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2014

  Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Friday, October 24, 2014
3rd Catskill Environmental Research and Monitoring (CERM) Conference
Belleayre Mt. Ski Center in Highmount, NY  Call for Abstracts and Save the DateWhen: October 23rd and 24th 2014
Where: Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount, NY

The purpose of this forum is to:

(1) Build on the success and continue with themes of past CERM conferences held in November of 2010 and October of 2012;

(2) Exchange information and share research pertaining to the Catskill Mountains and major conference themes which will include, but not be limited to, biodiversity, water quality, climate change, invasive species, forest and stream ecosystem health, geology and soils, extreme events, monitoring techniques, science communication; and

(3) Stimulate discussion and promote collaborative efforts that address data gaps and environmental issues affecting natural resource management in the region.

Researchers are invited to present new findings relating the above themes or other Catskill-related research areas. Presentations reviewing the state of knowledge in a particular area of specialization, identifying areas where research or monitoring is lacking, or new research methods that could be applied to the Catskills, are strongly encouraged.

Please forward presentation titles and abstracts (300 word maximum) for a poster or platform presentation (15 to 20 minutes in length) to Steven Parisio at the following email address: sxparisi@gw.dec.state.ny.us, on or before September 12, 2014. Please indicate your preference for either a poster or a platform presentation. There will be an opportunity for selected papers to be included in the conference proceedings which will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Presenters who would like to submit a paper for publication should notify us at the time that the abstract is submitted.

Details regarding the conference agenda and registration will be provided in a subsequent notice and posted at http://www.bard.edu/cep/programs/catskill/ and at http://ashokanstreams.org/conferences-training/.This meeting is intended mainly for researchers, students and resource managers working and studying in the Catskill Region, but we do not intend the meeting to be exclusive. Please forward this announcement to others you think may be interested in attending or presenting.

Conference SponsorsAshokan Watershed Stream Management Program/Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Bard College/Center for Environmental Policy, Catskill Institute for the Environment, United States Geologic Survey, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York City Environmental Protection, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority 
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Steve Parisio  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: CERM 2014 Save the date.pdf
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Palm Oil Boom, Climate Bust
Sharon Smith, Union of Concerned Scientists, Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative Campaign Manager
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sharon works with the Tropical Forest & Climate Initiative to reduce deforestation emissions related to land use, with a particular focus on palm oil. In this role, she leverages science and public opinion to help persuade companies and institutions to adopt significant, lasting and measurable sustainability policies related to tropical commodity supply chains. Previously Sharon drove forward grassroots efforts to secure a landmark endangered forest protection commitment from Boise and a climate change policy from Citi. Sharon is the author of The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World and is passionate about nurturing leadership at the heart of movements for environmental sustainability. She holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a B.A. in anthropology and B.S. in conservation and resources studies from U.C. Berkeley. She is also a graduate of Green Corps, a fellowship for environmental organizing.

www.ucsusa.org/

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
  Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Obama's Climate Plan: State Action, Grassroots Opportunities

Brought to you by Sustainability Practice Network and Bard Center for Environmental Policy


1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RSVP:  events@sustainabilitypractice.net Date – October 8, 2014 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Venue: Bard College, Center for Environmental Policy - 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036 Moderator: Eban Goodstein - Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy  Panelists: Monique Segarra, Policy Faculty, Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Judith Enk, Administrator for EPA's Region 2 Office in New York; David Goldston, Director, Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council; Bill Holland, State Policy Director, New York League of Conservation Voters;  Topic: 'Obama’s Climate Plan: State Action, Grassroots Opportunities' President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, released in June 2013,  detailed three areas of focus: Cut Carbon Pollution in America; Prepare the US for Impacts of Climate Change; and Lead International Efforts to Combat Global Climate Change. However, increasingly ominous scientific reports from the United Nations (UNEP l IPCC) and the dysfunction in the United States legislature seem to have morphed the President’s plan into more of a scramble toward sustainability. 
Using the authority of the Clean Air Act, Obama’s EPA is moving forward with proposed regulations on global warming pollution from existing power plants. The EPA’s target is 17% reductions below 2006 levels by 2020, but the final outcome will be determined as the states actually move to implement the regulations. Today, citizen groups have an unprecedented opportunity to drive the state level dialog, and advocate for deeper emission cuts. This panel will examine the background for the latest EPA action, and the possible impacts regionally, nationally, and globally over the next few years. 

