Scenarios for a Sustainable World – Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6:10 pm to 8:10 pm

Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6:10 pm to 8:10 pm

Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Schermerhorn Extension, Room 1015

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Desmond Beirne by sending email to or by calling 212-854-0149.


Speaker: Cary Krosinsky, Executive Director, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NSFM)

The Earth Institute’s Center for Environmental Sustainability presents “Scenarios for a Sustainable World” with Cary Krosinsky, Executive Director, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NSFM).

Climate change, habitat loss, and population growth are dramatically reshaping life on Earth in ways that could result in irreversible changes to our planet, known as ‘tipping points.’  Learn the causes behind these issues and examine future scenarios that can help us best avoid potential global environmental tipping points.  Featuring prominent speakers from corporations, investment houses, and NGOs this course addresses key questions such as:

  • Can finance and investing be a part of the solution?
  • How can companies be more involved to drive solutions and what are they already bringing to the table?
  • What role do governments and other global bodies have to play?
  • What happens if we do nothing or instead choose only incremental change as a way forward?
  • What does dramatic change look like?
  • Do we now need to consider dire choices? And what are they?

This first session is free and open to the public.  Registration is required to attend the full 10-hour course.

This course is part of the Earth Institute’s Executive Education Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability. Courses may be taken on an individual basis or you may pursue the full 12-course Certificate.

For more information or to register please visit our website or contact Desmond Beirne at (212) 854-0149 or

Sponsors: EICES

Green Biz Event: Implementing Green Practices in Your Designs Panel & Happy Hour – Tuesday, February 5th

Are you considering turning your designs and business practices a deeper shade of green? Could branding yourself as “eco-friendly” mean a leg-up on the competition? Join UncommonGoods for How To Make It, a design panel and networking happy hour where design professionals will be sharing their advice on how to source more eco-friendly materials and how to set up a studio or workspace with little environmental impact.. Stay after the panel for free beer from Brooklyn Brewery and a chance to meet other creative professionals.  We also want to invite our guests to participate in the discussion by presenting their designs and business ideas to the panel for feedback.

See here for more details.

Event Date: February 5, 2013 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY

MSSM Faculty Profile: Judy Sandford

M.S. in Sustainability Management (MSSM) professor Judy Sandford is Senior Strategist of Sustainability Communications, at Addison – a brand strategy and communications design firm. She founded Addison’s sustainability practice in 2007, and consults with some of the world’s largest corporations on best practices in sustainability reporting and related communications. This semester, Judy will be teaching Sustainability Communication Strategy and Reporting.

Read more about her on the Earth Institute’s Blog!