Emily Rothenberg, Author at State of the Planet

Emily Rothenberg

Emily B. Rothenberg is completing a Master's degree in International Affairs with a focus on environmental and urban policy at The New School. She is exceptionally passionate about waste management and sustainable agriculture and is currently researching large-scale composting infrastructure options for dense urban spaces in the United States as well as for municipalities in economically-disadvantaged parts of the world. Her goal is to explore alternative economic paradigms that uphold sustainable models of production and consumption while supporting global diplomacy, social equity, and a new definition of abundance.

Recent Posts

Microsoft and the Earth Institute Launch Rural Technology Lab in Mali

By Matt Berg, ICT Director, Millennium Villages Project To demonstrate the critical role technology can play in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty, the Earth Institute, Columbia University has partnered with Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Community Technology Skills program to establish a computer programmer training center at the Millennium Villages project (MVP) office… read more

by |March 10, 2011

Aditya Birla Group and EDF Group Join the Earth Institute Corporate Circle

The Earth Institute is pleased to welcome the the Aditya Birla Group and the EDF Group into the Corporate Circle, a collective partnership of leading corporations from across the globe committed to pursuing sustainable development objectives. The Aditya Birla Group, the Corporate Circle’s newest Strategic Partner, is a $29 billion corporation in the league of… read more

by |February 4, 2011

Timor-Leste: Sustainable Development Initiative Launched by the Vale Columbia Center in Partnership with the Revenue Watch Institute and the Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations have awarded $800,000 to the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment to promote integrated development in Timor-Leste in collaboration with the Revenue Watch Institute (RWI). Though rich in oil and gas, the island nation of Timor-Leste remains one of the least developed countries in the world.  To use its revenues… read more

by |January 5, 2011

Eni Joins the Earth Institute’s Corporate Circle as a Strategic Partner

Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni and Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs announced that the two partners would work together on key projects promoting sustainable development in Africa. The announcement was made at this year’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in the presence of Georg Kell, the Global Compact’s executive director. The collaboration is part of the… read more

by |December 28, 2010

Nestlé Supports Earth Institute Food and Nutrition Systems Within the Millennium Villages Project

New York, September 21 – Today, Nestlé pledged a two-year, $400,000 grant to support food and nutrition system initiatives led by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, within the Millennium Villages project. Funds will be used to advance progress towards eliminating hunger, increasing food security, and achieving the nutrition-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the 14… read more

by |September 21, 2010

Deutsche Bank and Columbia Climate Center Enhance Global Climate Change Policy Tracker

The Earth Institute, Columbia University is pleased to announce that Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA) of Deutsche Asset Management will continue work with Columbia Climate Center (CCC) researchers to update and enhance their Global Climate Change Policy Tracker. The Policy Tracker is a computer model that estimates the impact of policies on greenhouse gas… read more

by |September 1, 2010

Newlyweds Direct Wedding Gifts to the Earth Institute

When John Amore and Aylin Tugberk married at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brooklyn this past June, they were following three-generations of family who have celebrated and worshiped there. But another aspect of the couple’s wedding was anything but traditional: instead of creating a typical gift registry, John and Aylin asked guests to make donations to Girl Scouts of America and to the Earth Institute in honor of their wedding.

by |August 20, 2010