Learn about campus organizations to work with and how you can engage with sustainability on campus.
Sustainability & Climate Action
Barnard’s Commitment to Climate Action
Barnard’s Climate Action Vision is a 360-degree approach that prioritizes the role of women, people of color, and low-income communities in defining new paradigms for climate leadership.
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It’s all connected
Individual wellness, a diverse and inclusive community, and a healthy environment are all part of building a sustainable future. Join us as we connect the dots between our students, our communities, and our planet.
Compost, Recycling and Landfill
All across Barnard's campus, there are composting, recycling, and landfill bins.
Check here for ways to connect, learn, and take action.
Learn more about opportunities to dig deeper into climate and sustainability at Barnard through coursework and research.
In The 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.
By Delaney Michaelson '24
Explore climate action at Barnard through our three main areas of focus:
Climate and sustainability in our coursework, faculty research, and beyond
Barnard’s coursework and research engage with sustainability from all angles, from climate science and renewable technologies to environmental justice and social and cultural interpretations of the environment.
Leading the Change & Building Resilience
Barnard is committed to incorporating climate action and sustainability into its decision-making, from strategic planning to student involvement in creating campus sustainability policies.
Barnard is committed to lowering our emissions
This commitment includes both operational changes, in our energy usage and our waste production, as well as social and cultural changes.
It’s All Connected
In order to support changes for a healthy environment, we must be taking care of ourselves — eating well, staying active, and supporting our mental health.
Diverse & Inclusive Community
Building a sustainable campus requires a healthy, inclusive community. Community resources on campus include The Wellness Spot and Residential Life.
In order to feel well, as an individual or community, we need a healthy, sustainable environment. Join us in sustainable initiatives on campus!
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