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2012

  Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Online Information Session for Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Online  7:00 pm
Bard CEP and Bard MBA will co-host an online information session for prospective students interested in learning more about our graduate programs. We use an interactive platform where we can present you information and take your questions. It will be held at 7pm eastern on Dec. 5th and run for approximately 45 minutes.

Learn about programs and admissions requirements for:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

<<<<<< register >>>>>>>

Led by Director Eban Goodstein and Admissions Reps Katie Van Sant (MBA) and Molly Williams (CEP).


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Eleanor Sterling
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us at noon via conference call for the National Climate Seminar with Eleanor Sterling, Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, talking about the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.

Call-in number:             1-712-432-3100      ; Conference Code: 253385
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCSfall12.pdf
  Friday, November 30, 2012 – Sunday, December 2, 2012
C2C Fellows: Sustainability Leadership Workshop at Bard
Bard College  Sustainability Leadership Workshop

Bard College, November 30 – December 2, 2012


C2C Fellows is a national network of undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to become sustainability leaders in politics and business.


C2C Fellows convenes regional weekend training workshops for selected current and recent college undergraduates. These weekend workshops support students to envision a path to early leadership and develop their skills. Interactive workshops cover communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics. C2C Fellows hosts student workshops in locations nationwide featuring Dr. Eban Goodstein, director of C2C Fellows and Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability.


Who can apply? Any undergraduate or recent graduate from ANY college or university

How to apply: Visit Bard’s C2C Fellows website to apply www.c2cfellows.org

Questions? Contact: C2C Workshop Facilitator Jess Scott: jescott@bard.edu

For more info: www.c2cfellows.org


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Jess Scott, C2C Workshop Facilitator  845-758-7073  jescott@bard.edu
Download: Bard C2C flyer (generic print).pdf
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Kim Knowlton
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us at noon via conference call for the National Climate Seminar with Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist with NRDC's Health & Environment Program, talking about why climate change is a matter of health.

Call-in number:             1-712-432-3100      ; Conference Code: 253385
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCSfall12.pdf
  Saturday, November 17, 2012
Graduate Programs in Sustainability Open House
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Graduate Programs in Sustainability Open House
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 from 11am - 2pm
Bard College, Reem-Kayden Center, Room 102

Useful Links: Download Campus Map  and Directions to Bard College
NOTE: A shuttle will be provided to and from Rhinecliff's Amtrak Station which is 15 minutes from Bard College. Pick up in Rhinecliff at 10:15am and Pick up at Bard at 2:15pm.

AGENDA

10:30:  Registration
11:00:  Opening Remarks by Director Eban Goodstein
11:30: "Rules of the Game" Faculty Panel
   Dr. Gautam Sethi, CEP
   Dr. Jennifer Phillips, CEP
   Dr. Monique Segarra, CEP
   Dr. Ralph Meima, CEP
   Andrea Spender, CEP

12:30   Lunch
1:00:   Breakout Sessions (attend two)
   MBA in Sustainability Program Overview
   Center for Environmental Policy Program Overview
   Meet Current Students

2:00:    Student-led Campus Tour (optional)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN  >>> please register here <<<


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Bard Open House Flyer.pdf
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Dallas Burtraw
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 Join us at noon via conference call for the National Climate Seminar with Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, talking about the next steps for the Clean Air Act.

Call-in number:             1-712-432-3100      ; Conference Code: 253385
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCSfall12.pdf
  Tuesday, November 6, 2012
3+2 Program - EUS Student Lunch
Albee B102  12:00 pm
If you are a Bard undergraduate and curious about the 3+2 Program offered at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, join us for pizza on Nov 6th and learn more. Earn your MS in Environmental Policy or MS in Climate Science and Policy with just one more year of school. Apply in your junior year. More info: http://www.bard.edu/cep/academics/3+2/


Contact: Molly Williams  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: FLYER 3+2 lunch email.pdf
  Monday, October 22, 2012
3+2 Program - Live Webinar
Online  7:00 pm
Have you ever thought about a 3+2 masters degree program in sustainability? The Bard Center for Environmental Policy offers a unique "Junior Year at Bard" program that allows students from colleges across the country to earn a Masters degree in Environmental Policy, or Climate Science and Policy, with just one additional year of education, including an extended high-level, professional internship. Students come to Bard during their junior year to take the first year of Masters coursework, then return to their home institutions to complete their senior undergraduate year.  If you would like to learn more, please join us Monday, October 22nd, for the webinar information session described in the file below. RSVP to cep@bard.edu or 845-758-7071.
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: FLYER 3+2 Webinar.pdf
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
National Climate Seminar: May Boeve
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 Join us at noon via conference call for the National Climate Seminar with May Boeve, Director for Partnerships & Policy / Co-Founder, 350.org, talking about social movements and politics.

Call-in number:             1-712-432-3100      ; Conference Code: 253385
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCSfall12.pdf
  Saturday, October 13, 2012
Green Vehicle Expo and Student-Led Panel
An Addiction to Cars: Air Quality and Policy Challenges in the U.S. Transportation Sector
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard Office of Sustainability are hosting a Green Vehicle Expo and Expert Panel during Family Weekend at Bard College.

Transportation Expo: 12:30 - 3:30 pm (test drive the VOLT!)
Panel Discussion: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

The Expo will feature Chevy Volt (test drives available), Zipcar, Nissan Leaf, and more. The expo is open from 12:30 - 3:30 in front of the Reem-Kayden Center.

Exhibitors include:
1) NYCLHVCC - Clean Cities (host)
2) Bard Grad Programs in Sustainability (host)  
3) BoS (host) + Zipcar + Charging station
4) NY511
5) Bike Co-op
7) Bike Share
8) EcoReps
9) General Motors

The Panel will feature green transportation experts and take place following the expo. Each panelist will do a short 3-5 minute introduction and provide initial thoughts on the topic overall. Bard CEP graduate students will then focus the conversation through questions, where each panelist will get to answer questions relevant to their expertise. We will then take questions from the audience. 
Registration is closed.

