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Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop Spring 2013 Briefings: The Net Zero Energy Initiative; Bike New York; Broadway--1000 Steps

Date:May 06, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 569
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Jessica Sotomayor by sending email to .

The Earth Institute, Columbia College and the School of General Studies invite you to attend the final briefings for the Capstone Workshop in Sustainable Development.  Students in these courses will present their work on the following projects: 

Client: Department of Defense.  The Net Zero Energy Initiative: Prompted by global pressures to better manage energy resources and reduce waste, the Department of Defense has addressed environmental concerns through its Net Zero Energy Initiative. Students working on this project have helped design sustainable strategies to reduce the use of natural resources and waste production in the military.

Client: Bike New York.  Bike New York is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “encourage cycling as a safe and sustainable means of transit and recreation” in the New York City area through education and public events. Students developed surveys which were handed out to bikers before and after each of the Bike New York courses, and conducted an analysis of the results so that the organization can better serve the biking community of New York.

Client: 1000 Steps.  Broadway: 1000 Steps: The City as Living Laboratory, Inc. is an organization that collaborates with scientists, policy makers, and members of the New York community to “create immediate experiential impact from research and planning initiatives.” Students worked to increase public awareness of sustainability as part of the latest project, “Broadway: 1000 Steps”. The exhibition consists of public art pieces along the Broadway corridor, where the observer is invited to consider an aspect of land, water, air, energy, and waste in the surrounding area.

For questions on this event please contact Jessica Sotomayor at or 212-851-9350.

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