ECO Newsletter: Week of October 24th, 2016

Hi everyone –

Happy Midterms, Part 2/Halloween week! As a reminder, ECO will be getting a brand new board soon. If you’re a first-year, and interested in being a part of sustainability on campus, come speak to us about the opportunity… 


Support for Nature’s Risks and Returns Conference Oct. 25
This is a new conference hosted by EE on investing in Natural Capital. You can learn more information about the conference, buy tickets or sign up for the live stream at th
e website at

Food, Farming, and Climate: Legal Advocacy for Addressing Climate Change and the Food System
Tue. Oct. 25, 12:10 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101

Peter Lehner (Law ’84), Senior Attorney with Earthjustice, will discuss the nexus between climate change and the food system, with a focus on legal advocacy tools available to mitigate the climate impacts of the food system, and to adapt the food system to the reality of climate change. Lunch will be provided.  Co-sponsored by the Columbia Environmental Law Society and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

Trash Me – Meet sustainability activist Rob Greenfield
Wed. Nov. 2, 1pm
Location TBD
Activist and award-winning filmmaker Rob Greenfield wore every piece of trash he created around New York City for a month. Join ECO and Rob for a chat about waste, food, sustainability and activism. More on Rob’s latest project (via the Huffington Post): This Guy Is Wearing Every Piece Of Garbage He Generates For A Month


Volunteer Opportunity at the Nature Conservancy’s New York City Program
Volunteer opportunity to plant native trees and shrubs at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on October 28th and 29th. The goal of our project is to restore habitat for an array of resident and migratory songbirds, as well as more than 60 species of butterflies and native pollinators. I can answer any questions about logistics or the project in general. Sign up here

Environmental Defense Fund
Associate Vice President, Agricultural Sustainability
Full-time Experienced – Multiple Locations, US
Deadline: Oct. 27, 2016
Please click here for more information


Shailene Woodley Passionately Defends Environmental Issues Following Arrest – North Dakota ‘Riot’ Charge Dropped Against NYC Reporter Amy Goodman

HFCs: CNN: “LANDMARK DEAL” Guardian: Big Step in Fighting Climate Change Carbon Brief: Why it matters

Isaura Espinosa de los Monteros (

Will Jordan (

SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Co-Directors

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