education Archives - State of the Planet

The Importance of Lifelong Learning for Sustainability and Other Professionals

The need for education is constant. The key is to develop a culture of learning, achieving, and dreaming―and to not limit that learning and dreaming to young people.

by |October 22, 2018

Graduate Professional Education in Sustainability Management and Environmental Policy

The students studying with us are the antidote to dysfunction and corruption and our best hope for a sustainable future.

by |August 27, 2018

Internship With Dr. David Maurrasse

Dr. David Maurrasse, adjunct research scholar at the Earth Institute, is seeking an intern to assist with qualitative research. Graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia and Barnard are welcome to apply.

by |July 26, 2018

The Purpose and Goals of Sustainability Education

Developing, understanding and applying knowledge of environmental problems and the solutions to those problems is the purpose of sustainability research and education.

by |June 18, 2018
Virtual reality teacher training

Stepping into a Virtual Reality Classroom for Teacher Training

Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development is testing a virtual reality module to help train teachers in a comfortable and individual virtual space.

by |June 8, 2018
women in India learning digital skills on a laptop

New Center Would Bring Digital Skills, Solar Energy and Employment Hope For Women—All Under One Roof

The proposed “ITC Center” in India would provide a cyber café and training center for women, powered by a solar mini-grid for reliable and affordable electricity.

by |June 5, 2018

Sustainability Education: Staying Positive While Trump Attacks Environmental Protection

Science, communication and learning will continue to transform our world, and our graduates will work hard to ensure that this transformation is largely positive.

by |April 30, 2018
Sarah Burns with Solar Panels

Sarah Burns Wants to Lead the Renewable Energy Transition

MPA-ESP student Sarah Burns plans to mitigate the effects of climate change through renewable energy.

by |March 8, 2018
Megan Ross

Megan Ross: Advancing Sustainability through Innovation and Cooperation

Sustainability Management graduate student Megan Ross thinks that banding together to advance sustainability might end up solving more than just climate change.  

by |March 7, 2018
Andrea Ruiz

Andrea Cristina Ruiz is Using Economics to Combat Climate Change

Climate change will impact populations across the planet. MPA-DP graduate student Andrea Cristina Ruiz wants to bring their voices to the table.

by |March 6, 2018