Bard CEP News


Dwindling Disposal Capacity  As the northeastern United States’ disposal capacity continues to dwindle, the pressure is on legislators and regulators to address the challenge and deliver sound policy solutions. Policy in the Northeast […] Posted on 27 July 2021 | 5:33 pm


In January of 2020, my Bard College Master’s of Environmental Policy classmates and I traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to learn about community-led watershed management, conservation, and sustainable development. We had […] Posted on 17 June 2021 | 10:14 am


Kingston, New York, like many other cities across the country (and across the world), is facing a housing crisis of ever-increasing proportions. This year, a Housing Action Plan generated by […] Posted on 15 June 2021 | 2:59 pm


  In 2019 I took over a hundred flights. It sounds crazy looking back after a year grounded by the pandemic. It also feels irresponsible after I spent that year […] Posted on 9 June 2021 | 2:39 pm


You’ve probably heard that climate change causes the oceans to rise. And maybe you’ve heard the follow-up statistic, which is that shorelines are rising 1 inch every 7-8 years. To […] Posted on 9 June 2021 | 2:18 pm


We can see the effects of climate change in many ways: increased forest fires, more extreme seasonal temperatures, more dramatic weather events. But rarely do we think about the effect […] Posted on 9 June 2021 | 11:30 am


What is Permafrost? Permafrost zones are patches of ice which remain continuously frozen over for several years.  Permafrost has an active layer that was once part of the frozen layer […] Posted on 8 June 2021 | 4:11 pm


I have the great joy of presenting the reflections of the most outstanding environmental leader I know, Rocío Olivera Toro. I met Rocío in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, during Bard […] Posted on 29 May 2021 | 1:57 pm


Concrete is so useful! I KNOW!  That’s why it’s so hard to admit!  Concrete, in a variety of forms, is regularly touted as one of the main ingredients for our […] Posted on 28 May 2021 | 9:17 pm


I’ve been teaching in the outdoor space since I was a teenager. I decided after being a student teacher for a year that classroom teaching was not my path. There […] Posted on 28 May 2021 | 12:15 pm