Panelists:
* Adam Ruder, Associate Project Manager, NYSERDA - Panelist
* Keith Kerman, Deputy Commissioner for NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services - Panelist
* Andrew Bata, Chief, Strategic Improvements and Best Practices, Office of Strategic Innovation and Technology, MTA New York City Transit
* John Maserjian, Director of Media Relations, Central Hudson Panelist
* Mark Lytle, Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies, Coordinator, Environmental and Urban Studies, Bard College - Panelist
*Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability - Moderator


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard Office of Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Green Car Panel 2012.pdf
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
National Climate Seminar: KC Golden
12:00 pm
Join us at noon via conference call for the National Climate Seminar with KC Golden, Policy Director at Climate Solutions talking about coal exports and the first rule for winning the climate game: “Don’t lose.”

Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein, Director Bard CEP  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: NCSfall12.pdf
  Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Learn about the Peace Corps - CEP Fellows Present!
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  6:00 pm
Please join us for an information session about the Peace Corps. Today, 9,095 Peace Corps Volunteers are working with local communities in 75 host countries, serving those in need while gaining valuable cross-cultural skills and becoming citizens of the world. Come learn about Peace Corps and graduate school opportunities offered at Bard Center for Environmental Policy for students pre- and post- service.

Presenters Include:
Gregory McAuliffe, RPCV Peru '09-'11, Environmental Science (Drexel University)
Megan McClennan, RPCV Niger '08-'10, Biology (Earlham College)
Margaux Granat, RPCV Armenia '10-'11, Environmental Science and M.Ed (UCSB)
James Kostenblatt, Regional Recruitment Supervisor, RPCV Mozambique '05-'09

Peace Corps Assignment Areas: 
Education: Education Volunteers introduce innovative teaching methodologies, encourage critical thinking in the classroom, and integrate issues like health education and environmental awareness into English, math, science, and other subjects.
Youth & Community Development: Youth and community development Volunteers engage in a wide variety of outreach projects concerning at-risk children or youth, adult literacy, health or HIV/AIDS education, environmental awareness, development of libraries and resource centers, and information technology.
Health: Health Volunteers educate and promote awareness issues such as malnutrition and safe drinking water.
Business and Information & Communication Technology: Business development Volunteers work in education, private businesses, public organizations, government offices, cooperatives, women's and youth groups, and more. Information and communications technology (ICT) Volunteers help communities capitalize on technologies by teaching computer and multimedia skills, developing regional databases, and implementing networks for non-governmental organizations, businesses and government offices.
Agriculture: Agriculture Volunteers work with small farmers to increase food production while promoting environmental conservation practices.
Environment: Environment Volunteers work on a wide variety of activities, from teaching environmental awareness to planting trees within a community.
HIV/AIDS: Many Volunteers will contribute to HIV/AIDS initiatives during their service, regardless of their area of expertise.
Food Security: 40 percent of Volunteers are involved in some capacity to support food security through projects in health and nutrition, agriculture, and the environment.
Earth Day: Peace Corps Volunteers think global and act local in communities around the world every day.
 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Career Development Office
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: PC_Sept25 web.pdf
  Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Washington DC
UC Washington Center, Washington D.C.  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<<REGISTER HERE>>>>>

Join the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability as we host a conversation with sustainable business pioneer Hunter Lovins. For more than three decades, Hunter Lovins has been a leading intellectual force behind the sustainability revolution in business. Hunter helped pioneer the idea that saving the planet need not conflict with profitability, and indeed, that profitable solutions were ultimately the only kind that could save the planet. Through her many books (including Natural Capitalism, Climate Capitalism, and most recently The Way Out: Kick-starting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass), numerous successful start-ups, years of business consulting, and tireless public speaking, Hunter has been a driving force behind changing global dialog, and concrete business practice, in the direction of global sustainability.

In addition to engaging in an exciting conversation about sustainability, attendees will learn more about Bard's Graduate Programs in Sustainability which include the Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) and MBA in Sustainability. We also look forward to reuniting with the many Bard CEP alumni now working in Washington DC.

Following the conversation between Bard MBA and CEP Director Eban Goodstein and Hunter, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience.

Seating is limited. Click HERE to register.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: Lovins Sept 19.pdf
Friday, August 31, 2012
Where do I go from here? Bard CEP Alumni/ae Panel
Manor House Cafe  9:30 am
Bard CEP hosts it's annual Alumni/ae Panel during workshop week this August. The incoming Class of 2014 has the chance to meet and hear from CEP alumni/ae about the paths that were blazed before them. CEP alums give some background about themselves, discuss how they got their current job, and offer advice to new students on entering the environmental policy field. A truly inspiring way to start the academic year! 

This year's panel will include:
- Enid Cardinal MS '04, Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Todd Paul MS '06, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance
- Ben Hoen MS '06, Principal Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Labortory
- Rebecca Massey MS '09, Sustainability Liason, NYC Dept of Design and Construction
- Michel Wahome MS '10, Program Manager, Innovation & Sustainability, The New York Academy of Sciences



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071 
Download: CEP Alumni Panel 2012.pdf
Monday, August 27, 2012
Fracking: What is Safe? Who Decides?
Olin, Room 102  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
To launch the Bard CEP "workshop week", Nadia Steinzor, MS '04, presents a Keynote Address on the environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing: Fracking: What is Safe? Who Decides?

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Nadia Steinzor, is a Marcellus Shale Organizer for Earthworks. Nadia joined EARTHWORKS in 2010. She has worked for over 15 years in communications, writing and editing, and research on environmental and social issues for progressive non-profit organizations and has held positions at Zero Population Growth, the International Center for Research on Women, and most recently as Director of Communications at the Mohonk Preserve.

Nadia has worked to promote action and policies on land and natural resource protection, endangered species policy and recovery, the impacts of population growth, and international human rights. As a volunteer, she has served on the executive committee of the Washington, DC chapter of the Sierra Club and is currently a board member of the Woodstock Land Conservancy.

Nadia holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard College and an M.A. in Peace and Development Studies and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She lives in Willow, New York, in the eastern Catskills.

EARTHWORKS is dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Way Out: Kick-Starting Capitalism to Save Our Economic Ass
Preston Theater  8:00 pm
An evening Lecture with Bard MBA Faculty Hunter Lovins.

Bard MBA and Bard CEP are pleased to host Hunter Lovins on the first day of classes for incoming students in both programs. All are welcome to attend!

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L. Hunter Lovins is president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) and a board member and adjunct faculty for the Bard MBA in Sustainability. NCS educates senior decision makers in business, government, and civil society to restore and enhance natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. Lovins is also currently a faculty member at Bainbridge Graduate Institute and the chief insurgent of the Madrone Project.

Lovins has consulted for scores of industries, governments, and large and small companies worldwide. Recipient of such honors as the Right Livelihood Award, Lindbergh Award, and Leadership in Business, she was named Time Magazine 2000 Hero of the Planet and in 2009 Newsweek dubbed her a “Green Business Icon.” She has co-authored nine books and hundreds of papers, including the 1999 book Natural Capitalism, 2006 e-book Climate Protection Manual for Cities, and the 2009 book Transforming Industry in Asia. She has served on the boards of governments, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies.

Lovins’s areas of expertise include natural capitalism, sustainable development, globalization, energy and resource policy, economic development, climate change, land management, fire rescue, and emergency medicine. She developed the Economic Renewal Project and helped write many of its manuals on sustainable community economic development. She was a founding professor of business at Presidio Graduate School, one of the first accredited programs offering an M.B.A. in sustainable management. Lovins holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.S. (Sociology, Political Science).



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Download: Lovins Aug 24.pdf
  Saturday, May 26, 2012 – Sunday, May 27, 2012
2012 Commencement and Alumni/ae Weekend
The 2012 Commencement and Alumni/ae Weekend
May 25-27, 2012

Saturday, May 26 Event 11:00 am-1:30 pm Graduate Program Lunch Blithewood north lawn
For Class of 2012 graduates of the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture; Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts; International Center of Photography-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies; Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture; Master of Arts in Teaching Program; Graduate Conducting Program and Vocal Arts Program of The Bard Conservatory of Music.
Complimentary for graduate program graduates, faculty, and staff. $20 per person for friends and family.
(For more information about this event, please contact Doug O'Connor.)

Commencement Academic Procession
Alumni/ae from reunion classes are invited to join the Class of 2012, trustees, and faculty in the academic procession. Academic attire is required and must be ordered by April 13. 1:30 pm Robing for the Academic Procession F. W. Olin Humanities Building 2:00 pm Formation of the Academic Procession Annandale Road, south of the Chapel of the Holy Innocents 2:30 pm Commencement Exercises Commencement Tent, Seth Goldfine Memorial Field
Celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2012 and the awarding of honorary degrees.

Honorary Degrees
Cory A. Booker
Doctor of Laws

Aryeh Neier
Doctor of Humane Letters

Lynda Resnick
Doctor of Humane Letters

Lynn Nottage
Doctor of Fine Arts

Jens Reich
Doctor of Science

Conferring of Graduate Degrees
Conferring of Bachelor of Arts Degrees Reception
Immediately following Commencement To Graduating Students and Invited Guests: You are cordially invited to a champagne reception in honor of the graduating students from the

Bard Center for Environmental Policy,
Bard Graduate Center,
Center for Curatorial Studies,
ICP-Bard Program for Advanced Photographic Studies,
Graduate Conducting Program,
Graduate Program in Vocal Arts,
Master of Arts in Teaching Program,
and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts


NO RSVP NECESSARY






Contact: 845-758-7085 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – Friday, May 25, 2012
The 10th Annual Master's Theses Presentations
Preston 110  Congrats to the CEP Class of 2012!

Wednesday, May 23rd: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Climate

12:30 – 1:00 pm   Lucy Van Hook
1:00 – 1:30 pm     Nai Hui Wang
1:30 – 2:00 pm     Jamie Wilson
2:00 – 2:30 pm     Melissa Provinsal
2:30 – 3:00 pm     Michael Bernstein
3:00 – 3:30 pm     Daniel Smith
                             ---Break---
3:45 – 4:15 pm     Jessica LeClair
4:15 – 4:45 pm     Melissa Mezger
4:45 – 5:15 pm     Natalie Narotzky

Thursday, May 24th: Energy & Politics, Land Use & Urban Issues

12: 30 – 1:00 pm   Ann Calamai
1:00 – 1:30 pm      Patrick DiCiaccio
1:30 – 2:00 pm      Brandy Chambers
2:00 – 2:30 pm      Leah Scull
                              ---Break---
3:00 – 3:30 pm      Anne Kline
3:30 – 4:00 pm      Bartek Starodaj
4:00 – 4:30 pm      Simon Topp

Friday, May 25th: Water & Wetlands, Waste & Energy, Land Management

9:30 – 10:00 am     Keith McHugh
10:00 – 10:30 am   Kristine Pierce
10:30 – 11:00 am   Michelle Phillips
11:00 – 11:30 am   Carol Smillie
                               ---Lunch Break---
1:00 – 1:30 pm       Rachel Savain
1:30 – 2:00 pm       Katherine Murray
2:00 – 2:30 pm       Abigail Osgood
                               ---Break---
3:00 – 3:30 pm      Jaime DiPuppo
3:30 – 4:00 pm      Nolan Gardner
4:00 – 4:30 pm      Jennifer Morrow

5:00 on: Celebration at the Row Jan Creek Boat Club
11 miles north of campus off of Rt 9G. Look for a small road with sign on left after 9G bridge.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Bard Center for Environmental Policy


MICHAEL BENNETT BERNSTEIN Harrison, New York
“Advancing the Role of High-Performance Computing in Sustainable Energy Solutions”

DIANA R. CALAMAI Chapel Hill, North Carolina
“Theory and Practice of Natural Resource Taxation: Implications for New York State's Natural Gas Tax Policy”

BRANDY ALANNA CHAMBERS Minerva, New York
“The Treatment of Non-Transmission Alternatives in New England Markets and Regulations”

JAIME MICHELLE DIPUPPO Pleasant Valley, New York
“Improving Waste Management in New York City: A Case Study”

NOLAN GARDNER Northampton, Massachusetts
“Rainwater Harvesting in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico: Constraints and Promise”

ANNE ELIZABETH KLINE Woodstock, Connecticut
“Knitting Green Infrastructure into the Urban Fabric: Strategies for Implementation”

KEITH THOMAS MCHUGH Roanoke, Virginia
“The Value of Inland, Freshwater Wetlands for Flood Protection”

KATHERINE MARY MULLARKEY MURRAY Delmar, New York
“Can Small Land Trusts Participate in Carbon Markets?”

ABIGAIL M. OSGOOD Glen Ridge, New Jersey
“The Role of Market Actors in Climate Change Mitigation”

KRISTINE E. PIERCE Folsom, California
“Managing Fisheries from Near and Far: Analysis of Marine Protected Areas in the Philippines”

MELISSA N. PROVINSAL Portland, Oregon
“Hydropower in Development: The Case of the Mekong”

RACHEL A. SAVAIN Plantation, Florida
“Building Public-Private Partnerships: Integrating Informal Recyclers into Solid-Waste Management in Haiti”

LEAH SOMERS SCULL Newport News, Virginia
“Facilitating Local Choice in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations: A Strategic Toolkit for New York Municipalities”

CAROL SMILLIE Gallatin, New York
“Sustainable Stormwater Management: Recommendations for the Bard College Campus”

DANIEL J. SMITH Delmar, New York
"Improving Consumer-targeted Residential Energy Audit Software: An Introduction to the Home Envelop & Energy Analysis Tool (HEEAT)"

BARTOSZ M. STARODAJ New Britain, Connecticut
“Forging Consensus? The Prospective Role of Regional Governance in the Planning of ‘Shrinking Cities’ ”

SIMON TOPP Evergreen, Colorado
“Future Impacts of Spatial Management Choices on Land Cover Change: An Analysis of the Rio-Atoyac Watershed of Oaxaca, Mexico”

JAMIE WILSON Centennial, Colorado
“Examining the Use of a Feed-In Tariff to Accelerate Renewable Energy into the Ohio Electricity Sector”


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLIMATE SCIENCE AND POLICY
Bard Center for Environmental Policy


PATRICK JOSEPH COSMO DICIACCO Rochester, New York
“Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing: A Review of the PACE Design and its Intersection with the Residential Mortgage Industry”

JESSICA HELENA LECLAIR Windsor Locks, Connecticut
“Governance Strategies in the Far North: Managing Climate-Driven Relocation Efforts in the Arctic”

MELISSA A. MEZGER Cincinnati, Ohio
“The Framing of Uncertainty in U.S. Newspaper Reports on Climate Change”

JENNIFER MORROW Sunderland, Massachusetts
“Modeling Nitrogen Fertility Potential of Cover Crops and Manures”

NATALIE MAX NAROTZKY Westfield, New Jersey
“Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Natural Gas: Implications of a Life-Cycle Based Carbon Tax on the U.S. Electricity Sector”

MICHELLE LYNN PHILLIPS Livonia, Michigan
“Fuel Treatment Thinnings from U.S. Federal Public Lands: A Bioenergy Perspective”

LUCILLE BENTON VAN HOOK Cambridge, New York
“An Examination of First-Cost Barriers in Residential Energy Efficiency Program Participation”

NAI-HUI WANG Republic of China, Taiwan
“Actor Mechanism: Key Elements to Successful Small-Scale Community Renewable Energy”

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
Download: mp 2012 poster.pdf
Friday, May 18, 2012
Potluck #2 at Gansvoort Farm!
Gansvoort Farm  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Professor Phillips (aka JPhil) will host a potluck on her farm on Friday, May 18th from 4-7pm. Stop by for fun, food, baby lambs, and pasture walk! Sign up for the potluck here!

Farm Website


Farm address:1827 Route 9, Germantown, NY 12526
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 518-537-4668 
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Potluck #1 at the Sethi Residence!
4:00 pm
To celebrate the end of the semester, Sujata and I would love to have you over for games and fun. If you're able to make it, please sign up  here  at the earliest.

The party is on Sunday May 13. Festivities begin at 4 pm.

34 Quail Ln
Tivoli, NY 12583

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-756-5282 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Use of GIS in Environmental Policy: A Poster Session and Public Talk
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We are thrilled to announce that the students of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will present their final projects at a GIS Poster Session. After the poster session, CEP will host a public talk on "The Use of Spatial Analysis in Policy" with Andrew Meyer of the Hudson River Estuary Program. Refreshments will be served following the talk. All are welcome to attend.

AGENDA
1:00 - 1:45 GIS POSTER SESSION  (MPR)
1:45 - 2:30 ANDREW MEYER: SPATIAL ANALYSIS IN POLICY  (WEIS)
2:30 - 3:15 LIGHT REFRESHMENTS  (MPR)

Location: Bertelsmann Campus Center

PUBLIC TALK
Andrew Meyer, Shorelands Conservation Specialist for the Hudson River Estuary Program, will present a lecture about "The use of maps and spatial analyses in environmental policy development and implementation."

Andrew Meyer is the Shorelands Conservation Specialist for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the New York State Water Resource Institute at Cornell University. He works on watershed outreach and open space projects relating to the many communities of the Hudson River Estuary. Andrew grew up in Orange County and has a Master's degree from the University of Colorado.

GIS POSTER SESSION
Population and Race affected by Nuclear Power Plants
Maggie Yayac and Stephanie Chennell

Surviving the Shale: A Spatial Study of Risk to Threatened Species from Habitat Overlap with Natural Gas Development

Jordan Michael Kincaid and Maxine R. Segarnick

Disappearing into the Night: The Decline of Whip-poor-will and Nighthawk Populations in Southeastern NY, 1980-2000
Kristin Kokal and Justin Wexler

Environmental Justice: Toxic Releases in Atlanta, GA
Nick Monzy Martin and Ariadne Prior-Grosch

Mapping Sulfur Dioxide Emissions and Grandfathering Status for Electric Power Plants before and after the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments

Meaghan Colligan, Vickash Mohanka and LeAnne Harvey

Mapping wolf pack success in Montana: A historical account since reintroduction
Amy Robinson and Christine Pizzutti

Assessing the impact of ocean surface temperatures on Albacore Tuna landings in California

Diana Benlevy and Kendall Lambert

Puerto Rico’s Renewable Energy Potential
Jessica Delgado, Sebastian Vincent and Jed Wolf

Climate & Ethnic Conflicts Throughout the Continent of Africa
Tim Maher and Brady McCartney

eTrip: New York’s Premier Electric Vehicle Cooperative
Taylor Evans and Libby Murphy

Pediatric Asthma in California: Determining the Role of Stationary Sources of Pollution
Carrie Lucio-Zwieback and Catherine Munyua

Proposed Trailheads for Trails with the Best Vistas in the Adirondack Park
Marianna Hunnicutt and Danielle Seeley



