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The mission of BOS is to enhance the sustainability of the College in its operations, academics, and outreach, while making Bard carbon neutral by 2035.
We seek to enhance our environmental, social, and economic capital while operating within the limits of the ecosystem. Our primary work areas involve efficient transportation, flow of goods, and energy use. We foster dialogue among community members, assess new technology and industry best practices, coordinate projects, develop policy, and market programs. We believe all community members have a part in furthering sustainability.

Blog Posts

Walkway to Paris

Amidst the excitement of 195 countries intending attendance to the to the UN Paris Climate Summit, there was stirring in the Hudson Valley. Posted on 20 June 2016 | 3:41 pm

Bard College Farm Celebrates Fourth Harvest Season as Centerpiece of Campus-Wide Sustainable Food Movement

Campus Celebrates National Food Day, Saturday, October 24, with Farmers Market and Online “Real Food” Drive to Benefit Caring Hands Soup… Posted on 3 November 2015 | 12:26 pm

Solar Dedication Ceremony for South Hall

                On June 24th the Bard Office of Sustainability and Sustainability Counsel held a Sol… Posted on 22 July 2014 | 12:30 pm

Upcoming Events

First Residency 2016-17 Bard MBA in Sustainability

Friday, August 19, 2016 – Monday, August 22, 2016, Campus Center, Manor, Olin

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

Campus Safety Day

Friday, September 23, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, Kline Commons/Ludlow Lawn