Barnard College News

In recognition of Climate Week NYC 2022 (September 19-23), Delaney Wellington ’23 discusses her passion for finding equitable solutions to climate change. 

In an Earth Day #WayBackWednesday, the executive director of Greenpeace USA and creator of The Story of Stuff Project reflects on what still gives her hope after more than 30 years of climate activism.

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.
 

With two very different approaches, environmentalist heroes Annie Leonard and Diane Pataki are out to teach us how to save the planet.

A sustainability program means to increase awareness, promote thoughtful choices, and change habits