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
Download: GIS poster.pdf
  Wednesday, May 2, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Jihan Gearon, Black Mesa Coalition
Carbon Supply Chain: Black Mesa and Beyond
Conference Call  12:00 pm
Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385. On the web: bard.edu/cep/ncs

About the Speaker

Jihan Gearon is Diné (Navajo) and African American. Jihan grew up in Fort Defiance, located on the eastern part of the Navajo reservation in Arizona. She is a graduate of Stanford University with a Bachelors of Science in Earth Systems and a focus in Energy Science and Technology. In her current role as Executive Director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC), Jihan leads her staff and network in building a just transition away from the fossil fuel based economy of the Navajo Nation and towards a green economy that uplifts the traditional economy and honors the culture of the Navajo people. Jihan is an active organizer, speaker, and writer on Indigenous Peoples rights, and environmental, energy and climate justice. Her experience and expertise includes work on Indigenous Peoples rights, environmental justice, climate justice, and the impacts of energy development, climate change, and related policies on Indigenous Peoples and people of color. Jihan is based out of Flagstaff, Arizona.
More About This Speaker




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: meyers@bard.edu
Download: NCS spring12.pdf
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
What does it mean to be an environmentalist today?
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  12:00 pm
Brownbag Lecture with Dr. Karim Ahmed, President of the Global Children's Health and Environment Fund and Director of the International Program at NCSE, on what it means to be an environmentalist today.

Dr. Karim Ahmed is an internationally recognized expert in the field of environmental sciences, natural resource management, technology assessment and public health. One of his specialty areas is related to the human health impacts of air- and water-borne pollutants on adults and children and in the evaluation of health risks of toxic substances, agricultural chemicals, unsafe consumer products and other hazardous materials. At present, one of his chief areas of interests is the impact of climate change on human health and natural ecosystems, and in assessing mitigation and adaptation approaches to address them. In recent years, Dr. Ahmed has participated in a number of international fora on global climate change, water resource management, and public policy issues related to environmental planning, green technologies and sustainable development in different regions of the world.

Currently, Dr. Ahmed is the Director of International Program at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) in Washington DC, where he serves on its Board of Directors as its Secretary-Treasurer and was one of its founding board members. He is also the founder and President of the Global Children's Health and Environment Fund (GCHEF), a non-profit international organization specializing on children's environmental health issues in both developed and developing countries.



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
  Saturday, April 21, 2012
Graduate Open House - Bard MBA and Bard CEP
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Graduate Open House: Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Bard MBA in Sustainability

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 from 11am - 2pm
Bard College, Reem-Kayden Center, Room 102

Useful Links: Download Campus Map  and Directions to Bard College

AGENDA

10:30 - 11:00: Registration
11:00 - 11:30: Opening Remarks by Director Goodstein, CEP and MBA
11:30 - 12:00: Program Overview by Molly Williams, Admissions CEP and MBA
12:00 - 12:30: Pizza and Salad, mingle with current students and faculty
12:30 -   1:30: Payment for Ecosystem Services: NYC to Oaxaca! Faculty & Student Panel, CEP
1:30   -   2:00: Studen-led Campus Tour

>>>>> REGISTER TO ATTEND <<<<<

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
Download: CEP OH MAP.pdf
  Wednesday, April 18, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Climate Impacts Group, NASA
Climate and Food Supply
Conference Call  12:00 pm
Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385. On the web: bard.edu/cep/ncs

About the Speaker
Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig is a Senior Research Scientist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University. She co-led the Metropolitan East Coast Regional Assessment of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and was the lead scientist on the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Climate Change Task Force. For the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, she was a Coordinating Lead Author on the Assessment of Observed Changes and Responses in Natural and Managed Systems. She is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science. She leads the Climate Impacts Group at the Goddard Institute of Space Studies, whose mission is to investigate the interactions of climate (both variability and change) on systems and sectors important to human well-being. Dr. Rosenzweig is currently the Co-Chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change.Dr. Rosenzweig received her Ph.D. in Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences from the University of Massachusetts in 1991. She earned an M.S. in Soils and Crops from Rutgers University and a BA in Agricultural Sciences from Cook College. She has authored or co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles and authored or edited eight books.
More About This Speaker

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: meyers@bard.edu
Download: NCS spring12.pdf
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"Living Downstream" Special Screening & Expert Panel
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary. This poetic film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

PANELISTS
Jannette Barth (keynote), President, JM Barth and Associates
Michael Edelstein, Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, Ramapo College
Mark Lytle, Chair, Environmental and Urban Studies, Bard College
Rebecca Barnes (moderator), Professor, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

AGENDA
5:00 - 5:10:  Introductions
5:10 - 5:30:  Keynote Speaker
5:30 - 7:00:  Film Screening
7:00 - 7:30:  Panelist Reactions
7:30 - 7:55:  Question and Answer
7:55 - 8:00   Closing Remarks

Special thanks go to George Smith '82 and CEP students for making this event possible!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Download: LD_Screening Flyer.pdf
  Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Online Information Session
These online information sessions are for prospective students and applicants to learn firsthand about our innovative masters programs in an easy, low-carbon way. Each session is a brief 15-20 minute presentation followed by Q & A.

April 10, 2012 (register): Online Info Session for Prospective Students (4:00pm Eastern)
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
  Friday, April 6, 2012 – Sunday, April 8, 2012
C2C Fellows: Oberlin College Workshop
C2C Fellows Workshop
Oberlin College  April 6th-April 8th

C2C Fellows is designed for young people who want to change the world by the time they are thirty. C2C helps Fellows pursue early leadership careers in politics and business to build a just and sustainable future. Admission to our workshops is limited: the admissions committee must make difficult choices based on the information you provide below.

C2C values diversity of thought. We seek people with different interests, life experiences, political starting points, and geographical and cultural backgrounds. 

By 2016, C2C Fellows graduates will be running for the US Congress and for office at state and local level and taking on leading private sector roles, developing sustainable business. C2C Fellows is the power network for young people with the wisdom, talent, and grace to remake the future. Two graduates of this year’s C2C workshops will receive $1,000 scholarships to attend follow-on, multi-day leadership trainings, one focused on how to start a green business, and the other, on how to run your own political campaign.



