Eban’s Annual Ask- Polar Plunge V in support of our graduate students

Eban’s Annual Ask- Polar Plunge V in support of our graduate students

Dear Friends,

Even as we come out of the hottest year ever, nevertheless, it’s a beautiful snowy day here in Annandale, and that means it’s polar plunge time! Please help support our policy graduate students at Bard as they fan out across the world for internships, and start changing the future.

For the fifth year running, I’m joining the students as they jump into an icy cold pond here on the Bard College campus, on Friday, March 10. Please donate here! (Select my name from the “in support of” drop down menu). Like most young people today, our students have had to borrow a lot of money to finance their education. Your donation will make a big difference, enabling them to take on the most challenging, high profile internships that are available– in western China, Mexico,  rural Texas, New York City, DC, and close to home. These internships in turn will be their springboards for careers that will change the future.
Above is last year’s crew: Green Dino (Vanessa) is just back from her year interning with the  International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Nicaragua focused on sustainable coffee production; other students have been working on clean energy with NRDC,  international policy through the Arctic Research Commission in DC;  oil sludge disposal in Geneva; and sea level rise here in the Hudson Valley.
Our MS degree programs provide students with the tools to make a difference in the world, soon. Our unique 4-6 month internship requirement starts them off on powerful leadership careers, helping rewire the world with clean energy, re-imagine the global food system, redesign cities across the earth, reinvent transportation.
You can help them out: Please donate here!  Of course, if you are in the area, please joins us for some plunge-viewing, music and hot chocolate at 2 PM, on Friday, March 10th at the “Parliament of Reality” in front of the Fisher Center. Barring an unexpected hard freezing spell, It looks like it will be a real plunge this  year. Thank you as always for your support.

 Best regards,


PS: If you want to see how much fun the plunge is, watch this short video. The torch bearer, Danielle, is back for her second plunge, after doing our Masters International program. She completed her first year course work in environmental policy (and plunged) four years ago, and has since done three years of Peace Corps service in Chiapas, Mexico. We are glad to have her back for a final plunge!

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