General Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

Student Union for Sustainable Development Presents: Fireside Lunch Chats

Earth Institute faculty and students recently gathered to discuss science communication in the field of sustainable development.

by |April 24, 2019
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In Memoriam: Don Melnick

Professor Melnick’s life and work have been a force for advancing science and securing environmental sustainability around the world. He died on April 18th.

by |April 22, 2019

Your Earth Questions, Answered

In celebration of Earth Month and Earth Day, our scientists are tackling reader questions on science and sustainability.

by |April 17, 2019
Roary the lion at Columbia University

Director’s Office Internship Opening Summer 2019

Seeking a paid summer internship? Apply to intern with the director’s office at the Earth Institute.

by |April 15, 2019

Teaching Assistantship Applications Open for Sustainable Development Undergraduate Courses

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 teaching assistant positions for eight courses.

by |April 1, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem Focuses on Sustainability and the History of Science

Senior lecturer Sara Tjossem discusses her research and role in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by |April 1, 2019

The Politics of Authenticity

When corporate and public interests are in alignment, the political agenda can respond to people’s needs. But when they are not in alignment, the corporate sector increasingly seeks to define reality itself.

by |April 1, 2019
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How to Turn Passion into Publication

Writing a book takes hard work and resilience, but it can be a great way to raise awareness about an issue you care about, propose solutions, and help people connect with the issue in a new way.

by |March 27, 2019

Summer 2019 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by April 14, 2019.

by |March 19, 2019

An Explanation of Sustainable Economics

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to welcome Alexander Quinn, director of sustainable economics at Hatch to its Sustainable Development Speaker Series this spring

by |March 13, 2019