Building a Circular Campus: Connecting the Dots Between Scope 3 Emissions, Circularity, and Justice NYC Climate Week at Barnard
As Barnard College defines a pathway to net zero emissions, we are paying particular attention to our Scope 3 emissions. Measuring and reporting Scope 3 emissions is notoriously difficult, but they represent as much as 50-60% of Barnard’s total footprint, and the behaviors associated with Scope 3 touch every aspect of the daily lives of our entire community. Join us as we discuss Barnard’s innovative and aggressive approach:panelists will discuss strategies for tracking, measuring, and reducing Scope 3 emissions, including Barnard’s Circular Campus framework, designed to reduce waste, emissions, and costs while supporting student access and affordability. Panelists will situate this approach in the context of Barnard’s overall pathway to net zero. A key topic of this discussion will be how Barnard’s emphasis on circular and regenerative principles aligns with and supports our commitment to social and environmental justice.
Sandra Goldmark Moderator – Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action, Barnard College
Dr. Garry Cooper – CEO/Co-Founder, Rheaply, Inc.
Jemima Gedeon – Associate Dean for Student Success, Barnard College
Cammie Jones – Exec. Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion, Barnard College
Laura O’Connell – Associate V.P. of Finance and Capital Planning, Barnard College
Gary Mirich – Principal, Energy Strategies, LLC