education Archives - State of the Planet

The True Foundation of Civil Liberty

Over the doorway of James Madison High School in Brooklyn there is a quote from James Madison which states, “education is the true foundation of civil liberty”.

by |May 20, 2019

Summer Internship with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

The Earth Institute is seeking an intern to work with the Office of Academic and Research Programs, primarily supporting the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development.

by |May 15, 2019

The Use of Science in Environmental Decision Making

We need to do a better job of integrating scientific knowledge into management decision making. The world is too complicated, interconnected and dangerous to act without real scientific observations and analysis.

by |May 13, 2019

Educating Sustainability Managers

We need all of those now being trained as sustainability professionals and we will need many more in the future. We need innovation in the management of our organizations in order to create the standard practices and capacities needed for sustainability.

by |April 29, 2019

Students Push Columbia Towards Carbon Neutrality

Columbia for Carbon Neutrality, led by sophomores Arianna Menzelos and Meredith Harris, wants the university to commit to being carbon neutral by 2030.

by |January 30, 2019

A Record 16 Leading Sustainability Practitioners Headed to Practicum

The Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership, a course in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, will host a record 16 leading sustainability practitioners this spring.

by |January 18, 2019

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