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  • MPA Student Explores Relationship between Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Part II

    MPA Student Explores Relationship between Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Part II

    At the Institute for Conscious Global Change (ICGC), Andi Broffman has been working specifically on Goal #7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability of the Millennium Earth Project, focusing specifically on Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As a researcher, Andi compiles data for a geographic information systems (GIS) team that puts the data into…

  • Introducing the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Concentration for the Executive MPA

    Introducing the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Concentration for the Executive MPA

    “While full time students at the School of International and Public Affairs have been able to focus their studies in environmental policy and sustainability management since 1987, students in the Executive MPA program have not been provided with this opportunity,” says Concentration Director Steve Cohen. Beginning in the fall of 2012, SIPA in partnership with…

  • MS Student Creates a Hospitable Environment for Sustainability

    MS Student Creates a Hospitable Environment for Sustainability

    Diana Beltran joined the MS in Sustainability Management Program because she viewed its curriculum as a way to merge her two passions: hospitality and the environment.

  • MPA Student Complements Classroom Learning with Hydrofracking Policy Experience: Part II

    MPA Student Complements Classroom Learning with Hydrofracking Policy Experience: Part II

    MPA in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) Student Josh Garrett puts the memo writing skills he learned in the classroom into practice as an intern focused on hydrofracking policy at Earthjustice. He is doing legal research on how existing environmental policies relate to the practice and identifying ingredients in hydraulic fracturing fluid.

  • Summer 2012 Announcement: Internship Positions

    This summer the Earth Institute, Columbia University is offering Columbia students opportunities to intern within various departments and research centers at the Earth Institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply for internships. These internships are funded at a rate of $15/hr for 35 hours per week and up to a maximum…

  • Capstone Travel Journal: Episode 3

    Capstone Travel Journal: Episode 3

    The Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop group chronicles their last days in Jordan and the next steps for their project on behalf of the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACFE).

  • Student ‘Aquanauts’ to Tackle Water Issues

    Student ‘Aquanauts’ to Tackle Water Issues

    “We would like to take on international problems, problems of development, problems in the United States, but have them done with academic content and interest. Instead of people being sent to random places, we would take engineering companies that have an interest in a particular region in solving a problem, and they would bring the…

  • Sustainability Management Students Showcase Research Results at Midterm Presentations

    Sustainability Management Students Showcase Research Results at Midterm Presentations

    “I’m happy to see the diversity in projects and learning opportunities, as it highlights the dynamic nature of the field of sustainability management, and places this program at the forefront of addressing evolving issues in sustainability,” stated Grant Goodrich, Faculty Advisor for the Workshop project “New Award Metrics for Sustainability.”

  • Sustainability Meets the Bottom-Line: Bloomberg LP

    Sustainability Meets the Bottom-Line: Bloomberg LP

    Lee Ballin, Sustainability Manager at Bloomberg, LP, a leader in global business news and financial information, talks to students about the organization’s internal and client-centered sustainability initiatives.

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

  • MPA Student Explores Relationship between Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Part II

    MPA Student Explores Relationship between Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Part II

    At the Institute for Conscious Global Change (ICGC), Andi Broffman has been working specifically on Goal #7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability of the Millennium Earth Project, focusing specifically on Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As a researcher, Andi compiles data for a geographic information systems (GIS) team that puts the data into…

  • Introducing the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Concentration for the Executive MPA

    Introducing the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Concentration for the Executive MPA

    “While full time students at the School of International and Public Affairs have been able to focus their studies in environmental policy and sustainability management since 1987, students in the Executive MPA program have not been provided with this opportunity,” says Concentration Director Steve Cohen. Beginning in the fall of 2012, SIPA in partnership with…

  • MS Student Creates a Hospitable Environment for Sustainability

    MS Student Creates a Hospitable Environment for Sustainability

    Diana Beltran joined the MS in Sustainability Management Program because she viewed its curriculum as a way to merge her two passions: hospitality and the environment.

  • MPA Student Complements Classroom Learning with Hydrofracking Policy Experience: Part II

    MPA Student Complements Classroom Learning with Hydrofracking Policy Experience: Part II

    MPA in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) Student Josh Garrett puts the memo writing skills he learned in the classroom into practice as an intern focused on hydrofracking policy at Earthjustice. He is doing legal research on how existing environmental policies relate to the practice and identifying ingredients in hydraulic fracturing fluid.

  • Summer 2012 Announcement: Internship Positions

    This summer the Earth Institute, Columbia University is offering Columbia students opportunities to intern within various departments and research centers at the Earth Institute. All full-time Columbia and Barnard students are eligible to apply for internships. These internships are funded at a rate of $15/hr for 35 hours per week and up to a maximum…

  • Capstone Travel Journal: Episode 3

    Capstone Travel Journal: Episode 3

    The Sustainability Management Capstone Workshop group chronicles their last days in Jordan and the next steps for their project on behalf of the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACFE).

  • Student ‘Aquanauts’ to Tackle Water Issues

    Student ‘Aquanauts’ to Tackle Water Issues

    “We would like to take on international problems, problems of development, problems in the United States, but have them done with academic content and interest. Instead of people being sent to random places, we would take engineering companies that have an interest in a particular region in solving a problem, and they would bring the…

  • Sustainability Management Students Showcase Research Results at Midterm Presentations

    Sustainability Management Students Showcase Research Results at Midterm Presentations

    “I’m happy to see the diversity in projects and learning opportunities, as it highlights the dynamic nature of the field of sustainability management, and places this program at the forefront of addressing evolving issues in sustainability,” stated Grant Goodrich, Faculty Advisor for the Workshop project “New Award Metrics for Sustainability.”

  • Sustainability Meets the Bottom-Line: Bloomberg LP

    Sustainability Meets the Bottom-Line: Bloomberg LP

    Lee Ballin, Sustainability Manager at Bloomberg, LP, a leader in global business news and financial information, talks to students about the organization’s internal and client-centered sustainability initiatives.