Our Green Campus

Plant Life Grows on You in the Arthur Ross Greenhouse

Barnard’s Arthur Ross Greenhouse is one of the most unusual rooftop gardens in the city.

Setting the Standard in Campus Sustainability

Nestled on a lush, green campus in the midst of New York City, Barnard makes sustainable practice a daily reality. From a swap shop where students reuse clothing to groundbreaking environmental research, the entire Barnard community is fully engaged in developing a sustainable model for campuses around the country.

Barnard College has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). With more than 900 participants in 40 countries, AASHE’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) program is the most widely recognized framework for publicly reported information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.

Green Barnard


square feet of green space on campus


square feet under glass at the Arthur Ross Greenhouse


organic lawn care

The most unexpectedly useful thing that I brought to college was a spare blanket I spread out whenever my friends and I want to hang out on the lawn.

Cleo Payne ’22
Campus Nature

Recharging From the Ground Up

Tucked away from Broadway’s noise and bustle, the Barnard campus is a green oasis where you can hang out on the lawn, hear songbirds in trees, and take sunny breaks on the Milstein Center’s green terraces.

Environmental Research

Bee Rescue

Mentored in their research by professor Jonathan Snow, students look for ways to promote bee health while tending to the beehives on the roof of Barnard Hall.