State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

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  • Supporting and Saving New York City’s Community Gardens

    Supporting and Saving New York City’s Community Gardens

    In nearly every neighborhood in New York City, you will see community gardens tended to by local gardeners, and these essential spaces are a critical element of the social and environmental fabric of the city.

  • Opinion: Why Environmentalists Should Oppose ‘Cop City’ and Defend the Atlanta Forest

    Opinion: Why Environmentalists Should Oppose ‘Cop City’ and Defend the Atlanta Forest

    A Sustainability Management graduate student discusses questions of environmental injustice in Atlanta, Georgia, as one county prepares to turn a large greenspace into a police training facility.

  • The Revival of Tibbetts Brook: An Environmental Victory for the Bronx

    The Revival of Tibbetts Brook: An Environmental Victory for the Bronx

    The 21st century has seen enormous progress in understanding the importance of adding green space and utilizing ecosystem services in New York City. The Tibbetts Brook project will keep our water cleaner and provide a new mile-long green space in the southern Bronx.

  • City Parks: A Lifesaver During COVID Winter

    City Parks: A Lifesaver During COVID Winter

    A study that explored winter park use among New Yorkers last year offers key insights into improving the mental wellbeing of urban dwellers as the pandemic merges with colder weather.

  • A Trip Along the High Line

    A Trip Along the High Line

    The Highline, a park built on an old rail line on the lower West Side of New York City, pays homage to the area’s industrial past while providing locals and tourists alike with a place for repose.

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

  • Supporting and Saving New York City’s Community Gardens

    Supporting and Saving New York City’s Community Gardens

    In nearly every neighborhood in New York City, you will see community gardens tended to by local gardeners, and these essential spaces are a critical element of the social and environmental fabric of the city.

  • Opinion: Why Environmentalists Should Oppose ‘Cop City’ and Defend the Atlanta Forest

    Opinion: Why Environmentalists Should Oppose ‘Cop City’ and Defend the Atlanta Forest

    A Sustainability Management graduate student discusses questions of environmental injustice in Atlanta, Georgia, as one county prepares to turn a large greenspace into a police training facility.

  • The Revival of Tibbetts Brook: An Environmental Victory for the Bronx

    The Revival of Tibbetts Brook: An Environmental Victory for the Bronx

    The 21st century has seen enormous progress in understanding the importance of adding green space and utilizing ecosystem services in New York City. The Tibbetts Brook project will keep our water cleaner and provide a new mile-long green space in the southern Bronx.

  • City Parks: A Lifesaver During COVID Winter

    City Parks: A Lifesaver During COVID Winter

    A study that explored winter park use among New Yorkers last year offers key insights into improving the mental wellbeing of urban dwellers as the pandemic merges with colder weather.

  • A Trip Along the High Line

    A Trip Along the High Line

    The Highline, a park built on an old rail line on the lower West Side of New York City, pays homage to the area’s industrial past while providing locals and tourists alike with a place for repose.