student news Archives - State of the Planet

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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

RSVP for the 2023 Earth Month Student Research Showcase

An April 28 poster session will highlight student projects pertaining to sustainability, climate, and the environment, and will include updates on the state of “Plan 2030,” Columbia’s 10-year plan outlining its sustainability goals.

by Annie Delgadillo |April 20, 2023

Taking My Class to Bangladesh

My undergraduate Sustainable Development course is in Bangladesh for a Spring Break trip to see what they have been learning about. We will be touring the country by bus and boat to learn about the environment and people of Bangladesh.

by |March 15, 2023
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Environmental Science and Policy Students Win Third Place in Sustainable Fashion Competition

The team invented a hypothetical denim brand that centers sustainability and reusability.

by Alyssa Ramirez, Maya Navabi, Ariela Levy, Rashika Choudhary, and Allison Day |April 7, 2021
Jacky Austermann, Billy D'Andrea, and Roger Creel conducting field research in the Bahamas.

RSVP for the Spring 2020 Earth Institute Research Showcase

See interviews with Earth Institute students and join us virtually for the Earth Institute Research Showcase on April 10.

by Sydney Proffitt |April 9, 2020

Meet the Students Studying Environmental Issues in the Middle East in 2019

This July, Columbia University and Tel Aviv University will send graduate students to the Middle East to learn about the environmental challenges facing communities in Jordan and Israel.

by |July 9, 2019

How Storytelling Inspires Change

Two sustainable development undergrads attended the annual Planet Forward Summit to learn about environmental storytelling.

by |April 25, 2019

Student Union for Sustainable Development Presents: Fireside Lunch Chats

Earth Institute faculty and students recently gathered to discuss science communication in the field of sustainable development.

by |April 24, 2019
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RSVP for the Spring 2019 Earth Institute Research Showcase

Earth Institute students will present their research projects — many of which focus on environmental issues in NYC — on April 5.

by |April 3, 2019

Columbia Students Join Youth Climate Strike to Demand Action

Joining the worldwide protests, students gathered on campus to push for politicians to take large-scale climate action.

by |March 15, 2019