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: C2C Fellows Agenda Oberlin.pdf
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Environmental Change
Albee B102  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A lecture for the position of Environmental Scientist:

ROBYN SMYTH

Currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Robyn Smyth is an aquatic scientist with research experience that ranges from environmental valuation and resource management to ecosystem modeling and high-frequency data analysis. She has had formal training and experience in federal science policy as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation and a student at the Cornell Center in Washington. Ph.D. 2010 Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology UC Santa Barbara, M.Sc. 2003 Water Resources University of Vermont, B.Sc. 2000 Natural Resources Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude and Honors Distinction in Research.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Bard Information Session on the Peace Corps
6:00 pm
Come to a Bard Information Session on the Peace Corps!
Led by Peace Corps Regional Recruiter, Ryan Lesley RPCV Cameroon 2006-2008, this is for folks interested in the Master's International Program, or in being a Peace Corps volunteer. Sponsored by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Career Development Office. Please contact Molly Williams if you want to learn how to join from your own computer.

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Location: Meeting Room (214) in Campus Center.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Career Development Office
Contact: Molly Williams, Admissions Coordinator  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Wednesday, March 21, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Co.
Getting Green Done: Front Line Sustainability Work
Conference Call  12:00 pm
Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385. On the web: bard.edu/cep/ncs

About the Speaker
Auden Schendler is Vice President of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company. He worked previously in corporate sustainability at Rocky Mountain Institute. Auden has been a trailer insulator, burger flipper, ambulance medic, Outward Bound instructor, high school math and English teacher, freelance writer, and Forest Service goose nest island builder. An avid outdoorsman, Auden has climbed Denali, North America's highest peak, and kayaked the Grand Canyon in winter. His writing has been published in Harvard Business Review, the L.A. Times, Slate, Scientific American Earth 3.0,  and Salon.com and other media, and his work has been covered in Outside, Fast Company, Travel and Leisure and Businessweek. In 2006, Auden was named a global warming innovator by Time magazine. He has also been named a Wirth Chair "Pioneer of the New Energy Economy" by the University of Colorado, a "Climate Saver" by the EPA, and an E-chievement award winner by the radio show E-town. Auden has testified to congress on the impacts of climate change and speaks widely on sustainability. His book Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution was called "an antidote to greenwash" by NASA's James Hansen. He lives in Basalt, Colorado with his wife Ellen and their children Willa and Elias.
More About This Speaker



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: meyers@bard.edu
Download: NCS spring12.pdf
Friday, March 16, 2012
Land-cover change and carbon storage under diverse land-use systems in Guatemala
ALBEE B102  4:00 pm
Please join us for a lecture by:Mikaela Schmitt-HarshCandidate for the position of Environmental Scientist
Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change

Ph.D., Environmental Science, Indiana University. M.S., Natural Resource Management, Indiana University. M.P.A, Comparative and International Affairs, Indiana University. B.A., Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College. Dissertation research is on land-use/cover change and carbon dynamics in coffee agroforestry systems and tropical forest systems in Guatemala. Current research at CIPEC focuses on the relative influence of household-level decision-making and community-level institutions on urban forest landscapes. This research utilizes a household survey, semi-structured interviews with neighborhood and homeowners associations, ecological inventories, and GIS to gain insight on how social mechanisms influence ecological outcomes in urban landscapes.

More information on Ms. Schmitt-Harsh's research: http://www.indiana.edu/~cipec/research/agroforestry.php


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073 
  Monday, March 12, 2012
Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - March 12, 2012
Sustainable Finance: What does it look like?
641 6th Avenue, NYC 8th Floor  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
>>>>REGISTER HERE<<<<

Please join us for the final event in our spring 2012 Sustainable Business Series. You'll hear from leading industry experts as we ask the question: What does sustainable finance look like? We're thrilled to have investment professional, Rick Stuckey; Gifford Park Associates founder, John Cusack; and Judy Samuelson, the Executive Director of Business & Society Program at The Aspen Institute on our panel for the evening. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience.

6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: Sustainable Finance: What does it look like? Rick Stuckey Investment Professional John Cusack Founder, Gifford Park Associates Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director (Panel Moderator)
**Seating Limited. Click here to Register.

Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Read summary here.
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Read summary here.
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Read summary here and listen to audio recording here.
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: SBS Flyer.pdf
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Billy Parish, Solar Mosaic
Careers: Finding Meaning, Money and Community
Conference Call  12:00 pm
Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day.
Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.


On the web: bard.edu/cep/ncs

About the Speaker
Billy co-founded and grew the Energy Action Coalition into the largest youth organization in the world focused on clean energy and climate solutions. Elected in 2007 as the youngest U.S. Ashoka Fellow, Billy has launched dozens of youth, climate and green jobs initiatives.
More About this Speaker


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: meyers@bard.edu
Download: NCS spring12.pdf
  Monday, March 5, 2012
Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - March 5, 2012
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
434 West 33rd Street, NYC   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thank you for your interest in this event. We have reached capacity for our evening of conversation with Hunter Lovins. To be placed on the waiting list, please email Katie at kvansant@bard.edu.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and Women's Network for a Sustainable Future as we host a conversation with sustainable business pioneer Hunter Lovins. For more than three decades, Hunter Lovins has been a leading intellectual force behind the sustainability revolution in business. Hunter helped pioneer the idea that saving the planet need not conflict with profitability, and indeed, that profitable solutions were ultimately the only kind that could save the planet. Through her many books (including Natural Capitalism, and most recently Climate Capitalism), numerous successful start-ups, years of business consulting, and tireless public speaking, Hunter has been a driving force behind changing global dialog, and concrete business practice, in the direction of global sustainability.  Bard MBA and CEP Director Eban Goodstein will engage Hunter in an evening of conversation on sustainable business. Following the conversation, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience. 
6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: A Conversation with Hunter Lovins Hunter Lovins President, Natural Capitalism Inc. Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director 
Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Read summary here.
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Read summary here.
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Read summary here and listen to audio recording here.
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Registration CLOSED.
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: HunterFlyer.pdf
  Monday, March 5, 2012
Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - March 5, 2012 (copy)
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
434 West 33rd Street, NYC   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thank you for your interest in this event. We have reached capacity for our evening of conversation with Hunter Lovins. To be placed on the waiting list, please email Katie at kvansant@bard.edu.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and Women's Network for a Sustainable Future as we host a conversation with sustainable business pioneer Hunter Lovins. For more than three decades, Hunter Lovins has been a leading intellectual force behind the sustainability revolution in business. Hunter helped pioneer the idea that saving the planet need not conflict with profitability, and indeed, that profitable solutions were ultimately the only kind that could save the planet. Through her many books (including Natural Capitalism, and most recently Climate Capitalism), numerous successful start-ups, years of business consulting, and tireless public speaking, Hunter has been a driving force behind changing global dialog, and concrete business practice, in the direction of global sustainability.  Bard MBA and CEP Director Eban Goodstein will engage Hunter in an evening of conversation on sustainable business. Following the conversation, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience. 
6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: A Conversation with Hunter Lovins Hunter Lovins President, Natural Capitalism Inc. Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director 
Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Read summary here.
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Read summary here.
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Read summary here and listen to audio recording here.
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Registration CLOSED.
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: HunterFlyer.pdf
  Monday, February 27, 2012
Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - February 27, 2012
Financing Clean Energy
641 6th Avenue, NYC 8th Floor  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
>>>>REGISTER HERE<<<<

