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Pod of the Planet Ep.4: Drawing Circles Around Economies

Herman E. Daly examines possible paths to less fragile global systems with Kate Raworth, whose “doughnut economics” model aims to build economic policies and metrics that put thriving ahead of growing.

by |April 3, 2020
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After the Pandemic: Designing a Just and Resilient Economy For All

In a recent online discussion, economists emphasized the need to establish a new system that factors in sustainability and well-being.

by Dale Willman |April 3, 2020
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Earth Institute Goes Live in Video Series for K12 Students and Educators

Through ‘EI Live,’ experts from across the Earth Institute will share their work through live lectures, interactive activities, and demos. The series launches April 6.

by |March 30, 2020
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Q&A: Exploring the Connections Between Environment, Equality, and Indigenous Issues

Ceiba — a teacher, musician, and activist — emphasizes the importance of listening to and learning from indigenous peoples.

by Thuy Hang Tran |March 20, 2020
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How to Take Action to Protect American Families and Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

School and business closures are necessary to protect our communities, but they will cause economic pain for many.

by Tara Stafford Ocansey |March 17, 2020
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Lessons from Skyping Scientists as the Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Learning Online

Online learning can be effective and engaging with practice, but the abruptness of the transition now has caught thousands of teachers and institutions off guard.

by |March 12, 2020

Video: Launch of NextGen Climate Forecasting System in Colombia

In August of 2019, Colombia’s national meteorological service, IDEAM, launched a state-of-the-art climate forecasting system called NextGen.

by |March 11, 2020
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Pod of the Planet Ep.3: Transport for the People

An interview with Professor Jacqueline Klopp on how travel early in her life affected her career.

by |March 6, 2020
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How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S.

Irwin Redlener, a medical doctor and director of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, explains how you can protect yourself and the people around you.

by |February 27, 2020

The Sharing Economy Comes to Congress While Plastic Bags Leave New York

Both clothing rental and plastic bag bans are small steps on the long road to sustainable cities and a circular, less environmentally destructive economy.

by |February 24, 2020