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  • A New Spring Course: Bangladesh: Life on a Tectonically Active Delta

    During the Spring 2012 semester, the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is offering a new and unique senior Capstone Workshop that explores the world’s largest delta in Bangladesh as an example of development challenges in the 21st century.

  • ESP Students Present Initial Findings for Clients at Midterm Presentations

    ESP Students Present Initial Findings for Clients at Midterm Presentations

    “The midterm briefings showcase each Workshop’s central analytic challenge and progress to date, but what I like best is the students’ palpable excitement at working for a real world client on a pressing problem,” stated Professor Sara Tjossem, who is the faculty advisor for the Workshop project “Building the First Sustainability Rating System for Local…

  • GrowNYC Speaks to CU Undergrads about Environmental Education Efforts

    Amanda Gentile, Development and Communications Manager for GrowNYC, talks to undergrads about the non-profit that has been improving NYC’s environment for forty years.

  • Practicing What You Preach: Sustainability on Columbia’s Campus

    Consilience, Columbia EcoReps and Green Umbrella are among the many groups on campus working to provide a public platform to engage the global community in thinking more broadly, thoroughly, and analytically about sustainable development

  • MPA Student Prepares for Green Building Career

    MPA Student Prepares for Green Building Career

    “I hope to combine the technical, industry-specific skills with the policy and management experience that I have gained from the program to pursue a career here in NYC working with green buildings and energy efficiency.” Alyssa Zucker joined the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2012 because she saw the program’s dual emphasis…

  • MPA Student Explores Relationship between Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability

    MPA Student Explores Relationship between Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability

    “In classes like Adaptation to Climate Change and Climate Change in Africa, the link between social justice issues and climate change became very apparent to me, and I now feel equipped to use both my past work experience, the knowledge I have gained at Columbia and the skills I will acquire through my internship to…

  • MPA Student Complements Classroom Learning with Hydrofracking Policy Experience

    MPA Student Complements Classroom Learning with Hydrofracking Policy Experience

    “I had been very interested in hydrofracking before I started the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) program, but really became passionate about the negative the environmental impacts of the practice through my workshop, which analyzed and created an implementation plan for the FRAC Act of 2011.” Josh Garrett, MPA-ESP Class of 2012 student,…

  • Sustainable Development Seniors Put Their Knowledge into Practice

    Seniors in the Sustainable Development program gained real life experience as consultants through their work on projects with the Natural Resource Defense Council, Population Council and Partnership for Parks, while at the same time providing these clients with fresh and innovative ideas.

  • MPA Student Makes Career Shift to Climate Change Policy

    MPA Student Makes Career Shift to Climate Change Policy

    “I am interested in helping developing countries utilize foreign direct investment as part of their growth strategy to achieve environmentally sustainable growth.” Young Eun Ahn joined the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2012 to achieve her career goals and because she liked the program’s focus on natural sciences, one year time commitment,…

  • A New Spring Course: Bangladesh: Life on a Tectonically Active Delta

    During the Spring 2012 semester, the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is offering a new and unique senior Capstone Workshop that explores the world’s largest delta in Bangladesh as an example of development challenges in the 21st century.

  • ESP Students Present Initial Findings for Clients at Midterm Presentations

    ESP Students Present Initial Findings for Clients at Midterm Presentations

    “The midterm briefings showcase each Workshop’s central analytic challenge and progress to date, but what I like best is the students’ palpable excitement at working for a real world client on a pressing problem,” stated Professor Sara Tjossem, who is the faculty advisor for the Workshop project “Building the First Sustainability Rating System for Local…

  • GrowNYC Speaks to CU Undergrads about Environmental Education Efforts

    Amanda Gentile, Development and Communications Manager for GrowNYC, talks to undergrads about the non-profit that has been improving NYC’s environment for forty years.

  • Practicing What You Preach: Sustainability on Columbia’s Campus

    Consilience, Columbia EcoReps and Green Umbrella are among the many groups on campus working to provide a public platform to engage the global community in thinking more broadly, thoroughly, and analytically about sustainable development

  • MPA Student Prepares for Green Building Career

    MPA Student Prepares for Green Building Career

    “I hope to combine the technical, industry-specific skills with the policy and management experience that I have gained from the program to pursue a career here in NYC working with green buildings and energy efficiency.” Alyssa Zucker joined the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2012 because she saw the program’s dual emphasis…

  • MPA Student Explores Relationship between Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability

    MPA Student Explores Relationship between Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability

    “In classes like Adaptation to Climate Change and Climate Change in Africa, the link between social justice issues and climate change became very apparent to me, and I now feel equipped to use both my past work experience, the knowledge I have gained at Columbia and the skills I will acquire through my internship to…

  • MPA Student Complements Classroom Learning with Hydrofracking Policy Experience

    MPA Student Complements Classroom Learning with Hydrofracking Policy Experience

    “I had been very interested in hydrofracking before I started the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) program, but really became passionate about the negative the environmental impacts of the practice through my workshop, which analyzed and created an implementation plan for the FRAC Act of 2011.” Josh Garrett, MPA-ESP Class of 2012 student,…

  • Sustainable Development Seniors Put Their Knowledge into Practice

    Seniors in the Sustainable Development program gained real life experience as consultants through their work on projects with the Natural Resource Defense Council, Population Council and Partnership for Parks, while at the same time providing these clients with fresh and innovative ideas.

  • MPA Student Makes Career Shift to Climate Change Policy

    MPA Student Makes Career Shift to Climate Change Policy

    “I am interested in helping developing countries utilize foreign direct investment as part of their growth strategy to achieve environmentally sustainable growth.” Young Eun Ahn joined the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Class of 2012 to achieve her career goals and because she liked the program’s focus on natural sciences, one year time commitment,…