diversity Archives - State of the Planet

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New Partnership Invites Black Students to Explore the High Seas

The STEMSEAS program is partnering with historically Black colleges and universities to brainstorm new ideas and networks for increasing diversity in the geosciences and providing opportunities for undergraduate students.

by |February 21, 2023

Diversity as a Value, and the Economic Value of Diversity

New York City’s resilience and great economic strength are directly derived from its diverse people and communities.

by |February 13, 2023
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Environmentalism Shouldn’t Be This White

An Asian environmentalist shares reflections on diversity and inclusion in higher education.

by Beverly Teng |March 16, 2022
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Enhancing DEIA Within Our Education Programs

The Earth Institute and the Climate School are undertaking important and critical work on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-bias across our education programs — from the undergraduate level to the PhD level.

by Alix Schroder |November 8, 2021
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High School Students Learn From and Educate Communities About Hudson River Ecosystems

In the Next Generation of Hudson River Educators program, students learned what community members think about the Hudson and developed tools to share their own findings.

by |October 29, 2021
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The Columbia Climate School’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Bias

As we build a new school, we have a unique opportunity to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. Here’s how we plan to do that.

by Alix Schroder |October 25, 2021
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Personal Interviews Gain Insights to Community Perspectives

Interviews provide an emotional and thoughtful connection to others through discussing and sharing over topics that they might never have a chance to discuss otherwise.

by |September 6, 2021

Issues of Inequity Explored By the Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

When it comes to access to nature and environmental protection of these resources, environmental resources are all too often not allocated equitably.

by |August 29, 2021
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All-ABOARD: Changing Minds and Hearts at Sea

Pilot project aims to build diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences via a unique ship-based professional development model.

by |May 6, 2021
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Q&A With Lauren Ritchie on Intersectionality in the Climate Movement

The undergraduate student/blogger/activist shares her thoughts on the changing role of social justice within the climate movement.

by Elise Gout |November 18, 2020