Please join bestselling author and clean finance expert, Peter Fusaro, and clean energy business advisor and attorney, Donald Carlson for a powerful discussion on financing clean energy on February 27th for the Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience.

6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: Financing Clean Energy Peter Fusaro Chairman, Global Change Associates Donald Carlson Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director (Panel Moderator)
**Seating Limited. Click here to Register.
Ensure your seat at upcoming events as well! Register for all events in the Sustainable Business Series below.

Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Read summary here.
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Read summary here.
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Read summary here and listen to audio recording here.
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 Register HERE
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Register HERE
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: SBS Flyer.pdf
  Wednesday, February 15, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale
Six Americas: Communication on Climate
Conference Call  12:00 pm
Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day.
Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.

http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs/

About This Speaker:

Anthony Leiserowitz is an expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, political, and geographic factors that drive public environmental perception and behavior. He has conducted survey, experimental, and field research at scales ranging from the global to the local, including international studies, the United States, individual states (Alaska and Florida), municipalities (New York City), and with the Inupiaq Eskimo of Northwest Alaska. He also recently conducted the first empirical assessment of worldwide public values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding global sustainability, including environmental protection, economic growth, and human development. He has served as a consultant to the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), the United Nations Development Program, the Gallup World Poll, the Global Roundtable on Climate Change at the Earth Institute (Columbia University), and the World Economic Forum.  More About This Speaker



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: meyers@bard.edu
Download: NCS spring12.pdf
  Monday, February 13, 2012
Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - February 13, 2012
Is Sustainable More Productive?
641 6th Avenue, NYC 8th Floor  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
>>>>REGISTER HERE<<<<

Please join with leading experts in sustainable business for this powerful discussion series. Our second event will ask the question: "Is sustainable more productive?" You'll hear from experts who will speak to increases in productivity from incorporating sustainability practices into operations, work environment, and corporate policies. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience.

6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: Is Sustainable More Productive? Robert Fox Partner, Cook + Fox Architects Julie Engerran Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Lee Coker Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director (Panel Moderator)
**Seating Limited. Click here to Register.
Ensure your seat at upcoming events as well! Register for all events in the Sustainable Business Series below.

Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Register HERE
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Register HERE
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 Register HERE
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Register HERE
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: SBS Flyer.pdf
  Saturday, February 11, 2012
The Big Table Screening
Olin Hall  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“There is a story behind everything that we eat. These stories play out everyday in the choices that we make when we all come together around the table.”

AGENDA
6:00pm: Doors open for seating
6:30pm: Welcome Remarks: Todd Erling, Executive Director of HVADC
6:45pm: Screening of The Big Table pilot episode “MILK”
7:15pm: Panel Discussion (see below)
8:30pm: Wrap up discussion and scholarship announcement

PANEL
The simple, or not so simple, choice to eat a product that is locally produced has such a wide ranging impact; the quality of the food we eat, the economic stability of a local farm, and the investment in the quality of life within a community. What are the roadblocks to eating and supporting local food? How to make it affordable?

Ben Niles – Director of the film
Megan Wetherall – Narrator in the film
Molly Raskin – Producer of the film
Ronny Osofsky – Owner, RonnyBrook Farm
Chas Cerulli – Chartwells Director of Dining Services, Bard College
Noah Shetz – Chef's Consortium
Eric Steinman – Editor, Edible Hudson Valley Edition
Dr. Jennifer Phillips – Professor, Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Owner/Operator, Gansvoort Farms

ABOUT THE PANELISTS
The Big Table: a six-part documentary series about food, family and preserving a way of life. “The Big Table” series hopes to educate, make real, and bring to life these issues and questions. The series is winner of the 2011 NYC Food Film Festival Audience Choice Award and is currently in production. More information.

Chartwells Locally Grown project: partners with and supports local farmers by promoting local produce and creating awareness of the many health benefits of eating well and buying local.

The Chef's Consortium is NYChef's promoting local food and sustainable farming.

Edible Hudson Valley Magazine celebrates the local, seasonal foods of the Hudson Valley

Bard Center for Environmental Policy offers graduate education in the interdisciplinary fields of environmental policy and climate science and policy. Professor Phillips teaches agronomy and climate science for Bard CEP as well as owns and operates a sustainable livestock farm in Clermont, NY

FRIEND OF FARMER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Hudson Valley Bounty will present donation check to Friend of the Farmer scholarship fund. This is a scholarship fund set up to aid students who are pursuing a degree in agricultural sciences.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Chartwells Dining Services
Contact: 845-758-7071 
Download: final poster screening.pdf
  Friday, February 10, 2012 – Sunday, February 12, 2012
C2C Fellows: Southeast Workshop
C2C Fellows Workshop
University of Georgia, Athens, GA  >>>>REGISTER HERE<<<<

The registration fee for the weekend is $30, and includes food and lodging. Students can often apply for funding to their student governments or activity boards. Scholarships are also available.

C2C Fellows is designed for young people who want to change the world by the time they are thirty. C2C helps Fellows pursue early leadership careers in politics and business to build a just and sustainable future. Admission to our workshops is limited: the admissions committee must make difficult choices based on the information you provide below.

C2C values diversity of thought. We seek people with different interests, life experiences, political starting points, and geographical and cultural backgrounds. 

