MS in Sustainability Management News Archives - State of the Planet

FEMA’S Failure and the Catastrophe of Our Federal Government

We have reason to question the competence and readiness of the federal government after over two years of amateurish, chaotic and dominantly political presidential leadership.

by |July 15, 2019

Meet the Students Studying Environmental Issues in the Middle East in 2019

This July, Columbia University and Tel Aviv University will send graduate students to the Middle East to learn about the environmental challenges facing communities in Jordan and Israel.

by |July 9, 2019

Regulation and Reality in Reducing Global Warming

In order to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, we need to work together with businesses and communities to help develop the capacity to reduce emissions.

by |July 8, 2019

A Hopeful 4th of July

The point of July 4th is that we can disagree and live to argue about it long into the night. Let’s keep it that way.

by |July 1, 2019

The Competitive Benefits of a Modern Energy System

The states that modernize first will end up with a more reliable and lower cost energy system.

by |June 24, 2019

California Can’t Compromise on Cars

California is not going to compromise on cars. Lots of older Californians remember smog so thick you could not see the mountains surrounding Los Angeles from within L.A. They do not want to go back to those bad old days.

by |June 10, 2019

Floods, Infrastructure and Climate Change

Climate change will require that we rebuild our flood control systems in new and creative ways. We will need more research on climate impacts to do this successfully and we will need to moderate the rate of those impacts to ensure that what we build doesn’t quickly become outdated.

by |June 3, 2019

Institutionalizing Sustainability in New York City Government

Since the city’s term-limited mayor will be replaced by someone else, how do we assure that sustainability policy will continue to be implemented?

by |May 28, 2019

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

Artists in New York City Call for Climate Change Awareness

Sustainability Management student Amy Bohnenkamp reports on how artists in New York have been raising their voices to make the public more aware of climate change issues.

by |May 16, 2019