Sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

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New Book Reimagines Sustainable Development Education for All Audiences

A new book from experts at the Columbia Climate School encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and community involvement to improve education for sustainable development around the world.

by |December 6, 2022

New York City’s Food Waste and the Circular Economy

Food waste provides an opportunity for New York City to place itself on the cutting edge of waste recycling.

by |December 5, 2022
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Student Spotlight: Kate Morsink, Future Sustainability Consultant

After she completes the Sustainability Management program in December, Kate will work for the Boston Consulting Group, helping businesses inject sustainability into their core strategy.

by Frederique Fyhr |December 2, 2022

The Challenge of Sustainable Fashion

Young people, who are the primary market for fast fashion, are beginning to understand the environmental damage caused by the industry.

by |November 28, 2022

The Evolution of Sustainability and Organizational Management

Management education that omits environmental and other sustainability concerns will be inadequate as managers must navigate a highly regulated and complex organizational terrain.

by |November 21, 2022
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As the Human Population Tops 8 Billion, a Look Beyond Bomb and Crash Panic Proclamations

After a two-century spike, huge demographic shifts are under way. Pay less attention to debates about explosions and collapse, and more to fostering girls’ rights and mobility.

by |November 15, 2022

Fossil Fuels Are Dying, but They’re Not Dead Yet

It’s relatively easy to hang banners and call for rapid change. It’s far more difficult to do the work required to build the new energy system we need.

by |November 14, 2022
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New Study Provides First Look at Green Roof Distribution Across NYC

The data reveal that only a tiny fraction of buildings have green roofs, and most are in wealthy areas.

by |November 1, 2022
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New York Needs the Environmental Bond Act

The bond will provide funding for capital projects to protect our homes and ecosystems in an era of extreme weather and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. It is a necessary step, but it is far from sufficient.

by |October 31, 2022

How Electric Vehicle Chargers Can Help Make Cities More Equitable and Resilient

Ensuring equal access to smart charging stations can help tackle transit deserts, local air pollution, and climate resilience in underserved neighborhoods

by Luke Mairo |October 21, 2022