Barnard College News

Across the city and globe this week, people are taking action to bring awareness to climate change, with many students participating in walkouts. Barnard shares their commitment to enacting change, as reflected in the College’s various initiatives over the years to address sustainability.

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. The College is preparing students to meet these challenges through a three-fold strategy.

On behalf of Barnard College, Interim President & COO Rob Goldberg has signed a letter along with more than two dozen higher education institutions to endorse a carbon pricing initiative. The campaign was started by Our Climate, an advocacy group that promotes science-based policy through civic engagement. 

Earth Day—Saturday, April 22—is more important than ever this year. As environmental protections are increasingly challenged or reduced, the Barnard community is enhancing sustainability efforts, working to reduce the effects of climate change, and creating scientifically based solutions to address environmental hazards.