Sustainability Events

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Bard MBA in Sustainability: September Residency

Friday, September 16, 2016 – Monday, September 19, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, September 16, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, September 17, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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“KOMBIT: The Cooperative,” A Film Screening and Q&A

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
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Join the Bard Net Impact Club, the Bard MBA in Sustainability, and LMHQ on Friday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. for a screening of “KOMBIT: The Cooperative,” a documentary film chronicling a five-year project to reforest Haiti in partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA). In 2010, Timberland made a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to plant five million trees in five years in Haiti, aimed at reversing the country’s dangerous decline in tree populations. That commitment evolved into the development of a large-scale, self-sustaining agroforestry program owned and operated by smallholder farmers, creating lasting value well beyond the trees themselves. The film documents the story of Timberland’s journey. There will be a Q&A session with the film’s director, Gabriel London, and producer, Charlie Sadoff, immediately following the screening of the film. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free but pre-registration is required. Sign up here.

About the Film: Haiti’s biological diversity was one of the richest in the Caribbean and its mountainous topography included lush forests, beaches and arid deserts. Today, with less than two percent tree cover, the country is threatened by severe deforestation and desertification caused by natural disasters, over-use of land by farmers and livestock and harvesting of trees to sell as charcoal. “KOMBIT: The Cooperative,” produced by the award-winning filmmakers at Found Object, follows as Timberland’s global commitment to tree planting quickly progresses into the empowerment and growth of a community of Haitian smallholder farmers. To learn more about the SFA or “KOMBIT: The Cooperative”, visit KombitFilm.com.

About the Project: Timberland challenged its partners in Haiti, who eventually founded the SFA, to create something that wouldn’t be contingent on a donor-based model, but rather have a lasting positive impact for the people of Haiti beyond just writing checks. They successfully worked together to create a sustainable, long-term solution that would actually make a difference.

To date, this self-sustaining business model has helped some 3,200 farmers increase productivity on their farmlands an average of 40 percent, resulting in increased household income of 50 percent, on average. The program has also resulted in increased access to education and healthcare, including an estimated 3,400 additional children of SFA members placed in school. Most recently, the development of an export model for “superfood” moringa is underway with the U.S. brand Kuli Kuli, which hit shelves at Whole Foods markets in February 2016.
“’Kombit’ is a Haitian Creole word for ‘a community working together toward a common goal,’” said Timote Georges, co-founder of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance. “This is exactly what happened over the last five years in Haiti as a result of Timberland’s vision. The farmers have found their voice, they have renewed their passion – they feel completely empowered and are eager to continue building the cooperative. I personally can’t wait to see what we do next.”

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About Bard Net Impact: The Bard Net Impact Club is a volunteer-led chapter of Net Impact, a national organization that empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change throughout their careers. The Bard Net Impact Club is made up entirely of students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability and drives change by creating a like-minded community and providing events and programs that support members who aim to use business as a force for environmental & social impact. To learn more, visit https://www.netimpact.org/chapters/bard-college-graduate.

About the Bard MBA in Sustainability: The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

About LMHQ: Created by the Downtown Alliance and designed by Gensler, LOWER MANHATTAN HQ is a collaboration space for Lower Manhattan's creatives and creators. Located at 150 Broadway, companies can come together here to collaborate, activate and accelerate their growth. LMHQ is a new kind of working environment featuring event space with state of the art a/v, meeting & brainstorming rooms, programming by NY Tech Alliance, workspace, coffee bar and on-site tech support. To learn more, visit www.lmhq.nyc.

Special thanks to Whole Foods Market for their generous donation of Kuli Kuli products for this event.

Screening poster available for download below.

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Campus Safety Day

Friday, September 23, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, Kline Commons/Ludlow Lawn
Come enjoy an day afternoon of vendors, safety demonstrations and activities, raffle prizes and the grand finale of the live burn of mock residence hall rooms.
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: October Residency 

Friday, October 14, 2016 – Monday, October 17, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, October 14, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, October 15, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Open House in New York City

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 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. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038.

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.

 
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: November Residency 

Friday, November 11, 2016 – Monday, November 14, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, November 11, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, November 12, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Hudson Valley Campus Open House

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Reem-Kayden Center
Join us at Bard College in the Hudson Valley 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. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our Hudson Valley campus located at 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.

 
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: December Residency 

Friday, December 9, 2016 – Monday, December 12, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, December 9, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, December 10, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: January Residency

Friday, January 20, 2017 – Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, January 20, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, January 21, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Open House in New York City

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 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. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038.

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.

 
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: February Residency 

Friday, February 17, 2017 – Monday, February 20, 2017, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, February 17, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, February 18, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: March Residency

Friday, March 17, 2017 – Monday, March 20, 2017, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, March 17, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, March 18, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: April Residency 

Friday, April 21, 2017 – Monday, April 24, 2017, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Bard College Campus
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, April 21, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, April 22, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: May Residency 

Friday, May 19, 2017 – Monday, May 22, 2017, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, LMHQ. 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, May 19, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series
Speaker TBD

Saturday, May 20, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.
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