Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

Alum Talks Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development alum Anna LoPresti spoke to us about her belief in a systems approach, and how she uses one in her current work with SDG USA.

by |November 12, 2018

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Sustainability

MS in Sustainability Management alum Sargam Saraf shared some advice for current and prospective students who want to build a career in corporate sustainability.

by |November 8, 2018

What’s in Our Waste Bins?

Sustainability Management student Asami Tanimoto dug through the university’s trash to discover what we’re throwing out, and how we can do better.

by |November 5, 2018

M.S. Sustainability Science Student Aims To Make Scientific Models Accessible For Communities

Isabela Brown wants to use her graduate degree to integrate social, political, and scientific frameworks into environmental models.

by |November 2, 2018

SUMA Net Impact Turns Students Into Sustainability Consultants

A matchmaking program pairs Sustainability Management students with industry leaders aspiring to make positive changes.

by |October 30, 2018

America’s Public Libraries: A Democratizing, Positive Product of our Communities

A reminder that there is far more good in the world than evil, and that we always do better when we build libraries and schools instead of prisons.

by |October 29, 2018
E-scooter riders take to the streets of Portland, Oregon. Photo by Sarah Petersen

Coming Soon To A City Near You: E-Scooters

Shared, dockless electric scooters have taken to the streets of cities across the U.S. Is New York City ground zero for the next e-scooter invasion?

by |October 26, 2018

The Importance of Lifelong Learning for Sustainability and Other Professionals

The need for education is constant. The key is to develop a culture of learning, achieving, and dreaming―and to not limit that learning and dreaming to young people.

by |October 22, 2018
sean solomon accepts award

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Designated a Clean Air Campus

The award from the New York State Department of Transportation recognizes Lamont’s electric shuttle buses, bike-friendly engineering, and more.

by |October 17, 2018

Sustainability Progress Through Transformations in Public Transportation

What’s the best way for cities to become more sustainable? For Thomas Abdallah of MTA New York City Transit, the answer is mass transit.

by |October 15, 2018