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 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.

 
Tools in the Rock Mechanics lab

Tools in the Rock Mechanics lab

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade is a series that brings you inside the labs of Earth Institute scientists. Learn about the equipment scientists are using, and discover how those tools are used in their research. I developed the series and all reporting, photography, and writing is done by me with the help of Earth Institute interns.

 
Photo by Eileen Barroso/Columbia University Alumni

Photo by Eileen Barroso/Columbia University Alumni

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.