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Urban Farms: Growing Community Across the Five Boroughs

While urban agriculture is often praised for promoting sustainable growing techniques, one of its most important qualities is its encouragement of social connections and civic engagement.

by Lydia Wood-Hull |March 11, 2020

A Renewable Resource-Based Economy Requires Public-Private Partnership

What we’re missing is an activist federal government working hand in hand with the finance industry to incentivize green finance at a massive, national scale.

by |March 9, 2020
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How Have Careers in Sustainability Evolved Over the Past 10 Years?

The All Ivy Career Fair provides a glimpse into the diverse professional opportunities for sustainability students and graduates.

by |March 4, 2020

Symposium Will Discuss How Businesses Can Lead on Climate

An event on March 6 will bring together representatives from the world’s most powerful industries to discuss the role of business in addressing today’s urgent sustainability challenges.

by |February 27, 2020

How Private Philanthropies Can Maximize Their Impacts

In his new book, Philanthropy and Society, research scholar David Maurrasse highlights strategic and inclusive tactics that help philanthropic institutions to more effectively serve their communities.

by |February 25, 2020

The Sharing Economy Comes to Congress While Plastic Bags Leave New York

Both clothing rental and plastic bag bans are small steps on the long road to sustainable cities and a circular, less environmentally destructive economy.

by |February 24, 2020

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