MSSM Capstone: Students Present Innovative Solutions to Clients’ Challenges

On Tuesday, April 30, students in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program presented their final Capstone Workshop presentations for fellow students, program faculty, and colleagues at Rennert Hall at Columbia University. This spring’s workshop projects allowed MSSM students to gain experience tackling tough sustainability problems by working with real-world clients, including the New Jersey Audubon and the Chilean Federation of Tourism Enterprises, FEDETUR.

“The capstone is a balance of a transformative academic assignment and the integration of real world management,” said Tobi Petrocelli, the presenter for the “Opportunities for Climate Resilience: The Beaches of Stamford, CT” workshop team. “Working with Stamford, Connecticut on climate resilience measures allowed our team the opportunity to demonstrate reflection, critical thinking and effective communication through the sustainability lens.”

Read the full blog post on State of the Planet!

Green Drinks NYC – Tuesday, May 14th

Join Green Drinks NYC for a fabulous night of networking
May 14, 2013 6pm – 9pm
 Cliff Young Showroom
200 Lexington Ave,
Suite 505 (bet 33rd-34th)
New York, NY
invite you to an educational evening of

“A New Generation in Green”, featuring green furniture designs by the students of the NY School of Interior Design: an exhibit of green furniture models and drawings. The student exhibit is part of their Tribute Mentorship Program, launched this April in honor of their founder and the company’s 45th Anniversary.  It will be introduced by Leslie Young, with a brief address by Ethan Lu, from NYSID.

Register here:

Sustainability Management Graduation Celebration – Monday, May 20th

The Sustainability Management program will be hosting a cocktail reception in honor of the October 2012, February 2013, and May 2013 graduates of the program. The Sustainability Management Graduation Celebration will be held on Monday, May 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Oval at the Diana Center (Broadway at 119th Street). We hope you will be able to join us to celebrate the graduates of the M.S. in Sustainability Management and Certificate in Sustainability Analytics programs and the end of another academic year!

What: Sustainability Management Graduation Celebration

When: Monday, May 20, 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Oval at the Diana Center  (You will access the Diana Center through the Barnard Gate at Broadway and 119th Street)


GreenHome NYC Spring Open House – Saturday, May 18th

On May 18th, discover what makes New York City one of the greenest metropolises in the world.  See first-hand what is being done to further develop our sustainability and resiliency for the future.

The one-day event will take guests behind the scenes to see sustainable sites throughout the city. Tours will highlight cutting edge innovations in building energy, water management, waste management, urban agriculture, and more.

Date:  Saturday, May 18th 2013

Time: Between 10AM and 3PM

Cost:  Varies by Tour

See the full details here:

Ticket Offer for 92nd St Y – May 14th

SUMA Professor, Claudia Dreifus will be hosting a series of live interviews on poverty at the 92nd Street Y on two dates. SUMA students can obtain one or two complimentary seats by contacting Prof Dreifus:

Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of “Nickled and Dimed,” on April 29th, 8:15.

Dr. Paul Farmer, who will be speaking and signing his new book, “To Heal The World,” on May 14th, 8:15 P.M.