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Current and Upcoming Events

National Climate Seminar: The State of the Climate Movement

Jay Carmona, US Divestment Campaign Manager, and Duncan Meisel, Digital Campaigns Director, 350.org
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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.


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

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, Red Room 202
Contact: Molly Williams
E-mail: mwilliam@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7071
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Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth: Alan Weisman on Population Growth

Thursday, April 17, 2014
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.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Contact: Molly Williams
E-mail: mwilliam@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7071
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Download: Weisman Lecture Poster.pdf

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

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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! Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 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!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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! Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 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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Sustainable Business Fridays: The Next Big Step: Building a Culture for Sustainability

Jeana Wirtenberg, President and CEO, Transitioning to Green
Friday, April 25, 2014
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

On April 25th, we're talking with Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D, who is President and CEO of Transitioning to GreenHer company helps companies and organizations mainstream sustainability into all aspects of their corporate culture. Based on original research in her new book, Building a Culture for Sustainability, Jeana will share stories and practical insights about how nine companies are finding ways to move sustainability from CEO-level concept to everyday action and everyday outcomes. Drawing on more than 20 years of her own research, teaching, and front-line experience in HR, she pulls all those pieces together to deliver practical advice to large and small organizations on how to begin or accelerate their own transitions to long-term sustainability. 

Call Information
Friday, April 25th
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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Sustainable Business Fridays: Micro-Finance and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

Roger Frank, Managing Director and Founder, Innovare Advisors LLC
Friday, May 2, 2014
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

On May 2nd, we're talking with Roger Frank, Managing Director and Founder, Innovare AdvisorsRoger Frank is a capital markets pioneer. Building on his work in international and emerging markets and microfinance, he founded Innovare in 2009. Previously he was a partner at Developing World Markets (DWM) which he joined in 2004.


Call Information
Friday, May 2nd
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: China: How Much Climate Action

Tao Hu, China Program Director, WWF
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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.”

Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100
Code: 253385
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, Red Room 202
Contact: Molly Williams
E-mail: mwilliam@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7071
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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!
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: New York City
Contact: Molly Williams
E-mail: mwilliam@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7071
Website: Event Website
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Information Session in New York City

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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!
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: New York City
Contact: Molly Williams
E-mail: mwilliam@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7071
Website: Event Website
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Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Join and receive application fee waiver!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
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)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Online
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell
E-mail: codonnel@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7073
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Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Join and receive application fee waiver!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
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)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Online
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell
E-mail: codonnel@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7073
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Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Join and receive application fee waiver!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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)
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Online
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell
E-mail: codonnel@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7073
E-mail to Friend

Webinar: Graduate Programs in Sustainability

Join and receive application fee waiver!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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)
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Online
Contact: Caitlin O'Donnell
E-mail: codonnel@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7073
E-mail to Friend

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

Attendees receive application fee waiver!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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! Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 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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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