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Sustainable Development Spring 2014 Workshop Briefings

by | 7.29.2014 at 3:33pm
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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. On May 8, students gathered to present their final briefing to Columbia University students, faculty and staff.

Alumna Takes Sustainable Development Degree to El Salvador

by | 4.29.2014 at 2:40pm
Hannah Perls with Chencho Alas, the Director of the Mesoamerican Peace Foundation, with whom she recently went to Honduras to observe some Appreciative Inquiry trainings he conducted with the LIBRE political party.

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.

Sustainable Development Program Teaching Assistant Positions

by | 4.25.2014 at 4:49pm

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 Teaching Assistant positions.

Sustainable Designs: COOKFOX Architects

by | 4.25.2014 at 3:36pm

Rick Cook, a partner at COOKFOX Architects, talked to Columbia students about the role of sustainability in architecture.

Students Explore Sustainability’s Role in Children’s Social Justice

by | 3.30.2014 at 11:56am

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.

What To Do with NYC’s 33 Million Pounds of Daily Waste

by | 2.21.2014 at 4:45pm
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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.

An Inside Look at “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love”

by | 2.21.2014 at 12:00pm

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.

An Inside Look at “The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love”

by | 2.18.2014 at 4:12pm

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 [...]

From the Atmosphere to Asthma: Exploring the Field of Environmental Health

by | 1.31.2014 at 12:00pm

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.

Undergraduates Work as Consultants for Capstone Workshop

by | 1.8.2014 at 12:30pm
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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.