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Sustainability Events

Upcoming Events

Triumph of the Sun:
How Solar is Killing the Electric Utilities

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Olin Language Center, Room 115
Join Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability as we hear from esteemed sustainable business leader, Hunter Lovins, who will speak on the future of solar energy in relation to electric utilities. As an international consultant, professor, speaker, and award winning author, Hunter has extensive expertise in the arena of energy and resource policy. You don't want to miss what is sure to be a fascinating talk on this topic!
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Triumph of the Sun:
How Solar is Killing the Electric Utilities

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Olin Language Center, Room 115
Join Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability as we hear from esteemed sustainable business leader, Hunter Lovins, who will speak on the future of solar energy in relation to electric utilities. As an international consultant, professor, speaker, and award winning author, Hunter has extensive expertise in the arena of energy and resource policy. You don't want to miss what is sure to be a fascinating talk on this topic!
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: Call for First-Year Consulting Course Project Proposals


Monday, August 25, 2014 – Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Bard MBA  invites companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to submit project proposals in reply to this year’s NYCLab RFP and work with an MBA consulting team that will address some a number of sustainability problems and opportunities. NYCLab is a required first-year course in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability program based in New York City. It provides students with hands-on and virtual consulting experience while enabling your company to have a small team focused on a concrete sustainability challenge from October 2014 to May 2015. We are asking the campus community to spread the word and direct interested clients to speak with the Bard MBA team.

There is no fee to participate. We are looking for high quality projects to challenge our students. The deadline for submissions is September 2, 2014.

More information can be found on our website: http://www.bard.edu/mba/program/nyclab.php

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Food Day Celebration

Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Kline Commons

Join us at Kline Commons on Friday October 24th for the Dining Services National Food Day celebration! The day begins at 11:30 a.m. on the Kline terrace with a local farmer's market selling locally grown and produced products. Be sure to bring your reusable totes for all of your purchases. 

Come learn about Bard's participation in the Real Food Challenge, meet the farmers who feed us, and join us for a local farmer appreciation lunch ($9 gets you all you can eat!)

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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in
New York City

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, New York City
Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!
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The Future of the Foodshed: Facing the Challenges in the Hudson Valley

Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
The Hudson Valley is a recognized leader for initiatives supporting a local, sustainable, and ethical food system. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is convening a regional gathering of practitioners, academics and interested community members to share information and focus on key challenges:

· Land Access for Young Farmers
· Processing and Distribution
· Education, Pilot Projects, and Financing


The goal of the conference is to identify policies that can advance a vision of a prosperous and resilient local food economy. Please join us at Bard for this important conversation.

Registration, including farm to table dinner and evening panel, is $20. Register and purchase tickets here. Contact Josephine French, Bard CEP Program Adminstrator, with any questions at jofrench@bard.edu.
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The Future of the Foodshed: Facing the Challenges in the Hudson Valley

Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
The Hudson Valley is a recognized leader for initiatives supporting a local, sustainable, and ethical food system. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is convening a regional gathering of practitioners, academics and interested community members to share information and focus on key challenges:

· Land Access for Young Farmers
· Processing and Distribution
· Education, Pilot Projects, and Financing


The goal of the conference is to identify policies that can advance a vision of a prosperous and resilient local food economy. Please join us at Bard for this important conversation.

Registration, including farm to table dinner and evening panel, is $20. Register and purchase tickets here. Contact Josephine French, Bard CEP Program Adminstrator, with any questions at jofrench@bard.edu.
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House for Applicants and Interested Students

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Olin Language Center, Room 115
Join Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability for our Fall 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
10:30 Registration and Refreshments
11:00 Opening Remarks with Director Goodstein
11:30  Break out sessions with Faculty (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately)
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Program Overview (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately)
1:30 Tour of Campus with Bard CEP Current Students
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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