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The Declining Organizational Capacity of U.S. Environmental Agencies

We need effective state and federal environmental cops to protect the fragile blue dot in the vast vacuum of space that we call home.

by |February 17, 2020

Report Suggests Solutions for Making Coffee More Sustainable

Because of the intertwined crises of poverty and environmental stress, the future is bleak for coffee farmers in many countries — but it doesn’t have to be this way.

by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Kaitlin Cordes |February 14, 2020

Columbia Event Management Brings Sustainability to the Table

Inspired by work with the Earth Institute, Columbia Event Management is now offering a Sustainable Living menu curated to feature local ingredients, focusing on vegan and vegetarian options.

by Ana Contreras |February 12, 2020
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Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

by |February 10, 2020
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A Greener Red Carpet

In your Oscar speech, don’t just preach sustainability — wear it.

by Carla Cantor |February 7, 2020

Greenland Rising: The Future of Greenland’s Waterfront

While much of the world is planning for flooding and inundation from changes in sea level, Greenland is facing a much different future.

by |February 5, 2020

So, Is Organic Food Actually More Sustainable?

Ultimately, sustainable food production is a tradeoff between optimizing yield and minimizing environmental degradation.

by Naomi Zimmerman |February 5, 2020

Earth Institute Experts Share Key to Successful Interdisciplinary Research

A recent case study of multidisciplinary work within the Earth Institute highlights challenges and best practices, to smooth the path for future cross-cutting projects.

by Katy Coomes |February 4, 2020

Moving Organizations Toward Sustainability

No matter how many people within the organization are committed to environmental sustainability, the commitment at the top is essential.

by |February 3, 2020
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Help Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals: Vote for Your Favorite Project

110 projects from around the world offer local solutions for a more sustainable planet.

by Anna Rubbo, Elliott Sclar, and Jacqueline Klopp |January 29, 2020