Allison Ladue, Author at State of the Planet

Allison Ladue was the Associate Director for the M.S. in Sustainability Management program and the Certifications in Sustainability Analytics and Sustainable Water Management. [ website ]

Recent Posts

Teaching Assistantships Available for Summer Courses in Environmental Science and Policy

The Masters in Public Administration program in Environmental Science and Policy is looking to hire teaching assistants for its summer 2018 courses.

by |April 13, 2018

New York City: a Learning Lab for Sustainable Transportation

In partnership with the Earth Institute’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development, the M.S. in Sustainability Management program has developed an exciting new inter-disciplinary course entitled Access, Innovation, and the Urban Transportation Transition. This class draws on a series of lectures, a case study approach and experiential learning in New York City.

by |May 1, 2017

Learn More About the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program

We invite you to join us for an upcoming information session about the Earth Institute’s sustainability-focused education programs, including the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, the Certificate in Sustainability Analytics and the Certificate in Sustainable Water Management. The application deadline for fall 2014 enrollment for all programs is May 15, 2014.

by |February 17, 2014

Faculty Profile: Phil LaRocco

MS in Sustainability Management faculty member Phil LaRocco spent twenty years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ending his career there as the Director of World Trade and Economic Development. In 1990, he founded E+Co, a non-profit investor in over two hundred energy enterprises in over twenty developing countries, with offices and staff on five continents. After retiring as CEO of E+Co in 2009, LaRocco began teaching courses at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He joined the MS in Sustainability Management program in Fall 2012, where he teaches SUMA K4150 Energy and Sustainable Development. He has just launched a start-up distance learning company focused on (what else?) energy entrepreneurs in developing countries. This start-up ( began operations in Tanzania in 2013.

by |August 16, 2013

Sustainable Strategies for The Climate Group

On Aug. 6, students in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program presented the results of their capstone project to fellow students, program faculty, and colleagues at Columbia University.This summer, students enrolled in the capstone workshop undertook a project to develop a high-impact cleantech innovation program for The Climate Group.

by |August 9, 2013

Sustainability Management Faculty Identified as ‘Champion of Change’

The White House “Champions of Change” program identifies innovators across the country who are doing extraordinary work in their field of practice. This summer, the White House honored eleven people as “Champions of Change” in the Public Health and Climate arena. The 11 honorees included Kizzy Charles-Guzman, a faculty member in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.

by |July 31, 2013

Sustainability Skills Seminar: Lifecyle Assessment

Christoph Meinrenken, Associate Research Scientist with the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy led a seminar on Product Lifecycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting. This seminar is part of the Sustainability Skills Series available to students in the Earth Institute education programs.

by |March 4, 2013

Faculty Profile: Naresh Devineni

Naresh Devineni will be teaching a course on the Management and Development of Water Systems as part of the new Certificate in Sustainable Water Management. In this interview, conducted by Nick Turchak, Naresh elaborates on his research topics in Hydro-climatic Data Analysis and Modeling, Water Resources Management and Risk Assessment.

by |February 1, 2013

Consulting for the Built Environment

Eileen Quigley (MSSM ’12) never imagined she’d become a consultant. Yet since she started working at Closed Loop Advisors, a sustainability consulting firm started by fellow MSSM alums, JD Capuano and Sami Abbay, Eileen came to realize that it was a great fit.

by |December 17, 2012

Sustainability Programs: Application Deadline Extension to November 15

Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, we have decided to extend the application deadline for the M.S. Sustainability Management and Certification in Sustainability Analytics programs to Thursday, November 15.

by |October 31, 2012