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.

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

End of the Year Sustainability!

As the school year wraps up, Bardians are looking to clean up and head out. The Office of Sustainability is offering a number of programs an… Posted on 13 May 2014 | 4:57 pm

Food Drive!

With a full meal plan required for all on-campus students and the choice between three dining locations, Bardians are fortunate to have acce… Posted on 16 May 2013 | 11:56 am

Upcoming Events

National Climate Seminar: GeoEngineering

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

Sustainable Business Fridays: Advancing Market Mechanisms Towards Environmentally Sustainable and Profitable Investments

Friday, April 3, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

National Climate Seminar: Algal Biofuels

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

Asia/Environment Student Research Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sustainable Business Fridays: Conversation-based Approach to Systems Thinking in Corporations

Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sustainable Business Fridays: Leave the World a Better Place: Art and Technology for Sustainability

Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm