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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

Hunter Lovins: Creating A Finer Future

Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, REI Soho, 303 Lafayette St., New York, NY

Hunter Lovins: Creating A Finer Future

Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, REI Soho, 303 Lafayette St., New York, NY

Wild by Design:  Landscape Design in the Age of Ecology

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm, Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Sustainable Business Fridays: Documentary Storytelling: Environmental Awareness Through the Lens 

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

Sustainable Business Fridays: Documentary Storytelling: Environmental Awareness Through the Lens 

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

Graduate Programs in Sustainability Open House at Bard

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

Hudson River Environmental Futures

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 4:45 pm, Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Graduate Programs in Sustainability Open House in NYC

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, LMHQ 150 Broadway, 20th floor New York, NY 10038

Bard MBA in Sustainability REGULAR ADMISSION DEADLINE 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Online

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Online

Sustainable Business Fridays: Global Energy & Clean Power Through Technology & Play

Friday, March 17, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

Sustainable Business Fridays: Global Energy & Clean Power Through Technology & Play

Friday, March 17, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

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

Graduate Programs in Sustainability Open House in NYC 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, LMHQ 150 Broadway, 20th floor New York, NY 10038

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Online

Sustainable Business Fridays: Media as a Call to Arms to Combat Climate Change

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

Sustainable Business Fridays: Media as a Call to Arms to Combat Climate Change

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

Bard MBA in Sustainability: April Residency 

Friday, April 21, 2017 – Monday, April 24, 2017, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Bard College Campus

Sustainable Business Fridays: Environmental Education By Way of Bicycles 

Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

Sustainable Business Fridays: Environmental Education By Way of Bicycles 

Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

Informational Webinar: Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Online

Bard MBA in Sustainability FINAL ADMISSION DEADLINE 

Monday, May 15, 2017, Online

Sustainable Business Fridays: Inclusive Capitalism That Works for Everyone 

Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

Sustainable Business Fridays: Inclusive Capitalism That Works for Everyone 

Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 am, Podcast

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