Posts Tagged ‘sustainable development’
Watch above to hear Jillian Kumagai talking about her article in today’s paper on Columbia’s commitment to sustainable construction on the Manhattanville campus site.
“It’s frankly not always what people expect out of Columbia, but we are really working to do the right thing,” said Nilda Mesa, who was appointed the University’s first assistant vice president of environmental stewardship in 2006. More »
Right now, I am somewhere in the middle-of-nowhere, in Flyover Country, U.S.A., out by my family’s ancestral farm. I’m unexpectedly here, despite my estrangement from the place, learning about managing a farm just in case someone kicks the bucket and leaves the place in my jittery, incapable hands. And while I am here, I am realizing two things: 1) I cannot survive off of the island of Manhattan for more than a week or so, and 2) farming is fascinating and in need of much research. But it is just not sexy enough to think about, as higher sources than I have recognized. More »