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  • Former UN Negotiator Gains Skills to Reduce Climate Change Impacts

    Former UN Negotiator Gains Skills to Reduce Climate Change Impacts

    From a WTO trade diplomat, to Singapore’s lead climate change negotiator at the UN, to a student at Columbia University, Desmond Tay talks about his experience to date in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program. “The ESP program brings together high-caliber students of diverse backgrounds and great passion.”

  • MS in Sustainability Management Welcomes a New Cohort

    MS in Sustainability Management Welcomes a New Cohort

    Orientation marked the start of 36 new students beginning the Sustainability Management master’s program at Columbia University. “It was a room full of very dynamic professionals from a wide scope of the globe, each passionate about the progression of sustainability.”

  • Richard Seager

    Richard Seager

    “What I like,” says Richard Seager, “is the fact that the Earth Institute has so many people working on the climate change and variability issue – from people like me doing the straight climate research to others working on how to build resilience to climate variability and change, to others working on how to prevent…

  • MS Student Seeks to Make Sustainability an Indispensable Business Practice

    MS Student Seeks to Make Sustainability an Indispensable Business Practice

    Current President of the Sustainability Management Student Association, former officer in the United States Air Force and consultant, Jonathan Cain discusses his experience in the MS in Sustainability Management program. Now equipped with a variety of skills and tools, Cain is posed to develop clear, coordinated strategies to address challenging sustainability issues.

  • LEED Green Building Skills Give Graduate Students an Edge

    LEED Green Building Skills Give Graduate Students an Edge

    “LEED GA exam seems like the logical next stop to getting my sustainability career off the ground,” said a master’s student that recently benefitted from a LEED training sponsored by Columbia. The Earth Institute and Columbia University provides graduate students with top notch instruction in the classroom and practical sustainability training for their careers.

  • Internships in the Millennium Villages

    The Millennium Villages Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about implementing public health, business development, agriculture, infrastructure, and other development interventions though firsthand participation.  Students will be placed in one of the fourteen (14) MVP sites in ten (10) countries in sub-Saharan Africa or one of the regional MDG centers in…

  • Interdisciplinary Studies Make for Holistic Solutions

    Having multiple interests is an asset in a world where complex problems necessitate holistic solutions from practitioners who can communicate with a multitude of stakeholders. “Interdisciplinary study is the way of the future because among different stakeholders, communication is key,” said student David Katz. Students from Columbia University’s Ph.D. program in Sustainable Development and the…

  • An Army Operations Officer Studies Environmental Issues

    An Army Operations Officer Studies Environmental Issues

    Carusoe Park spent six years serving in the United States Army before enrolling in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program. His experiences abroad inspired him to bring environmental policies and practices back to the United States. Through the program, Carusoe hopes to become an environmental professional and leader.

  • Watershed Management Takes Sustainable Development Students to the Catskills

    Watershed Management Takes Sustainable Development Students to the Catskills

    Six reservoirs in the Catskills Mountains provide about 90% of New York City’s safe drinking water, or one billion gallons of water a day. Studying the complexities of effectively managing the watershed led 30 Sustainable Development undergraduate students to spend a weekend in the Catskills exploring the water system.

  • Former UN Negotiator Gains Skills to Reduce Climate Change Impacts

    Former UN Negotiator Gains Skills to Reduce Climate Change Impacts

    From a WTO trade diplomat, to Singapore’s lead climate change negotiator at the UN, to a student at Columbia University, Desmond Tay talks about his experience to date in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program. “The ESP program brings together high-caliber students of diverse backgrounds and great passion.”

  • MS in Sustainability Management Welcomes a New Cohort

    MS in Sustainability Management Welcomes a New Cohort

    Orientation marked the start of 36 new students beginning the Sustainability Management master’s program at Columbia University. “It was a room full of very dynamic professionals from a wide scope of the globe, each passionate about the progression of sustainability.”

  • Richard Seager

    Richard Seager

    “What I like,” says Richard Seager, “is the fact that the Earth Institute has so many people working on the climate change and variability issue – from people like me doing the straight climate research to others working on how to build resilience to climate variability and change, to others working on how to prevent…

  • MS Student Seeks to Make Sustainability an Indispensable Business Practice

    MS Student Seeks to Make Sustainability an Indispensable Business Practice

    Current President of the Sustainability Management Student Association, former officer in the United States Air Force and consultant, Jonathan Cain discusses his experience in the MS in Sustainability Management program. Now equipped with a variety of skills and tools, Cain is posed to develop clear, coordinated strategies to address challenging sustainability issues.

  • LEED Green Building Skills Give Graduate Students an Edge

    LEED Green Building Skills Give Graduate Students an Edge

    “LEED GA exam seems like the logical next stop to getting my sustainability career off the ground,” said a master’s student that recently benefitted from a LEED training sponsored by Columbia. The Earth Institute and Columbia University provides graduate students with top notch instruction in the classroom and practical sustainability training for their careers.

  • Internships in the Millennium Villages

    The Millennium Villages Internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about implementing public health, business development, agriculture, infrastructure, and other development interventions though firsthand participation.  Students will be placed in one of the fourteen (14) MVP sites in ten (10) countries in sub-Saharan Africa or one of the regional MDG centers in…

  • Interdisciplinary Studies Make for Holistic Solutions

    Having multiple interests is an asset in a world where complex problems necessitate holistic solutions from practitioners who can communicate with a multitude of stakeholders. “Interdisciplinary study is the way of the future because among different stakeholders, communication is key,” said student David Katz. Students from Columbia University’s Ph.D. program in Sustainable Development and the…

  • An Army Operations Officer Studies Environmental Issues

    An Army Operations Officer Studies Environmental Issues

    Carusoe Park spent six years serving in the United States Army before enrolling in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program. His experiences abroad inspired him to bring environmental policies and practices back to the United States. Through the program, Carusoe hopes to become an environmental professional and leader.

  • Watershed Management Takes Sustainable Development Students to the Catskills

    Watershed Management Takes Sustainable Development Students to the Catskills

    Six reservoirs in the Catskills Mountains provide about 90% of New York City’s safe drinking water, or one billion gallons of water a day. Studying the complexities of effectively managing the watershed led 30 Sustainable Development undergraduate students to spend a weekend in the Catskills exploring the water system.