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Current and Upcoming Events

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
Friday, September 19, 2014

<<<<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>>>>
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Philanthropy New York, 79 5th Ave, 4th FL, New York, NY 10003
Contact: Katie Van Sant
E-mail: ebangood@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7388
Website: Event Website
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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
Friday, September 19, 2014

<<<<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>>>>
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Philanthropy New York, 79 5th Ave, 4th FL, New York, NY 10003
Contact: Katie Van Sant
E-mail: ebangood@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7388
Website: Event Website
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Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Climate Capitalism
Fireside Chat with Hunter Lovins

Hunter Lovins, President Natural Capitalism Solutions
Monday, September 22, 2014
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.



Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Impact HUB NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: spatch@bard.edu
Website: Event Website
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Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Climate Capitalism
Fireside Chat with Hunter Lovins

Hunter Lovins, President Natural Capitalism Solutions
Monday, September 22, 2014
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.



Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Impact HUB NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: spatch@bard.edu
Website: Event Website
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National Climate Seminar: Beyond Toledo: Algal Blooms in a Hotter World

Robyn Smyth, Bard CEP
Aris Efting, Bard HSEC
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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.


www.bard.edu/cep

Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100
Code: 253385
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Albee B102
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: spatch@bard.edu
Website: Event Website
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Sustainable Business Fridays: Natural Capital Valuation

Libby Bernick, Senior VP of North America, Trucost
Friday, October 3, 2014
Libby Bernick is Senior Vice President of North America for Trucost, a London-based firm that measures and financially values natural capital. Since 2000, corporations and Investors have used Trucost data and econometric tools to uncover more resilient business models and direct the flow of capital to more sustainable systems. As a member of Trucost’s senior leadership team, she manages the company’s North American business. Libby has worked in executive positions developing products and programs that enable companies to measure resource and commodity risks in portfolios and supply chains across North America, Europe, and Asia. An author of numerous articles and a frequent speaker at international industry forums on valuing natural capital, Bernick is expert in business strategies that incorporate sustainability-based market opportunities and environmental metrics. Ms. Bernick has degrees in engineering, chemistry and biology and over 30 years of experience working with businesses to integrate environmental performance into operations and decision-making

Call Information
October 10
12-1PM EST
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: ebangood@bard.edu
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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
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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/


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

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Albee B102
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: ebangood@bard.edu
Website: Event Website
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National Climate Seminar: Palm Oil Boom, Climate Bust

Sharon Smith, Union of Concerned CItizens, Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative Campaign Manager
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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/


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

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Albee B102
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: ebangood@bard.edu
Website: Event Website
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3rd Catskill Environmental Research and Monitoring (CERM) Conference

Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Friday, October 24, 2014

Call for Abstracts and Save the Date

When: 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 Sponsors

Ashokan 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  Location: Belleayre Mt. Ski Center in Highmount, NY
Contact: Steve Parisio
E-mail: mwilliam@bard.edu
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Download: CERM 2014 Save the date.pdf

National Climate Seminar: Policy and Drought in CA

Kate Poole, Senior Attorney and Litigation Director, Water Program
National Resources Defense Council
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kate Poole is a Senior Attorney* with NRDC’s Water and Wildlife team and litigation director of the Water Program. She served as lead counsel for NRDC in NRDC v. Kempthorne and PCFFA v. Gutierrez, which reformed the operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project to reduce their impacts on threatened and endangered fish. Ms. Poole also directs other litigation efforts for NRDC's Water Program, including efforts to restore the San Joaquin River and ensure that long-term contracts for the diversion and use of California's rivers comply with environmental and natural resource protection laws. Before coming to NRDC, Ms. Poole was a partner with the law firm of Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo, and was of counsel at the Seattle office of Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund. Ms. Poole graduated from the University of Michigan with a magna cum laude Bachelor's degree in economics. She received a cum laude Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
*Admitted in California

www.nrdc.org


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

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Albee B102
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: ebangood@bard.edu
Website: Event Website
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The Future of the Foodshed: Facing the Challenges in the Hudson Valley

Regional Conference at Bard College
Friday, November 7, 2014
The Hudson Valley is a recognized leader for initiatives supporting a local, sustainable, and ethical food system. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is convening a regional gathering of practitioners, academics and interested community members to share information and focus on key challenges:

· Land Access for Young Farmers
· Processing and Distribution
· Education, Pilot Projects, and Financing


The goal of the conference is to identify policies that can advance a vision of a prosperous and resilient local food economy. Please join us at Bard for this important conversation.

Registration, including farm to table dinner and evening panel, is $20. Register and purchase tickets here. Contact Josephine French, Bard CEP Program Administrator, with any questions at jofrench@bard.edu.
Time: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Contact: Josephine French
E-mail: jofrench@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7085
Website: Event Website
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The Future of the Foodshed: Facing the Challenges in the Hudson Valley

Regional Conference at Bard College
Friday, November 7, 2014
The Hudson Valley is a recognized leader for initiatives supporting a local, sustainable, and ethical food system. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is convening a regional gathering of practitioners, academics and interested community members to share information and focus on key challenges:

· Land Access for Young Farmers
· Processing and Distribution
· Education, Pilot Projects, and Financing


The goal of the conference is to identify policies that can advance a vision of a prosperous and resilient local food economy. Please join us at Bard for this important conversation.

Registration, including farm to table dinner and evening panel, is $20. Register and purchase tickets here. Contact Josephine French, Bard CEP Program Administrator, with any questions at jofrench@bard.edu.
Time: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
Contact: Josephine French
E-mail: jofrench@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7085
Website: Event Website
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National Climate Seminar: Years of Living Dangerously: Communications Impact

Mike Goodman, Professor of Environment and Development/Human Geography, University of Reading, UK 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Author of  Celebritus Politicus: Neo-liberal Sustainabilities and the Terrains of Care. In: Fridell, G. and Konings, M. (eds.) Age of Icons: Exploring Philanthrocapitalism in the Contemporary World. Published by Toronto Press, Toronto.

www.reading.ac.uk/ges/


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

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Albee B102
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: ebangood@bard.edu
Website: Event Website
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National Climate Seminar: Fugitive Emissions: How Big?

Garvin Heath, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Garvin Heath is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

www.nrel.gov/


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

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Albee B102
Contact: Eban Goodstein
E-mail: ebangood@bard.edu
Website: Event Website
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House for Applicants and Interested Students

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Join Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability for our Fall semester Open House! Both applicants and interested students to the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability are invited and encouraged to attend.

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)
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Olin Language Center, Room 115
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell
E-mail: codonnel@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7073
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Download: OPEN HOUSE DIRECTIONS.pdf

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Open House for Applicants and Interested Students

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Join Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability for our Fall semester Open House! Both applicants and interested students to the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability are invited and encouraged to attend.

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)
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Olin Language Center, Room 115
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell
E-mail: codonnel@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7073
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Download: OPEN HOUSE DIRECTIONS.pdf

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in
New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students 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! Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: New York City
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell
E-mail: codonnel@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7073
Website: Event Website
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in
New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students 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! Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: New York City
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell
E-mail: codonnel@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7073
Website: Event Website
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