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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

Why Can’t Taco Bell Tell You It’s Actually Trying To Be Sustainable?

The fast food chain is missing an opportunity to educate its millions of daily consumers on what will truly “make a fiery difference” in saving our planet.

by Paul Hagopian |October 14, 2022
people watch as power plant towers fall

Short Film Captures the Story of a Just Energy Transition in Tonawanda, NY

Directed by a former Earth Institute postdoc, the documentary shows how residents pushed for justice and dignity when two major coal plants closed down.

by Liv Yoon |October 10, 2022

The Private Sector Push for Environmental Sustainability

Building the organizational capacity to measure, analyze, and report a company’s environmental impact is necessary but not sufficient to reduce that impact. The next step is to build the capacity to reduce impact through changes in work processes and/or technologies.

by |October 10, 2022
squash plants on a farm

Stop Making Farmers Pay to Fight Climate Change

Regenerative agriculture is one way to farm more sustainably. The Farm Bill, up for renewal in 2023, could play a key role in helping this solution come to fruition.

by Cassidy Pearson |October 6, 2022

It’s Time to Push Congestion Pricing Over the Finish Line

Congestion pricing is close to implementation. All we need is a little political courage to push it across the finish line.

by |September 26, 2022
protest against wind farm development in Oaxaca

Mining, Land Grabs, and More: When Decarbonization Conflicts With Human Rights

Transitioning off fossil fuels isn’t all sunshine and roses. Experts from around Columbia Climate School weigh in on how governments and developers can move forward responsibly.

by |September 22, 2022
A comparison of forest cover before the British established a colony in New Zealand (left) versus today (right).

How Colonialism Spawned and Continues to Exacerbate the Climate Crisis

Colonialism was motivated by the promise of plundering the environment and subjugating populations. Its legacy makes it far more challenging to address the climate crisis and implement equitable solutions.

by |September 21, 2022
sandra goldmark in front of lamp

Circularity: A Powerful Tool for Fighting Climate Change

Sandra Goldmark discusses an upcoming Climate Week NYC event on the power of a new approach to consumption as a collective climate response.

by |September 19, 2022
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The 37 Easiest Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint (Animated Graphic)

Making a difference on climate change doesn’t have to take lots of time or effort.

by |September 19, 2022