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2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive application fee waiver!
Online  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds admission webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs. 

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:

Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: BardCEP_Admission_Events_WEB.pdf
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive application fee waiver!
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds admission webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs. 

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free.

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:

Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: BardCEP_OpenHousePostersWEB.pdf
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Gasland 2 and Beyond
Josh Fox, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the International WOW Company
12:00 pm
Josh Fox, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the International WOW Company, talked with us about his latest film, Gasland Part 2. Gasland Part 1. Josh wrote, directed and shot, premiered at the Sundance film festival 2010, where it was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary, nominated for four Emmys including best documentary, best writing and best cinematography, and awarded the Emmy for best directing. 



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Monday, December 2, 2013
Slow Loris Conservation in Vietnam: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Address a Complex Conservation Problem
Mary Blair, American Museum of Natural History
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  6:00 pm
Mary Blair, Ph.D., is Assistant Director for Research and Strategic Planning at the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) and an NSF Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Fellow.

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) has engaged in scientific research to inform conservation in Vietnam since 1997, resulting in over 42 new species described. Most recently, CBC began a project to inform and improve the conservation management of slow lorises, which are small, nocturnal primates. The greatest threat to the survival of slow lorises is the illegal wildlife trade; they are in high demand across their range for traditional medicines, as pets, and for food. By studying populations found in protected areas across Vietnam and nearby wildlife markets, CBC scientists have been gathering the basic biological data that are necessary for conservation managers to more effectively protect these species. CBC is now embarking on a new dimension of this project in collaboration with Dr. Gautam Sethi at Bard, to integrate biological approaches with econometrics to better understand the nature of the wildlife trade in Vietnam and its impacts on slow loris populations. Multidisciplinary approaches such as these are increasingly necessary and appropriate to solve today’s complex conservation challenges.More on Mary Blair
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Gautam Sethi  845-758-7386  sethi@bard.edu
Download: Slow Loris Lecture.pdf
  Friday, November 22, 2013
Renewable Energy Policy: Biomass to Biofuels—Road to Energy Independence?
Albee B102  3:00 pm
Please join us for a candidate talk with Zywia Wojnar on "Renewable Energy Policy: Biomass, Biofuels, and the Road to Energy Independence."

Zywia Wojnar is the Interim Program Leader for the Environment and Energy program at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Dutchess County. In this position she manages several outreach and educational programs for State and Federal sponsors. Among these is the Bioenergy and Bioproducts Educational Program, whose goal is to provide educators with the content and tools to teach students about bioenergy and bioproducts. The overarching goal is to encourage the young generation to take STEM classes and then enter relevant careers.

Prior to coming to Cornell, Zywia served as Research Director at the Pace Energy and Climate Center at the Pace Law School, Energy Consultant at Power Concepts, and Manager of NYSERDA projects at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. While at Pace, Ms. Wojnar led a cross-functional, multi-institutional team in preparing the Renewable Fuels Roadmap and Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Supply study for co-sponsors New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (2010). She also managed a study for NYSERDA conducting a gaps analysis and needs assessment under the Green Jobs Green New York program. At Bard and Pace she managed multi-year contracts with the Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation, and Protection (EMEP) program of NYSERDA, which addresses the effects on the environment from energy production and use, including fossil-fuel generated energy and renewable energy sources. As part of these contracts, Ms. Wojnar coordinated the production of numerous written publications and web materials and interfaced extensively with researchers and policymakers.

Prior to working at BCEP, Zywia worked in academia and the private sector where she acquired broad-based science, health-related, and industry expertise in diverse environmental areas, including environmental property assessments, solid and hazardous waste management, energy efficiency, regulatory compliance, air emissions permitting and data analysis, and petroleum compliance. Ms. Wojnar attended Swarthmore College, received her M.S. in Biology from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and holds an M.B.A. degree from the Arthur D. Little School of Management (aka the Hult International Business School).



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: cep@bard.edu
  Thursday, November 21, 2013
Global Energy Policy from a New York Perspective
Albee B102  4:00 pm
Jeffrey Domanski, Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program Regional Coordinator for NYSERDA, will give a talk on "Global Energy Policy from a New York Perspective"

Jeffrey Domanski is an Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program Regional Coordinator for NYSERDA, and a PhD candidate at Princeton. He is applying to teach the spring Energy Policy Seminar at Bard. For NYSERDA he is managing facility-focused economic development strategies across six counties of the Mid-Hudson Region, by facilitating increased uptake of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and business-focused economic development programs.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: mwilliam@bard.edu
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Latino Climate Leadership
Jorge Madrid, Tom Graff fellow at Environmental Defense Fund and member of the Board of Directors of Voces Verdes
12:00 pm
Check out this conversation with Jorge Madrid who talked about Latino leadership on climate change. Jorge is a Tom Graff fellow at EDF and a member of the Board of Directors of Voces Verdes (Green Voices), an organization for the voice of Latino leaders for the environment.




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Monday, November 18, 2013
Film Screening of Gasland II by Josh Fox
Olin, Room 102  9:30 am – 11:30 am
Bard CEP first-year students will host a special screening of Josh Fox's Gasland II on Monday, November 18th at 9:30am, just two weeks before Josh Fox joins us for the National Climate Seminar. We hope you can make it!

About the Film
Watch the Trailer
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact:
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive application fee waiver!
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds admission webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs. 

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free.

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:

Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: BardCEP_Admission_Events_WEB.pdf
  Thursday, November 14, 2013
3+2 Info Session / Pizza Lunch
RKC 200  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Molly Williams and Dr. Eban Goodstein to learn more about Bard Center for Environmental Policy's 3+2 Program for undergraduates. A Pizza Lunch will be provided (with gluten-free and vegan options). 

We look forward to speaking with you then! 


Bard 3+2 ProgramBard College undergraduates may proceed directly from three years of undergraduate study at Bard to one of the two-year master’s degree programs (MS in environmental policy or MS in climate science and policy) outlined here. Interested Bard students should apply in their junior year. Completion of Bard distribution requirements, successful moderation into a program of study, and approval from their undergraduate advisor is required to qualify. Interested students should inquire as soon as possible to ensure they meet all requirements.

Accepted students spend two years at Bard completing the master’s degree. The master’s project, usually in the form of a thesis, serves as the student’s senior project, with an undergraduate advisor serving as the second reader. Graduates of the program receive a B.A. and an M.S. from Bard in five years.

Dane Klinger BA/MS '06PhD Student, Stanford University 

“The Bard CEP curriculum provides a broad foundation in the science, economics, and politics behind environmental policy. It prepared me to work across disciplines to better understand and help solve modern environmental problems.”



Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: 3+2 Talk.pdf
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Open House for Applicants and Interested Students
In New York City. Attendees receive an application fee waiver!
1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join us at an Open House in New York City for applicants and interested students to the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability. Attendees will learn about our programs of study, how to apply, and speak one-on-one with admissions staff, faculty, and students. 

<<<< register here >>>>

TENTATIVE AGENDA Time Session 6:00 PM Registration and Refreshments 6:30 PM Opening Remarks with Director Goodstein 7:00 PM Break out sessions with Faculty (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately) 7:30 PM Program Overview (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately) 8:00 PM Student Roundtable
Attendees of the Open House receive a $65 application fee waiver.
Degree Options:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability 

Dual Degree Options:
MS/MBA with Bard MBA 
MS/MAT with Bard MAT 
MS/JD with Pace Law School

Peace Corps Programs:
Master's International Program (for future PCVs)
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs (for RPCVs)

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: BardCEP_Admission_Events_WEB.pdf
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive application fee waiver!
Online  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds admission webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs. 

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:

Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: BardCEP_Admission_Events_WEB.pdf
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
National Climate Seminar: The Social Cost of Carbon Just Went Up
Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate & Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
12:00 pm
Laurie Johnson, chief economist at NRDC's climate and clean energy program in D.C., joined us on the National Climate Seminar to talk about the SCC and her work on modeling the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Listen to the call here:
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Friday, November 1, 2013
Teaching the Sustainability Imperative in Any Class
A workshop for professors in EUS and beyond
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Calling all chemists, philosophers, economists, artists, mathematicians, anthropologists and everyone in between. Here is a chance for EUS faculty and staff to work alongside local, regional, and national experts in higher education addressing sustainabilility.

Please join us, here on Bard Campus, Friday November 1st, from noon to five for a panel and workshop on sustainability in the classroom. The afternoon workshop will be lead by Dr. Pushpa Ramakrishna. Ramakrishna has been a leader in helping faculty from all disciplines learn to teach effectively about sustainability, helping drive widespread faculty engagement throughout her home institution, the Maricopa Community College system in Phoenix, one of the largest educational institutions in the country. 
Noon-1 Panel: The workshop will be proceeded by a panel on sustainability and civic engagement, with Dr. Ramakrishna, and Bard's very own Sustainability Manager Laurie Husted and Dean of Civic Engagement Erin Canaan, and moderated by Bard CEP Director, Eban Goodstein. What are best practices for designing internships and practica that can help students become sustainability leaders? There is no charge for the workshop. To register, please e-mail Josephine French at jofrench@bard.edu.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard Office of Sustainability; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Josephine French  jofrench@bard.edu
Saturday, October 26, 2013
How We Feed Ourselves. A Look at Large- and Small-Scale Farming Practices in the U.S.: Can We Feed Ourselves and Protect Our Natural Resources?
A Panel Discussion
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
This panel discussion highlights the current challenges facing the agricultural industry in America as it tries to feed a growing population with limited and declining natural resources. Panelists will cover a range of controversial topics about the food we eat, everything from public health and environmental impacts, to tax policy and access to land, to protection of natural resources. Panelists Eshel, Feder, and Phillips are Bard College faculty in both the undergraduate Environmental and Urban Studies program and Bard Center for Environmental Policy graduate program. We hope you can join us. 

Introductions by Corinna Borden, Food Sustainability Advocate for Chartwells, at Bard.