About SPN: The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) is a New-York-based forum for professionals working with corporate responsibility and sustainability issues to build community based on learning, discussion, information and idea exchange. There are over fifteen hundred members on our list-serve, representing practitioners from industry, academia, government and NGO's. For more information please visit: www.sustainabilitypractice.net
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
National Climate Seminar: State Level Climate Action & Obama's Policy
Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Center for Climate and Electricity Policy, Resources For The Future
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dallas Burtraw is one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental regulation in the electricity sector. For two decades, he has worked on creating a more efficient and politically rational method for controlling air pollution. He also studies electricity restructuring, competition, and economic deregulation. He is particularly interested in incentive-based approaches for environmental regulation, the most notable of which is a tradable permit system, and recently has studied ways to introduce greater cost-effectiveness into regulation under the Clean Air Act.

http://www.rff.org/


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Beyond Toledo: Algal Blooms in a Hotter World
Robyn Smyth, Bard CEP
Aris Efting, Bard HSEC

Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Robyn Smyth - B.S. Cornell University; M.S. University of Vermont; Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara. Before joining the faculty at Bard CEP, Dr. Smyth was a research fellow at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, and a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in Environmental Research and Education at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. Research expertise includes coupling physical and biological processes in lakes and the ocean and aquatic ecosystem management. Current collaborative research projects include modeling the effects of vertical mixing and ultraviolet radiation on primary productivity in the Southern Ocean and understanding the role of climate forcing and hydrodynamics on harmful algal blooms and outbreaks of disease in aquatic organisms in lakes. She is an adjunct scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, NY and a member of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) which seeks to utilize high frequency sensor data to better understand and manage lake ecosystems. Peer-reviewed journal articles have been published in Limnology and Oceanography, Geophysical Research Letters, Bioscience, and Environmental Management. 

Aris Efting - Ph.D. Natural Resources 2005, University of Nebraska (UNL). Assistant Professor at UNL from 2005-2010. Consultant to EPA and National Council for Science and the Environment regarding issues on water pollution and the effects of climate change on water quality. Research emphasis includes algae ecology, algae toxins, and the identification of water quality standards for lakes and streams. Has published in The Journal of Paleolimnology, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, and Ecological Modeling.



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
  Monday, September 22, 2014
Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Climate Capitalism
Fireside Chat with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins, President Natural Capitalism Solutions
Impact HUB NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Stabilizing the climate requires a business revolution of unprecedented speed and scale: cutting global warming pollution by 60% in forty years can only be achieved through innovations that both radically reduce emissions and trap huge quantities of carbon, and in addition, that can spread quickly around the world. Global adoption at scale means demands profitable new business models-- and this opens the door for a dramatic expansion of entrepreneurial action. Join Green business pioneer Hunter Lovins-- Enreasonable Institute mentor, Bard MBA faculty, and author of Natural Capitalism, and The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass, to discuss the critical role for entrepreneurs in insuring a stable climate for ourselves and our descendants.




Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Eban Goodstein  spatch@bard.edu
  Monday, September 22, 2014
International Climate Policy: An Advanced Developing Country Perspective
Dr. Suh-Yong Chung, Korea National University
Albee 102  4:30 pm
Dr. Suh-Yong Chung is Associate Professor in the Division of International Studies at Korea University and the Director of Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP) of Seoul International Law Academy. Dr. Chung is an international expert on governance and institution building on various fields. His research covers emerging issues in the environment and sustainable development such as climate change, marine environment, and biodiversity both at global and regional level. His most recent works focus on internationalization of low carbon economy policy, post-2020 climate change regime formation, and regional environmental institution building in Northeast Asia. Dr. Chung holds degrees in law and international relations from Seoul National University, the London School of Economics and Stanford Law School.
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: 845-758-7073  cep@bard.edu
  Sunday, September 21, 2014
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability Support the People's Climate March in NYC!
Featured on homapage of New York Times


1150 6th Avenue, New York, NY  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
410,000 peaceful protesters descended on New York City to demand world action on climate change as part of the People's Climate March. Bard's Graduate Programs in Sustainability, including the MBA in Sustainability and Center for Environmental Policy, were there to proudly support the March. Bard MBA students also interviewed marchers to find out why they were marching and what climate solutions excite them the most - check out the inspiring video and slideshow below (and share it with your friends)! 
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  Friday, September 19, 2014
What Are We Marching For? Climate, Poverty, and Scalable Solutions
Hunter Lovins, President Natural Capitalism Solutions; Phil Aroneanu, US Director and Co-Founder, 350.org; and Donna Morton, Managing Partner, Principium & Jo Confino, Editorial Director of The Guardian Sustainable Business
Philanthropy New York, 79 5th Ave, 4th FL, New York, NY 10003  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

<<<<TICKETS HERE>>>>

The 21st Century is being defined by two destabilizing trends: rising global temperatures and increasing inequality and joblessness. As 100,000 people descend on New York City demanding action to change the future, this panel describes the road to a livable future. Green Business Pioneer Hunter Lovins; 350.org Co-Founder Phil Aroneanu, First Nations Social Entrerpreneur Donna Morton will focus on solutions that address the global crises of jobs, poverty, and inequality on a rapidly warming planet, at a scale that science and justice demand.  

Seating is strictly limited to the first 60 attendees. Sign up for your free ticket here and arrive a few minutes early to secure your spot!

<<<<TICKETS HERE>>>>

Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Katie Van Sant  845-758-7388  ebangood@bard.edu
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Climate Strategy and the UN Summit
Jenny Marienau, Campus Field Manager. 350.org
Albee B102  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
350.org is building a global climate movement. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.

www.350.org


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Eban Goodstein  ebangood@bard.edu
  Monday, August 25, 2014 – Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bard MBA in Sustainability: Call for First-Year Consulting Course Project Proposals

Deadline to submit: September 2, 2014
Bard MBA  invites companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to submit project proposals in reply to this year’s NYCLab RFP and work with an MBA consulting team that will address some a number of sustainability problems and opportunities. NYCLab is a required first-year course in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability program based in New York City. It provides students with hands-on and virtual consulting experience while enabling your company to have a small team focused on a concrete sustainability challenge from October 2014 to May 2015. We are asking the campus community to spread the word and direct interested clients to speak with the Bard MBA team.

There is no fee to participate. We are looking for high quality projects to challenge our students. The deadline for submissions is September 2, 2014.

More information can be found on our website: http://www.bard.edu/mba/about/nyclab/


Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Stephanie Milbergs  smilberg@bard.edu
Friday, August 22, 2014
Triumph of the Sun:
How Solar is Killing the Electric Utilities
A Lecture by Hunter Lovins, President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Olin Language Center, Room 115  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability as we hear from esteemed sustainable business leader, Hunter Lovins, who will speak on the future of solar energy in relation to electric utilities. As an international consultant, professor, speaker, and award winning author, Hunter has extensive expertise in the arena of energy and resource policy. You don't want to miss what is sure to be a fascinating talk on this topic!
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Download: Hunter Lovins_8-23 poster_PRINT2 PDF version.pdf
  Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Big Pivot with Andrew Winston: Webinar
Translating Strategy into Curriculum
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bard MBA in Sustainability is pleased to host Andrew Winston, sustainable business leader and author of The Big Pivot for a webinar on July 30, 2014 at 12pmEST!

In a fundamentally changed world, driven by climate change and growing transparency, companies must make the big pivot to chance the way they operate. In his latest book, Winston provides ten crucial strategies for leaders and companies ready to boldly move forward and win in this new reality.

Join Andrew to discuss how to incorporate the strategies put forth in The Big Pivot into your curriculum. 

Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Eban Goodstein  845-758-7067  ebangood@bard.edu
Download: TheBigPivot_AndrewWinston_Webinar_July2014.pdf
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – Friday, May 23, 2014
Bard Center for Environmental Policy: Master's Thesis Presentations
Presented by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy Class of 2014
Olin Language Center, Room 115  9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Join Bard Center for Environmental Policy for our annual Master's Thesis Presentations starting on Wednesday, May 21 at 9:00am. Members of the campus community and the greater community are invited to attend. Refreshments will be available throughout the presentations, and a champagne reception to honor our graduates will be held on Friday, May 23, immediately following the presentations. Please see the attached poster for more information. Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Download: Masters Presentations 2014.pdf
  Saturday, May 10, 2014
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in New York City
Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us in New York City for an informal information session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff and the Program Director will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Thursday, May 8, 2014
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. (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: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Book Launch: Andrew Winston's The Big Pivot: Doing Business in a Hotter, Scarcer World
Hosted by Bard MBA in Sustainability
Bard MBA Classroom: 1150 6th Avenue, Floor 5, New York, NY 10036  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
<<<<< TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE >>>>>

Please join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we host Andrew Winston, bestselling author of Green to Gold, for the launch of his new book, The Big Pivot. You'll enjoy refreshments, a talk and Q&A with Andrew about the ideas and themes in his new book, a free copy of The Big Pivot complements of Unilever, and a book signing.

Seating and books are strictly limited to the first 70 guests to arrive and a ticket is required. 

<<<<< TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE >>>>>


THE BIG PIVOT
Radically Practical Strategies for a
Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World
Andrew S. Winston

We live in a fundamentally changed world. It’s time for your approach to strategy to change, too.

The evidence is all around us. Extreme weather, driven by climate change, is shattering records all over the planet. Our natural resources are under intense pressure as a billion more people enter the global middle class, demanding more of everything. Radical transparency is opening up company operations and supply chains to public scrutiny.

This is not some futuristic scenario or model to debate, but reality today. We've passed an economic tipping point. A weakening of the foundations of our planetary infrastructure is costing business dearly and putting our society at risk. The mega-challenges of climate change, scarcity, and radical transparency threaten our ability to run an expanding global economy and profoundly change “business as usual.” But they also offer unprecedented opportunities: multi-trillion-dollar markets are in play and the winners of this new game will profit mightily.

According to Andrew Winston, bestselling author (Green to Gold) and globally recognized business strategist, the way companies currently operate will not allow them to keep up with the current—and future—rate of change. They need to make the big pivot.

In this indispensable new book, Winston provides ten crucial strategies for leaders and companies ready to move boldly forward and win in this new reality. With concrete advice and tactics, and new stories from companies like BT, Diageo, Dow, Ford, Nike, Unilever, Walmart, and many others, The Big Pivot will help you, and all of us, create more resilient businesses and a more prosperous world. This book is the blueprint to get you started now.

Advance Praise for The Big Pivot

“Andrew Winston’s The Big Pivot is the blinking red warning light on the dashboard for every CEO...He lays out a road map for a major shift in consciousness and purpose for the private sector.”
−David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy

“We’ve reached a tipping point. Our planet and our society are at risk… Andrew Winston’s The Big Pivot offers a radical new direction for business that also represents the most practical path forward...a must-read for anyone interested in the future of business and our world.
−Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

“...Winston’s practical approach to the largest issues of our generation makes his a voice that’s respected by the world’s leaders in politics, NGOs, and business.
−David Steiner, CEO, Waste Management

“...Winston’s most important and impactful work to date—better even than Green to Gold. It’s a wake-up call for you, your boss, and whoever sits in the corner office . . .”
−L. Hunter Lovins, founder and President,
  Natural Capital Solutions; coauthor, The Way Out

“A resounding call to action for business to embrace the risks of climate change, resource constraints, and radical transparency and turn them into strategic growth opportunities...a must-read road map for business success in the twenty-first century.”
−Jeff Seabright, Vice President,
   Environment & Water Resources, Coca-Cola

Sponsored by: Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  codonnel@bard.edu
Download: THE BIG PIVOT Bard MBA.pdf
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
National Climate Seminar: China: How Much Climate Action
Tao Hu, China Program Director, WWF
Campus Center, Red Room 202  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
An ecologist and environmental economist by training, Tao is a veteran with an insider’s perspective on China's environmental policy. With almost two decades of experience of working at the Policy Research Center of China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, Tao has witnessed and participated in the formulation of a wide array of national environmental policy recommendations. Ranging from smartly pricing natural resources to boost efficiency and cut down pollution to streamlining the environmental management systems to minimize bureaucracy and empower enforcement agencies, he has been a witness to and involved in much of China’s recent environmental policy making. This experience has taught him that environmental policy is only effective when informed by and built on solid economic thinking.

Tao is a pioneer in China focusing on environmental issues arising out of international trade. He was the chief expert of a special technical team that provided support for China's negotiation on trade and environment issues under the Committee of Trade and Environment (CTE) of WTO. Tao also advised on China's Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) negotiation in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

“Given China's rapid rise in international trade and investment in recent years, China has a significant role to play in promoting sustainability worldwide,” Tao says. “We need to envision solutions that channel and harness these emerging market forces to ensure that China’s growth not only adds to people's material wellbeing but also protects the health of our natural world.”



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in New York City
Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us in New York City for an informal information session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff and the Program Director will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth: Alan Weisman on Population Growth
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  7:00 pm
Investigative and award-winning journalist Alan Weisman, author of the bestselling The World Without Us, will join us for a lecture on overpopulation and his latest book Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth, which covers balancing population growth with the health of our planet. To investigate this problem, Weisman travels around the world to understand and describe population issues as well as explore possible solutions. He looks at how different cultures and religions might adopt new behaviors in order to better manage the earth's population and our species ultimate survival. 

Open to the public.

Alan Weisman is the author of several books, including The World Without Us: an international best-seller translated in 34 languages, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Wenjin Book Prize of the National Library of China. His work has been selected for many anthologies, including Best American Science Writing. An award-winning journalist, his reports have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Discover, Vanity Fair, Wilson Quarterly, Mother Jones, and Orion, and on NPR. A former contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, he is a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Weisman Lecture Poster.pdf
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
National Climate Seminar: The State of the Climate Movement
Jay Carmona, US Divestment Campaign Manager, and Duncan Meisel, Digital Campaigns Director, 350.org
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jay Carmona is the National Divestment Campaign Manager for 350.org. The fossil fuel Divestment campaign is one of the top environmental campaigns in the country. Divestment has been covered by virtually every major national news outlet. In 18 months, grassroots divestment campaigns have Committed dozens of Universities, Cities and Foundations to divest billions of dollars from fossil fuels, and there are currently divestment bills being considered in several states. As Campaign Manager, Jay is responsible for coordinating day-to-day strategic support of this large and high-impact campaign, working directly with grassroots campaigners across the US and beyond to coordinate, coach and support their work.

Duncan Meisel is the Digital Campaigns Director for 350.org, an international campaign against climate change, working on the campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and other tar sands projects. Prior to that he was an online organizer for the Tar Sands Action, as well as a smattering of other progressive causes. He lives in Brooklyn with his bike and pile of books. Follow him on twitter @duncanwrites.

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Monday, April 14, 2014
Kickstarting Capitalism: Finding a Calling in a Clean Energy Future
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein
Bard College at Simon's Rock  5:00 pm
Broken economy, cooking planet. Six years after the financial meltdown, many college graduates still can't find jobs— let alone meaningful work. At the same time, global warming continues to drive record breaking temperatures, unprecedented droughts, and intensified storms. Sustainable Business Leader Hunter Lovins, author of Natural Capitalism and The Way Out, and Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will focus on how rewiring the world with clean energy can create tens of millions of jobs, and empower a rising generation to save the future.

Time | Location
Monday, April 14th @ 5:00 pm
Simon’s Rock, Informal Lounge, Livingston Hall Student Union

Sponsors
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Simon’s Rock Career Services

Contact | Questions
Molly Williams, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
mwilliam@bard.edu | 845-758-7071 | www.bard.edu/cep

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Kickstarting Capitalism Poster S-R.pdf
  Saturday, April 12, 2014
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in
New York City
Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us in New York City for an informal information session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff as well as sustainability and green business expert Hunter Lovins will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell  845-758-7073  codonnel@bard.edu
Saturday, April 12, 2014
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
Friday, April 11, 2014
Kickstarting Capitalism: Finding a Calling in a Clean Energy Future
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein
Bard College  12:30 pm
Broken economy, cooking planet. Six years after the financial meltdown, many college graduates still can't find jobs— let alone meaningful work. At the same time, global warming continues to drive record breaking temperatures, unprecedented droughts, and intensified storms. Sustainable Business Leader Hunter Lovins, author of Natural Capitalism and The Way Out, and Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will focus on how rewiring the world with clean energy can create tens of millions of jobs, and empower a rising generation to save the future.

Time | Location
Friday, April 11th @ 12:30 pm
Bard College, Weis Cinema

Sponsors
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Environmental and Urban Studies

Contact | Questions
Molly Williams, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
mwilliam@bard.edu | 845-758-7071 | www.bard.edu/cep

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Kickstarting Capitalism Poster Bard.pdf
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Kickstarting Capitalism: Finding a Calling in a Clean Energy Future
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein
SUNY Albany  7:30 pm
Broken economy, cooking planet. Six years after the financial meltdown, many college graduates still can't find jobs—let alone meaningful work. At the same time, global warming continues to drive record breaking temperatures, unprecedented droughts, and intensified storms. Sustainable Business Leader Hunter Lovins, author of Natural Capitalism and The Way Out, and Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will focus on how rewiring the world with clean energy can create tens of millions of jobs, and empower a rising generation to save the future.

Time | Location

Thursday, April 10th @ 7:30pm
SUNY Albany, School of Business, Room 10

Sponsors
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Contact | Questions
Molly Williams, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
mwilliam@bard.edu | 845-758-7071 | www.bard.edu/cep


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: 845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Kickstarting Capitalism Poster Albany.pdf
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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. (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
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Kickstarting Capitalism: Finding a Calling in a Clean Energy Future
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein
Vassar College  4:30 pm
Broken economy, cooking planet. Six years after the financial meltdown, many college graduates still can't find jobs— let alone meaningful work. At the same time, global warming continues to drive record breaking temperatures, unprecedented droughts, and intensified storms. Sustainable Business Leader Hunter Lovins, author of Natural Capitalism and The Way Out, and Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will focus on how rewiring the world with clean energy can create tens of millions of jobs, and empower a rising generation to save the future.

Time | Location
Thursday, April 10th @ 4:30 pm
Vassar College, Rocky 200

Sponsors
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Vassar Sustainability

Contact | Questions
Molly Williams, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
mwilliam@bard.edu | 845-758-7071 | www.bard.edu/cep

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: 845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Kickstarting Capitalism Poster Vassar.pdf
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in New York City
Attendees receive application fee waiver!
New York City   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in New York City for an informal information session hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff and the Program Director will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

For more information and to RSVP to this event, please contact Caitilin O'Donnell, Graduate Admission Assistant at codonnel@bard.edu

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Bard MBA in Sustainability
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Women, Development, Climate Change
Cate Owren, Senior Policy Advisor at IUCN
Campus Center, Red Room 202  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cate Owren has ten years' experience in international sustainable development, specializing in nexus of women's rights and environmental sustainability, especially relating to climate change She has traveled, lived or worked in more than 25 countries. With both policy analysis and advocacy expertise, Cate's key interests include women's rights; women's organizing, networking, political participation and leadership; civil society participation and access in global policy; intergovernmental processes; human rights and gender equality; international sustainable development policy, particularly climate change and biodiversity; and UN processes and programmes. < Program Website >



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Evolution of California’s Rooftop Solar PV Market
The Bard CEP Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series presents Timothy Treadwell '07
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium  4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Bard Center for Environmental Policy is pleased to host Timothy Treadwell '07, Director of Engineering, Research and Analysis at the California Center for Sustainable Energy (www.energycenter.org), for the 1st Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. Tim oversees research designed to support effective renewable energy, electric vehicle, and energy efficiency policies and programs in California. 

Tim's talk will focus on California’s rooftop solar PV market, including the evolution of programs and policies designed to support adoption. He will touch on early programs going back to the late 1990’s, continue through the California Solar Initiative, and then discuss the current state of the market--including successes, failures, and challenges moving forward.Tim is an example of the MS in environmental policy in action. He says, "the multidisciplinary, thematic curriculum offered at Bard CEP was invaluable in preparing me for this work. It provided me with the tools necessary to both understand and explain the technical and policy issues driving sustainable energy markets in California."

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: Solar PV Alumni Lecture.pdf
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Advancements in California Climate Policy
Emily Reyna, Senior Manager, Partnerships and Alliances, US Climate and Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bard CEP ECO Reader: A Tip of the Hat to California’s Cap By Anne Lapera MS'15
Emily Reyna is the Senior Manager of Partnerships and Alliances for EDF's US Climate and Energy Program. In this role, Emily is responsible for engaging and forging common ground with businesses and other key stakeholders to understand and further the goals and benefits of California's Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32).

Emily previously worked in EDF’s Corporate Partnership’s Program on EDF Climate Corps, an innovative program that places specially-trained MBA and MPA students in companies, cities and universities to build the business case for energy efficiency. Emily helped grow Climate Corps from 7 fellows in 2008 to approximately 100 in 2012. Emily was responsible for managing company relationships, leading fellow training and determining program metrics. She was a fellow at Cisco Systems in the inaugural Climate Corps class in 2008 where she identified the potential for significant energy and cost savings in Cisco’s data labs. Prior to working at EDF, Emily worked at Ford Motor Company. She holds a BS from Stanford University and a MBA and MS from the University of Michigan.

Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org), a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships.



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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
Thursday, March 13, 2014
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
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House for Applicants and Interested Students
Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Olin Language Center, Room 115  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Please come to an open house 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 10:30 Registration and Refreshments 11:00 Opening Remarks with Director Goodstein 11:30  Break out sessions with Faculty (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately) 12:30 Lunch 1:00 Program Overview (Bard MBA and Bard CEP held separately) 1:30 Tour of Campus with Bard CEP Current Students 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: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: OPEN HOUSE DIRECTIONS.pdf
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Desalination as Adaptation
Micha Tomkiewicz, Physics Professor, Brooklyn College
Campus Center, Red Room 202  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bard CEP Eco Reader: Desalination as Adaptation: Energy intensive, but sometimes necessary
By Suolang Dongcuo, MS’15, and Emily McCarthy, MS’15

Micha Tomkiewicz is professor of physics at Brooklyn College; professor of physics and chemistry in the School for Graduate Studies of the City University of New York; and director of the Environmental Studies Program and the Electrochemistry Institute at Brooklyn College. Previously, he was divisional editor, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (1981-91); chairman, Energy and Technology Division, the Electrochemical Society (1991-93); and member, International Organizing Committee of the conferences on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (1989-92). < Read Full Bio >
 
Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100
Code: 253385

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Polar Plunge 4 People & Planet (P4P2)
The Parliament of Reality  2:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, March 1st at 2pm to support students, faculty, and staff from CEP and EUS as we plunge into icy waters of the Parliament of Reality. There will be music, costume contests, water entry contests, and community revelry. Any member of the Bard community who wishes to contribute $5 on the spot to CEP or EUS is welcome to leap into the freezing water with us! Funds raised will be used for scholarship and internship stipends.

Curious what this all means? Visit the website to learn more and get involved!
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Jessica Schug  js1865@bard.edu
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Environment, Ethics, and the Factory Farm: A Lecture by Professor Cassuto
Olin Language Center, Room 115  4:30 pm
Pace University's noted environmental law and animal rights scholar, Professor David Cassuto, will visit Bard to offer an important lecture on his recent scholarship entitled Environment, Ethics, and the Factory Farm.

What are the ethics behind factory farming? This talk focuses on the ethical and environmental implications of factory farming, while defining those implications through the lens of animal law.

Farms have become factories, and the animals raised in those factories are simply commodities. That is why we cannot have a discussion about environmental ethics without having a discussion of what we do when we eat. It’s not just a discussion about the law. It’s a discussion about how we live in the world. Where factory-farmed animals spend their entire lives is an environmental issue. They are the environment. Not only are they the environment, they are also living, sentient, feeling beings who are experiencing what it’s like to be in those cages.

Cassuto argues that environmental law and environmental ethics are interwoven and animals are part of the environment. Thus environmentalism and environmental law must do more than react to the pollution that animal mistreatment generates; it must address the mistreatment itself. No ethical system could do otherwise.In addition to his work on animal rights law, Professor Cassuto is also the founder and co-director of the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE). To see Professor Cassuto’s full biography, please visit our website at http://www.law.pace.edu/faculty/david-n-cassuto
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Environmental and Urban Studies Program
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
Download: MAP Cassuto Lecture 2_27_14.pdf DIRECTIONS TO EVENT LOCATION
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Arctic Methane: Be Afraid?
David Archer, Department of The Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
Campus Center, Red Room 202  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
David Archer has been a professor in the Department of The Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago since 1993. He has worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate, with special focus on ocean sedimentary processes such as CaCO3 dissolution and methane hydrate formation, and their impact on the evolution of atmospheric CO2. He teaches classes on global warming, environmental chemistry, and global geochemical cycles. Archer has published many books and articles on climate change as well as created videos. < Read Full Bio >



Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Environmental Policy Predictions NYC 2014

Brought to you by Sustainability Practice Network and Bard Center for Environmental Policy


1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RSVP:  events@sustainabilitypractice.net Date – February 18, 2014 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Venue: Bard College, Center for Environmental Policy - 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036 Moderator: Eban Goodstein - Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy  Invited Panelists: Bob Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association; Laurie Kerr, Director, City Energy Project, National Resources Defense Council; Cecil Scheib, Chief Program Director, Urban Green Council; Marcia Bystryn, Executive Director, New York League of Conservation Voters; Carter Strickland, Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection Topic: Environmental Policy Predictions NYC 2014
As Mayor de Blasio has begun to make appointments, the sustainability community is watching to see what his environmental agenda will be. How do Mayor de Blasio’s recent appointments align with his campaign’s “Framework for a Sustainable City”? What will it take to successfully translate his campaign rhetoric into the no nonsense business realities of NYC? Will Mayor de Blasio build on Bloomberg's environmental sustainability record? Will de Blasio’s track record as a city councilman translate into his environmental promises?  Or with the economy still struggling will some environmental programs be scaled back? 
Though climate change was not a sound bite during the campaign; environmental issues will likely gain more traction in the months ahead, especially after NYC recently experienced several of the worst winter storms on record, which many see as another harbinger of climate change. 
Please join environmental experts in a discussion looking back at Bloomberg's environmental record and looking forward to de Blasio's environmental promises. 
 About SPN: The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) is a New-York-based forum for professionals working with corporate responsibility and sustainability issues to build community based on learning, discussion, information and idea exchange. There are over fifteen hundred members on our list-serve, representing practitioners from industry, academia, government and NGO's. For more information please visit: www.sustainabilitypractice.net
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Friday, February 14, 2014 – Sunday, February 16, 2014
C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop
Olin Language Center, Room 115  3:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Interested in a career in sustainability? Join the C2C Fellows’ workshops to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed, such as how to: raise money, tell your story, build your network, pitch your idea, and know what you’re good at. C2C Fellows is a growing network of over 300 student sustainability leaders nationwide. 

C2C Fellows will occur at Bard College over the weekend of February 14-16th, 2014. Applications are due by January 31st, 2014, and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The workshop registration fee is $30, including food and lodging for students traveling over 1 hour. This fee will be waived for local students who are willing to host visiting C2C Fellows.  

Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Jessica Scott  845-752-4514  jescott@bard.edu
Thursday, February 13, 2014
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
Saturday, February 8, 2014
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
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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 Faculty Presentations and Program Overview 7:30 PM MBA and CEP Breakout Sessions 8:15 PM Networking
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
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Green Tea, Georgia Style
Seth Gunning of Sierra Club & Debbie Dooley of Tea Party Patriots
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bard CEP ECO Reader: Green Tea, Georgia Style: A new brand of bipartisanship
By Andrew Bonanno MS’15 and Jeremy Cherson MS’15

Seth Gunning is the Georgia Organizing Representative at Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. He is dedicated to social and environmental justice work in the Southeastern United States. His work is focused on strengthening community health, sustainable economies, and food security by working to build empowering relationships, by providing relevant skills and resources to strengthen collective power.  < Read More >

