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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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Reforming New York's Energy Vision

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Campus Center, Weis Cinema
The energy industry is in transition. Technological innovation and increasing competitiveness of renewable energy resources, combined with aging infrastructure, extreme weather events, and system security and resiliency needs, are all leading to significant changes in our electricity system.

In April 2014, Governor Cuomo announced a process to re-make the way energy is produced, sold, purchased, and used in New York State. The initiative, called "Reforming the Energy Vision" (REV), will align electric utility practices and the NY Public Service Commission’s regulatory model with technological advances that have created alternatives to traditional solutions to meeting electricity demand.

Bard College invites you to attend a panel on March 3rd to learn about the REV Proceedings and to hear from representatives from four key stakeholder organizations how their organizations are responding to the REV, what it represents for the current system, and what impact it will likely have on the future of energy production, distribution, and consumption in New York.

Panelists:
Rudy Stegemoeller, New York State Public Service Commission (PSC)
Tom Rumsey, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
Guy Sliker, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Joe Hally, Central Hudson
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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.

Recently in an interview in the Wall Street Journal about challenges facing CFO's, conflict minerals and the SEC's Conflict Minerals rule, Sullivan had this to say in response the the question,

WSJ: "What are you telling CFOs where to begin and what are some of the implementation issues they face?"

KS: "In addition to finance, the group should include representatives from legal, procurement, supply chain, sustainability, public policy and investor relations to support the effort from a governance structure. From CFOs’ perspective, such broad representation may provide them confidence that they’ve taken the appropriate measures and are in a position to conclude and report in the filings."



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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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Hudson Valley Food + Policy Initiative Planning Conference

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Bard College Campus
Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative Workshop, March 12
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy seeks your input into the value and role of a potential “Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative” based at Bard CEP. The Initiative would mobilize the research efforts of our graduate and undergraduate students, supported by faculty, to address the policy needs of organizations building an ethical and sustainable food system in the Hudson Valley.

To that end, we are pleased to invite you to attend an afternoon workshop at Bard, on March 12th from 1 PM until 9 PM. The primary purpose will be to brainstorm the shape of a potential Food Policy Institute at Bard, and will include keynotes by Molly Anderson of the College of the Atlantic, and Michael Rozyne of Red Tomato.

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Hudson Valley Food + Policy Initiative Planning Conference

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Bard College Campus
Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative Workshop, March 12
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy seeks your input into the value and role of a potential “Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative” based at Bard CEP. The Initiative would mobilize the research efforts of our graduate and undergraduate students, supported by faculty, to address the policy needs of organizations building an ethical and sustainable food system in the Hudson Valley.

To that end, we are pleased to invite you to attend an afternoon workshop at Bard, on March 12th from 1 PM until 9 PM. The primary purpose will be to brainstorm the shape of a potential Food Policy Institute at Bard, and will include keynotes by Molly Anderson of the College of the Atlantic, and Michael Rozyne of Red Tomato.

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Hudson Valley Food + Policy Initiative Keynote: Michael Rozyne - Making Food (and Agriculture) Better: What Difference Can Bard Make?

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Bard College Campus
Micheal Rozyne, cofounder of Equal Exchange and executive director of Red Tomato, will focus on the challenges to building a local, sustainable food economy and the role that young people can play in changing the future of agriculture. Rozyne’s company, Red Tomato, connects farmers and consumers through marketing, trade, and education, and through a passionate belief that a family-farm, locally based, ecological, fair trade food system is the way to a better tomato.
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Hudson Valley Food + Policy Initiative Keynote: Michael Rozyne - Making Food (and Agriculture) Better: What Difference Can Bard Make?

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Bard College Campus
Micheal Rozyne, cofounder of Equal Exchange and executive director of Red Tomato, will focus on the challenges to building a local, sustainable food economy and the role that young people can play in changing the future of agriculture. Rozyne’s company, Red Tomato, connects farmers and consumers through marketing, trade, and education, and through a passionate belief that a family-farm, locally based, ecological, fair trade food system is the way to a better tomato.
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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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Intro to Social Entrepreneurship – Opportunities, Challenges and Trends (copy)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm, Bard MBA classroom 1150 6th Ave. 5th FL.M
Bard MBA hosts social enterprise meetup groups Be Social Change's class: Intro to Social Entrepreneurship 




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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: Hospitality and Supply Chain For Good at Shake Shack

Friday, March 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 March 27th we will be speaking with Jeffrey Amoscato, Director of Supply Chain, Shake Shack about Hospitality and Supply Chain For Good

Check out the Shake Shack, Stand for Something Good blog:

"We stand for something good in everything we do, which also means thoughtful and sustainable design of every Shack, community support through donations and programming, and hand-picked music played in each Shack (because a burger tastes a little better with good tunes)."

Jeff holds an AOS in Culinary Arts and a BA in Food and Beverage Management, both from the New England Culinary Institute



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March 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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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Open House in New York City

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

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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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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."



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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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