Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development Archives - State of the Planet

Sustainable Development Students Address Real-World Sustainability Challenges in Workshop Briefings

On May 4, the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development hosted the spring 2023 Workshop Briefings, where upperclassmen presented the deliverables they spent the semester working on with their clients. The Workshop in Sustainable Development allows undergraduate sustainable development majors and special concentrators to bridge the theoretical knowledge they have gained through their coursework in the… read more

by |May 19, 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

Sustainable Development Program Seeks Teaching Assistants for Fall 2023

A variety of positions are available. The deadline to apply is May 8 at 11:59 pm.

by |April 18, 2023

Sustainable Development Program Hosts First Alumni Career Conversations Panel

A panel of alumni answered a series of questions on topics such as skills used in their careers, important classes to take, and advice for students entering the field. 

by Kayley Beard |April 11, 2023

Students Spend Spring Break Working on Sustainable Development Projects in Rwanda

Columbia undergrads partnered with University of Rwanda students to begin work on two local projects focusing on e-waste recycling and cleaner cookstoves.

by Kayley Beard |March 31, 2023

Exploring the Sundarbans and Back to Dhaka

Our group of 24 Americans and Bangladeshis continued to explore the Sundarbans mangrove forest, rice farming in embanked low-lying islands, and heritage sites of Bangladesh.

by |March 22, 2023

Across the Ganges to Southwest Bangladesh and the Sundarbans

Our group of 23 American and Bangladeshi students and professors traveled from the Jamuna River to the Ganges and Gorai Rivers, and then down to an island on the edge of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.

by |March 18, 2023

Students and Faculty Gather at Sustainable Development Spring Mixer Event

Over 100 students, faculty, and alumni were able to set aside readings and assignments in exchange for a few hours of socializing and networking.

by Kayley Beard |March 13, 2023
lisa dale wearing a green blazer

‘I Study the Ways Society Is Adapting to a Changing Climate:’ Meet Climate Scientist Lisa Dale

Columbia Climate School’s Lisa Dale is a political scientist who studies how policies, both domestic and international, might help us live more sustainable lives.

by |February 23, 2023

Intern With the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development This Spring

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 7.

by |January 24, 2023