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Call for Proposals for Earth Institute Sustainability Primers

The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a series of sustainability primers published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 2, 2020.

by |December 3, 2019

Students Learn from Leading Sustainability Practitioners In Practicum Course

The Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership course is open to graduate students and undergraduates.

by |November 22, 2019

Trip to the Catskills Teaches Students About NYC’s Water Supply

The visit revealed how collaborative efforts help to ensure the city receives high quality water with low treatment costs, while providing local jobs.

by Charlotte Munson, Stephanie Main and Lauren Ritchie |November 22, 2019

Students Meet Industry Experts At Sustainability Careers Reception

An annual Earth Institute event aims to give students access to sustainability professionals in the region.

by |November 21, 2019
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Sustainable Development Undergrads Win Third Place In Circular Economy Competition

The Columbia team impressed retail executives and economic experts with its idea for a company that reuses and repurposes discarded furniture.

by Jason Wong |November 19, 2019

Student Kevin Webb Connects His Venture Capital Experience to Sustainability

Webb comes from a career of more than 8 years in early-stage venture capital and is now a student in the Sustainability Science program at Columbia University.

by |October 31, 2019

Q&A With Sustainable Cities Expert Jitendra Bajpai

The engineer and urban transport planner teaches a course on sustainable cities for the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. 

by |October 28, 2019
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Last Chance to Apply to the 2020 Interdisciplinary Postdoc Program

If you’re a recent PhD interested in sustainable development, apply by October 30.

by |October 23, 2019

Alum Trained and Ready for Climate Action in Any Environment

Since graduating from the Sustainability Management program, Megan Ross has positioned herself for long-term career growth in climate adaptation.

by |October 17, 2019

Q&A With Sustainable Engineering Expert Tom Abdallah

The chief environmental engineer for the MTA New York City Transit is currently teaching the Capstone Workshop in the Sustainability Management masters program.

by |October 9, 2019