environmental sustainability Archives - State of the Planet

Two children and an adult playing with recycled musical instruments

We Made Musical Instruments From Trash at Manhattanville Community Day

Inspired by Bash the Trash, kids had a chance to make musical instruments out of reusable materials, then perform in a parade.

by |May 23, 2023

2023 Climate Resolutions: How Will You Make a Difference Next Year?

Our elected officials, community leaders, experts, and students discuss their 2023 climate resolutions. What will yours be?

by |December 27, 2022

The Evolution of Sustainability and Organizational Management

Management education that omits environmental and other sustainability concerns will be inadequate as managers must navigate a highly regulated and complex organizational terrain.

by |November 21, 2022
From a bird's eye view, there is a large group of people holding banners with an circle opening in the middle.

The Growing Awareness and Prominence of Environmental Sustainability

Growing threats have increased environmental awareness and the prominence of our efforts to ensure sustainable economic growth.

by |September 19, 2022

Sustainability Start-ups: Creativity in the Transition to An Environmentally Sound Society

I am amazed by the work I’ve seen by my students and graduates as they translate their environmental principles into practical sustainability practice in a world desperate for innovation.

by |April 18, 2022

Green Jobs and the Transition to An Environmentally Sustainable Economy

The transition to environmental sustainability has begun, and it is important that it is connected to economic development and job creation.

by |February 28, 2022

NYC Mayor Adams’ All-Star Environmental Leadership Team

Last week, Mayor Eric Adams took the time between the city’s many emergencies to announce his powerfully organized environmental leadership team.

by |February 7, 2022

The Long Transition to Environmental Sustainability is Already Underway

The path to a circular, renewable resource-based economy will be long and difficult. But I am optimistic that the seeds of change have been planted, and the generation-long process has begun.

by |January 18, 2022

A Realistic Transition to Environmental Sustainability

We need to understand nature better to both live within its boundaries and maintain our current way of life.

by |September 27, 2021

Columbia Climate School’s Non-Degree Offerings for Fall 2021

Starting in fall 2021, the Columbia Climate School will offer non-degree educational programs for high school students and adult learners.

by |September 13, 2021