world that she will inherit will be at least as good as my world, if not better. I am trusting her future to the sustainability leaders and professionals that have emerged during the first part of the 21st century.

by |July 24, 2017