Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

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Lies of the Bamboo Toothbrush: The Plastic Industry’s Perverse Greenwashing

How ploys like bioplastic and anti-litterbug campaigns help to protect the true culprits of plastic pollution.

by |November 11, 2019

You Asked: How Can We Track Corporate Sustainability Measures?

An Earth Institute expert explains how to dig up a company’s sustainability records.

by |November 7, 2019

Trump’s Continued Climate Denial and the Fires of California

If we are to address climate change, environmental protection must once again be seen as above politics and an unfit arena for partisan battle.

by |November 4, 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

Q&A With Sustainable Cities Expert Jitendra Bajpai

The engineer and urban transport planner teaches a course on sustainable cities for the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. 

by |October 28, 2019

Chuck Schumer’s Electric Car Plan and the Politics of Climate Change

Senator Schumer’s electric vehicle proposal is a creative and sound approach that would have a significant impact on America’s greenhouse gas emissions.

by |October 28, 2019
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Recommendations for Creating a Department of Sustainability and Climate Change in NYC

A graduate student workshop evaluated the challenges and opportunities for a bill that aims to unite sustainability and resiliency issues under one office in city government.

by |October 23, 2019
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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

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

Q&A With Sustainable Engineering Expert Tom Abdallah

The chief environmental engineer for the MTA New York City Transit is currently teaching the Capstone Workshop in the Sustainability Management masters program.

by |October 9, 2019