MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Archives - State of the Planet

The Constant Evolution of Education for Sustainability Professionals

Education requires both change and stability, and the quest for balance between timeless concepts and an understanding of the contemporary world never ends.

by |October 16, 2023

When It Rains, It Pours. Why?

Atmospheric scientist Michela Biasutti investigates what drives rainfall on a wide variety of time scales, and how climate change may affect it. She is passing on the basics to students.

by Vanessa Lincoln |September 21, 2023
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Gowanus Canal Visit Offers an Educational Opportunity to Environmental Science and Policy Students

Summer term students took a field trip to learn about the complex environmental, community, and legislative issues at play in this historic Brooklyn neighborhood.

by Carrie Fernandes, Sylvia Gan, and Tal Henig-Hadar |August 4, 2023
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Can a New Forest Alliance Change Nature Finance for the Better?

The partnership of three countries—Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Indonesia—could play a pivotal role in reducing global deforestation.

by Ezekiel Maben |June 20, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Rubin Takes Vertical Farming to New Heights

In 2021, Rubin launched Fresh Florida Farms, which grows non-GMO hydroponic lettuce, microgreens, sprouts, herbs, and other leafy greens in Boca Raton.

by Brett Essler |June 6, 2023
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A Proposal to Decouple Food Systems From Deforestation in Brazil

Students from the M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy program traveled to Brazil to present their policy proposal at the 2023 Global Public Policy Network Conference.

by Deanna Coleman |May 15, 2023

Student Spotlight: Christine Ow

After she graduates from the Environmental Science and Policy program in May, Ow will work at the intersection of water and technology.

by Saj McBurrows |April 25, 2023
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Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Patterson

A faculty advisor in the Environmental Science and Policy program, Patterson shares her professional journey, emphasizing the importance of following your passions rather than staying in a job that doesn’t align with your morals and interests.

by Saj McBurrows |April 6, 2023

From Pre-med to ESG: It’s Never Too Late for a Career Change

William Hsu, who graduated from the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program in 2019, brings together different fields to advance an equitable and green future.

by Deanna Coleman |March 2, 2023

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Tjossem

Tjossem lectures in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program.

by Saj McBurrows |February 10, 2023