State of the Planet

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  • Building Greener Urban Environments Through Solar Energy

    Building Greener Urban Environments Through Solar Energy

    The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development held the first Speaker Series of the semester with Solar One, a not-for-profit whose mission is to foster sustainability and resiliency in urban environments.

  • How to Scale Food Justice: A Capstone Project

    How to Scale Food Justice: A Capstone Project

    A Sustainability Management capstone project is helping the nonprofit Teens for Food Justice with its mission to provide equitable access to healthy food.

  • Student Spotlight: Bringing 30 Years of Experience From the New York Sustainability World

    Student Spotlight: Bringing 30 Years of Experience From the New York Sustainability World

    Evelyn Reis is a student in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program and is returning to school after almost 30 years at the NYC Department of Sanitation.

  • Patient Capital: Financing Nonprofits

    Patient Capital: Financing Nonprofits

    Nonprofit organizations face pressures to focus spending on external operations and pull back on central administrative costs, but this emphasis can undermine the ability of the organization to effectively deliver its services. The concept of “patient capital” offers another point of view.

  • Seeger’s Legacy Lives on Aboard Sloop Clearwater

    Seeger’s Legacy Lives on Aboard Sloop Clearwater

    In the summer of 1969, legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger headed a grassroots campaign to clean up the polluted Hudson River. At the heart of that campaign was a replica of a 200-year-old sailing ship– the sloop Clearwater. Nearly 50 years later, Clearwater remains an emblem of environmental reform. But with Seeger’s death…

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

  • Building Greener Urban Environments Through Solar Energy

    Building Greener Urban Environments Through Solar Energy

    The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development held the first Speaker Series of the semester with Solar One, a not-for-profit whose mission is to foster sustainability and resiliency in urban environments.

  • How to Scale Food Justice: A Capstone Project

    How to Scale Food Justice: A Capstone Project

    A Sustainability Management capstone project is helping the nonprofit Teens for Food Justice with its mission to provide equitable access to healthy food.

  • Student Spotlight: Bringing 30 Years of Experience From the New York Sustainability World

    Student Spotlight: Bringing 30 Years of Experience From the New York Sustainability World

    Evelyn Reis is a student in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program and is returning to school after almost 30 years at the NYC Department of Sanitation.

  • Patient Capital: Financing Nonprofits

    Patient Capital: Financing Nonprofits

    Nonprofit organizations face pressures to focus spending on external operations and pull back on central administrative costs, but this emphasis can undermine the ability of the organization to effectively deliver its services. The concept of “patient capital” offers another point of view.

  • Seeger’s Legacy Lives on Aboard Sloop Clearwater

    Seeger’s Legacy Lives on Aboard Sloop Clearwater

    In the summer of 1969, legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger headed a grassroots campaign to clean up the polluted Hudson River. At the heart of that campaign was a replica of a 200-year-old sailing ship– the sloop Clearwater. Nearly 50 years later, Clearwater remains an emblem of environmental reform. But with Seeger’s death…