The Alumni Network

Columbia University is a global leader in climate and sustainability education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Climate & Sustainability Alumni Network comprises over 4,000 professionals worldwide. The network includes graduates of the MA in Climate & Society at Columbia’s Climate School as well as from partner degree programs with the Earth Institute, which is now part of the Climate School. These programs include degrees offered and conferred by Columbia College, School of General Studies, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the School of Professional Studies, as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Climate School.

The goal of the network is to provide climate and sustainability-focused professional resources and events, that complement the alumni services available through Columbia University. Through annual LinkedIn updates to the Columbia Alumni Community, regular newsletters, a mentorship program, professional networking opportunities, and social events, alumni from across Columbia’s climate and sustainability programs can better connect and network.

Columbia University’s Climate School blends research in the physical and social sciences, education, and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. The Columbia Climate School provides the scholarship needed to tackle climate change and its related challenges.

Partner programs include:

Frequently Asked Questions

The Climate School only confers degrees for graduates of the MA in Climate & Society program.

However, the Climate School was built upon the Earth Institute and continues to provide services and support to alumni from its partner programs, in coordination with the degree conferring school.  All alumni from the climate & sustainability programs listed above are considered part of the Climate & Sustainability Alumni Network.

Alumni can access  the Online Alumni Community by clicking here and searching for your program name (Sustainability Management, Environmental Science and Policy, etc). The Climate School updates alumni information here on an annual basis, per publicly information available on LinkedIn.

Log into the Online Alumni Community and click on “Update Profile”.

Alumni boards are independent groups that are elected every one to two years, with assistance from the Columbia Climate School. Please contact us to get contact information for the current alumni board members for your program.

The Mentoring Program runs from January 1 to December 31. The matching process begins in November. The Climate School will solicit alumni mentors and then coordinate with the respective programs and schools to solicit student interest. Participants will be notified of their match by the Climate School in December. Please contact us with questions about the process.

To donate to The Climate School, please visit our gift page here