By: Jessica Sotomayor Last spring, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development identified real solutions for sustainability issues as part of their Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development. Under the guidance of professors Stuart Gaffin and Radley Horton, students worked as consultants for the United States Military Academy at West Point and McEnroe Organic Farm. [...]
Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development alumna, Hannah Perls, takes her degree to El Salvador, where she is responsible for program development at Foundation Cristosal, a non-profit human rights NGO.
The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 Teaching Assistant positions.
Rick Cook, a partner at COOKFOX Architects, talked to Columbia students about the role of sustainability in architecture.
The Earth Institute was pleased to host Jessica O’Herron and Hillary Larman of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as part of the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development’s Speaker Series.
Typically in New York City, each person generates four pounds of waste every day. This means over eight million people generating about 33 million pounds of waste, every day. Think of the impact that composting and recycling could have on reducing even just half of this waste. Educating people on these issues is the mission of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, a non-profit organization that works toward a more sustainable New York City.
This semester, the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to host Carey Clinton, Regional Recruiter, and BriAnne Watkins, Assessment Specialist Recruiter, of the Peace Corps at the Earth Institute as part of the Sustainability Speaker Series.
By: Deborah Sachare What to do post graduation…? This is the question on every undergraduate senior’s mind. Some will continue their higher education in graduate programs, others will head into the workforce, and a lucky few will be given the opportunity to volunteer overseas, in the Peace Corps. This semester, the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable [...]
The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development kicked off their Spring 2014 Speaker Series with Dr. Regina Santella, Center Director of the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, who spoke on the Center’s mission as well as her own research against deadly diseases.
This past December, seniors in the Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development delivered their final presentations to fellow students and faculty at Columbia University. The workshop is a required course for students in the Sustainable Development major or special concentration.