C2C Follow-On Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that two graduates of our 2011-12 workshops will receive $1,000 scholarships to attend follow-on, multi-day leadership trainings. More on our website.

The deadline for applying to this workshop is Tuesday, February 6th.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: ebangood@bard.edu
  Monday, February 6, 2012
Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - February 6, 2012
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
641 6th Avenue, NYC 8th Floor  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Please join with leading experts in sustainable business for this powerful discussion series. The first event will center around starting a sustainable enterprise. You'll hear from experts who have successfully launched sustainable businesses and be invited to discuss issues relating to entrepreneurship. 

6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series:
 Starting a Sustainable Enterprise Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design Jeff Hittner Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director (Panel Moderator)
**Seating Limited. Click here to Register.

Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Register HERE
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Register HERE
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Register HERE
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 Register HERE
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Register HERE
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: SBS Flyer.pdf
  Wednesday, February 1, 2012
National Climate Seminar: Jon Shenk, Actual Films
The Island President: Climate Story-telling
Conference Call  12:00 pm
Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 12:00pm eastern on the scheduled day.
Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.

http://www.bard.edu/cep/ncs/

About the Speaker:

Jon Shenk is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and founder of Actual Films. He was the Director of Photography for the Academy Award-winning Smile Pinki (2009). He was awarded an Emmy for Blame Somebody Else (2007), a feature story about human trafficking, he wrote, produced and photographed for the PBS series, Exposé. Shenk directed and photographed the Emmy-nominated Lost Boys of Sudan (2004), a feature documentary that follows two young refugees of Sudan’s civil war through their first year in America. Lost Boys of Sudan was released theatrically, received the Independent Spirit Award, and aired on PBS/POV. He co-directed and photographed Democracy Afghan Style (2004, 80 minutes), a PBS/ITVS/Arte film about the post-war constitutional process in Afghanistan. In 2005, he directed and photographed segments for The New Heroes (PBS). He directed and photographed The Beginning (1999), an observational chronicle of George Lucas’s complex creative process during the making of Star Wars: Episode I that some reviewers consider to be “the best DVD behind-the-scenes documentary ever made.” Shenk has produced and photographed dozens of documentaries for PBS, the BBC, A&E, Bravo, CBS, NBC, and National Geographic. He has been nominated twice for Emmys for his cinematography.

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Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: meyers@bard.edu
  Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Bard MBA Launch Event
The 1 Hour MBA in Sustainability
434 West 33rd Street, NYC  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Join Bard College as we introduce our new MBA in Sustainability and preview the future of mission-driven business education.

6:30 PM: Reception with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: 1 Hour MBA Program
Opening Remarks: Majora Carter, CEO Majora Carter Group The Case for Sustainable Business Education: Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability Integrating the Bottom LineElysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar Finance for SustainabilityJon Fullerton, President, Capital Institute Discussion to follow.
**Seating Limted, RSVP Required. Click here to Register.
Event flyer available for download below.
Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: BardMBALaunch.pdf
  Monday, January 23, 2012
Roundtable and Reception: Land Trusts and Higher Education
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bard CEP will host a reception and roundtable discussion for course participants, the Bard community, and the public preceding a public lecture by Andy Pitz of Natural Lands Trust on climate change and conservation.

The lecture begins at 5:30pm, the reception at 6:30pm, and the roundtable follows at 7:30pm. The roundtable will address the major challenges and opportunities faced by land trusts today, including climate change, the economy, and the role of higher education. Registration required.

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ROUNDTABLE
Judith Anderson Community Consultants (Short Course Instructor)
Christine DeBoer ‘09 Executive Director, Wallkill Valley Land Trust
Sara Gordon Conservation Planning Project Manager, Peconic Land Trust
Katrina Howey ‘04 Northeast Program Coordinator, Land Trust Alliance
Seth McKee Land Conservation Director, Scenic Hudson
Andrew Pitz VP of Strategic Planning and Policy, Natural Lands Trust
Katrina Shindledecker ‘06 Director of Land Preservation, Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Eban Goodstein Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy (as moderator)




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
Download: land conservation and climate change poster.pdf
  Tuesday, January 17, 2012 – Friday, January 27, 2012
Continuing Education: Managing Private Lands for Conservation
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Continuing Education January Short Course

Session I. Land Trusts: Understanding Key Strategies
January 17th-20th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $300
Learn key elements of running a successful land protection program and how to build greater community support for conservation and your land trust. We’ll cover different land trusts’ insights on conservation easement programs, owning and managing land in fee, enhancing your outreach and communications, and developing a monitoring program for conservation easements.

Session II. Climate Change Impacts and Land Trusts
January 24th-26th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $300
By 2070, NY is likely to have the temperature of NC. What is the forecast, and how does a rapidly warming world affect strategies for land conservation? Learn what other land trusts doing about climate change and how you can adjust your conservation work to a new reality.

ABOUT
This course is being offered as part of Bard CEP’s January term for our masters students. A limited number of spaces are open to the public. Classes are held on the Bard College campus. The course is not offered for credit, though participants receive a certificate of completion. Payment is due on the first day of class. Housing is available. Contact us today to reserve a room.

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
The lead instructor for the course, Judy Anderson of Community Consultants, has been a leader in the land trust sector for more than 20 years and frequently presents courses on land trusts across the United States. A former executive director of the Columbia Land Conservancy, she currently assists land trusts and nonprofit organizations on climate change issues, practical strategic conservation initiatives incorporating local communities, governance, communications, and community-based outreach and fund-raising strategies. She has a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

GUEST LECTURERS
Judy Boshoven, Defenders of Wildlife
Jane Calvin, Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust
Sara Gordon, Peconic Land Trust
Gary Lovett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Seth McKee, Scenic Hudson Land Trust
Andy Pitz, Natural Lands Trust
Katrina Shindledecker M.S. '06, Hudson Highlands Land Trust
John Winter, Woodstock Land Conservancy


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071 
Download: CEP Land Trust Course with Bios.pdf
  Sunday, January 15, 2012
Early Admission Deadline
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy seeks motivated candidates from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Bard CEP offers competitive merit fellowships, project assistantships, and campus employment opportunities to qualified applicants.

January 15, 2012 - early deadline
March 15, 2012 - regular deadline
May 15, 2012
- final deadline

Visit our admissions page to learn more
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7071