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INVITATION: Sustainable Development Workshop Briefings - May 2 & 6

On May 2nd and May 6th, we invite you to come hear about the exciting projects your peers have undertaken this semester! Next month, students in the Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development (SDEV W3280) will present the findings from their spring projects to their clients and the Columbia community. Projects range from an analysis of the impacts of Hurricanes Sandy and Irene on local communities to the design of sustainable strategies to reduce the use of natural resources and waste production in the military. Please see below for the breakdown of presentations on each day— we hope you can join us for both!

Undergraduate Sustainable Development Workshop Briefings

Date/Time: May 2nd from 4:10-5:20PM  
(please note time change)
Location: Lerner Hall, Room 569
To register please click HERE.
Projects: Storm Damage, Climate Change, and Adaptation Planning in Rockland County

Storm Damage, Climate Change, and Adaptation Planning in Rockland County : Students worked with the Rockland County Commissioner of Planning to analyze and compare the impacts of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy on the county’s infrastructure, communities, and residents. The team also worked on making projections for future natural disasters and sea level changes, based on downscaled global climate models.

Date/Time: May 6th from 1:00-3:00PM 
Location: Lerner Hall, Room 569
To register please click HERE.
Projects: The Net Zero Energy Initiative; Bike New York; Broadway: 1000 Steps

The Net Zero Energy Initiative: Prompted by global pressures to better manage energy resources and reduce waste, the Department of Defense has addressed environmental concerns through its Net Zero Energy Initiative. Students working on this project have helped design sustainable strategies to reduce the use of natural resources and waste production in the military.

Bike New York: Bike New York is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “encourage cycling as a safe and sustainable means of transit and recreation” in the New York City area through education and public events. Students developed surveys which were handed out to bikers before and after each of the Bike New York courses, and conducted an analysis of the results so that the organization can better serve the biking community of New York.

Broadway: 1000 Steps: The City as Living Laboratory, Inc. is an organization that collaborates with scientists, policy makers, and members of the New York community to “create immediate experiential impact from research and planning initiatives.” Students worked to increase public awareness of sustainability as part of the latest project, “Broadway: 1000 Steps”. The exhibition consists of public art pieces along the Broadway corridor, where the observer is invited to consider an aspect of land, water, air, energy, and waste in the surrounding area.

For further information on the above events, please feel free to contact me at jsotomayor@ei.columbia.edu or 212-851-9350.

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