The Earth Institute’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Earth Institute’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Earth Institute is committed to promoting a culture and work environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, safe and welcoming of all. This is a critically important issue for the Earth Institute; the cultivation of diversity in academia, particularly in science, is instrumental to our core values as well as the future of our work. This is strategically important to us, as it should be to any modern and forward-thinking, academic and science organization. Our future work will be strengthened by having a more diverse community of faculty, researchers, staff and students. We are dedicated to further integrating and strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion as central elements of the Earth Institute’s daily operations and standard practices, procedures, and initiatives.

Important Links and Resources University Resources Available to the Earth Institute Community
Past Events
  • Earth Institute Racial Sensitivity Workshop (June 2020)
  • Gender & Diversity Coffee Hour: Retention of Women in STEM at All Career Stages (April 2019)
  • Earth Institute Implicit Bias Awareness and Training (April 2019)
  • Women in Energy and Development: A Practitioners View (April 2019)
  • Harassment Awareness Month at Lamont (March 2019)
  • Spring 2019 Diversity Lecture: Building Partnerships to Transform Workplace Climate in the Geosciences (March 2019)
  • Gender & Diversity Coffee Hour: Visibility and Representation of Women and Minorities (November 2018)
  • Women in Sustainability: Navigating Your Career (February 2018)

Earth Institute Spotlights

In Solidarity: A Message From the Earth Institute
The Earth Institute empathizes with those directly impacted by recent tragedies, and with everyone in our community experiencing loss, despair and fear. Black lives matter and we stand with the nonviolent protestors.
LDEO “You Are Welcome Here” Initiative
Started by a Lamont graduate student, this initiative aims to promote inclusiveness, with special emphasis on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ+), and create a safe and welcoming space for all.
Center for Global Energy Policy (CGEP) Women & Energy Program
The Women in Energy (WIE) program seeks to elevate women in energy fields by advancing equality and opportunity through educational programming, enhanced visibility, and broader networks.
AC4’s Women, Peace and Security Program
Led by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program at AC4 contributes to greater global and regional understanding of the diverse roles women play to successfully influence sustainable peace and promote human security through everyday activism.
SUMA Women & Sustainability (W&S)
Established by the Earth Institute’s M.S. in Sustainability Management (SUMA) Program, W&S strives to advance female leaders working in sustainability through academic, professional, and personal development.
Women in Science at Columbia (WISC)
WISC is dedicated to the outreach, support, and advancement of women, underrepresented minorities, and their advocates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical graduate fields at Columbia University.