State of the Planet

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  • 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.

  • Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

    Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

    In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

  • Almond Orchards in California: Healthy or Hazardous?

    Almond Orchards in California: Healthy or Hazardous?

    Why California almonds get such a bad rap.

  • Return of the Natives

    Return of the Natives

    I can’t help but wish I could return to an age when North America was new to the European settlers, and they could observe this continent in its fully evolved state, with flora and fauna living nearly undisturbed by Homo sapiens.

  • Corn, Obesity, and Navigating Healthy Eating Choices as a Parent

    Corn, Obesity, and Navigating Healthy Eating Choices as a Parent

    Our children learn to eat from us. Eat better, fill your plates with dark leafy greens and your kid is bound to follow.

  • April 18 Deadline for SEE-U Summer Programs

    April 18 Deadline for SEE-U Summer Programs

    A new summer study program will focus on agricultural ecosystems in and around New York City.

  • Taking the Classroom into the Field with SEE-U

    Taking the Classroom into the Field with SEE-U

    “It was so much more impactful to see and experience in-person what I had learned about in the classroom. The graphs and formulas we used were more meaningful when we had collected the data ourselves. And it was extremely interesting to learn about the issues facing the specific area that we were living in.”

  • Study Ecology Abroad: Jordan and Brazil SEE-U

    Study Ecology Abroad: Jordan and Brazil SEE-U

    Now is the time to apply by the next rolling admissions deadline for the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability’s Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates study abroad program.

  • Visit Ecosystems in Brazil, India, or Jordan This Summer

    Visit Ecosystems in Brazil, India, or Jordan This Summer

    Are you curious about environmental sustainability in a global context? Want to earn course credit while traveling the world this summer? Take advantage of The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates program (SEE-U) offered through The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability! Through summer field courses in Brazil, India, or Jordan, you will have the unique…

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

  • 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.

  • Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

    Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

    In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

  • Almond Orchards in California: Healthy or Hazardous?

    Almond Orchards in California: Healthy or Hazardous?

    Why California almonds get such a bad rap.

  • Return of the Natives

    Return of the Natives

    I can’t help but wish I could return to an age when North America was new to the European settlers, and they could observe this continent in its fully evolved state, with flora and fauna living nearly undisturbed by Homo sapiens.

  • Corn, Obesity, and Navigating Healthy Eating Choices as a Parent

    Corn, Obesity, and Navigating Healthy Eating Choices as a Parent

    Our children learn to eat from us. Eat better, fill your plates with dark leafy greens and your kid is bound to follow.

  • April 18 Deadline for SEE-U Summer Programs

    April 18 Deadline for SEE-U Summer Programs

    A new summer study program will focus on agricultural ecosystems in and around New York City.

  • Taking the Classroom into the Field with SEE-U

    Taking the Classroom into the Field with SEE-U

    “It was so much more impactful to see and experience in-person what I had learned about in the classroom. The graphs and formulas we used were more meaningful when we had collected the data ourselves. And it was extremely interesting to learn about the issues facing the specific area that we were living in.”

  • Study Ecology Abroad: Jordan and Brazil SEE-U

    Study Ecology Abroad: Jordan and Brazil SEE-U

    Now is the time to apply by the next rolling admissions deadline for the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability’s Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates study abroad program.

  • Visit Ecosystems in Brazil, India, or Jordan This Summer

    Visit Ecosystems in Brazil, India, or Jordan This Summer

    Are you curious about environmental sustainability in a global context? Want to earn course credit while traveling the world this summer? Take advantage of The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates program (SEE-U) offered through The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability! Through summer field courses in Brazil, India, or Jordan, you will have the unique…