Sustainability Management News

Sustainability Management Program Announces Fellowship Program for Fall 2013

The Earth Institute and the M.S. in Sustainability Management program are pleased to announce the creation of the Earth Institute Sustainability Management (EISM) Fellows program. The EISM Fellows Program will provide a total of $50,000 in fellowship funding for use toward the cost of tuition for the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.

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Faculty Profile: Judy Sandford

“Sustainability management is not separate from overall business strategy; rather it is smart business. Every employee can use their expertise to uncover opportunities for greater sustainability,” explains Sustainability Management professor Judy Sandford, who is profiled in the Earth Institute's State of the Planet. She uses her experience as Senior Strategist of Sustainability Communications at Addison (a brand strategy and communications design firm) to teach the Sustainability Communication Strategy and Reporting course in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.

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M.S. Alum Transitions from Hotel Management to Forest Conservation

Sustainability Management alum Uta Jungermann (’12) discusses the innovative work she's doing with World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led organization of companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business. She says, “The program’s interdisciplinary focus helped me to understand the interconnectedness and interdependencies of ‘sustainability.’ Sustainability is often about facing uncomfortable choices and trade-offs, taking you out of comfort zones. This requires spirited action and bold decisions to ensure an equitable and sustainable world, today and in the future.”

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We Need a Federal Disaster Superfund

Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen champions a federal disaster superfund in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in his most recent article on The Huffington Post. With the extreme damage caused by the storm and the time it is taking New York and New Jersey residents to recover from it, having a plan in place to keep families in their homes and help them return to normal life quickly is paramount.

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The Growing Momentum Behind Sustainability Management

Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen writes about the growing need for sustainability management skills around the world. As human society advances, and consequently uses resources at a rate that grows exponentially each year, having skilled professionals who can manage those resources and help governments and businesses preserve the limited supply will become more and more necessary.

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Keep Up to Date with The State of the Planet

The Earth Institute's State of the Planet blog has an updated selection of posts and news. Included in this blog round-up are profiles of a faculty and alumna, a post on the sustainability of the Brooklyn Navy Yards, and coverage of the effectiveness of online discussions when teaching sustainability.

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All Sustainability Politics Is Local

Sustainability Management program director Steven Cohen's article for The Huffington Post discusses the role local government is playing in addressing global issues such as climate change.

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Climate Change and the American Political Agenda

Steven Cohen argues that the intense storms and heat this summer remind us that climate change is a phrase that seems to have been banned on the campaign trail.

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The Tools of Tree-Ring Research

Kevin Anchukaitis, an assistant research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, is conducting a tree-ring study to analyze drought patterns in Guatemala.

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The Growing Field of Sustainability Studies

Sustainability students are looking for new approaches to economic life that will permit the material comfort they have grown up with, while keeping the planet intact.

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