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Building a Career in Environmental Education
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Bard College Focuses its Green Campus Initiatives
As part of ongoing “green” initiatives at Bard College, president Leon Botstein signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2008, along with more than 600 academic leaders. Botstein pledged that Bard would address the global climate crisis by shrinking its carbon footprint and integrating sustainability into the curricula. During 2008, Bard completed a comprehensive inventory of its annual greenhouse gas emissions on all College-owned properties, including Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College. The results of this extensive study have been key in drafting the College’s climate action plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.
President Barack Obama Cites Bard High School Early College in Centennial Speech to the NAACP
President Barack Obama, in a speech given yesterday in New York City marking the centennial of the NAACP, cited the Bard High School Early College as an innovative model for the future of secondary and higher education.
Bard High School Early College Queens Awarded Science and Math Improvement Grant by the Toshiba America Foundation
Bard High School Early College II (BHSEC II), a public school partnership between Bard College and the New York City Department of Education, has received a Science and Math Improvement Grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. The $13,440 grant was awarded for an innovative research project, "Urban Effects on Lightning Activity in Queens, New York."
Bard Students Raise Funds During Tough Financial Times to Develop Humanitarian Projects at Home and Abroad
Despite challenging financial times, Bard Trustee Leader Scholars have raised more than $37,000 collectively to develop humanitarian service projects at home and abroad.
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