Tag: undergraduate special concentration in sustainable development

Student Explores Energy Resources in Chile

by | 8.18.2014 at 2:15pm
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Grant Gutierrez’ passion for energy resources has led him to further explore the relationship between its application, development and consumption. He is hoping that his studies in anthropology and sustainable development will help him reshape the way people think about energy and the resources available. As a recipient of the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Global Fellows Grant lived in Chile over the summer and conducted ethnographic research on energy development in the country.

Alumna Maggie Brommer Uses Sustainability Skills at Unilever

by | 8.12.2014 at 1:59pm

“A large portion of my day to day work can be boiled down to problem solving and project management. I was lucky enough to get a good foundation of project management skills from my capstone class. If you can influence a class of second semester seniors to get their section of the project done early, working with coworkers to get information you need will seem easy.”

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 [...]