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About Stanford Earth Matters

Published by the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Stanford Earth Matters provides sustainability research news and insights for the public, decision-makers, and educators. 


Our website and monthly newsletter ("On Our Planet") feature the work of Stanford University scholars who are focused on deepening knowledge of Earth, climate, and society, and creating solutions to sustainability challenges. 

We also link to stories, podcasts, videos, events, and more from our colleagues at Stanford News, Stanford Engineering Magazine, Stanford Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Precourt Institute for Energy, among other groups across campus.

For its first seven years, Stanford Earth Matters was published by Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth), which became part of the Doerr School of Sustainability in September 2022. In May 2023, our newsletter took on a new look and name, "On Our Planet," to reflect our focus on sustainability issues facing our planet. Watch for changes to our website and newsletters as the new school continues to shape.

Let our stories come to you: Subscribe to On Our Planet to have original research stories and curated links delivered to your inbox once a month.

Have questions, comments, or ideas? Send an email to managing editor Josie Garthwaite at


View past editions of On Our Planet.

View past editions of the Stanford Earth Matters newsletter.

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