General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

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
Decorative banner for the Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program

Last Chance to Apply to the 2020 Interdisciplinary Postdoc Program

If you’re a recent PhD interested in sustainable development, apply by October 30.

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

Technology and the Public Interest

It is time that we learn to expect and mitigate the negative results of technology. It is time to pay attention to the impact of technology on the public interest.   

by |October 21, 2019
brainstorming session

Join the Earth Institute’s Climate and Sustainability Communications Network

The network, open to all members of the Columbia community, will explore communications solutions to the challenges of climate change and sustainability.

by |October 18, 2019
Columbia's Low Library

How You Can Help to Advance Science in Society

An event on October 16 will share insights and strategies to help scientists get their message across to the general public.

by |October 15, 2019

The Role of the University in Environmental Sustainability

A model of engagement and connecting research and education to problem-solving is particularly important in the field of environmental sustainability.

by |October 14, 2019
interactive activity about storm surge

Highlights from the 2019 Lamont Open House

This year’s Open House attracted more than 3,000 visitors and, just like research at Lamont, covered a vast range of subjects and regions, from under the sea to the surface of the moon.

by |October 8, 2019

Announcing a New Earth Institute Affiliation Program

Are you a Columbia faculty, researcher or staff person with work related to sustainability, climate or earth and environmental science? We invite you to join the Earth Institute community by becoming an Affiliate.

by |October 3, 2019