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

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

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

Sustainable Business Fridays: CSR: A Practioner's Perspective

Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sustainable Business Fridays: The Solutions Project with Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson

Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

National Climate Seminar: Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

Sustainable Business Fridays: Carbon War Room and More with Peter Boyd

Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sustainable Business Fridays: Corporate Sustainability Reporting, Assurance and Compliance with Kristen B. Sullivan from Deloitte

Friday, March 6, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm