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Open House: Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

Join CERC for an Open House to learn more about The Earth Institute’s Certification in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability.

by |October 2, 2012

A Discussion: Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Decisions

Join CERC’s Afternoon Discussion on: Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Decision-Making with Jeffrey Potent, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Water, United States Environmental Protection Agency & Adjunct Professor, Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

by |October 1, 2012

Scientists Discover New Species of Monkey

In a gigantic and remote rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a team of scientists have discovered a new species of Old World monkey known as the “Lesula.”

by |September 21, 2012

Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Education Goes International

CERC’s integration of web-based learning into the Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability allows the Center to reach an international audience, providing education to students from as far away as the United Kingdom, South Africa, and New Zealand.

by |September 12, 2012

Courses in Conservation & Sustainability

Are you interested in cultivating the skills necessary to implement environmental change? Do you want to learn more about conservation and environmental sustainability, including ecosystem services and function?

by |August 22, 2012

The Evolution of The Moral Brain

Drawing upon the narrative of his new book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Dr. Jonathan Haidt gave a lecture entitled “The Rationalist Delusion in Moral Psychology,” on April 24, 2012 to members of Teachers College at Columbia University. Dr. Haidt elaborates on his own research in moral and cultural psychology to frame discussions on moral instincts—the rapid, highly emotional moral judgments we make—and their influence on contemporary politics and perspectives on natural selection.

by |May 23, 2012

Profile on TA for Ecosystem Experiences in Jordan

As students pack and prepare for, and ponder the exciting adventures that lie ahead in, the 2012 Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates Program (SEE-U), Natalia Rossi, the Teaching Assistant for the Jordan field site, shares her enthusiasm for research, education, and conservation.

by |May 18, 2012

Dead Plants Strengthen Beliefs in Global Warming

Subtle stimuli in the environment exert a strong influence on the way we think about global warming. The notion that surrounding objects unconsciously influence our thoughts and behavior is of interest to individuals who are interested in developing strategies to promote sustainable behavior.

by |April 27, 2012

Environmental Economics and Conservation

This course provides an introduction to environmental economics, discussing the basic principles of microeconomics as they apply to environmental issues and analyzing case studies that illustrate how economics can guide conservation practice and policy.

by |April 13, 2012

Sustainable Buildings: Design and Construction in the 21st Century

The built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. By adopting green building strategies, we can maximize both economic and environmental performance.

by |April 10, 2012