Master of Arts in Climate and Society Archives - State of the Planet

green piggybank sustainable investment

Why Green Bonds Could Be Key to Fighting Climate Change

The idea behind green bonds is not complicated, but the application of this simple financial mechanism could be transformational.

by |August 2, 2019
plastic grocery bags on sidewalk

How Banning Plastic Bags Could Help New York Mitigate Climate Change

While the plastic bag ban can be good for the environment, the policies need to be carefully considered to ensure its effectiveness.

by |May 9, 2019
fighting food waste

Fighting Food Waste by Finding Ways to Use the Useless

Even though some food is never eaten, the carbon emissions to grow it still end up in the atmosphere. Reducing waste is crucial to fighting climate change.

by |May 7, 2019
Flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Even If You Don’t Live in the Midwest, This Spring’s Floods Could Still Impact You

While the flooding may not have inundated your house, you could still feel its effects in the form of more volatile food prices.

by |May 2, 2019
rooftop garden in new york city

Two Birds, One Stone: Green Roof Gardening in the City

Cutting carbon emissions and fostering healthier eating habits can go hand-in-hand.

by |May 1, 2019
walmart storefront

Dear Environmentalists, We Must Talk About Business

The pressure is on us to make a change, and we can’t afford to leave anyone behind. If we want to change the world, we have to work with big forces.

by |September 20, 2018
rain forecast

Farmers and Climate Scientists Have More in Common Than You May Think

An eighth-generation farmer and student explains how science seeks to quantify and understand the changes that farmers understand intuitively.

by |August 30, 2018
LEED Plaque with rankings for water, energy, waste, transportation, human experience

Finally, A Way For Cities To Track and Meet Sustainability Benchmarks

Similar to FitBits tracking human health, LEED for Cities will track the sustainability and well-being of a whole city.

by |August 22, 2018
Master of Arts program in Climate and Society

Upcoming Information Sessions: Master of Arts in Climate and Society

Join us at one of our two upcoming information sessions on November 18th and December 6th to learn more about the program, the application process, and to meet with faculty, current students, and alumni.

by |November 8, 2010