Guest Blogger, Author at State of the Planet

Bamboo toothbrush and packaging

Lies of the Bamboo Toothbrush: The Plastic Industry’s Perverse Greenwashing

How ploys like bioplastic and anti-litterbug campaigns help to protect the true culprits of plastic pollution.

by |November 11, 2019

Student Kevin Webb Connects His Venture Capital Experience to Sustainability

Webb comes from a career of more than 8 years in early-stage venture capital and is now a student in the Sustainability Science program at Columbia University.

by |October 31, 2019

Sustainable Development Seeking Teaching Assistants for Spring 2020

Applicants must be current full-time Columbia University students enrolled in a degree-granting program.

by |October 29, 2019

Q&A With Sustainable Cities Expert Jitendra Bajpai

The engineer and urban transport planner teaches a course on sustainable cities for the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. 

by |October 28, 2019
Young protestors in a parade

Five Ways Schools Can Advance Sustainability and Climate Justice

It is more important than ever for schools, educators, and students to lead the way toward a more sustainable future.

by |October 24, 2019
students strike in front of columbia university low library

Recommendations for Creating a Department of Sustainability and Climate Change in NYC

A graduate student workshop evaluated the challenges and opportunities for a bill that aims to unite sustainability and resiliency issues under one office in city government.

by |October 23, 2019

Building Greener Urban Environments Through Solar Energy

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development held the first Speaker Series of the semester with Solar One, a not-for-profit whose mission is to foster sustainability and resiliency in urban environments.

by |October 22, 2019

Alum Trained and Ready for Climate Action in Any Environment

Since graduating from the Sustainability Management program, Megan Ross has positioned herself for long-term career growth in climate adaptation.

by |October 17, 2019

Cycle for Science: Glacier Edition Completes Its Circuit

Wrapping up a week-long bicycle trip that has brought climate science to underprivileged schools.

by |October 16, 2019
A protest against fracking in San Martín, Colombia

Op-Ed: Fracking Could Threaten Peace in Colombia

State-led oil and gas exploration is causing social and environmental protests to flare up in areas that have just begun to recover from the long and costly path to peace.

by |October 11, 2019