Writing for State of the Planet

The following pieces were written for and live on the Earth Institute’s State of the Planet blog.

 
 
Photo by Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Photo by Eileen Barroso/Columbia University

Beto O’Rourke Discusses Climate Change on Columbia Campus

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke visited the Columbia University campus on Monday, February 4th, for a Town Hall with Columbia College students. O’Rourke, a CC alumnus (class of ’95), addressed students’ questions ranging from a wall at the Mexican border and relations with Israel, to climate change.

 
Tools in the Rock and Ice Mechanics lab

Tools in the Rock and Ice Mechanics lab

Tools of the trade

I started the Tools of the Trade series on the State of the Planet as a way to feature the work of Earth Institute labs and scientists by showcasing the tools and equipment they use. Tools of the Trade is written, photographed, and reported by me with the help of Earth Institute interns.

 
Photo by Troy Simpson

Photo by Troy Simpson

In East Harlem, Community Gardens Provide More Than Food

Community gardens have long been a part of New York City’s alternative spaces. But many of us may take the gardens for granted, unaware of their rich history and of the vast benefits they bring to our communities and the city as a whole. Walking by a community garden in your neighborhood and peeking through the gate, you may recognize it as a green space but not understand it as an anchoring presence in your community.