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Past Events

Date:
Apr 25, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is committed to supporting and showcasing student research in the areas of environmental and sustainable development. On Friday, April 25, 2014, from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm, the Earth Institute will honor student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients and their Faculty and Research Advisors at the annual Student Research Showcase.

Date:
Mar 28, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)
Speaker(s):
Michiel “(Mike)” Eman, Prime Minister of Aruba
Date:
Mar 13, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda
Speaker(s):
Steven Cohen, Ron Araujo, Frank Evans

Facilitated by Steven Cohen, Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, and Executive Director of The Earth Institute, Ron Araujo, Manager, Conservation & Load Management for Northeast Utilities Service Company, and Frank Evans, Regional Vice President, Northeast for Willdan Energy Solutions, will discuss how energy analytics and intelligent systems are enabling efficiency expansion to new customers and markets.

Date:
Jan 24, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
Room:
501
Speaker(s):
Edith Updike

Most cover letters are formulaic and boring. Applicants are too afraid of offending to risk standing out. And in an era of automated screening, one can legitimately ask: Do cover letters even matter?

This seminar offers reasons why standing out in a crowded labor market is more necessary than ever. Attendees will gain insights on the roles and goals of a good cover letter and how to use audience insight to showcase themselves to greatest effect. Through analysis of cover letters that worked, they will come to a fresh understanding of pitching strategy and learn to distinguish elegant flourishes from cheap gimmicks. The workshop will demonstrate the core principles of persuasive writing to help applicants attune themselves successfully to a range of readers and provide them with a framework for taking calculated risks in their professional prose as they seek employment.

Date:
Oct 22, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda
Speaker(s):
Moderator: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute; Panelists: Rohit Aggarwala, Professor of Professional Practice, Faculty of International and Public Affairs; Special Advisor to the Chair of the C40 Cities;Sergej Mahnovksi, Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, City of New York

The Earth Institute presents, "Is Sustainability Sustainable?: A Post-Bloomberg NYC Panel Discussion,"featuring past and present leaders of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.

Date:
Sep 30, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
Speaker(s):
Jeremy Grantham of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo

Jeremy Grantham, cofounder of investment firm Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO), discusses environmental constraints, such as climate change and resource depletion, on the global economy. Grantham brings a financier’s perspective to some of the greatest sustainability challenges of our time.

Date:
Oct 24, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 2929 Broadway, 5th floor Conference Room

The Earth Institute presents an Open House about the M.S. in Sustainability Management and the Certification programs offered through Columbia University.

Date:
Oct 17, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 2929 Broadway, 5th floor Conference Room

The Earth Institute presents an Open House about the M.S. in Sustainability Management and the Certification programs offered through Columbia University. The Open House will provide an informal setting in which prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the requirements, objectives and admissions procedures of the various sustainability programs.

Date:
May 22, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Lauren Yarmuth, Faculty, Columbia University Construction Administration Graduate Program and Principal, YR&G

This presentation explores the current state of sustainability in the business environment including how it relates to policies, building design and operations, marketing and messaging, internal culture, and more. With a specific focus on opportunities for businesses and for individuals in the work force, we discuss best practices, anticipated trends, and critical tools and skills to stay relevant in a changing business climate.

Date:
Jun 28, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library, Faculty Room

Join us for a book launch and reception for “Sustainability Management: Lessons from and for New York City, America and the Planet” a new book by Dr. Steven Cohen, director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, executive director of the Columbia University’s Earth Institute, professor in the practice of public affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs.

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