Sustainable Agriculture Through Innovation and Collaboration

by |November 10th, 2016

Sustainable Agriculture Through Innovation and Collaboration Jeffrey Potent, Adjunct Professor Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and the Columbia Earth Institute Agriculture is sustainable when it nourishes people and restores and protects the land, air, water and other living creatures.  It is sustainable when it mitigates and is resilient to climate change and… read more

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Restoring Natural Capital Can Help Reduce Extreme Poverty

by |September 9th, 2016

See the link below for a blog posting from EICES affiliate, Pushpam Kumar: Restoring Natural Capital Can Help Reduce Extreme Poverty

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The Soils of Dutchess County

by |July 22nd, 2016

The following blog post was written by SEE-U Agro/Food student, Sasha Hodson: During our class trip to Wingdale, New York last week, Josh Viertel emphasized the importance of understanding the history of the land in order to work towards a holistic management approach.  Wingdale falls within Dutchess County in southeastern New York, and through the… read more

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A Closer Look at Sicilian Organic Lemon Farming

by |July 21st, 2016

The following blog post was written by SEE-U Agro/Food student, Leana Paymar.   I am half Italian and have been raised eating Italian food, often imported from Italy and cooked with the recipes still used by my family that remained in Italy. Some of the imported Italian foods at my home right now include capers,… read more

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Reconstructing Environmentalism

by |July 20th, 2016

The following blog post  was written by SEE-U Agro/Food student, Sam Purcell. Sam expresses the need for a new approach to environmental advocacy that is collaborative rather than combative. With the perpetually worsening impacts of climate change, the continual degradation of biodiversity, the persistent depletion of natural resources, and the myriad of issues facing our planet, the… read more

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“Get Dirty”: SEE-U Agro/Food Students Explore Sustainable Soil Management

by |July 15th, 2016

Last week, SEE-U Agro/Food students had their first site visit at a small sustainable farm in Wingdale, NY in the Harlem Valley. They gained an understanding of the ways modern farming has contributed to soil degradation and the fundamentals of soil management.    The following blog post was written by SEE-U Agro/Food student Rachel Churchill: Get Dirty… read more

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SEE-U Agro/Food Systems Begins

by |July 7th, 2016

This week kicked off the first SEE-U Agro/Food Systems Program at EICES. A 10-student cohort of undergraduates will be spending the next six weeks studying and analyzing the agro-ecosystems of New York City and the Harlem and Hudson Valleys, from urban and peri-urban farms to rooftop gardens.   Students will also explore the “food to fork” pathways from growing to harvesting… read more

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Coming Fall 2016: Environmental Economics

by |July 6th, 2016

This September, join Urvashi Kaul, RFK Compass Education Manager and Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at SIPA, for her Executive Education course, Environmental Economics. This course provides an introduction to environmental economics through a discussion of the basic principles of microeconomics as they apply to environmental issues and analysis of case studies that illustrate how… read more


Coming Fall 2016: Environmental Markets

by |June 30th, 2016

This September, join Richard Weihe, Managing Partner at renewable energy and environmental markets firm, Karbone, for his course Environmental Markets: The Nexus of Business, Regulation, and Sustainability. Companies around the world are developing innovative solutions in the area of energy efficiency, water infrastructure, and waste management technologies. The leading companies in these markets are fast becoming major drivers of… read more


Executive Education Program in Conservation & Environmental Sustainability

by |June 22nd, 2016

Why study Conservation & Environmental Sustainability? The 21st century faces unprecedented environmental changes, from climate change and urbanization to deforestation and biodiversity loss. As Earth’s ecosystems are disrupted, we face the loss of ecosystem services: the benefits humans receive from healthy ecosystems (e.g. clean drinking water, crop pollination, recreational spaces). Confronting today’s environmental challenges requires… read more