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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.

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Blog Posts

                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: Palm Oil Boom, Climate Bust

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

Life After Bard: Building a Career in Environmental Education

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 pm, Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Film Screening: The End of Suburbia

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Food Day

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

Food Day Celebration

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

Sustainable Business Fridays: The Green Sports Wave

Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

National Climate Seminar: Policy and Drought in CA

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

National Climate Seminar:Potential Social Impact

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

National Climate Seminar: Fugitive Emissions: How Big?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

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

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, New York City

Sustainable Business Fridays: "Folks, This Ain't Normal" Joel Salatin  on Sustainable Food Systems

Friday, December 19, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm