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Current and Upcoming Events

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 3
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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Obama's Climate Plan: State Action, Grassroots Opportunities

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


Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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 CouncilBill 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
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Contact: Molly Williams
E-mail: mwilliam@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7071
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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National Climate Seminar:Potential Social Impact

Mike Goodman, Professor of Environment and Development/Human Geography, University of Reading, UK
Wednesday, November 26, 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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