Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

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

Climate Change, Politics, Technology and Our Way of Life

The planet we share has become fragile in the hands of humans and our technology. We can and must develop and adopt sustainability management to gain control of those technologies and reduce their impact on our planet.

by |October 15, 2018

Alum Explores the Role of Corporate Sustainability Internationally

Sustainability Management alumna Mitika Bajpai is a corporate sustainability strategist in India.

by |October 12, 2018

Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture: Applications Now Open!

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held at Columbia University in New York City in June 2019. Applications are now open, and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

inclusive wealth index vs GDP

This Index Measures Progress and Sustainability Better Than GDP

By accounting for human, social, and natural resources, the Inclusive Wealth Index can help guide sustainable development.

by |October 9, 2018

Using the Food We Waste in New York City

New York’s food waste program is not perfect, but it is an excellent example of the steady progress that we are making to create a more sustainable city.

by |October 8, 2018
Aerial photo of forest destruction from illegal gold mining

Rainforest-Friendly Livelihoods Can Be More Lucrative Than Gold Mining

In the Peruvian Amazon, more sustainable occupations like fish farming and Brazil nut harvesting can pay off in more ways than one, according to a new study.

by |October 3, 2018

After Florence: Improving the Management of Toxic Materials

This is an opportunity to reengineer and reimagine the way toxic materials are managed.

by |September 24, 2018

6 Ways America Can Get Back on Track with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

And why our lives depend on it; an excerpt from professor Jeffrey Sachs’ new book, A New Foreign Policy.

by |September 21, 2018