The Earth Institute

The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world’s most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease, and the sustainable use of resources. The Institute works alongside governments, businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals to devise innovative strategies to protect the future of our planet.

When Columbians come together, extraordinary things can happen in a day’s time. On October 21, 2015, thousands of individuals from the Columbia University community made an unprecedented impact through Columbia Giving Day. The generosity of these alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends is changing the lives of Columbians who will change the world. Thank you!

Crowdfunding Opportunities

Now, you can be a part of a new way of giving that advances a cause you’re passionate about. Travel stipends for student fieldwork around the globe. Funds for scientists to develop sustainable technology to reduce the effects of climate change. Check out the links below to learn about these exciting new ways to protect our planet: