Barnard College News
In celebration of Climate Week NYC 2022, Barnard College and the Columbia Climate School host a symposium on the power of circularity in building a global, equitable climate response.
Sustainability expert Sandra Goldmark discusses the upcoming NYC Climate Week 2022 event on the power of a new approach to consumption as a collective climate response.
Catherine Cardelús ’96, Leslie Cooperband ’82, and Rhea Suh ’92 each work to create a healthier planet.
The anthropology major (above, second from left) reflects on her nearly decade-long journey as a climate activist — from first recognizing the importance of reversing climate change in middle school to becoming a sustainability leader at Barnard College.
Renowned climate scientist and environmental science professor Martin Stute discusses his game-changing new paper in Nature and what scientists have been getting wrong about the Earth’s changing climate.
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.
Sustainability and climate action are at the heart of the College's core vision and values—which is why Barnard is taking action with sustainability practices and academic initiatives.
Barnard will apply the criteria in its unique approach of divesting from climate change deniers.
Reshmi Mukherjee, the Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has spent years staring into space.
A new study coauthored by Professor Stephanie Pfirman indicates pollution can spread rapidly via polar sea ice, which is melting faster than ever before due to global warming.
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.
The Barnard College Board of Trustees announced today approval of a plan to divest from fossil fuel companies that deny climate science or otherwise seek to thwart efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. Barnard is the first college to take the unique and innovative approach of divesting from climate change deniers.
College Divests from Fossil Fuel Companies Denying Climate Science
Members of the Barnard community discussed the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force to Examine Divestment at a campus Town Hall event on February 15.
Schools participating in the Challenge commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and integrating sustainability into their curricula.
An op-ed that Samantha Jakuboski '18 wrote for a first-year seminar on climate change has been published on the website of the journal Nature.
Barnard faculty members to discuss the effects of climate change on people and their environments.
Conference featured a wide array of STEM-based projects and experts in the field
Keyanna works in Barnard College's Arthur Ross Greenhouse. Her goal is to make urban spaces greener.
Students share findings from their research this summer in labs on campus and around the New York City area.
Report focuses on environmental and societal transitions that will affect the Arctic and the rest of the world
Theatre professionals use skills and artistry to make repair a viable alternative to discarding broken items.
Barnard anthropology professor talks about the scholarly journal Environment and Society
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Barnard has successfully reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent over the past five years
Barnard junior writes about the history and significance of Storm King Art Center for the NRDC's OnEarth blog.
In this panel discussion, Barnard faculty members Hilary Callahan, Kim F. Hall, Deborah Valenze, and Paige West engage in an interdisciplinary conversation about the past and present social, geopolitical, rhetorical, and environmental factors that influence how food—including items as seemingly ordinary as sugar, coffee, and milk—shapes culture and politics.
"Introductory Environmental Science,” students investigate the interplay between rapid urban development and their environmental surroundings.
Biology professor Hilary Callahan and student intern Rivkah Blutstein '12 discuss the newly planted Sibyl Levy Golden '38 Ecological Learning Center, which will serve as an outdoor classroom beginning this fall.
This summer, six Barnard students are interning at the Black Rock Forest Consortium, a nature preserve in the Hudson Highlands where a variety of environmental research projects are underway.
On April 5, students, faculty, and members of the community gathered to hear from a panel of experts on hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” a controversial process of fracturing rocks to stimulate the release of natural gas.
Through the advanced seminar “Environmental Literature, Ethics, and Action,” students combine their academic studies with a strong dose of real-world application.
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
In July 2003, a Barnard delegation comprising four students, two faculty members, and one alumna traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to take part in a research trip on the physiological and social effects of vanadium poisoning in a small mining town.