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  • 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.

  • A Jordanian With International Development Experience Advances His Career

    A Jordanian With International Development Experience Advances His Career

    He wants to change his industrial hometown in Jordan and return with sustainable development best practices from the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program. Mohammad Al Amoush, the recipient of the Sustainable Development Fellowship from King Abdullah II Fund for Development, administered by the Institute for Sustainable Development Practice in Jordan, discusses his experience as a…

  • Spring 2012 Internship Positions Announcement

    This spring 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 10 hours per week and up to a maximum…

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • 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.

  • A Jordanian With International Development Experience Advances His Career

    A Jordanian With International Development Experience Advances His Career

    He wants to change his industrial hometown in Jordan and return with sustainable development best practices from the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program. Mohammad Al Amoush, the recipient of the Sustainable Development Fellowship from King Abdullah II Fund for Development, administered by the Institute for Sustainable Development Practice in Jordan, discusses his experience as a…

  • Spring 2012 Internship Positions Announcement

    This spring 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 10 hours per week and up to a maximum…