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Earth Day 50: Looking Back, Moving Forward

April 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, please join Columbia University’s Earth Institute and viewers from around the globe for an interactive live webcast.

  • Host: Alex Halliday, Director, the Earth Institute, Columbia University 
  • Moderator: Andrew Revkin, JS ‘82, veteran environmental Journalist; Founding Director, Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability


Leading the Way on Earth and Climate Research 

  • Maureen Raymo, GSAS ‘89; Bruce C. Heezen/Lamont Research Professor; Director - Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Birth of a Movement: Earth Day 1970

  • Michael Gerrard, CC ‘72; Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Law; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, School of Law
  • Fred Kent, CC ‘67; Founder, Project for Public Spaces

The Next 50 Years: Building a Sustainable Planet into the Future

  • Maria Chart, SEAS ’21; Co-chair, Columbia Eco-reps Living Green Committee
  • Alex Halliday, Director, the Earth Institute, Columbia University 
  • Narayan Subramanian, SEAS ‘13, Law ‘20; Fellow, Data for Progress and SAIS-ISEP 

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The Earth Institute at Columbia University is the world leader in interdisciplinary climate and sustainability research, policy and teaching. Under the directorship of pioneering geochemist Alex Halliday, PhD, the Earth Institute brings together a community of earth and environmental scientists, economists, lawyers, public health specialists and business and policy experts to seek solutions to the planet’s most pressing challenges.