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Students Address Real-World Sustainability Challenges in Capstone Workshop Briefings

The workshop offers students an opportunity to apply the skills and techniques they have gained through their studies to solve real-world problems for a client.

by Minji Ko |December 18, 2019
North Atlantic right whale and calf

The “Right” Whale to Save

Environmental Science and Policy students analyze legislation meant to save North Atlantic right whales from extinction.

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |December 11, 2019
running club group photo

Running Club Helps Build Community Within The Earth Institute

The club is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

by Judy Jamal |December 6, 2019
pearl millet farmer

Less Rice and More Nutritious Crops Will Enhance India’s Food Supply, Study Says

A new study finds that diversifying India’s crops could provide better nutrition for 200 million undernourished people.

by Robert Florida |December 4, 2019
A women's rally on December 2, 2012 — the 28th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy.

The Injustice That Education Does to the Environment: A Story From a Survivor

What the world’s worst industrial disaster can teach us about how schools should engage students on environmental issues.

by Radhika Iyengar |December 2, 2019

The Challenges of Planning for a Sustainable Dinner Party

Students in a sustainable development class learned how complicated it can be to account for economic, environmental and social concerns, even in something as simple as planning a meal.

by |November 25, 2019

Trip to the Catskills Teaches Students About NYC’s Water Supply

The visit revealed how collaborative efforts help to ensure the city receives high quality water with low treatment costs, while providing local jobs.

by Charlotte Munson, Stephanie Main and Lauren Ritchie |November 22, 2019

Speaker Series Guest Discusses Green Solutions

During her talk, Margaret Oloriz from Arcadis shared her experiences and knowledge in designing green infrastructure solutions to serve local communities.

by Minji Ko |November 21, 2019
Brighton training young people in Hong Kong

Brighton Kaoma: Empowering Communities for Climate Action Since Age 14

As a teenage radio journalist in Zambia, Kaoma helped communities voice their environmental concerns. Now he’s a graduate student in Environmental Science and Policy.

by Brighton Mukupa Kaoma |November 20, 2019
team members pose with award

Sustainable Development Undergrads Win Third Place In Circular Economy Competition

The Columbia team impressed retail executives and economic experts with its idea for a company that reuses and repurposes discarded furniture.

by Jason Wong |November 19, 2019