ECO Newsletter Midweek Update: March 31, 2017

Hi all,

Happy Friday! Thanks to everybody who came out for the Meatless March Happy Hour!

If you missed it, no worries! We have plenty of events for you attend. Please find some listed below!


Carbon Fee & Dividend Info Session:

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: IAB, 501B

ECO will host Robert Werner of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby to speak about CCL’s work to win a fee & dividend carbon pricing system. Learn about the philosophy behind a fee & dividend system, as opposed to a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system. CCL has a complex policy map and research informing their campaign and a unique view of what to do with revenue from carbon taxation. Future policymakers in the energy and environmental realm should take note! Food will be served and we hope to see you there!

“Years of Living Dangerously” Documentary & National Carbon Pricing Webinar

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: IAB, Room 823

Join ECO for a remote viewing of the National Carbon Pricing Webinar, sponsored by Our Climate’s “Put a Price On It” campaign. First, we will be popping popcorn and screening an episode of the award-winning climate change documentary series Years of Living Dangerously which will focused on carbon pricing and biodiversity loss from climate change, followed by an expert panel discussion about carbon pricing featuring Aasif Mandvi (comedian & YEARS correspondent), Joel Bach (co-creator of YEARS of Living Dangerously), Camila Thorndike (Co-Founder of Our Climate and recently named in #Grist50), and more!

2nd Annual Columbia SIPA Energy & Environment Alumni Reception

Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 7:30 – 9:30 ET

Location: LivePrimary, 26 Broadway, 8th floor

Energy & Environment Alumni Reception on April 13th, 2017, organized by the SIPA Energy Association (SEA) and SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO). We look forward to having past and current SIPA students come together for a great evening filled with hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine and enlightening conversations. We would absolutely love to have you!

Current students, tickets will cost $10.

Please RSVP here.


Circular Economy Week

Date: April 3 – April 7
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus

Circular Economy Events Page:

The circular economy lays the foundation for our transition to waste minimization, eco-design, supply chain sustainability and the efficient use of resources.

The week will include panel discussions, seminars and workshops that will feature a variety of speakers.


These events have been organized by two MPA Environmental Science and Policy students, Kevin Fertig and Allison Pace.

Questions? Please contact Kevin at or Allison at

The individual events schedule and links to RSVP are as follows:

Opening Lecture: “What Is The Circular Economy?”

Date/Time: Monday April 3,  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LocationSocial Hall, Union Theological Seminary

Featuring: Vincent Aurez, Circular Economy Consultant at Ernst & Young; Nilda Mesa, Director of Urban Sustainability at the Earth Institute and former Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Please RSVP for “What is the Circular Economy?” here.

Sustainable Supply Chain Workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LocationFaculty Room, Low Library

Featuring: Shreya Patel, Sustainability Operations Manager at Unilever

Please RSVP to the Sustainable Supply Chain Workshop here.

NYC Student Panel Discussion

Date/Time: Thursday, April 6, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm,

LocationRennert Hall, Kraft Center

Featuring: student leaders from multiple NYC sustainability programs, including representatives from NYU Stern School of Business, the New School, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Please RSVP to the NYC Student Panel Discussion here.

Closing Panel Discussion: “Individual Action, Circular Impact”

Date/Time: Friday, April 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm,

Location: 614 Schemerhorn

Featuring: Vincent Aurez (Ernst & Young); Stephanie Johnston (Agenda NYC); Tessa Vlaanderen (Advanced Energy Group LLC); Saami Kalule-Sabiti (NYC Economic Development Corporation); and Sara Tjossem, SIPA Senior Lecturer. Moderated by Steve Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute

Please RSVP Closing Panel Discussion “Individual Action, Circular Impact” here.

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