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Sustainability, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Education of Future Teachers

  • Central Washington University (WA)
  • Columbia University (NY)

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize how human activities affect the Earth and how Earth processes impact humans, placing the concept of sustainability within the Earth and Space Sciences ...


Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability is dedicated to the development of a rich, robust and vibrant world within which we can secure a sustainable future. Through a diverse ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI)

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of Otago
  • University of Toronto (ON)
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • University College London (London)
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Zurich
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Hamburg
  • Central University of Finance and Economics
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Imperial College London
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Stockholm School of Economics

The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment was founded in 2017 by a network of global research universities in order to promote rigorous and highly impactful academic research ...

  • Posted March 14, 2018
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Sustainability Science (MS)

  • Columbia University (NY)

The program is designed for full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals, who wish to develop their skills in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation.

The program requires the completion ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2018
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Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This is a study of the disctintive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of a specific type of sustainability institute, one that spans the many disciplines of the university and, to ...


Executive Education Program in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Columbia University (NY)

The food system is complex and encompasses all aspects of sustainability: social, economic, and environmental. The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) Executive Education Program in Sustainable Food Systems ...

  • Posted Jan. 5, 2017
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Executive Education Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) Executive Education Program allows professionals from all sectors to gain knowledge and tools to make sound decisions about business activities and policy ...

  • Posted Jan. 5, 2017
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Assessment matters: What are students learning about sustainability?

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • New York University (NY)

This article provides a model to integrate sustainability efforts, student learning, and assessment into one coherent process.


Can Urban University Expansion and Sustainable Development Co-Exist?: A Case Study in Progress on Columbia University

  • Albany Law School of Union University (NY)
  • Columbia University (NY)

This article uses the expansion of Columbia University as a case study to demonstrate the difficulty in labeling projects as "sustainable" or "unsustainable" when key stakeholders view the process and ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2016
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Columbia Announces Deal on Its 17-Acre Expansion Plan

  • Columbia University (NY)

This article describes an agreement relating to the Columbia University's plans to expand its campus in Harlem. Among other things, the university committed to contribute $20 million to start ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2016
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Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Ocean Research

  • Columbia University (NY)

The World Surf League is investing $1.5 million in first-year funding for ocean science at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory as part of an innovative new philanthropy called ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Columbia University: Tree-Ring Extraction

  • Columbia University (NY)

Williams and the others set to work extracting tree rings, by which they can gauge how various species have reacted to past swings in precipitation and temperature. The basic tool ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Columbia University Bike-Share Program

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Zagster (MA)

Columbia recognizes the many benefits of bicycle travel and is continuing its efforts towards growing bike culture as part of the University’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable Columbia ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Health Educators Climate Commitment

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Health Educators Climate Commitment is a pledge by 118 medical, public health, and nursing schools from 15 countries to train their students to address the health impacts of climate ...


Green Monday - A Growing Global Movement and an Effective Marketing Campaign to Reduce Your Institution's Foodprint

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Green Monday

Green Monday is a growing global movement that promotes green lifestyle choices. Columbia alumnus David Yeung created Green Monday in his native Hong Kong, where it has seen incredible success ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Intelligent HVAC Controls to Reduce Energy Usage in Residence Halls

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • New York University (NY)

Technology can be used to reduce heating and cooling energy use by 25-32% in Residence Halls while keeping students climatically comfortable. The panelists will explain how they each captured these ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

  • Columbia University (NY)

All Columbia University graduates will be called upon to contribute to society at some point in their lives. The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise trains the next generation of leaders ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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The Earth Institute

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Urban Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

Founded in 2005, the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) is one of eight global Centers of Excellence (CoE) in Future Urban Transport established by the Volvo Research and Educational ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BA in Sustainable Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

Sustainable development is founded on the premise that human well-being should advance without irreparable harm to ecosystems and the vital services they provide, without depleting essential resources, and without posing ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BS in Earth & Environmental Engineering

  • Columbia University (NY)

All undergraduates are offered a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Engineering (B.S. EEE), which prepares students for a wide range of careers that value the Earth ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Sustainable Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

The purpose of the PhD in Sustainable Development is to create a generation of scholars and professionals equipped to deal with some of the most crucial problems in the world ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Global Master in Development Practice (MDP)

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Global Master's in Development Practice (MDP), an interdisciplinary graduate degree program, prepares students to better identify and address the challenges of sustainable development. MDP programs generally consist of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MPA in Development Practice

  • Columbia University (NY)

The twenty-two month MPA in Development Practice (MPA-DP) trains practitioners to be specialists in the design and management of integrated, results-based approaches to sustainable development challenges. Students learn to address ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MPA in Environmental Science & Policy

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy trains sophisticated public managers and policymakers, who apply innovative, systems-based thinking to environmental issues. The program challenges students to think ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Earth Resources Engineering

  • Columbia University (NY)

EEE offers a master of science in Earth resources engineering (MS-E.R.E.) degree, designed for engineers and scientists who plan to pursue, or are already engaged in, environmental management ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Sustainability Management

  • Columbia University (NY)

The MS in Sustainability Management is based upon years of experience in bridging research and practice, with a curriculum based on new and existing courses at the University, taught by ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Earth & Environmental Engineering

  • Columbia University (NY)

EEE offers an undergraduate minor to students majoring in other SEAS departments, upon satisfactory completion of 6 courses selected from a specified list. A minor typically requires a heavier than ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Concentration in Sustainable Development

  • Columbia University (NY)

The special concentration is intentionally more flexible than the major, given that students have their major classes as well. However, its structure allows students to benefit from the program's ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Carbon Neutral U

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)

In the age of global warming, the greening of the American college campus is a largely grassroots effort driven by students, faculty, and in-house staff dedicated to sustainable thinking.

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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