Education Archives - State of the Planet

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Columbia to Establish a Climate School to Meet the Challenges of a Warming World

The Columbia Climate School will provide the education, research and global partnerships needed to create and maintain a sustainable society.

by |July 10, 2020
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Workshop Will Teach the Basics of Community Organizing

On July 14, the workshop will teach young people how they can take their passion and individual activism to the next level.

by Tara Stafford |July 6, 2020
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Announcing ‘EI Teach’ for K-12 Educators

The Earth Institute’s inaugural professional development training effort will provide cutting-edge content and tools to prepare K-12 educators to teach climate change in the classroom.

by |June 29, 2020

Sustainable Development Career Panel and Alumni Networking

Alumni shared their insights, experiences, and advice for current students.

by Minji Ko |June 18, 2020
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Sustainability Science Capstone Workshop Investigates Microplastics in the Hudson River

A student group examined the types of microplastics entering the river, and created a way for citizen scientists to help with the research.

by |June 17, 2020

How Water Infrastructure Can Enhance Sustainability

Guests at the Sustainable Development Speaker Series discussed how water infrastructure can be leveraged to protect the environment and address poverty, inequality, and social inclusion.

by Minji Ko |June 5, 2020
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Real-World Lessons From the Spring 2020 Environmental Science and Policy Workshop

Students investigated policy or management problems faced by their clients in government and nonprofit agencies.

by Greg Hopper |June 4, 2020
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Graduate Student Internship Available With the Women, Peace and Security Program

This is a virtual, paid graduate-level internship that will run from July through September 2020. Apply by June 8.

by |May 28, 2020
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It Takes a Village to Teach a Child

During the pandemic and beyond, we should tap into the skills and knowledge of community members for our kids’ education and enrichment.

by Radhika Iyengar |May 28, 2020

Moving Forward is the Only Option

The crisis of environmental sustainability persists and moving forward to address that crisis is our only option.

by |May 26, 2020