Debbie Dooley is the National Coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots. Debbie has been a grassroots activist since 1976 and has been actively involved in over 40 political campaigns and grassroots initiatives. She has been very heavily involved with Get Out The Vote efforts and ballot security. Debbie has been in the IT field for 15 years as a Systems Administrator. In 1987 – 1992 she served as a liaison between the Governor’s office and businesses in economic development matters. Debbie has served on the Gwinnett County Election and Voter Registration Board as Vice Chairman. < Read More >


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  mwilliam@bard.edu
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
National Climate Seminar: Bike Sharing, NYC Style
Jeffrey S. Olson, Principal, Alta Planning & Design
Jeff Olson has spent most of his life trying to create better connections between people and nature. He grew up in suburbia, where he saw how quickly a landscape of open space could become a placeless sprawl...and realized that better planning and design were the keys to the future. Jeff studied architecture and public policy, but there were two experiences that really shaped his vision: a year living in Rome, and a bike trip with friends between New York and Boston. He says, "I've worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors, but it has always been a vision of wanting to create a better world that has moved me forward." Jeff served as the first New York State DOT bike/pedestrian program manager, and then went on to lead the US Millennium Trails program before joining Alta. "I love my family, bicycling and skiing...creating balance is the key to work and life. We're making the world a better place, one project at a time."  < Read Full Bio >


Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Tuesday, January 14, 2014
J-TERM COURSE  Local and National Conservation: A Land Trust Primer and the Role of Climate Change
Taught by Judy Anderson
9:00 am
Week 1: Jan. 14–17, 2014
Week 2: Jan. 21–24, 2014This two week course, taught by land trust expert Judy Anderson, can be taken in individual sessions or as a two week sequence. Week one, open to anyone, focuses on understanding the key strategies of land trusts. Students learn key elements of running a successful land protection program and how to build greater community support for conservation and your land trust. Topics include different land trusts’ insights on conservation easement programs, owning and managing land in fee, enhancing outreach and communications, and developing a monitoring program for conservation easements. Week two is an advanced session that requires either participation in week one or prior knowledge of land trusts. Week two focuses on what land trusts are doing, or might do, in the face of a rapidly changing climate. Examples will include adaptation and mitigation strategies, impacts on birds, habitat, forests and agriculture, and the role of land trusts in slowing down climate change and tips to adapt conservation easements to climate change.Guest Speakers for Week One Katrina Shindledecker, Director of Land Preservation, Hudson Highlands Land Trust Bob Knighton, Board Chair, Greene Land Trust Seth McKee, Land Conservation Director, Scenic Hudson Jane Calvin, Executive Director, Lowell Parks and Conservation TrustGuest Speakers for Week Two
Dr. Gary Lovett, Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Connie Mahan, Audubon Policy Office Director, Grassroots Outreach, National Audubon Dr. Sacha Spector, Director of Conservation Science, Scenic Hudson D. Andrew Pitz, Executive Director, French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust Todd Tanner, Board Chair, Conservation Hawks
Students may sign up for individual sessions at $300 per week.Professor: Judy Anderson, Principal, Community Consultants Location/Time: Bard College, Albee B102, 9:00am – 4:15pm.Registration Date: by Monday Jan. 6th, 2014Register Here
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  845-758-7071  mwilliam@bard.edu
  Monday, January 13, 2014
J-TERM COURSE Carbon Finance: Overview and Current Markets
Taught by Peter Fusaro
9:00 am
Week 1: Jan. 13–16, 2014
Week 2: Jan. 21–24, 2014

Taught by clean energy expert, Peter Fusaro, this course will be a "deep dive" approach to carbon finance and clean energy. The first week will cover a brief history of environmental markets, carbon trading and finance, green business models, the role of renewables and efficiency, forest carbon, funding mechanisms for environmental protection, and key examples current carbon markets (California, RGGI, EUETS and Kyoto 2014). The second week will be comprised of two days in New York City meeting with energy and finance experts followed by student presentations back at Bard. During the NYC field trips, students will visit with representatives from major players in the carbon finance world to understand the practical aspects of markets and trading.

Visits will include: The Climate Group, Eko Asset Management, RNK Capital, Sparq Energy, TFS Energy, The Green Exchange, Envizi, and the NYC Sustainability Office.

Professor: Peter C. Fusaro (bio) Location/Time: Bard College, Olin 102, 9:00am – 4:15pm. Registration Date: by Monday Jan. 6th, 2014
Register Here
Sponsored by: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Contact: Molly Williams  mwilliam@bard.edu
Saturday, January 11, 2014
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, January 9, 2014
Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability
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