PANELISTS:Gidon Eshel, Research Professor of Physics and Environmental Science, Bard College (bio here)

Dr. Eshel will discuss the public health and environmental impacts of food production and consumption in the U.S., with a focus on food-related environmental footprint minimization through diet modification and shorter supply chains. Feeding the nation has a massive environmental imprint. As a sector, food-related greenhouse gas emissions are only modestly smaller than those of the two largest sectors, industry and built environments. The food sector is by far the largest consumptive potable water user in the U.S., and in most industrial nations, and it is the overwhelmingly dominant source of algae-generated water pollution. Along with a sedentary lifestyle, the U.S. food system is also the most significant source of degenerative diseases, with a price tag that is hard to unambiguously characterize, but is undoubtedly in the billions, and with a clear adverse impact on expected human lifespan. The public health and environmental costs of the U.S. food system are intimately related; with few important exceptions, what is environmentally costly will also undermine your health. Can these two problems be tackled in concert? Dr. Eshel will talk about how the price of tackling them together is far smaller than the sum of their individual costs. 

Kris Feder, Associate Professor of Economics; Co-Director, Environmental and Urban Studies, Bard College
 (bio here)

Dr. Feder will discuss how U.S. tax policies systematically favor large farms over small, favor energy- and capital-intensive methods over labor- and skill-intensive methods, and favor ecologically destructive practices over ecologically sound ones. These tax policies also raise farmland prices and make it harder for small farmers to get access to land—particularly near urban markets. Correcting these tax biases would raise needed revenues and promote efficient land management while reestablishing the family farm as a pillar of American culture.

Jennifer Phillips, Professor of Environmental Science, Bard Center for Environmental Policy (bio here)

Dr. Phillips will discuss two competing paradigms for how to conserve "nature" and still produce enough food for 9—10 billion people - we can increase high input farming intensity in "sacrifice zones" or we can transition to a managed agroecosystem approach that combines protection of natural resources with food production but is likely to use more land. Both approaches have merit but she argues that the latter, integrated method that includes high levels of planned and unplanned biodiversity, rotationally grazed livestock, and substitution of knowledge and labor for fossil fuel inputs can help protect water, soil quality and biodiversity, can support carbon sequestration, and will reduce the footprint of farming on natural resource use.


COORDINATED EVENT SCHEDULE

12:00 - 2:30 PM   Farmers Market, outside RKC
12:15 - 1:15 PM   Season brunch by the Bard Farm, RKC Lobby (pre-registration is required)
1:15 - 2:15 PM     Farm Panel, RKC 103


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Farm Panel Poster.pdf
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Goodbye Miami
Jeff Goodell, Author and Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
12:00 pm
Acclaimed writer Jeff Goodell joined the National Climate Seminar to talk about the plight of low-lying regions like Miami dealing with climate change and sea level rise. Goodell has been contributing editor at Rolling Stone since 1996. He is the author of several books including his latest, How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate, and How to Cool the Planet, which won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit, citing it as an "immensely readable, carefully researched and groundbreaking contribution to the literature on climate change." 


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive application fee waiver!
Online  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds admission webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs. 

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free. (International students must contact us to get details on dialing into the webinar.)

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:

Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: BardCEP_Admission_Events_WEB.pdf
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Join and receive application fee waiver!
Online  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability holds admission webinars for prospective students to learn more about graduate school options in our MBA and CEP programs. 

What will be covered?
Webinars include a program overview for the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy programs as well as detailed admissions information, course requirements, tips to make your application strong, and financial information. 

Details on attending a webinar...
No registration is required. To join simply click on the webinar link 5 minutes before the date and time of the webinar you wish to attend, and enter your Full Name as a "guest" (only your first name will be displayed). A $65 application fee waiver is available to those who participate in the webinar at the end of the session. A high speed internet connection and phone are required. Phone calls are toll free.

Webinar Link: http://bard.adobeconnect.com/gpswebinar/

Degree Options Include:
MS in Environmental Policy
MS in Climate Science and Policy
MBA in Sustainability

Dual Degree Options Include:

MS/JD with Pace Law School
MS/MAT with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching
MS/MBA with Bard's MBA in Sustainability

Peace Corps Programs Include:

Master's International (before you serve)
Peace Corps Fellows (after you serve)

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: BardCEP_Admission_Events_WEB.pdf
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Latest Research on Ocean Acidification
Gretchen Hofmann, Professor of Marine Biology and Ecology at UC Santa Barbara
12:00 pm
Professor Gretchen Hofmann, a marine ecophysiologist, joined the National Climate Seminar to discuss the latest research on ocean acidification. Dr. Hofmann is the Director of the Center for the Study of Ocean Acidification and Ocean Change, a UC-multicampus initiative. Dr. Hofmann is a member of California’s Ocean Protection Council’s recently formed Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel and has served as a U.S. delegate to the IPCC Workshop on Ocean Acidification in Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Hofmann contributed to the National Research Council’s recent report and recommendations on ocean acidification policy to be completed in early 2014, she is an Aldo Leopold Fellow (2009), and works to communicate her science to broad audiences.

Read synopsis: Ocean Acidification




Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Meet and greet Bard CEP Students and Alumni/ae in Washington D.C.
Attention future environmental leaders!


Busboys and Poets, 5th and K, Washington DC  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy, located in the Hudson Valley of New York, offers master of science degrees for people who will change the world. Join us and make your career dreams a reality.Meet and Greet at Busboys and Poets on 5th and K in Washington D.C. for future environmental graduate students. Full menu is available, light appetizers will be served. No registration required!

ADDRESS
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: BardCEP_DC_MeetGreet.pdf Meet Greet Bard CEP in DC
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs
Jon Koomey, Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
12:00 pm
Jon Koomey, energy policy and finance expert, holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Energy and Research Group at UC Berkeley. He is coauthor of nine books and more than one hundred and fifty articles and reports on energy efficiency and supply-side power technologies, energy economics, energy policy, environmental externalities, and global climate change. Jon Koomey joined the National Climate Seminar on September 18, 2013 where he helped us understand the potential of ecological entrepreneurship to forge a more sustainable future by undermining the present economic paradigm. 

Read Synopsis: Ecological Entrepreneurship


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Pandora's Promise
Robert Stone, Filmmaker and Director, Robert Stone Productions
12:00 pm
Robert Stone, filmmaker and director of the new feature-length documentary on nuclear energy, Pandora's Promisejoined the National Climate Seminar on September 4, 2013 to discuss his new film about nuclear energy and climate changeStone's breakthrough and debut film was with the Oscar-nominated Radio Bikini in 1987. His work has been screened at Sundance and dozens other festivals and televised in many countries throughout the world.

Read Synopsis: What's Next Nuclear?


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Friday, August 30, 2013
3rd Annual Bard CEP Alumni/ae Panel
Ward Manor  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us Friday, August 30th from 10am - 12pm in Manor House for a conversation with CEP alumni/ae on environmental policy careers and life in the professional realm. Members of the CEP community are encouraged to attend.

Alumni/ae Panelists Include:

Christine DeBoer
Executive Director, Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Dan J. Smith
Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Bard College

Jessica LeClair
Environmental Analyst, Office of Climate Change and Innovation, Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Vanessa Arcara
Executive Assistant to Bill McKibben, 350.org

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact:
Download: Alumni Panel Program 8_30_13.pdf
Friday, August 23, 2013
Can Gross National Happiness Guide the Global Economy
Olin Language Center, Room 115  7:00 pm
Join us for an evening lecture with sustainability expert and Bard MBA Faculty, Hunter Lovins. Lovins will discuss her work with the government of Bhutan and the UN to develop a new roadmap for global economic sustainability. Please join her for a progress report. All are welcome to attend. 


Hunter Lovins, Bard MBA Faculty; President of Natural Capitalism, Inc.
Hunter Lovins J.D., Loyola Law School; B.S. (Sociology, Political Science). L. Hunter Lovins is president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS). 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.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  kvansant@bard.edu
Download: Hunter Lovins_EventPoster_WEB.pdf
  Friday, August 23, 2013 – Friday, August 30, 2013
Welcoming CEP Class of 2015 for Orientation and Workshops!
Hegeman Science Hall  9:00 am

We are so thrilled to welcome the new CEP Class of 2015 for Orientation and Workshops this August! More information, including schedules, will be emailed to you throughout the summer.

New students should check out the  Curriculum webpage for the 2013-14 Academic Calendar and preliminary fall course schedules for CSP and EP degree programs.

We can't wait to meet all of you!


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  jofrench@bard.edu
  Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Webinar - Learn about Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Online Info Session  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please attend our July 3rd Webinar to learn about the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability at 7:00pm eastern.

Chat live with admissions representatives from both the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. Ask detailed questions about your program's structure, intricacies of the application process, or anything else that will help on your path towards environmental leadership. Director Goodstein will also be available to field your inquiries as well. 

Please register for the webinar here. We will send you a follow-up confirmation email with instructions on how to sign on for the live event. 

If you have any additional questions or cannot make this info session, but are interested in future ones, please contact me at the information below. 

We look forward to chatting with you! 


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Emily Krohn, GPS Graduate Admissions Assistant  845-758-7073  ekrohn@bard.edu
  Friday, May 24, 2013
Master's Thesis Presentations: Climate Change and Energy Solutions
Olin Language Center, Room 115  12:45 pm – 3:30 pm

12:45-1:15 CATHERINE NYAMBURA MUNYUA (Thika, Kenya)
“A Feasibility Analysis of Waste to Energy in Nairobi, Kenya”

1:15-1:45 DAVID KANOF (Rockaway, NY)
“Assessing the Possibility of a Cap and Trade Program for Regulating Greenhouse Gases in the United States”

1:45-2:15 CATHERINE LEANNE HARVEY (Abingdon, VA)
"Aiming for Neutrality: A GHG Inventory for Millbrook School"

2:30-3:00 ARIADNE NORTON PRIOR-GROSCH (Haverhill, MA)
“Water Quality in the Village of Red Hook, New York: Evaluation of Possible Contamination From Septic Systems”

3:00-3:30 KENDALL AUGUSTA LAMBERT (Richmond, VT)
"Assessing Vineyard Irrigation Demand Under Four Climate Futures: Methods to Enhance Resiliency to Climate Change in Sonoma, CA"

3:30-5:00 AWARDS CEREMONY AND BARD CEP RECEPTION


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact:
  Thursday, May 23, 2013
Master's Thesis Presentations: Managing Risk in Human and Natural Systems
Olin Language Center, Room 115  11:00 am – 4:15 pm

11:00-11:30 SEBASTIAN VINCENT PILLITTERI (Littleton, MA)
“Adoption of Agroforestry in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico”

11:30-12:00 NICHOLAS MONZY MARTIN (Columbus, GA)
“Understanding Barriers to the Use of Seasonal Forecast Information in Farm-level Decision Making in Bundelkhand, India”

12:00-12:30 KAREN ELISABETH HAUSER COREY (Kingston, NY) 
“Social-ecological Resilience and Tsunamis in Samoa and the Solomon Islands”

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1:30-2:00 CHRISTINE C. PIZZUTTI (Carmel, NY)
"Potential for Organic Standards in Aquaponics"

2:00-2:30 KRISTIN KOKAL (Ft. Myers, FL)
“Our Disposable World: Emerging Plastic Bag Policies in the U.S.”

2:30-3:00 TIMOTHY MICHAEL MAHER, JR. (St. Louis, MO)
“Ambient Intelligence and Ambient Persuasive Technology: Sustainability and Threats to Autonomy”

3:15-3:45 AMY ROBINSON (Polson, MT) presented remotely 
“Preventing Grizzly Bear and Human Conflicts: Implementing Food Storage Policies on Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest”

3:45-4:15 JOHN PINCKNEY ROHRBACK (Seattle, WA) presented remotely
“Modeling Southern Resident Killer Whale Population Response to Chinook Salmon Abundance and its Implications for Recovery Policy”



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact:
  Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Master's Thesis Presentations: Toxics in the Environment
Olin Language Center, Room 115  11:00 am – 3:45 pm

11:00-11:30 MARIANNA ALEMAN HUNNICUTT (Springfield, OR) presented remotely
"Eco-industrial Development as an Economic Resource: The Viability of Establishing Eco-industrial Parks at Existing Brownfield Sites with Historic Industrial Activity"

11:30-12:00 CARRIE LUCIO-ZWIEBACK (Los Angeles, CA)
"Crafting Responsible Transportation Planning: Grassroots Organizations’ Role in Biking Policies in Boston, MA"

12:00-12:30 STEPHANIE AMANDA CHENNELL (DeKalb, IL) 
“A Comparative Analysis of Gray and Green Infrastructure for Urban Stormwater Management”

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1:30-2:00 MAXINE RACHAEL SEGARNICK (Maplewood, NJ)
“Risk Assessment and Regulation of Wastewater Pollution from Unconventional Natural Gas Development in the Marcellus Shale”

2:00-2:30 DANIELLE ERIN SEELEY (South Glens Falls, NY)
“The Effect of Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Residential Property Values: A Hedonic Analysis of Tarrant County, TX”

2:45-3:15 MARGARET YAYAC (Chadds Ford, PA)
“Exploring the Adoption of Green Chemistry Alternatives to Toxic Additives Used in Hydraulic Fracturing”

3:15-3:45 JORDAN MICHAEL KINCAID (Houston, TX)
“To Frack or Not to Frack: The Ideological Roots of Support for and Resistance to Natural Gas Development”


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact:
  Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Spatial Analysis and Mapping: Poster Session and Guest Speaker
Bertelsmann Campus Center  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1pm in Weis: Benjamin H. Houston, P.E., PMP, GISP
2pm in MPR: Student Poster Presentations and Reception

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy invites you to a special presentation on Spatial Analysis and Mapping. Students from Bard CEP master’s program will be presenting posters illustrating final projects they completed for this semesters GIS: Tools for Analysis class. The event will also feature special guest speaker, Benjamin Houston of GroundPoint Technologies. Lite refreshments served!

Special Guest Speaker

Benjamin H. Houston, P.E., PMP, GISP

Chief Executive Officer

GroundPoint Technologies

Mr. Houston has 20 years experience in topographic engineering and related engineering and mapping activities. He is co-founder of GroundPoint Technologies currently leads business development and strategic planning. He has a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Science in Earth Science from North Carolina State University.

Mr. Houston spent 12 years as an Army Officer, first as a Topographic Engineer in the US Army Corps of Engineers and later as a Staff Officer, Public Health Engineer, and Special Operations Team Leader with the US Army Special Operations Command. He is a graduate of the US Army Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Defense Mapping Agency, and the JFK Special Warfare Center and School. Mr. Houston has also held various positions as an engineer and GIS analyst with both for-profit and non-profit consulting companies, and has held positions in various local government agencies at the County level including the Department of Planning, Department of Public Works, and the Department of Health. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and has a broad background in public health engineering, public utilities infrastructure, and stormwater management. Mr. Houston specializes in raster based terrain analysis and GIS data integration. He is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a certified GIS Professional by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). He is a past Vice-President of the Genesee/Finger Lakes Region Geographic Information System Special Interest Group, and is currently an active member of the New York State GIS Association, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). 

Mr. Houston’s background enables him to uniquely understand local government user needs, and how to successfully apply advanced terrain mapping and GIS technologies to achieve project success.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: GIS Poster May 15.pdf
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Putting a Price on Carbon: The Social Cost of Carbon and U.S. Climate Policy
Bard CEP Eco Series
Pace Law School, White Plains, New York  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Register Today to reserve your seat.

Superstorm Sandy clean-up, rising food prices, increased heating and cooling costs: we can no longer ignore the direct economic impact of climate change on our day to day lives. Estimating costs of climate change damages informs rule-makers of the benefits of implementing climate change policy. How do policy-makers calculate the costs and benefits associated with carbon emissions reductions?

In collaboration with the Pace Energy and Climate Center, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is excited to host an expert panel on the Social Cost of Carbon, an estimate of the economic damages associated with a small increase in carbon emissions. Please join us to discuss the stark reality of climate change impacts facing the U.S. economy, how the SCC measures the benefits of proposed climate change regulations, and the implications of using the SCC in U.S. climate policy.

This panel discussion features:

Michael Livermore, Executive Director, Institute for Policy Integrity; Adjunct Professor, NYU Law

Mr. Livermore is the co-author of Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health. A frequent panelist at U.S. and international conferences on cost-benefit analysis, his views and commentary have appeared in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Time.

Dr. Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Center, Natural Resource Defense Council

At NRDC, Dr. Johnson concentrates on modeling the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the impacts of environmental regulation on employment, economic analyses of regulation by industry and macroeconomic modeling of climate change legislation and its distributional impact.

Dr. Robert Kopp, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute; Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Dr. Kopp's scientific research focuses on using models to understand Earth system behavior in the past, with the aim of improving models of future global change. He also conducts policy-related research focused on quantifying human impacts on the global climate, assessing the potential of different policies to mitigate these impacts, and incorporating climate change impacts into cost-benefit and risk management analysis.

Moderated by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability

Dr. Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, as well as the author of Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming and The Trade-Off Myth: Facts and Fiction About Jobs and the Environment. He also directs two national initiatives on global warming: Campus ot Congress (C2C) Fellows and The National Climate Seminar.



Seating is limited, so please register online today! This event is sponsored by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Pace Energy and Climate Center.

Register Today for this event.Bard CEP will provide a shuttle to this event. Please email cep@bard.edu to reserve your seat!
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: SCC Poster.pdf
  Saturday, May 4, 2013
Lecture at the Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies on Flood Management: New Strategies in a Changing Climate
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Extreme weather is becoming more common in our region. Flood events can impact human health and safety, and result in substantial costs to property and infrastructure. Geared toward municipal decision makers and concerned citizens, this forum will provide on-the-ground examples of flood resilience strategies that can help Hudson Valley communities minimize risks while conserving financial resources.

Bard MS/MBA student Libby Murphy, Climate Outreach Specialist, Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS DEC, will be speaking on the panel. Congrats, Libby! 

FREE and open to the public.Time and Location: May 4th, 9-1pm, Cary Institute auditorium2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook NY, 12545Register here.  


Contact:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Pastor and Boyce on Co-benefits and Climate Justice
Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at University of South Carolina and James Boyce, Professor of Economics at UMASS joined the National Climate Seminar on May 1, 2013 to discuss policy measures that address environmental justice and climate change through mitigation efforts to help those low-income communities that are disproportionately affected by air pollution.

Read Synopsis: Greenhouse Gases and Co-pollutants


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
  Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Online Info Session on Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Website  7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Join Bard Center for Environmental Policy for an online Online Info Session at 7pm on April 30th. Chat live with admissions representatives from both the Bard MBA in Sustainability and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

Ask detailed questions about your program's structure, intricacies of the application process, or anything else that will help on your path towards environmental leadership. Director Goodstein will also be available to field your inquiries as well.  

You can register for the webinar here
. We will send you a follow-up confirmation email with instructions on how to sign on for the live event. 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Emily Krohn, GPS Graduate Admissions Assistant  845-758-7073  ekrohn@bard.edu
Friday, April 26, 2013
A Special Screening of Pandora's Promise with Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Robert Stone
Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center  5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The atomic bomb and disasters like Fukushima have made nuclear energy synonymous with the darkest nightmares of the modern world. But what if everyone has nuclear power wrong?

Join us for a special screening event with the Oscar–nominated director Robert Stone for his new movie Pandora's Promise.

After the film, join us for a roundtable discussion on the controversial topic of nuclear energy with Dr. Monique Segarra, Dr. Eban Goodstein, and film director Robert Stone.

Synopsis of Pandora's Promise

The recent reactor meltdowns in Japan have ignited passionate worldwide debate about energy and the future of nuclear power. Pandora's Promise is a feature-length documentary that explores how and why mankind’s most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who once led the charge against it. The film is anchored around the personal narratives of a growing number of leading former anti-nuclear activists and pioneering scientists who, in the face of considerable controversy, are directly challenging the anti-nuclear orthodoxy that is a founding tenet of the mainstream environmental movement. Their stories and ideas will be brought to life through a combination of incredible archival footage from 1945 to the present and original filming across the globe.

Operating as history, cultural meditation and contemporary exploration, Pandora's Promise aims to inspire a serious and realistic debate over what is without question the most important question of our time: how do we continue to power modern civilization without destroying it?

For more on the film, visit these websites.
pandoraspromise.comfb.com/pandoraspromise@pandoraspromise
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Pandora's Promise.pdf
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Energy Efficiency Improvements at the Kingston Library: A Presentation of Results
Albee B102  12:00 pm
A team of students at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Lauren Frisch, Rochelle March, and Kyle Rorah) led by Professor Gautam Sethi has conducted an analysis of the impact of energy efficiency improvements made by the Kingston Library over the period 2005-2012. They will present their findings at this seminar and brainstorm with the audience about some results that are peculiar and hard to explain.

Please join us! 



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Gautam Sethi  sethi@bard.edu
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate
Presented by C2C Fellows
Olin Hall  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
C2C Fellows and Bard CEP will host a national screening of the documentary film "The Island President" on Wednesday evening, April 17th at 7pm. Director Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the survival of his country and his people. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable. 

Following the screening at 9:00pm EST we will be joined by the award winning director, Jon Shenk, along with former UN Deputy Permanent Representative to the Maldives, Thilmeeza Hussain, and also Executive Director and Co-Founder of 350.org, May Boeve, to discuss with a national audience the urgency of action on climate change from an international perspective.

Please join us, and more than 100 campuses around the country, in the Olin Hall. All are welcome.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Jess Scott  845-752-4514  jescott@bard.edu
Download: IP poster mw.pdf
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Katharine Wilkinson on Between God and Green
National Climate Seminar   12:00 pm
Katharine Wilkinson, Author, Between God and Green
Talk Title: 
Between God and Green 

Read Synopsis: Finding Common Ground


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
  Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability Webinar
Website  7:00 pm – 8:00 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.

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

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Emily Krohn, GPS Graduate Admissions Assistant  845-758-7073  ekrohn@bard.edu
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Climate Change and the Economy: Building Resilience through Agriculture
A Panel Discussion
Clark Auditorium, Simon's Rock  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
<<<<<< Register Today >>>>>>

Please join the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Simon's Rock for a panel discussion that aims to uncover the benefits and challenges of local sustainable agriculture from the perspective of climate change, the economy, and our natural resources. 

Climate Change and the Economy: Building Resilience through Agriculture
A Panel Discussion
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, reception to follow
Clark Auditorium, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA
Seating is limited, please register today!

Agricultural practices in the United States continue to significantly impact the environment through degradation of soil and water quality, and emissions of greenhouse gases. Embracing local agriculture promises to address these problems while building stronger communities. Benefits might include regional cycling of nutrients, preservation of local landscapes, and a more vital economy.

Yet, while the "locavore" movement offers the potential for greater control over our food producing systems, with this comes a responsibility to ensure environmental and economic sustainability. Communities promoting local food systems have options that lessen the negative impacts of agriculture by increasing the use of perennials (permaculture), shifting toward increased reliance on ecosystem services for crop and soil health, and supporting both planned and associated on-farm biodiversity, all of which increase agroecosystem resilience in the face of climate change. 

Panelists include:
- Melissa Adams, Massachusetts Representative, Keep Farming Program, Glynwood
- Dr. Peter M. Groffman, Microbial Ecologist, The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
- Dr. Jennifer G. Phillips, Assistant Professor, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College
- Dr. Timothy Randhir, Associate Professor, Dept of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts
- Steffen Schneider, Director of Farm Operations, Hawthorne Valley Farm, Ghent, NY

Doors open at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will take place after the panel at 7:30pm. Pre-registration is required to reserve your seat. This event is hosted by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, in collaboration with Bard College at Simon's Rock, and Berkshire Grown.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Building Resilience Bios Web.pdf
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Mark Reynolds, Lobbyists for Climate Action
National Climate Seminar  12:00 pm
Mark ReynoldsExecutive Director, Citizens Climate Lobby
Talk Title: Lobbyists for Climate Action

Read Synopsis: Responding to Political Will



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Brenda Ekwurzel, After Sandy, What Next?
National Climate Seminar   12:00 pm
Brenda EkwurzelClimate Scientist, Assistant Director of Climate Research and Analysis, Union of Concerned Scientists
Talk Title: After Sandy, What Next? 

Read Synopsis: Learning from Hurricane Sandy


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Climate Change and Its Bearing on Policy
Student Presentations and Panel. Reception to Follow.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Climate Science and Policy students at the Bard CEP will present their research on climate change this Tuesday afternoon. Please join us for an informative and critically important discussion.

Sara DiNovi
Implications for Pacific Northwest Forests due to Climate Change.

Margaux Granat
Climate change in Southeast Asia: Monsoon Variation and the Impacts on Megadeltas.

Craig Johnson
European Glaciers as an Indicator of Climate: Trends, Projections, and a Global Perspective.

Jada Garofalo
Coral Reef Decline in the Caribbean.

Tomy Alarcon

Climate Change in Mexico and the Societal Impacts.

Oliver Peckham

Chilling Implications: Arctic Permafrost Release of Carbon


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Sunday, March 3, 2013
Plunge for People and Planet (P4P2)
P4P2 is a "polar plunge", and it will occur March 3rd at 2:00pm at the Parliament of Reality on Bard's campus. It is a fundraiser designed to raise money for both incoming BCEP scholarships as well as to create stipends to assist my class with our internship costs. Half of the money raised will go to each initiative.

We hope you will help us raise money! This event will involve the entire BCEP community -- all of the students, some of our faculty/staff, and you!  We'd love to have you take the plunge with us, or you can raise money for us to plunge.

