Barnard College Archives - State of the Planet

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5 Questions With a Scientist and Student Researching Carbon Storage

Environmental scientist Martin Stute and Barnard student Grace Brown discuss their project studying the potential for a rock formation in Oman to store carbon dioxide.

by |April 24, 2023
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Quick Tips to Repair Broken Items and Keep Them Out of the Landfill

The longer we can extend the lifetimes of consumer products, the better off our planet will be.

by |April 20, 2023
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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 Shape of Water: Engaging Budding Scientists to Explore the Deep

A preview of Barnard College’s World Water Day events

by |March 16, 2022
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Purchasing Power: How Conscientious Buying Can Enable a More Just and Sustainable Future

A conversation with author and Barnard sustainability director Sandra Goldmark on how to live in a material world while minimizing harm to the planet.

by Marie Lilly |February 25, 2022
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EI LIVE K12: RSVP for Our Winter/Spring 2022 Sessions

Our popular video series for students, educators, and parents returns with an exciting lineup from January to June.

by Christina Deodatis |January 3, 2022

Recap of Climate Week NYC 2021 at Columbia

Climate Week NYC may be over, but you can watch recordings of most of the amazing events hosted across Columbia University and the Climate School here.

by |October 4, 2021

Paige West, Environmental Anthropologist, Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

A Q&A with the anthropologist, who plans to continue her work supporting Indigenous land stewardship in Papua New Guinea and is also working on a new book.

by |April 29, 2021
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Fixing Our Broken Relationship with ‘Stuff’: A Q&A With Sandra Goldmark

The author of the book “Fixation” delves into our complex relationship with consumption, and gives practical advice on how to make it healthier.

by |December 18, 2020
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Green Friday: How to Balance Shopping and Sustainability

In her new book, sustainability expert and moonlighting repairperson Sandra Goldmark explains how individuals, businesses, and policy makers can build an economy centered on care for all that we have.

by |November 27, 2020