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Environmental Protection in a New Age

Paul Gallay, president of Riverkeeper, sheds light on natural resource conservation, holding the government accountable, and how to get involved in environmental preservation at this crucial time in history.

by |November 10, 2017
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Undergraduate Senior Focuses Thesis on Democratic Process in Ghana

Motivated by the opportunity to give back to her country, Ohemaa Ofori-Atta is studying Sustainable Development at Columbia.

by |October 20, 2017
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Part-Time Summer Internship in the Undergraduate Program

The Earth Institute is seeking an intern to work with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development for the month of August. This position is a unique opportunity to help support our cutting-edge educational program at Columbia University.

by |July 24, 2017
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Faculty Profile: Lisa Dale

Lisa Dale joins the Earth Institute this year as lecturer for the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development. This fall, Lisa is teaching Environmental Policy & Governance for Sustainable Development, which will examine policy frameworks at the national and international levels through a sustainability lens.

by |July 14, 2017
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Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant Opportunities

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 teaching assistant positions.

by |June 20, 2017
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Senior Focuses on Sustainability Across STEM Disciplines

Nicholas Kirby shares his experience in the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program as a rising senior.

by |June 13, 2017
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Sustainable Development Undergrads Learn to Communicate Sustainability Persuasively

Earth Institute undergraduates Karina Robles (SusDev ’18) and Jesse Thorson (SusDev ’18) talk about their experience attending the 2017 Planet Forward Summit.

by |June 8, 2017

Honors Students Talk Future Goals After SDEV Program

By Chandler Precht In spring 2017, three students from the Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program, Elana Sulakshana, Sophia Rhee, & Jonathan Young, received Departmental Honors and two students, Elana Sulakshana & Saradiane Mosko, received Phi Beta Kappa Honors. We spoke to them about their undergraduate experiences and their plans for making a sustainable future. Q&A with… read more

by |May 17, 2017
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Students Advise County on Permeable Pavement

The biggest barrier to installation or permeable pavement is funding. But the positive outcomes include reduced flooding, less stormwater runoff, and recharging of aquifers.

by |December 19, 2016

Sustainable Development Fall 2016 Workshop Briefings

By Chandler Precht On December 9, 2016, students in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development presented practical solutions to sustainability issues and challenges faced by real world clients. Under the guidance of Professor Stuart Gaffin and Professor Radley Horton, the Capstone Workshop offers students a chance to convey the knowledge and theories gained throughout their time in the… read more

by |December 10, 2016