State of the Planet

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SDEV alumni spotlight2

  • The Challenging Question: What is Sustainable Development?

    The Challenging Question: What is Sustainable Development?

    “Ever since I started studying sustainable development, the big question has always been how to define and speak about it. I have come to notice more and more how important this question is as I spend my days conversing with different people on the topic.”

  • Alumna Maggie Brommer Uses Sustainability Skills at Unilever

    Alumna Maggie Brommer Uses Sustainability Skills at Unilever

    “A large portion of my day to day work can be boiled down to problem solving and project management. I was lucky enough to get a good foundation of project management skills from my capstone class. If you can influence a class of second semester seniors to get their section of the project done early,…

  • Alumna Takes Sustainable Development Degree to El Salvador

    Alumna Takes Sustainable Development Degree to El Salvador

    Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development alumna, Hannah Perls, takes her degree to El Salvador, where she is responsible for program development at Foundation Cristosal, a non-profit human rights NGO.

  • Passion for Recycling Propels CC Graduate’s Career

    Passion for Recycling Propels CC Graduate’s Career

    “What I enjoy most about my job,” said Silverstein, “is the satisfaction I get out of knowing that my efforts to drive Amgen’s recycling program yield results that have a direct effect on our planet, by reducing the amount of material sent to landfills. The challenge is generating innovative ways to bring value to our…

  • Graduate Applies Skills Towards Wildlife Conservation

    Graduate Applies Skills Towards Wildlife Conservation

    Who needs to take a break when you are out to help save the planet? This was the mindset of Isabel Ricker, who graduated from the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development in May 2012. After securing a prestigious summer internship at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Isabel has landed a full-time internship with…

  • Sustainable Development Grad Puts Theory to Practice in SE Asia

    Sustainable Development Grad Puts Theory to Practice in SE Asia

    Within two weeks of graduating from the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development in May 2012, Patrick Blute found himself launched into a management trainee program with the non-profit Rustic Pathways and on his way to Southeast Asia.

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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

  • The Challenging Question: What is Sustainable Development?

    The Challenging Question: What is Sustainable Development?

    “Ever since I started studying sustainable development, the big question has always been how to define and speak about it. I have come to notice more and more how important this question is as I spend my days conversing with different people on the topic.”

  • Alumna Maggie Brommer Uses Sustainability Skills at Unilever

    Alumna Maggie Brommer Uses Sustainability Skills at Unilever

    “A large portion of my day to day work can be boiled down to problem solving and project management. I was lucky enough to get a good foundation of project management skills from my capstone class. If you can influence a class of second semester seniors to get their section of the project done early,…

  • Alumna Takes Sustainable Development Degree to El Salvador

    Alumna Takes Sustainable Development Degree to El Salvador

    Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development alumna, Hannah Perls, takes her degree to El Salvador, where she is responsible for program development at Foundation Cristosal, a non-profit human rights NGO.

  • Passion for Recycling Propels CC Graduate’s Career

    Passion for Recycling Propels CC Graduate’s Career

    “What I enjoy most about my job,” said Silverstein, “is the satisfaction I get out of knowing that my efforts to drive Amgen’s recycling program yield results that have a direct effect on our planet, by reducing the amount of material sent to landfills. The challenge is generating innovative ways to bring value to our…

  • Graduate Applies Skills Towards Wildlife Conservation

    Graduate Applies Skills Towards Wildlife Conservation

    Who needs to take a break when you are out to help save the planet? This was the mindset of Isabel Ricker, who graduated from the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development in May 2012. After securing a prestigious summer internship at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Isabel has landed a full-time internship with…

  • Sustainable Development Grad Puts Theory to Practice in SE Asia

    Sustainable Development Grad Puts Theory to Practice in SE Asia

    Within two weeks of graduating from the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development in May 2012, Patrick Blute found himself launched into a management trainee program with the non-profit Rustic Pathways and on his way to Southeast Asia.