Sustainability Archives - Page 2 of 62 - State of the Planet

man walking through a forest

This ‘Green’ Space Shouldn’t Be So White

There are steps individuals can take to support more diversity in the environmental sciences.

by Victoria Bortfeld |August 21, 2020
The tropical forest of the Maya Biosphere Preserve in Guatemala

To Preserve Tropical Forests, Empower Local Communities

In a recent webinar, researchers discussed communities in Guatemala that sustainably manage the local forest, creating jobs and income while controlling fires and narcotrafficking.

by |August 19, 2020
Diana McCarthy-Bercury portrait

Alumni Spotlight: Diana McCarthy-Bercury Leads Sustainability in Branford, CT

She uses her Sustainability Management degree every day as the town’s sustainability and compliance manager.

by Chandler Precht |August 18, 2020
Bears ears

Students Study Conflict and Collaboration at Bears Ears

This year’s Clinic on Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resource Management focused on the Bears Ears National Monument, conducting research to explore how the management of public lands contributes to peace and conflict among stakeholders in the region.

by Emma Venarde |August 12, 2020
A giant sandstorm pummels northern South Sudan

Double Trouble: The Importance of Thinking About Compound Risk

Compound risk — when multiple risks occur simultaneously, or one after another — was the topic of a recent discussion as part of the Resilience Media Project, a part of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at the Earth Institute.

by |August 11, 2020

Celebrating the Sustainability Management Program’s 10th Anniversary

The M.S. in Sustainability Management program is excited to celebrate its tenth anniversary this fall. Learn more about its history and future.

by |August 4, 2020

Saving New York’s $3 Billion Environmental Bond

If we believe in our future and in our ability to come back from this catastrophe, the environmental bond act deserves our continued support.

by |July 27, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep. 7: Oiled and Spoiled

Ten years ago today, the broken pipeline from Deepwater Horizon was finally capped after spewing 168 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 long days.

by |July 15, 2020

Coming Soon? A Brief Guide to 21st-Century Megadisasters

A Q&A with Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, author of a new book on potential future calamities, and how they may play off one another.

by |July 14, 2020
woman sits at desk with tablet in front of her

How Do You Measure Innovation in Sustainable Development?

New research analyzes how four countries are utilizing individually tailored platforms to develop economically and sustainably.

by Rachel Kirk |July 14, 2020