ECO Events – Week of March 31


April 2, 2014

Happy Wednesday ECO members and fans, we’ve made it to April!

Check out this list of upcoming events!

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Hope to see you at an event soon,

The ECO Board


Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: Standards and Metrics for Sustainability
When: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 6:10pm – 7:00pm
Speaker: Cynthia Cummis, Deputy Director, GHG Protocol, World Resources Institute
Click here for more information

Two Energy-Related IMAC Opportunities

– Rachel Boynton’s gripping new documentary Big Men, about the Kosmos Energy exploration in Ghana, is showing in New York next week and she is offering to do a Q&A with students on the afternoon of Thursday April 3 at the IFC Cinema in Greenwich Village (just down on sixth ave and Waverly). The screening will be at 1:40pm so the talkback with Boynton would be around 3pm. She has footage from the Niger Delta and got a lot of corporate access as the negotiations and allegations of corruption were taking place.

– Legendary investigative journalist Ken Silverstein’s new book “The Secret World of Oil” is coming out soon and we are inviting him up to SIPA. Silverstein is highly well regarded and has written extensively on Africa for the LA Times and other publications.

If you are interested in either of these events, please email Anya Schiffrin  and/or our IMAC program assistant Robyn Waserman on


Green Business Summit 2014: Disruptive Technologies for a Sustainable Economy

Friday, April 4
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Reception to follow 

Uris Hall, Room 142
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Register online

Keynote Speaker: Donald Sadoway
The future of disruptive tech: shaping the energy sector’s next decade

Donald Sadoway is a professor at MIT, an inventor and entrepreneur, and was named one of Time Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World” for his continuing work on improved batteries. He is a leading energy storage and environmental sustainability expert and his company, Liquid Metal Battery Corp, was recently funded by Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures and Total S.A. Watch his 2012 TED talk here.

Panel Discussions:

Evolution of 3D Printing
Moderated by: Jeffrey Lancaster, Emerging Technologies, Columbia University
Featuring speakers from: Shapeways; Sols; Stratasys/Makerbot and Biomimicry 3.8

Financial Innovations in the Solar Market
Moderated by: Adjunct Professor Travis Bradford, author of Solar Revolution
Featuring speakers from: Google; Citigroup; Oaktree Capital Management; SunEdison and SolarCity

View the agenda and list of speakers online.

Division of Ocean and Climate Physics: Ocean Bottom Pressure Seasonal Cycles and Decadal Trends from GRACE Release-05: Ocean Circulation Implications
When: Friday, April 4th
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker: Gregory Johnson, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
Click here for more information
LDEO Earth Science Colloquium: The Growth of the Maritime Continent as the Trigger for Recurring Ice Ages
When: Friday, April 4th
Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Speaker: Peter Molnar, Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder; Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Click here for more information



Jennifer Goode
SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director
MIA Candidate (2015), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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