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Student Kevin Webb Connects His Venture Capital Experience to Sustainability

Webb comes from a career of more than 8 years in early-stage venture capital and is now a student in the Sustainability Science program at Columbia University.

by |October 31, 2019

Q&A With Sustainable Engineering Expert Tom Abdallah

The chief environmental engineer for the MTA New York City Transit is currently teaching the Capstone Workshop in the Sustainability Management masters program.

by |October 9, 2019

Closing the Loop on Urban Food Waste

Riyana Razalee, a current student in the MS in Sustainability Management program, is building from the ground up a career in agriculture and food systems.

by |October 3, 2019
radley horton

Radley Horton: Finding Answers and Spreading Messages of Caution and Hope on Climate

Climatologist Radley Horton’s impactful research is matched by his commitment to communicating the under-appreciated threats associated with global warming.

by |September 19, 2019

Q&A with Juan Nicolás Hernandez-Aguilera on Coffee and Climate

How research at Columbia University is making coffee production more sustainable.

Josefina Correa

Student Spotlight: Incorporating Sustainable Policies Within the Mining Industry

Former mining consultant Josefina Correa is studying Environmental Science and Policy in order to provide sustainable solutions to mining industry challenges.

by |August 16, 2019

Ben Orlove on the Anthropology of Climate Change and Glacier Retreat

Scientist Ben Orlove discusses why it’s important to bring an anthropological dimension to the science of climate change and glacial retreat.

by |July 10, 2019

A Seismologist Present at the Discovery of Plate Tectonics

Lynn Sykes, a pivotal figure in the development of plate tectonics, discusses a new memoir of his career.

by |June 6, 2019
Courtney Small and James Ossman

Earth Institute Alumni Helped Launch Etsy Carbon Offset Initiative

The major e-commerce site is the first to offset 100% of its carbon emissions from shipping — and two Sustainability Management graduates helped to make it happen.

by |June 4, 2019

How Changes in Climate Impacted Ancient Civilizations

William D’Andrea studies past climates to see how societies such as the Vikings and the Rapanui of Easter Island dealt with environmental change. His work may help us adapt to a hotter future.

by |May 31, 2019