Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

Jacqueline Klopp in Nairobi

Jacqueline Klopp Helps Public Transit to Grow Sustainably

She’s finding new ways collect and share data in rapidly growing cities — and the results will help to build a healthier future for the entire planet.

by |May 16, 2019

Summer Internship with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

The Earth Institute is seeking an intern to work with the Office of Academic and Research Programs, primarily supporting the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development.

by |May 15, 2019

The Use of Science in Environmental Decision Making

We need to do a better job of integrating scientific knowledge into management decision making. The world is too complicated, interconnected and dangerous to act without real scientific observations and analysis.

by |May 13, 2019
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Nonhuman Life Should Be Central to Sustainability Problem-Solving

A dire new U.N. report highlights the importance of including all life in our pursuit to sustain humanity.

by |May 7, 2019

You Asked: What Are the Most Eco-Friendly Garbage Bags?

An Earth Institute staffer gives advice on alternative trash bag options and how reduce your need for trash bags altogether.

by |April 22, 2019
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Things You Can Do to Make A Difference (And Have Fun) on Earth Day

Looking for ideas about how to get out, get involved and make a difference this Earth Day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

by |April 19, 2019

Workshop Provides New Ideas for Carbon Offsets at Columbia

Students from the Columbia for Carbon Neutrality campaign attended a workshop in April to learn more about the university’s options for offsetting its carbon emissions.

by |April 16, 2019

New Yorkers Need to Invest in Their Parks

There is little question that parks are a resource worthy of investment and that the investment pays off.

by |April 15, 2019

Renewable Technology Prices and Decarbonization

The use of fossil fuels will only be reduced by something that is as cheap, convenient and reliable. Fortunately for the planet, renewable energy is poised to drive fossil fuels from the market.

by |April 8, 2019

How to Scale Food Justice: A Capstone Project

A Sustainability Management capstone project is helping the nonprofit Teens for Food Justice with its mission to provide equitable access to healthy food.

by |April 3, 2019