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.

Alumna Takes Sustainable Development Degree to El Salvador

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.

by |April 29, 2014

Sustainable Development Program Teaching Assistant Positions

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

by |April 25, 2014
composting lower e side ecology center snip

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

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.

by |February 21, 2014

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

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 |February 21, 2014

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

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.

by |January 31, 2014
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Undergraduates Work as Consultants for Capstone Workshop

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.

by |January 8, 2014

Students and Staff Discuss Environmental Stewardship for Campus

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to host representatives from Columbia’s Office of Environmental Stewardship on Friday, December 6, for its final Speaker Series event of 2013.

by |December 10, 2013

Students Explore the World of Corporate Sustainability

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to host Katy Mixter, a program associate at Citigroup, on Friday November 8th at the fourth of six autumn brown bag events for undergraduates. The topic of sustainability in the private sector attracted both undergraduate and graduate students from various programs. Mixter, who works on Citi’s corporate sustainability program, talked to students about the organization’s internal environmental initiatives as well as ways Citi works with clients to promote environmental sustainability.

by |November 12, 2013

Sustainable Development Seniors Gain Experience as Consultants

As part of the fall semester Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development, seniors in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development have partnered with organizations in the New York area to work on a range of projects aimed at combatting challenges to sustainability. This semester’s clients include West Point Academy, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, and West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.

by |October 15, 2013

“Green Bling” and Other Sustainable Architecture Insights

Students in the Undergraduate Program for Sustainable Development were joined by the Columbia community at large to hear Ilana Judah, Senior Associate and Director of Sustainability at FXFOWLE Architects, speak on sustainable architecture.

by |September 30, 2013