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Bard Recyclemania

Sunday, February 1, 2015 – Sunday, March 29, 2015, Bard College Campus
Eight weeks to "Get Caught Greenhanded", earn a Botstein Buck and a chance in our weekly raffle. 

"Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds"  - George Elliot
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2015 C2C Conference at Bard's MBA Classrooms in NYC

Friday, March 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
C2C Fellows sustainability leadership training, weekend workshop in NYC, March 27-29.

C2C workshops are for current students and recent graduates who want high-impact careers that can change the future through NGO's and government, and in sustainable business. Join C2C to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed: how to develop a vision; know what you’re good at; tell your story; raise money; and build your network. The cost of the weekend trainings, including food is $30. Students must arrange their own housing in the NYC area.

Graduates of our workshops are eligible for scholarships to become funded graduate students at Bard's Center for Environmental Policy, and Bard's new MBA in Sustainability. Read more about the benefits of joining the growing national network of over 500 C2C Fellows here.

Students aspiring to sustainability leadership in policy, politics and business should apply now to join student leaders from across the country. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and only 60 participants will be accepted into each workshop.

You know change is needed. Lead the Change.
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National Climate Seminar: GeoEngineering

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102


On April 1, Wil Burns, Co-Executive Director of the FCEA will discuss GeoEngineering.

Wil Burns, PhD, is a Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service, at American University. From 2012 to 2014 he founded and directed the MS in Energy Policy and Climate Program at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught courses in domestic and international climate change law and domestic energy law. He holds a PhD in International Environmental Law from the University of Wales-Cardiff School of Law. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association and is the President of the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences. He is also the former Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law interest group of the American Society of International Law. He has taught at Williams College, Colby College, Santa Clara University School of Law and the Monterey Institute of International Studies of Middlebury College.




Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100
Code: 253385

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Sustainable Business Fridays: Advancing Market Mechanisms Towards Environmentally Sustainable and Profitable Investments

Friday, April 3, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

On April 3rd we will be speaking with Yerina Mugica, the Managing Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s, Center for Market Innovation. 

"The core mission of CMI is to expand the existing impact of NRDC by creating conditions for redirecting capital flows toward sustainable uses. We do so by engaging with the business community, articulating and implementing value propositions in relevant areas."


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April 3
12-1PM EST
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House for Applicants and Interested Students

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Reem-Kayden Center Room 102
Join Bard's Graduate Programs in Sustainability for our Spring semester Open House! Both applicants and interested students to the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability are invited and encouraged to attend.

Attendees will learn about our programs of study, how to apply, and speak one-on-one with admissions staff, faculty, and students. 

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TENTATIVE AGENDA

Time Session
10:00 Registration and Refreshments
10:30 Opening Remarks with Director Goodstein
11:00  Admissions Overview with Katie Van Sant
11:30 Faculty Presentations
12:30 Breakout Sessions with Faculty and Students (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately)
1:30 Tour of Campus with Bard CEP Current Students (optional)

Attendees of the Open House receive a $65 application fee waiver.

Degree Options:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability 

Dual Degree Options:
MS/MBA with Bard MBA 
MS/MAT with Bard MAT 
MS/JD with Pace Law School

Peace Corps Programs:
Master's International Program (for future PCVs)
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs (for RPCVs)
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National Climate Seminar: Algal Biofuels

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102


On April 18, NCS will host Lieve Laurens, a senior research scientist in the Bioprocess Research and Development group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Lieve's research experience is primarily analytical biochemistry—investigating ways to understand lipid, carbohydrate, and protein production and composition in microalgae and other microorganisms.

Lieve leads the DOE/EERE-funded Algal Biomass Characterization project at the National Bioenergy Center and coordinating research with a team of six researchers. As part of this work, they have recently published a set of laboratory analytical procedures specifically tailored for algal biomass characterization. These are now available online





Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100
Code: 253385

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Asia/Environment Student Research Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research related to Asia and the environment are invited to submit posters and papers for presentation at this first in a series of annual conferences.

Today it is impossible to think seriously about the challenges of sustainable development and the environment without understanding the local and global environmental footprint of rapid economic growth in Asia—and the Asian response. At the same time, Asian Studies students increasingly require familiarity with the scientific, cultural and political dimensions of environmental crises and sustainable development.

With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, Bard College is sponsoring an annual student research conference, providing a venue for students to present undergraduate, masters and PhD level research at the intersection of these critical issues. The conference seeks to shed critical light on how we all might live sustainably—or not—in a 2050 world with three billion more people, limited resources, a thickening blanket of carbon dioxide heating the planet, and a global economic development process increasingly defined by Asian models and leadership.

The conference will be held on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, which is easily accessible by train from New York City. Registration is $30, and housing and meals will be provided for student participants. Meals are included for non-student registrants. The conference will begin at 4 PM on Thursday, April 16, and end at 9 PM on Friday, April 17.

To learn more about the conference, please sign up for our mailing list here.

To submit a paper for a panel, or a proposal for a poster presentation, please send a one paragraph abstract to Env-Asia@bard.edu. Undergraduate students must also include a letter of support from a professor.

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Sustainable Business Fridays: Conversation-based Approach to Systems Thinking in Corporations

Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

On April 24th we will be speaking with Maria SeddioFounder, CorpTalk. when she will discuss a conversation-based approach to systems thinking in corporations.  Clients include C-Level executives and functional leaders in Global 100 and Global 500 companies.

"She introduces systems-thinking principles and the concept of conversation as a core business process to focus on the invisible "architecture of talk" that supports every business and change initiative. Maria has managed large scale cultural change and M&A integration projects for major clients, assuring that an optimal mix of innovation and execution is achieved."



Call Information
April 24
12-1PM EST
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.
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Sustainable Business Fridays: Leave the World a Better Place: Art and Technology for Sustainability

Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

On May 1st we will be speaking with Baldev Duggal, founder and CEO of Lumi•Solair about art and technology for sustainability.

Call Information
May 1
12-1PM EST
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.
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