Education Archives - State of the Planet

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How the Eco Ambassador Program is Transforming Environmental Education

The program from Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development is building a bottom-up, grassroots movement and equipping young people with skills to address environmental crises in their communities.

by Center for Sustainable Development |September 24, 2020
Buildings surrounded by water flowing out of North Carolina's Cape Fear River in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Mary Junell/U.S. Army)

Seeking Intern to Help Investigate Global Flood Risk

The project objective is to create a global flood hazard risk layer, to be included in a flood risk model, that incorporates exposure and social vulnerability that will be capable of capturing climate changes.

by |September 23, 2020

Building the Profession of Sustainability Management

Today, most of those running sustainability units are trained in other fields. As they retire they will be replaced by well-trained sustainability professionals.

by |September 21, 2020
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Alumni Spotlight: Milo McBride, Climate Advocate and Creative Thinker

The recent graduate shares highlights from his time in the Environmental Science and Policy program, and advice for current students.

by Jiaqi Wang |September 17, 2020
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Journalism Needs More Diverse Voices

Journalism is supposed to be a two-way conversation, but many voices and cultures are not included on either end of the dialogue. It’s time for a reckoning, according to a recent webinar.

by |September 11, 2020
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Summer Program Helps Youths Identify Public Health Concerns in Their Communities

Learn-Try-Apply interns created plans to address problems of nutrition, mental wellness and substance abuse in their own communities.

by Haein Shin and Lolimar Peña |September 11, 2020

Back to School During a Pandemic

Being in a classroom, even with a mask and with nearly half of my students online, provides a semblance of normalcy and I am grateful for the opportunity.

by |September 8, 2020

A Summer Immersed in the Hudson: Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

Interns developed skills in science communication by creating educational materials about the river’s colorful stories, myths, and misunderstandings.

by |September 4, 2020

Student-led Sustainable Development Journal Celebrates Year of Rapid Growth

Editors of the journal Consilience look back on the successes of the 2019-2020 school year, and discuss goals for the new school year.

by Sophia Ahmed and Amar Bhardwaj |September 4, 2020

Come Learn in the Earth Institute’s New Non-Degree Programs This Fall

Join us for our non-degree programs launching this fall and connect to timely topics around climate and sustainability.

by |September 3, 2020