Earth Institute Archives - State of the Planet

Alum Spotlight: Presidential Management Fellow Reflects on Transition to the Public Sector

An MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum discusses her role as an international trade specialist and how Columbia helped facilitate a pivot to the public sector.

by |May 1, 2019

Student Union for Sustainable Development Presents: Fireside Lunch Chats

Earth Institute faculty and students recently gathered to discuss science communication in the field of sustainable development.

by |April 24, 2019

Mah Sissoko: Integrating Sustainability with Finance

An alumna explains how the masters program in Sustainability Management has helped her career.

by |April 18, 2019

How to Scale Food Justice: A Capstone Project

A Sustainability Management capstone project is helping the nonprofit Teens for Food Justice with its mission to provide equitable access to healthy food.

by |April 3, 2019
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RSVP for the Spring 2019 Earth Institute Research Showcase

Earth Institute students will present their research projects — many of which focus on environmental issues in NYC — on April 5.

by |April 3, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem Focuses on Sustainability and the History of Science

Senior lecturer Sara Tjossem discusses her research and role in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by |April 1, 2019

Learning to Address Sustainability in Corporate Decision-Making

As a corporate consultant, Pol Lezcano saw how critical sustainability was becoming in corporate decision-making. He enrolled in Columbia’s Sustainability Management program to learn how to tackle this issue.

by |March 1, 2019

Student Spotlight: From Marine Biology to Environmental Policy

MPA in Environmental Science and Policy student Shirley Binder aims to incorporate environmental policy fundamentals into her marine biology background.

by |February 27, 2019

Creating a Global and Unified Perspective on Infrastructure

Growing up in Africa, Catarina Carvalho was impressed by how people’s lifestyles transformed as infrastructure developed over time. She wanted to be a part of that phenomenon.

by |February 22, 2019

Studying Sustainability in Israel: It’s Complicated

MPA in Environmental Science and Policy students travel to Israel to learn more about the geopolitical climate and resource management as a tool for peace.

by |February 11, 2019