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Campus Sustainability Project Awards

Thursday, January 15, 2015 – Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Website
The Bard College Sustainability Council is pleased to call for proposals from Bard College faculty & staff for projects that support, enhance, and/or promote sustainability on the Annandale campus and/or the surrounding region.
 Proposals are welcome from all disciplines and interdisciplinary proposals are of particular interest.  Submissions should explore one or more of the following categories: Operations, Engagement, Research and/or Design, Academic. 

Awards: Four awards of up to $2,000 each

Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015 4:00 PM

for additional details email reduce@bard.edu or visit the Sustainability Council website for the application materials
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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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National Climate Seminar: Risk and Uncertainty in Climate Assessment

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102



Howard C. Kunreuther, co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center will be discussing integrated risk and uncertainty assessment of climate change response policies.
 


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

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Sustainable Business Fridays: Carbon War Room

Friday, February 6, 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 February 6th we will be speaking with Peter Boyd formally of the Carbon War Room  (recently awarded NGO of the Year at the Business Green Leadership Awards) and now a Senior Advisor with the B Team.

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February 6
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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National Climate Seminar: State-Level Climate Action: The Power Dialogue

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

Eban Goodstein, director of Bard Center of Environmental Policy, will be discussing state-level climate action, a particularly poignant topic in the wake of New York State's recent decision to ban hydraulic fracturing after many years of public debate and advocacy. 

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

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Sustainable Business Fridays: Gems in the Rough Building Skills for At-risk Girls in Calcutta

Friday, February 27, 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 February 27th we will be speaking with Urmi Basu about building skills for at-risk girls in Calcutta.

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February 27
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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National Climate Seminar: Food Security

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102


David Battisti is The Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. David received a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences (1988) from the University of Washington. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin until 1990. Since then, he has been on the Faculty in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, and has served as the Director of JISAO (1997-2003) and of the UW's Earth Initiative (2003-2006).

Battisti's research is focused on understanding the natural variability of the climate system. He is especially interested in understanding how the interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, land and sea ice lead to variability in climate on time scales from seasonal to decades. His previous research includes coastal oceanography, the physics of the El Nino/Southern Osciallation (ENSO) phenomenon, midlatitude atmosphere/ocean variability and variability in the coupled atmosphere/sea ice system in the Arctic. Battisti is presently working to improve the El Nino models and their forecast skill, to understand the mechanisms responsible for the drought cycles in the Sahel, and to better understand the monsoons. He is also working on the impacts of climate variability and climate change on food production in Mexico, Indonesia and China.

Battisti's recent interests are in paleoclimate: in particular, the mechanisms responsible for the remarkable "abrupt" global climate changes evident throughout the last glacial period.

Battisti has served on numerous international science panels, on Committees of the National Research Council. He served for five years as co-chair of the Science Steering Committee for the U.S. Program on Climate (US CLIVAR) and is co-author of several international science plans. He has published over 100 papers in peer-review journals in atmospheric sciences and oceanography, and twice been awarded distinguished teaching awards.



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

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Sustainable Business Fridays: Corporate Sustainability Reporting, Assurance and Compliance 

Friday, March 6, 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 March 6th we will be discussing corporate sustainability reporting, assurrance and compliance with Kristen Sullivan from Deloitte US.


Call Information

March 6
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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National Climate Seminar: Ag Tech

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102



Rob LeClerc, CEO of Ag Funder, is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and founder of BabbleFlix. He has over 15 years of qualitative and quantitative experience as a scientist and engineer, and over four year of experience in global agriculture.

Rob has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Financial Post, and twice in Nature journals (172 citations across both publications). Forbes Magazine named Rob in their list of 'Up-And-Comers' in 2014,and has been invited to speak at global conferences on agriculture, technology, and capital raising.He's given seminars at the USDA; has been in and Forbes, FastCompany, and Reuters; is a judge for the National Ag Innovation Prize; and is a committee member for the Ag Innovation Showcase, the world's leading AgTech conference. Rob has five degrees, spanning Philosophy, Computer Science, and Computational Evolutionary Biology, including a PhD from Yale University.


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

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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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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, focusing on directing private capital toward solutions that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. 

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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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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 about conversation-based approach to systems thinking in corporations.

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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.

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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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