State of the Planet

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  • So, Is Organic Food Actually More Sustainable?

    So, Is Organic Food Actually More Sustainable?

    Ultimately, sustainable food production is a tradeoff between optimizing yield and minimizing environmental degradation.

  • Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

    Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

    Recent research suggests it might not be as sustainable as we might think, but it’s complicated.

  • Out on the Farm With SEE-U NYC

    Out on the Farm With SEE-U NYC

    This summer, the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates gave students an in-depth look at the food systems in and around NYC.

  • Building Regenerative Local Food Systems

    Building Regenerative Local Food Systems

    On April 27, 2017, the Earth Institute, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Agriculture and Food Security Center and the Columbia Water Center presented the third annual Forum on Sustainable Agriculture, on Building Regenerative Food Systems.

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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

  • So, Is Organic Food Actually More Sustainable?

    So, Is Organic Food Actually More Sustainable?

    Ultimately, sustainable food production is a tradeoff between optimizing yield and minimizing environmental degradation.

  • Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

    Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

    Recent research suggests it might not be as sustainable as we might think, but it’s complicated.

  • Out on the Farm With SEE-U NYC

    Out on the Farm With SEE-U NYC

    This summer, the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates gave students an in-depth look at the food systems in and around NYC.

  • Building Regenerative Local Food Systems

    Building Regenerative Local Food Systems

    On April 27, 2017, the Earth Institute, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Agriculture and Food Security Center and the Columbia Water Center presented the third annual Forum on Sustainable Agriculture, on Building Regenerative Food Systems.