Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

New Online Option for Sustainable Finance Certification Launches Next Year

Starting in the fall 2020 semester, students will be able to complete the program by enrolling in either online or on-campus courses, or both.

by |December 10, 2019

New York City and the Brain-Based Economy

We need fresh thinking and creative problem solving to generate the revenues, programs and institutions that will continue New York’s tradition of opportunity coupled with compassion and a measure of equity.

by |December 9, 2019
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13 Proposals to Boost Resilience in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Working closely with Vieques residents, graduate students designed solutions to help the tiny island recover after Hurricane Maria and weather future storms. Their proposals are published in a new report.

by |December 6, 2019
A women's rally on December 2, 2012 — the 28th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy.

The Injustice That Education Does to the Environment: A Story From a Survivor

What the world’s worst industrial disaster can teach us about how schools should engage students on environmental issues.

by Radhika Iyengar |December 2, 2019

Apply Now for Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held in June 2020.

The Challenges of Planning for a Sustainable Dinner Party

Students in a sustainable development class learned how complicated it can be to account for economic, environmental and social concerns, even in something as simple as planning a meal.

by |November 25, 2019

Students Learn from Leading Sustainability Practitioners In Practicum Course

The Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership course is open to graduate students and undergraduates.

by |November 22, 2019

Students Meet Industry Experts At Sustainability Careers Reception

An annual Earth Institute event aims to give students access to sustainability professionals in the region.

by |November 21, 2019
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16 Ideas For a More Sustainable Thanksgiving and Black Friday

These tips will help to reduce your environmental footprint — and save time, stress, and money — during the holidays.

by |November 20, 2019
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Sustainable Development Undergrads Win Third Place In Circular Economy Competition

The Columbia team impressed retail executives and economic experts with its idea for a company that reuses and repurposes discarded furniture.

by Jason Wong |November 19, 2019