In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, I invite you to join us and begin fundraising for the Plunge 4 People and Planet. This is a wonderful way for our friends and family to give the gift of education and opportunity for the holidays.

To donate (or ask friends to donate) please visit: http://p4p2.bard.edu/
Click on the link:  "Pledge Now"
Select a plunger:  Choose either "entire class", or if you're plunging, have your friends write your name into the box!

Thank you kindly for your time -- and I hope to see you in March!

Jada Garofalo MS '14
climate@bard.edu


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Jada Garofalo  845-752-4514  climate@bard.edu
Download: P4P2 Flyer.pdf
  Thursday, February 28, 2013
Webinar on 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. 

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: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Monday, February 25, 2013
A Special Screening: Symphony of the Soil
Q & A to follow with the filmaker, Deborah Koons Garcia, and lead scientist in the film, Dr. Ignacio Chapela 
Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center  4:45 pm – 7:20 pm
The latest film from Deborah Koons Garcia, “SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL” will be shown at Bard College, followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker and lead scientist in the film. The screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:35pm. (Read Huff Post Review)  We hope you will join us!

SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is a feature length film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most highly esteemed soil scientists, farmers, and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. In a skillful mix of art and science, soil is revealed to be a living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.” With the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance. The film inspires the understanding that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems, from climate change, to dead zones, to feeding an ever increasing world population.

For the last ten years, Deborah Koons Garcia has created films that bring deep awareness to food and farming issues.  For more information on Symphony of the Soil, please see www.symphonyofthesoil.com

Location: Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center in the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center on Blithewood Avenue at Bard College. (http://www.bard.edu/campus/facilities/facilities.php?id=6
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: SOS Poster Web.pdf
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Mike Tidwell, Offshore Wind: Potential and Politics
National Climate Seminar   12:00 pm
Mike Tidwell, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Talk TitleOffshore Wind: Potential and Politics

Read Synopsis: Wind Power in Maryland



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Democratizing Water: The Challenge of Building Civil Society and State Collaboration in Oaxaca, Mexico
A Public Lecture by Professor Monique Segarra
Olin, Room 102  4:45 pm
Please join us for a public lecture with Monique Segarra, Assistant Professor of Politics and Policy, Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College.

Biography

B.A., Brandeis University in Political Science; M.I.A., School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Ph.D., Comparative Politics and Latin America, Columbia University. Areas of interest include sustainable development, international environmental politics and the increasingly contentious politics surrounding natural resource management in Latin America. Current research focuses on the politics of water reform in Oaxaca, Mexico and comparative analysis of human and environmental rights movements challenging mineral and oil policies of states and multinational corporations in Ecuador, Mexico and Chile. She has published articles in journals such as Latin American Politics and Society, The Journal of Contemporary Sociology, and edited and contributed to The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America. She has a forthcoming chapter on human rights and the environment in Latin America in Human Rights: Challenges of the Past/Challenges for the Future.  In addition to research and teaching, she has worked with a range of international development and research institutions including the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the Council on Foreign Relations and the Social Science Research Council. Member, BCEP Graduate Committee.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Thursday, February 7, 2013
Winter Open House
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
BGIA: 36 W. 44th St, Suite 1011, New York City  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

<<<<< register today >>>>>>

Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Bard MBA is Sustainability will host a winter open house in Manhattan on Thursday evening, February 7, 2013.

This open house will feature a roundtable discussion where prospective students are involved and interacting directly with both current students and faculty in a relaxed and upclose way. Prospective students will hear from our faculty and students about their experiences with the programs and their current work in the field. We hope to also have CEP alumni/ae join us. The exact location and timing is forthcoming, but seating is limited, so please register today.


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: GPSWinterOpenHouseAgenda_web.pdf
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
National Climate Seminar: Daniel Lashof, Cutting Carbon at Power Plants
National Climate Seminar   12:00 pm
Daniel Lashof, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, NRDC
Talk Title: Cutting Carbon at Power Plants

Read Synopsis: National Climate Negotiations



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: National Climate Seminar  climate@bard.edu
Thursday, January 31, 2013 – Saturday, February 2, 2013
Conference: Waters, Forests, & Communities in Asia
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY  Registration is open for the Bard Conference: Waters, Forests, and Communities in Asia

Dates: January 31 – February 2, 2013
All information is available on the conference website. We look forward to welcoming you warmly to the Hudson Valley in January.
Sponsored by: Asian Studies Program; Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7085  jofrench@bard.edu
Download: Luce Agenda Final.pdf
Monday, January 21, 2013 – Friday, February 1, 2013
Continuing Education Courses Offered at Bard CEP
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY  Register for Bard CEP J-term short courses now! 
Courses run 9am - 4:15pm starting January 21, 2013. Register by Friday, Jan 18th.

Course Options:

Private Land Conservation: A Primer, and The Role of Agriculture
Instructor: Judy Anderson
Dates and Times: 1/22/13 - 1/31/13 from 9am - 4:15pm

Energy and Environment in Asia
Instructors: Monique Segarra and Eban Goodstein
Dates and Times: 1/21/13 - 2/2/13 9am - 4:15pm (includes conference)

More information and registration here.



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Josephine French  845-758-7085  jofrench@bard.edu
Download: CEP Land Trust Course with Bios.pdf