Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

inclusive wealth index vs GDP

This Index Measures Progress and Sustainability Better Than GDP

By accounting for human, social, and natural resources, the Inclusive Wealth Index can help guide sustainable development.

by |October 9, 2018
almond orchard in california

Almond Orchards in California: Healthy or Hazardous?

Why California almonds get such a bad rap.

by |September 5, 2018
native plants

Return of the Natives

I can’t help but wish I could return to an age when North America was new to the European settlers, and they could observe this continent in its fully evolved state, with flora and fauna living nearly undisturbed by Homo sapiens.

by |August 24, 2018
child eating corn on the cob

Corn, Obesity, and Navigating Healthy Eating Choices as a Parent

Our children learn to eat from us. Eat better, fill your plates with dark leafy greens and your kid is bound to follow.

by |August 22, 2018
florida manatee endangered species act

What Are the Biggest Threats to the Endangered Species Act?

The changes currently proposed by Congress and the Trump administration are dangerous for biodiversity. Here’s what you need to know.

by |July 31, 2018

Learn About Environmental Sustainability and Conservation

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability offers an Executive Education Program in Environmental Sustainability and Conservation that is geared toward professionals seeking an understanding of our natural world and our changing environment.

by |December 22, 2016

Sustainable Agriculture Through Innovation and Collaboration

Individuals and institutions are becoming increasingly concerned about the social and environmental impacts and the broader societal ramifications associated with conventional agricultural systems. In response, many are acting to bring into view a brighter future that is capable of satisfying a long list of criteria that define sustainable agriculture.

by |November 16, 2016

April 18 Deadline for SEE-U Summer Programs

A new summer study program will focus on agricultural ecosystems in and around New York City.

by |February 29, 2016

Taking the Classroom into the Field with SEE-U

“It was so much more impactful to see and experience in-person what I had learned about in the classroom. The graphs and formulas we used were more meaningful when we had collected the data ourselves. And it was extremely interesting to learn about the issues facing the specific area that we were living in.”

by |February 12, 2016

Study Ecology Abroad: Jordan and Brazil SEE-U

Now is the time to apply by the next rolling admissions deadline for the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability’s Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates study abroad program.

by |January 6, 2016