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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
Jacqueline Klopp in Nairobi

Jacqueline Klopp Helps Public Transit to Grow Sustainably

She’s finding new ways collect and share data in rapidly growing cities — and the results will help to build a healthier future for the entire planet.

by |May 16, 2019
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Maureen Raymo on Lamont’s Living Library of Earth History

The paleoclimatologist and marine geologist talks about why the miles and miles of marine sediment samples in Lamont’s Core Repository are so important.

by |April 16, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem Focuses on Sustainability and the History of Science

Senior lecturer Sara Tjossem discusses her research and role in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by |April 1, 2019

5 Questions: Richard Plunz on Crowdsourcing Urban Design with Twitter

A project from the Urban Design Lab combines mapping techniques with Twitter-usage data to gain a real-time understanding of how people occupy public space.

by |March 19, 2019

Scott Barrett is Not Hopeful About Climate Change, But He is Determined

Focusing on collective action that aligns with human nature, he studies solutions to the greatest problem facing the world today.

by |March 19, 2019

Tyler Ellis: Becoming a Versatile Researcher

The Sustainability Science program is showing Tyler new ways of working with data and analyzing peer-reviewed research.

by |March 15, 2019

Marly Isler: From International Sailor to Environmentalist

Before enrolling in the Sustainability Management program, Marly Isler was a member of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Development Team.

by |March 8, 2019
robin bell in front of a whiteboard

On Carbon, Geophysicist Robin Bell Walks the Walk

The world’s leading earth scientist is not allowing collective inaction to absolve her of personal responsibility.

by |March 7, 2019